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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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