I miss the days when El Hub and I would go to Oahu to visit our family over Thanksgiving. His parents lived there (El Hub was born and raised in Hawaii), but now they live here in California.
So we’d visit every year, and oh! — the stories I could tell you about duty-free shopping. I can’t even remember how many times we’d be at the airport and I’d disappear into a duty-free shop while we waited for our flight.
El Hub would come running into the store, his eyes wide with panic, and say, “Sweetie! The flight is boarding NOW! Please put down the makeup!”
I always got a big kick out of it, but he was not amused, let me tell you. 🙂
We won’t be heading to the islands for Thanksgiving this year, but if you plan to do any air traveling, keep your eyes peeled for the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Holiday 2015 Travel Exclusive three-piece set, because the three lipsticks in it are beyond great superstars from the Clinique line.
These creamy, comfy Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks are full coverage and have a primer incorporated in the formula that makes them nice and long lasting. There are a few of them in my regular lipstick rotation, and the bright reds and hot pinks last around five or six hours, while the neutral browns and rosy shades last around four or five.
Regularly, they’re $18 each, but I’d compare them to the $51 Guerlain $51 Rouge Gs, which I LOVE. The Pop Lip Color + Primers look and feel similar and last a comparably long time. They don’t, however, have Guerlain’s strong rosy scent, so they might be a better option for you. Clinique usually steers clear of flavor in their lip products, and true to form, these are unflavored, too.
This particular travel kit comes with three full-size Pop Lips in creamy pink Sweet Pop, pearlescent rosy brown Bare Pop and bright red Cherry Pop. As I mentioned, these are normally $18 each at Clinique counters, so assuming the kind of price break normally seen on travel exclusives (which is why I can usually be found creepin’ at the duty free-store when I’m at an airport, LOL!), they should be a pretty good deal.
Prices vary widely on travel exclusives depending on where in the world they are, but I’d guess that one like this would go for around $30-35 at airports and duty-free shops in the U.S.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,