Get your beauty fix in Duty Free! & Enter to win a $50 Duty Free Voucher

benefit auckland airport

Holidays and shopping – I don’t think life could get any better than that! As it is slowly getting closer and closer to my big trip away to Thailand, I am naturally building a bit of a makeup shopping list. The last time I caught a flight was September last year when I went over the ditch for a week with my best friend, and man did I make the most of duty free! In preparation I’ve decided to do a bit of research on what makeup and beauty products are currently available at NZ Duty Free in-store and online and also what the price range is and what savings are to be made! Also Duty Free NZ have given me a $50 voucher to giveaway – see entry details below!

β™₯ So how does it all work?

There are Duty Free Stores at Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington airport where you can shop on your way in and your way out – however the stores often differ at either point. Duty Free means you are paying for the product without the added government tax on the price. The stores also often have deals for when you buy two or more of a product. So if you have had your eye on a particular product and you aren’t travelling to a place where it will be cheaper, going through Duty Free is a good way to get what you want with a discount.

β™₯ How do you buy?

There is a huge amount of brands currently available instore and online. If you are wanting to buy Duty Free but are worried about running out of time to shop (pre-flight drinks anyone?), then you can go online and fill up a shopping cart and then just pick it up later on instore. I had no idea they did this and I think it’s really cool. I personally quite like to plan big spend up so the online function works well for me!

wellington airport

β™₯ Brands

You can find the following brands plus more either online or instore. Most of the main beauty brands e.g MAC and Benefit have full counters so you can get advice and assistance.

Benefit, MAC, Dior, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, YSL, Guerlain, Shiseido, Clinique, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, OPI, L’Oreal, Clarins, Jurlique and more!

People often ask how much the products exactly are compared to buying instore, a good example is that in any Auckland MAC store a lipstick is $40.00 whereas at Duty Free (last time I went through) a lipstick was $32, so an $8 saving!


Thanks to Duty Free Stores NZ I have a $50 gift voucher to giveaway! So if you’re going travelling soon enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A winner will be randomly selected after the competition closes on the 29th of September 2014. Thanks again to Duty Free NZ!


Check out Duty Free NZ Here!Β 

  • Lena

    I would probably buy MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter…or maybe some booze LOL

    • I love the honesty! I have MAC soft and gentle on my list too =)

  • I would probably buy some fancier skincare that is normally too expensive πŸ˜› Clinique, Lancome or Elizabeth Arden are so tempting!

    • oooooh good idea! I currently have a Clinique eye cream in a shopping cart that I’m thinking on, never tried it before but I’ve heard their skincare is fab.

  • Nicole

    Oooh yes, I’m definitely interested in that MAC S&G skin finish too! Though a fragrance could be a goodun’ to pick up! x

    • oooo yes! I have my eye on some Juicy Couture scents at the moment!

  • Sammi Reid

    Would love to get some MAC!!

  • Kezia Lynch

    You have to make the most of travel and gst free shopping! My friends always get me to pick up bits and pieces for them and they do the same for me! I would probably pick up a travel strobe cream and benefit porefessional!

    • I am really loving the travel sized MAC products at the moment, they are so mini and cute! I have a travel sized Fix + spray and it’s just perfect!

      • Kezia Lynch

        I’m loving the new mini pigments they recently introduced but, still wish they did more minis! I find it funny that in the USA it works out cheaper (price/grams) to buy mini strobe creams instead of the full size πŸ˜›

        • oooo I haven’t seen the mini pigments yet! It is quite strange, isn’t it!