There aren’t many things in life that come for free, especially not when it comes to looking good. However, thanks to travel retailer World Duty Free, you can board your flight looking a million dollars, without having spent a cent.
A whole range of beauty services such as skin consultations, hand massages and make-up tutorials are on offer at World Duty Free airport store locations, including London Heathrow, Manchester, Barcelona El Prat and Madrid-Barajas airports. Booking is not required so all you need to do is get yourself through security and to the World Duty Free store.
Each treatment usually takes between two and ten minutes, which leaves you plenty of time to complete your shopping before boarding.
PretAirporter brings you some of the service highlights below.
bareMinerals offers three services: Effortless Eyes teaches customers about the benefits of framing eyes; Take Off & Glow suggests luminous products that will cast you in your best light; and Complexion Perfection shows you how to enhance your favourite complexion products with contouring and highlighting.
Getting hitched soon and need a bridal make-up lesson? Head to Benefit’s counter and ask for the ‘Big Day Beautiful’. Other services include 10 Years Younger (does what it says on the tin) and Beauty Blitz – a complete make-up overhaul.
Bobbi Brown offers Secret to Perfect Skin and Secret to Standout Eyes tutorials along with Bobbi’s Ultimate Lesson – a step-by-step lesson on everything you need to know from prepping with skincare to finishing with mascara.
How about a fragrance consultation with one of the oldest perfumers in the world? Guerlain can help you find your perfect perfume among its iconic creations as well as a make-up and flash make-up consultation.
If you’re after a more relaxing pre-flight experience then head to Jo Malone for a beautifully scented hand & arm massage (I’ve had this myself and would highly recommend – a ten minute sit down while your hands and arms are massaged with delightfully smelling products – bliss). Jo Malone also offers scent recommendations for men and women.
British brand Molton Brown also offers a pampering hand & arm massage and when you’re done you can discover its exotic collections with the help of the brand’s experts.
For a taste of luxury, visit La Mer for a personalised facial treatment to combat dehydration and a dose of the brand’s Miracle Broth to transform skin and eyes.
Lancôme helps you to understand your skin via a skin diagnosis and if you’re lacking lustre in that department then the brand offers tips on which of its products will energise and moisturise your skin.
No outfit is complete without a smudge of lipstick so why not make a statement before your next flight with Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic lipstick – you’ll leave with intense, long-lasting colour. If a sultry eye look is your thing then YSL will fix you up with a custom eye look – all in a blink.
Services from Gucci, Urban Decay, Givenchy, MAC, Dior, Clarins plus more are on offer so you really will be spoilt for choice and left feeling like a VIP.
Full details on the beauty services are available here. What are you waiting for? Get in the taxi and get to that airport in plenty of time!