The Best Duty-Free Beauty Bargains

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  • Going on holiday? Treat yourself to one of these exclusive duty-free beauty sets

    Do you just love a beauty bargain? Well, who doesn’t!

    Airports aren’t exactly known to be arenas of enjoyment, but in between the long slog at bag drop, removing your shoes at security and overpriced snacks in departures there lies one nugget of fun – duty free! 

    There’s nothing like kicking off your holiday with a bright new lipstick, summery perfume or even a cheeky bottle of gin without having to tip the tax man into the bargain. But did you know as well as saving money, you can also pick up exclusive beauty gift sets, products and perfumes that you won’t find anywhere else? So your summer signature scent will stay that – yours
    World Duty Free stores are now in 23 UK airports, selling brands that rarely discount, like Chanel and Benefit, without VAT added.  As this currently stands at 20%, you’re looking at a pretty tasty saving! But that’s not all, you should also look out for free treatments in many counters – brands like Elemis, Dr Sebagh and Decleor offer 15-minute facials in selected airports, and Jo Malone London invite customers to enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages using their fabulous scented body products. 
    As well as this, if you’re planning a big duty free spree, but don’t want the hassle of carrying everything onto your plane with you, you can use the World Duty Free Shop & Collect service. Buy as much as you like (or you can!) before you fly, then when you get back from your holiday, your purchases will be waiting for you after you’ve claimed your luggage and cleared customs. 

    Sounds pretty tempting doesn’t it? If you’re heading off somewhere sunny this season, don’t set a foot inside the airport until you’ve discovered our pick of the best duty free bargains to be had this summer…