You don’t have to be jetting out of the country to score a discount…
One of our favourite things about flying isn’t the promise of a new land – it’s the inevitable beauty haul we end up gathering in the duty free section.
However we don’t take a holiday as often as we’d like (hey, who does?), but one particular outlet store means we don’t have to miss out on cut-price goodies.
Estée Lauder has a branch in Dubai that offers 30 per cent off curated collections from its top brands – and while it opened last year, it’s still a bit of a hidden secret in the city.
This treasure trove in Dubai Airport Freezone has fragrances from Jo Malone, mascaras from Bobbi Brown, and foundations from Clinique, along with a plethora of products from Tom Ford Beauty, MAC, Smash Box and Estée Lauder – all at 70 per cent of the original price.
And don’t expect a bargain booty stall – this beauty gold mine displays its wares in clean white shelving separated into brands, making it easy to find what you’re looking for.
Beauty pros who know exactly what they want – think your regular foundation colour or a favourite scent – can save the long drive to the Airport Freezone.
If you call ahead of time – (04)2958223, FYI – to check the product you want is in stock, you can reserve it ready for collection (and spare a wasted trip).
Insiders told emirateswoman.com you will find discontinued lines along with current collections, and stock is replenished on a weekly basis.
It’s not just a grab-and-go store either – you can book a session with a make-up artist for a complimentary lesson to help overhaul your beauty bag.
Don’t believe the hype? Then check out the store’s Instagram account @thecosmeticscompanystore to see what they currently have on offer.
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The Cosmetics Company Store is located at the Food Court Building – West Wing, Dubai Airport Freezone, which is around a two-minute drive from Terminal 2. It’s open between 10am and 6pm between Sundays and Thursdays, 11am to 4pm on Saturdays, and is closed on Fridays.