When your flight is at 7am you have to pre-plan your Duty Free shopping a bit... I went with a list and if they didn't have it, I didn't buy it and completely resisted picking up anything else. The things I couldn't get I picked up when I got home and also cashed in a load of loyalty points I'd been hoarding. This is the result!
MAC was the first stop, of course! Unfortunately they did not stock the single eyeshadow pans (I'm not sure if this is true for other Duty Free retailers), which was really disappointing. They also didn't have MAC Soar, which I'd wanted. I did however get my hands on the lovely nude Lip Pencil in Spice (£12.50). They also had the two other products I'd been after, the Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow (£24) (which is a gorgeous golden dewy highlight) and the Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in Medium-Dark (£24) (a sheen-y face powder). I actually managed to find the Lip Pencil in Soar (£12.50) on the Selfridges website when I got home so quickly snatched it up, as the pink-mauve nude colour is just my sort of thing.
Benefit just had to happen at the airport so I could pick up the Porefessional (£24.50), which I'd been running low on. This is the only primer that considerably reduces the appearance of my pores so I would have been re-purchasing it anyway, but it's always nice to get a bit of money off! I was going to just stick to picking up my favourite mascara, They're Real (£19.50), however on the flight itself there was a further 20% off Duty Free so I picked up Roller Lash (£19.50) on a whim. I'm so glad I did as I actually love it a lot more this time round; it adds the perfect amount of length, curl and definition for an everyday look.
Finally for Duty Free, I headed to Bobbi Brown and got my hands on the Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Taupe (£21), which looks like it will be the perfect eye base. Unfortunately they don't stock past a certain shade in the corrector I'd wanted in Duty Free (#everydayracism tbh) so I couldn't get that, so I picked up the Creamy Corrector in Dark Peach (£19) in Selfridges as my Benefit Erase Paste had been running low and I fancied a change.
When I arrived back in the UK I saw Debenhams were running a promotion whereby if you spend £50 you received £10 worth of Beauty Club Points so I decided to buy the things I hadn't been able to get in Duty Free. After swatching and falling in love with them, I picked up the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil (£15.50 each) in Underground (a mauve-taupe shimmer) and Scorch (an antique gold shimmer). They're so smooth and pigmented, I think I'm going to love them. I picked up a few MAC Eyeshadow Pro Refill Pans (£10 each) as I've finally got a 15 x Pro Palette. Firstly I had to get All That Glitters, the perfect neutral eye highlight. I also got Quarry (a great taupe matte crease shade), Patina (a light brown shade with a slightly iridescent sheen). With the £15 on my Beauty Card (which it took about 5 phonecalls and 10 emails to get, as Debenhams randomly decided to delete £40 worth of points from my card!) I decided to get a few extras. I also picked up Mulch (a warm brown with golden shimmer) and Swiss Chocolate (a warm deep red-brown matte).
I then headed back to Selfridges where I picked up another MAC Eyeshadow in Texture (a warm orange-brown shade with a slight shimmer). I didn't think you could get this as just a pan as it's not anywhere online (I've linked the £13 packaged version) however my local Selfridges did have it. I finished up by getting my hands on the Laura Mercier Caviar Eyeshadow Stick in Copper (£22) (a golden-orange shimmer) using my Space NK points and the much-hyped Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (£13) with my Boots points. I love my Soap & Glory Supercat but I've heard so much about the Stila offering, I just couldn't resist!
What have you or will you be getting in Duty Free and with loyalty points you're saving up?