The MAC Trip Spring 2010 Travel Exclusives: Another Reason to Get to the Airport Early

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Hi, ladies. πŸ™‚ Question for you: Are there any MAC Trips in your future? Is an airport in your plans? If you have any trips lined up over the next few months, keep your eyes peeled for MAC’s latest Trip travel exclusives for spring/summer 2010.


Several of the bigger lines like MAC, Clinique and Estee Lauder periodically release limited-edition makeup collections for sale at airports and other travel hubs (domestic and international) that aren’t typically carried in their free-standing stores or counters.

Cremesheen Trio

I have a feeling the members of this neutral lipstick trio will make beautiful music with looks featuring smokey eyes.

  • Creme de Nude (a pale, muted peachy beige)
  • Speed Dial (a light blueish pink)
  • Modesty (a muted neutral pink)

Dazzleglass Trio

Get glossy and *sparkle* with with these shimmery glosses.

  • Like Venus (a light bubblegum pink with red pearl)
  • Sugarrimmed (a milky pale pink with pearl)
  • Smile (a light coral with pink and pearl)

Eye Liner Trio

A combination pencil/pen/kohl liner that covers the eye-lining basics.

  • Penultimate Liner in Rapid black (a true black)
  • Pearlglide liner in Black Russian (a black with navy blue glitter)
  • Technakohl in Graphblack (a rich black)

Zoomlash Trio

Here’s a trio of Zoomlash Mascaras in Zoomblack to help you keep your mascara stash stocked. πŸ™‚

Define and Blend Brushes

A great brush starter kit and carrying case with five pieces for eyes and face!

  • Zip-up carrying case (CUTE polka dots) with inner pocket
  • 129 SE Powder/Blush Brush
  • 190 SE Foundation Brush
  • 209 SE Eye Liner Brush
  • 219 SE Pencil Brush
  • 252 SE Large Shader Brush

Shape and Perfect Brushes

Expand your brush repertoire even further with these five eye and face brushes for contouring and blending.

  • Zip-up carrying case (white gingham pattern) with inner pocket
  • 168 SE Large Angled Contour Brush
  • 187 SE Duo Fibre Brush
  • 194 SE Concealer Brush
  • 212 SE Flat Definer
  • 275 SE Medium Angled Shading Brush

Prices on travel exclusive collections can vary by location, but the MAC Trip ones I’ve come across before have been priced in line with products at regular MAC stores and counters.

Have you ever tried a MAC Trip or other travel exclusive product before? They seem to fly (ha!) under a lot of radars. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Devs says:

    Hmm….I am going to India soon and this will be something to keep my from not getting bored on the (about) 20 hour flight!!

  2. Lisa S. says:

    Love, Love Love these lip colors! I’m also crushing on the define and Blend brushes. Karen do you think the Define and Blend brushes would be a good set to try out MACs brush for the first time? I’m ashamed to say I own no MAC brushes……..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lisa, It really depends on what you’d like to spend. If you’re on a very strict budget, then yes, they’re a pretty good way to get familiar with MAC brushes. I’ve tried both the short handled and the long handled brushes, and in general I prefer the long handled ones because they seem to work better for me… I do know lots of women who have the travel brushes who are perfectly happy with ’em , though.

      Maybe next time you’re at the counter and you see one of these kits hold the brushes in your hand. See if you like the weight and the length, and test the bristles against your skin. If you like how they feel then consider going for it!

  3. mill says:

    i def. want to eyeliner trio if its cheaper than those three seperately!

  4. Kelly says:

    I do have one of their E/S palettes that I found at Heathrow, score!

    I love the polka dot bag the brushes come in. πŸ™‚
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Orly Sweet Collection for Spring 2010 Swatches & Review =-.

  5. Vanessa H says:

    The brush sets always get me!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… TGIF Survey And MAC Class Pictures =-.

  6. Shelly says:

    Oh no it looks like you switched the pictures of the brush sets so theyre with the wrong descriptions! Nevertheless if they are the same quality as their regular edition counterparts I may want one, hmmmmm

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for letting me know Shelly. πŸ™‚ It’s fixed!

      From my experience with the MAC SE brushes they are just okay… I think they’re good way to get familiar with MAC if you’re on a budget. I prefer the longer handled ones in general, though, as they seem to work better for me.

  7. Katie says:

    I would really like the mini brush set, it seems handy for travel.

  8. lexi says:

    I tried looking at the Duty Free at SFO International last time I flew out via Virgin domestic in the International hub – they don’t carry MAC…so sad and the Sephora over there wasn’t opened (okay I just realized this was probably for the best on my wallet!)

  9. Christina says:

    Nooo I’m probably not traveling any time soon but I totally want that brush set with the duo fiber brush! Would they be available anywhere else – maybe in pro or freestanding MAC stores?

    • Karen says:

      These typically are only sold as travel exclusives, so probably not.

      If you can wait ’till the summer Nordstrom usually has some MAC beauty exclusives that feature brush kits like these.

  10. Cas says:

    Is it possible to fall in love with the entire collection at one go?? It’s too gorgeous!
    .-= Cas’s last blog post… Back From The Dead & Frontera Bar & Grill in Jaya One is Dead on My List =-.

  11. amy says:

    I like the Cremesheen lipsticks but I don’t own any of them myself. Maybe I will pick up trio. Luckily all these are permanent. However, are these only at Duty Free shops at certain airports?
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC Lillyland Cremeblend Blush Joie-de-Vivre Product Picture, Review and Swatch =-.

  12. Emily says:

    GOSH i reaaaaaaaally want that polkadot bag!!!!!!!!!!

  13. happybadfish says:

    How on earth did you find out about this? You get my gold star in the beauty blog world for this post. It is nearly impossible to find out about Mac Trip without actually stumbling upon it at the airport.

    Thanks Karen!!

  14. Peri says:

    OK so I’m flying to Tokyo… in March… I wonder if I will find a MAC trip store. Is it a special store?
    oooh I love the brush sets especially define and blend!!!
    .-= Peri ‘s last blog post… perridactyl: Sign up for the @wendyshow Fan Squad and register to win Rupaul’s book =-.

  15. Kristen says:

    Thanks so much for posting about this! I never realized MAC did this, but I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled the next time I hit the airport…which is, like, never. I have a horrible fear of flying!
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Love is in the Air withÒ€¦.Estee Lauder Love Your Lips =-.

  16. Sarah says:

    i’m having a hard time deciding which brush set I want more. They are equally wonderful. I really like the look of the 212 SE Flat Definer brush in the SHape and Perfect brushes. I’ve never used it before, it just looks appealing. What sort of things can you do with that type of brush?

  17. Sarah says:

    oooh, I love my gel liners. Thats really good to know, I’ve decided to get that set then.
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Beauty Review: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish & Blackhead Control Scrub =-.

  18. Sarah says:

    Yep I have a trip in March I’m taking for a week ….where at the airport can you find MAC stuff?
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Beauty Review: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish & Blackhead Control Scrub =-.

    • Karen says:

      How exciting! Where are you going?

      It’s kind of hit or miss, to tell you the truth. The only place I’ve seen MAC Trip in person wasn’t even at an airport — it was at the DFS (Duty Free Shopping) Galleria in Waikiki, Oahu.

      I’ve heard that they’re at Heathrow airport… are you going to the UK?!?

  19. Tavia says:

    This is really a good news! Last year I’ve been traveling a lot, I even stayed in transit 12 h and I haven’t seen and MAC products in the duty free. It will be great to see them at least this year. When I do travel by plane I usually shop a lot cause products are much more cheaper there and I can also find interesting offers. πŸ™‚

  20. Sophia says:

    These are amazing! I’ll be going to London/Heathrow for a bunch of interviews in March … so MAC Trip, here I come. <3

    (For the record, I've been in most airports around Europe, and aside from Heathrow, the only one I ever located a MAC counter in was Kastrup, the airport in Copenhagen. Just a lil' FYI. πŸ™‚ )

    • Karen says:

      How exciting! What are you interviewing for?

      Oh, and thanks for the Copenhagen tip!

      • Sophia says:

        University placements … I’m planning on doing either a degree in biological psychology or English literature at University College of London, but I’m so nervous for the upcoming interviews. *_* It is exciting though, so thanks! πŸ˜€ Hopefully all goes well.

  21. Rita says:

    I was in London/Heathrow last July and hoped to get one of those MAC Trip II e/s palettes. Unfortunately they were all sold out, except for the cool one, so I did not get any. Later I managed to buy a neutral palette, and it’s so, SO great! Karen, do you know if there’s going to be any e/s palettes this year?
    And thanks to Sophia for the Copenhagen tip. If I ever have to choose between via Copenhagen or via Stockholm, Copenhagen – here I come!

    • Karen says:

      Glad to hear you like the neutral palette… I have the cool one and I looooove it. πŸ™‚

      I’m not sure if there will be e/s palettes this year. If there are any I’ll let you know!

  22. NINA says:

    For some reason the airport collections are always nice. Im liking that brush set because I like the case that comes with it.

    I was able to coerce my sister into getting an airport collection palette for me – and ive gotten so much use for it…. Must travel!!!

  23. I will keep my eyes peeled for this!!! I am going to be traveling to Europe twice in the next 2 or so months, so I should have plenty of time to look for this collection. I love those bags that the brushes come in and I would like to get the Dazzleglass trio and the eyeliner trio!
    .-= Never Enough Nails’s last blog post… China Glaze Up and Away GIVEAWAY!!!! =-.

  24. Audrey says:

    I love these Trip kits! Wish anyone could get them πŸ˜€
    .-= Audrey’s last blog post… Who’s seeing Dear John? =-.

  25. Marce says:

    Great news! Oohh I’d love to get the Cremesheens and the Dazzleglass, they’d probably be bargain priced! I see a trip in my future, though I don’t know whether it’ll be now or in a couple of months. Yay!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Tutorial – Dark, Smoky Black Eyes =-.

  26. Trisha says:

    I’ll admit it, I want the brushes. And I’ll admit something else: I don’t own ANY MAC brushes. Scandalous, right?
    .-= Trisha’s last blog post… Makeup Review: Alba TerraTints Mineral Tinted Lip Balm =-.

  27. Pinch says:

    I once bought a set of eyemakeup brushes on the airport. The 209 was nice, but I lost it somewhere. The 217 was extremely scratchy on the skin, the 252 was huge and very wide and also very scratchy, the 275 shed a lot and was exceptionally fluffy. the 212 I hardly use for anything.

    Other than that, I love MAC πŸ™‚
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Jezebel meets Nocturnelle =-.

  28. Michele DiCola says:

    I am going for the MAC – Smile ; it is looking better than the Chris & Tell choral from Lancome,( I was not too impressed ladies:) , and the Black Russian,

    Snowed in,
    for the weekend

  29. unetasse says:

    Is it crazy to plan a trip to the airport just for these? eep! x

  30. Liz says:

    Btw they have a MAC counter at the airport in Oslo called Gardermoen, if anyone is going there…

  31. Alisha says:

    Glad I saw this…I’ll be at the airport in 3 days. I never knew MAC did this, I’m so excited now. Maybe this will fill the CCO void in my life for special finds.

  32. Caroline says:

    Will this collection be available at the airport in Warsawa? πŸ™‚ My mom is going there in a few weeks and hopefully she can get some of thees things in the collection for me πŸ˜€

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