If you are globe trotting this month there’s good news for beauty junkies.

DFS Duty Free is celebrating first class beauty at seven airports including Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Macau, New York, San Francisco with great discounts, specially packaged products and advisory services for international travellers who need their beauty fix.

I find airport duty-free a great place to see and test new beauty products and fragrances.

You will often find the same stuff is not available back home even at the brand store because many brands make special traveller’s editions for in -flight and duty free.

Travel sets of Dior nail polishes ( always a keeper) Bobbi Brown lipsticks in sets of three ( never found those shades at the store) skin care regimes in mini packs, fragrance coffrets – there is a lot of beauty shopping to do.

I love getting to airports early especially if it is Singapore or Heathrow or Mumbai.

If you live in Mumbai then you should know that new brands can often be seen at the airport duty free first as it takes a while for customs clearance and to get them into the store.

Luxury and beauty brands have created special editions and travel packs just for July with DFS and here are my top picks from the 18 Flight Essentials that you will be able to find at duty free this month .

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SK 2 has always had thoughtful traveller’s kits . I like this one because it combines a sheet mask with Essence and night cream This is just right for a long haul flight and trip. If you are on a US flight out of India you really need to invest in on board skin care 🙂


Even though i am  not personally a cheek tint person I find  it works wonders when you get off a flight just to give your skin that woke -up -on- the- right side -of- jet lag look.  It must be the in flight air and dehydration but any heavier blush kills and ages your skin so do hold off on heavy make up until three hours on land 🙂  Benenfit’s Tintations has both hydration balm and cheek tint to keep cheeks delicately dewy and flushed.


You can never  have enough hand cream on a flight and L’Occitane’s Perfect 10 has all the brand’s hand cream favourites -verbena, almond, flora, cherry blossom and rose . This  is a keeper to carry back home or gift.

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  1. coralcrue says:

    I had no idea. I have seen different and unique looking products at the airports but never struck me about travel editions and such. Boink! I am looking forward to traveling to Mumbai in this month. Will watch out for goodies 🙂

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