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Travel Retail Exclusives 2012

HOLIDAY 2012

Estee Lauder Portable Makeup Brush Collection **

ESTEE LAUDER PORTABLE MAKEUP BRUSH COLLECTIONFEATURING: Estee Lauder travel sized Eye Shadow Brush, Foundation Brush, Blush Brush and Powder Brush housed in a sleek deep blue zipper clutch.

These handy travel sized brushes may have shorter handles for easy portability – but they are not short quality. The full sized brush heads are plush – if only a slight bit smaller than their taller counterparts. The Powder Brush and Blush Brush have the ideal size for applying face powders (finishing, bronzer, highlighter, blush) – pressed powders are best for travel. The mutli-purpose Foundation Brush can be used to apply cream products like BB cream, foundation or cream blush. The Eye Shadow Brush can easily be used to apply cream concealer or shadows.

TRAVEL TIP: Sometimes travel sized brushes can feel a bit awkward. Get accustomed to your travel set by actually using them. Work them into your daily routine – once your brushes are broken in, they will feel more familiar and be easier to use. Be sure to wash and thoroughly dry your brushes a few days prior to travel.

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Bobbi Brown Bobbi’s Skincare Luxuries Set **

BOBBI BROWN BOBBI'S SKIN CARE LUXURIES SET Now available at bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

FEATURING: Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm SPF 25 (.5 fl.oz.), Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm (.24 fl.oz.), Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream (.5 oz.), Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss (.5 fl.oz.), Black Eye Mask.

HYDRATE with Extra Moisturizing Balm SPF 25. This rich moisturizer feels like “buttah” (not butter) or the skin and is a life saver for parched skin conditions. TIP: Use it on the tops of your hands for intense hydration and sun protections (hands get spotty too!). REST WELL (or just look like it) with award winning Extra Eye Repair Cream. This has become an instant favorite for sealing in moisture and instantly smoothing fine lines. Pop on your Eye Mask and call it a night. Get the GLOW with Extra Soothing Balm – a multi-purpose product that can be used on lips, cheeks, cuticles – anywhere you need a moisturizing boost. Finish your glow with Crystal Lip Gloss, a high shine clear gloss that can be used with other lip products or alone to boost natural lip color.

PRICE: $100

AVAILABILITY: Bobbi’s Travel Luxuries is available exclusively from Bobbi Brown Travel Retail locations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific from December 2012.

BOBBI BROWN TRAVEL EXCLUSIVES

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Party Collection

BOBBI BROWN PRETTY POWERFUL PARTY COLLECTION IMAGE 1

PRICE DETAILS: $80 ($100+ value)

PRESENTATION: Cute rose gold cosmetic pouch with Sandstone Shimmer Brick, Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss, Mahogany Mini Long-Wear Eye Pencil, Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara

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BOBBI BROWN PRETTY POWERFUL COLLECTIONS

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Coffee to Cocktails Collection

BOBBI BROWN PRETTY POWERFUL COFFEE TO COCKTAILS COLLECTIONPRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

PRICE DETAILS: $80 ($100+ value)

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NOVEMBER 2012

Estee Lauder Multi-Action Hydration Solutions **

ESTEE LAUDER MULTI-ACTION HYDRATION SOLUTIONS

FEATURING: Estée Lauder introduces Multi-Action Hydration Solutions; combining Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher and Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme in a new Travel Retail Exclusive set.

PRICE: $110 USD ($124 Value)

Hydrationist, Estée Lauder’s most powerfully hydrating creme to date. Instantly, thirsty, dehydrated skin is quenched with exclusive Bio-Mimetic Water to deliver immediate moisture lasting 24 hours. Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher helps even out the appearance of skin tone by helping reduce dark, clogged pores and “micro-shadows” created by sagging pores.

AVAILABILITY: Estée Lauder’s Multi-Action Hydration Solutions is available exclusively from Estée Lauder Travel Retail locations across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas from November 2012. Products available individually at esteelauder.com.

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Clinique Even Better Together Set**

CLINIQUE EVEN BETTER TOGETHER SETFEATURING: Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (1oz.) and Clinique Even Better Dark Circle Corrector (.34oz.).

PRICE: $80 USD

Tame dark spots – and dark circles. Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector has the power to visibly even skin tone with results equal to a leading prescription ingredient – a verified 58% improvement after 12 weeks. (Source: Clinique).

QUICK REVIEW: I’ve incorporated the Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector into my routine to rid my cheeks of discoloration (acne scars and spots) and hope the pleasantly textured serum will subdue my acne scars and soften the appearance of my sun spots. What I’m really impressed with is the Even Better Dark Circle Corrector which instantly minimizes fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. Use this in conjunction with Clinque Superdefense SPF 20 Age Defense Eye Cream to brighten and protect.

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DKNY Apple Picking Coffret

DKNY APPLE PICKING COFFRETFEATURING: The House of DKNY introduces a new Travel Exclusive set containing four miniature fragrances, perfect for travel: Be Delicious EDP 7ml, Be Delicious Fresh Blossom EDP 7ml, Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau so Intense EDP 7ml and Golden Delicious EDP 7ml. These fragrances are sophisticated and delectable, youthful without being unrefined.

AVAILABILITY: DKNY Apple Picking Coffret will be available exclusively in Travel Retail locations in Asia-Pacific from October 2012 and Europe, Middle East & Africa and The Americas from November 2012.

OCTOBER 2012

Clinique Eye Definition Set **

CLINIQUE EYE DEFINITION SET

FEATURING: Kohl shaper for Eyes in Black Kohl delivers rich, creamy colour that glides on smokey or defined, bold or superfine. High Impact Mascara in Black kicks up the volume of each and every lash for a look that’s lusher, plusher, bolder. Plus, deluxe travel sizes of Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips and All About Eyes.

QUICK REVIEW: One of the quickest way to create bigger, bolder eyes is by smudging a touch of onyx kohl pencil into the lash line and finish with several coats of thickening mascara. Clinique Eye Definition Set provides everything you need, including a powerful eye makeup remover and a travel size of All About Eyes – a lightweight eye cream that gives even tired eyes a fresh start.

*Clinique Eye Definition will be on counter exclusively in Travel Retail locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from October 2012.

CLINIQUE EXCLUSIVE SETS

Clinique Endless Eye Looks **

CLINIQUE ENDLESS EYE LOOKSFEATURING: Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx, Cream Shaper for Eyes in Black Diamond, Color Surge Eye Shadow Quad (pink and brown shades from Pink Chocolate Quad, grey shade from Plum Seduction Quad, dark purple from Come Heather Trio.

QUICK REVIEW: The rich shades of shadow in the Clinique Eye Definition can create romantic, smoky eyes for day or night. The travel friendly compact holds 4 shadows, mascara, universal black liner and two applicators that complete the set. This set is ideal for quick touch ups or for updating your day look to make it more PM appropriate.

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Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara Set

ESTEE LAUDER SUMPTUOUS EXTREME MASCARA SET TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE

FEATURING: (2) Full sized Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black and a deluxe sized Pure Color Intense Kajal Eyeliner in Blackened Black.

THE FORMULA: Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, grow to extremes. Three different high-volume fibers create audacious, false-lash effects. Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base. Acts like lash extensions multiplying and growing the look of lashes. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara ($25)  is also available individually at esteelauder.com and Estee Lauder counters.

*Available at Estee Lauder Travel Retail locations worldwide in October 2012.

ESTEE LAUDER TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVES

Estee Lauder Resilience Lift 3-To-Travel Set

ESTEE LAUDER RESILIENCE LIFT 3 TO TRAVEL SET

FEATURING: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream SPF 15 for Normal to Combination Skin (1.7oz.), Resilience Lift Night Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream (1.7oz.), Resilience Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme.

This incredible set is worth $210 and covers all your firming and lifting bases for both day, night and the delicate eye area. Add the Estee Lauder Perfectionist CP+R serum for additional anti-aging benefits.

*Availability: Estee Lauder’s Resilience Lift 3-to-Travel Set is available from Estee Lauder Travel Retail locations worldwide in October 2012.

Estée Lauder 'Lifting & Firming Essentials' Set $85You might also like Estée Lauder ‘Lifting & Firming Essentials’ Set ($85, nordstrom.com) which features a full-size Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Creme SPF 15 (1.7 oz.), Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme (0.17 oz.), Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum (0.5 oz.) and Soft Clean Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser (1.7 oz.).

SEPTEMBER 2012

Estee Lauder Lifting/Firming Solutions Set

ESTEE LAUDER LIFTING-FIRMING SOLUTIONS TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE SET (SEPT 2012)FEATURING: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream SPF 15 for Normal to Combination Skin (1.7oz) and NEW Perfectionist |CP+R| Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum (1.7oz).

“You want it all-the lifted look, the firmer feeling and the radiance that reflects how beautiful you are.” – esteelauder.com

the REVIEW: Utilizing a three prong CP+R (Correct, Protect, Repair) approach, Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist Serum instantly smooths skin to a velvety finish (it has a silicone base) and over time, gives skin a lifted, firm appearance with less lines and wrinkles. The serum has a medium weight, silicone-based texture that is packed with peptides, herbal extracts and other age-defying ingredients. It absorbs immediately and leaves a soft feel. Works well under makeup or other skin care products.

Perfectionist is expertly paired with Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream SPF 15 which intensely nourishes skin using Estee Lauder’s exclusive Photo-Activated Lift Complex, which uses the power of light with three (3) light sensitive ingredients and Sirtuin 3D [What’s a sirtuin?] Technology. Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream SPF 15 for Normal to Combination has a medium, cream texture that absorbs readily into skin. There is a formula for dry skin for those who require more moisture. Used daily, this duo will provide skin with a younger, revitalized look.

AVAILABILITY: Estee Lauder’s Lifting/Firming Solutions Set is available from Estee Lauder Travel Retail locations from September 2012 domestically and October 2012 in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific. Both products are available individually at select Estee Lauder counters.

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BOBBI BROWN RICH LIP COLOR TRIO

Bobbi Brown Rick Lip Color Trio **

FEATURING: Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in (L-R) Sweet Nectar (6), Bare Pink (9) and Plum Rose (10). All shades are cream shades with no shimmer.

“When it comes to mistake-proof lip color, no one does it better than Bobbi Brown. this trio feels weightless yet packs a punch with pigment-rich, nude to rosy shades that are universally flattering.”

REVIEW: This lovely trio of creamy and pigmented lip colors will cover all your trend bases for Fall/Winter.

AUGUST 2012

Estee Lauder Limited Edition Colors Palette **

ESTEE LAUDER LIMITED EDITION COLORS (AUGUST 2012)FEATURING: Pure Color Lipstick in Pink Lolita, Wildly Pink, Exotic Orchid, Scarlet Siren & Plum Couture, Pure Color Eyeshadow in Ivory Slipper, Tempting Mocha, Twinkle Pink, Berry Burst & Amazing Grey.

“This Travel Retail Exclusive compact includes shades that will compliment the season.

Featuring the Pure Color Eyeshadow and Pure Color Lipstick formulas in a variety of wearable shades, this beautiful palette comes with its own luxurious pouch and holds two lip and eye applicators.

The style of the Limited Edition palette is sure to be a hit with make-up aficionados looking for stunning shades and an overall elegant compact.”

REVIEW: A pretty collection of cool tones accentuated with feminine pinks and bold plums. The Pure Color line from Estee Lauder have the the right amount of pigments and texture to deliver intense color without being too heavy or artificial. These limited edition palettes are a great way to update your cosmetic color wardrobe in one easy to use compact.

*This limited edition palette is available from August 2012 exclusively at select Estee Lauder Travel Retail locations.

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick Trio

ESTEE LAUDER PURE COLOR VIVID SHINE LIPSTICK TRIO

FEATURING: Estee Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick in Hot Coralline, Magnetic Magenta and Rebel Raspberry

Saturated with color, sparkling shine and dimension, lips are the center of attention with new Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick. This travel exclusive set combines easy to wear, timeless shades that can be work sheer for a juicy day look or more opaque for evening drama.

Available exclusively as a set from Estee Lauder travel retail locations (August 2012) or individually at esteelauder.com.

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Bobbi Brown NEW! Illuminating Face Base SPF 25++

BOBBI BROWN ILLUMINATING FACE BASE

ABOUT: Like liquid pearls, Bobbi’s ultra-luxe primer glides over skin and instantly gives it a lit-from-within glow. Infused with humectants, antioxidants, and ultra-fine pearl pigments, the creamy yet lightweight formula intensively hydrates, protects and reduces shine on the skin’s surface. It’s the first step to a beautifully polished foundation look – and fends off future damage with SPF 25 PA++ too.

AVAILABILITY: This product is a travel and Asia exclusive.

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JULY 2012

Clinique Travel Retail Exclusive Set – Daily Defenders

CLINIQUE DAILY DEFENDERS TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE

FEATURING: Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer (1.7 oz) & Superdefense SPF 20 Age Defense Eye Cream (.5 fl.oz.).

“Clinique’s most complete defense against the visible signs of aging in a daily moisturizer. Now available in a gentle, ophthalmologist-tested formula for eyes, too.”

REVIEW: The Superdefense Moisturizer in Dry/Combination has a medium weight texture and worked well over a variety of serums without feeling heavy or greasy. It is a great AM option, particularly for those with younger (<30) skin. The Superdefense Eye Cream did not offer a lot of moisture, but is an excellent “top coat” over your existing eye products to add protection to the delicate (and wrinkle-prone) eye area.

AVAILABILITY: Available from Clinique locations in Europe, Middle East and Africa from July 2012.

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Estee Lauder Even Skintone Solutions **

ESTEE LAUDER EVEN SKINTONE SOLUTIONS TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE

FEATURING: Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator (1.7 oz.) & DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15 for Normal/Combination Skin (1.7 oz.).

“Developed by Estee Lauder Research, here is your proven Beautiful Skin Solutions regimen to help correct uneven skintone and prevent future discolorations”

REVIEW: Read the full length Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator review [HERE]. Daywear for Normal/Combination Skin layers nicely over the Illuminator for sheer hydration and sun protection. The combination provides both repair and prevention for those with skin tone issues. This is also a good skin care regimen for younger skins who want to maintain a youthful glow.

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Clinque De-Puff & De-Circle Set **

CLINIQUE DE-PUFF AND DE-CIRCLE SET

FEATURING: (2) Clinque All About Eyes Serum | De-Puffing Eye Massage (.5 fl. oz. each)

PRICE: $28 for one

“Portable, instantly cooling eye refresher. Combats dark circles, puffs.”

REVIEW: I’ve tried several cooling eye products to target my eye area which gives away how tired I am regardless of my demeanor. Clinique All About Eyes Serum is a surprisingly “cool” roller ball product that dispenses an effective caffeine driven formula that really gets puffs under control. The ball actually feels cool to the touch and is a refreshing pick me up during the day.

As an eye treatment for long term results, Clinique All About Eyes Serum needs to be paired with a more pro-active formula and those with deep wrinkles and dry skin will be unsatisfied with the amount of moisture this provides (its not really meant to perform in that area). Still, this neat little roller ball does what it says and makes puffy eyes disappear and gives even dark circles a slightly more refreshed appearance.

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**These producst were received from Estee Lauder Travel Retail representatives for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster (or from press releases) – and no compensation is received based on the review outcome or sales generated from this review.

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