Travel Retail Exclusives are like hidden treasures reserved for jet setters and those in the know. Available at travel retail locations, these exclusives include specially priced sets and products that are not readily available to the general public. However, even if you are not a world traveler, you can find most of these sets at select international airports and duty free shops like DFS Galleria in Waikiki.
Clinique Travel Boxes
This travel retail exclusive set includes: All About Shadow Quad in Teddy Bear, Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate, High Impact Mascara in Black, Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop, Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Mega Melon and a themed Zippered Pouch. It comes in 4 different destinations – New York (shown), Hong Kong, London & Paris. They all have similar contents (with variations on the color and mascara).
♥MONSTER BITE: Super cute and the colors in the Travel Box New York are on point for a natural look with just enough color on the cheeks and lips to bring life to a tired, well-traveled jet setter. The pouch is adorable and is compact enough for a handbag, but sized to function as a travel pouch as well.
Clinique Visibly Sculpted Set
This travel retail exclusive set includes: a full size Clinique Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (50ml) and full size Clinqiue Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Cream (15ml).
♥MONSTER BITE: The night cream has a wonderful gel-cream texture that feels comfortable on the face and neck without feeling greasy (which would be horrible in this humid weather). It layers well with other PM serums and leaves skin looking more plump and temporarily lifted in the morning. It’s very much like a sleeping mask in texture and results. The eye cream has a solid, creamy texture that instantly relieves any taut feeling around the eye area. It didn’t make my eyes get puffy and also worked well under makeup.
Clinique Touch of Comfort Set
This travel retail exclusive set includes: Travel sized Clinique Luxurious Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream, Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream, Deep Comfort Body Butter and full-sized Superbalm Lip Treatment.
♥MONSTER BITE: This set is perfectly sized for travel, a lovely gift or great way to try the products before you purchase full sizes! The hand cream and body butter aren’t heavy or sticky and doesn’t have a strong scent, so they are perfect for throwing in your handbag. I particularly like the lip balm which leaves lips feeling comforted without any tacky feeling.
**If you miss the chance to pick up any of these amazing sets, there are always new product sets either monthly or by season.**
Clinique Eye Shadow Tints Set
This travel retail exclusive set includes: Clinqiue Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Bountiful Beige (light beige with slight shimmer), Ample Amber (subtle golden tone with slight shimmer) and Fuller Fudge (medium warm brown with slight shimmer).
♥MONSTER BITE: They are all creamy and easy to blend using a brush or finger tips. Ample Amber was the easiest to use (smudge on the lid with a coat of mascara and go!) but the Bountiful Beige was an easy way to highlight under the brow bone. Fuller Fudge provided a nice amount of depth without being too smokey or dark. All the colors wore very well, even in humid weather and also made a great base color for a warm smokey eye.
Clinique Perfect Eyes & Brows Set
This travel retail exclusive set includes: Lash Power Feathering Mascara in Black Onyx, Superfine Liner for Brows is Deep Brown, Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Bountiful Beige, All About Eyes mini.
♥MONSTER BITE: The stand out in this set (and product I normally wouldn’t have tried) is the Lash Power Feathering Mascara. It has a fluffy – but not dense – brush that literally feathers your lashes. Zero drooping, minimal smudging and no clumps. Love! Be creative with how you use this set: blend a little of the Bountiful Beige with a touch of the eye cream before applying under-eye concealer to brighten. While the Deep Brown Superfine Liner for Brows was far too dark for me (I have medium blonde hair) it had an easy to use texture that was neither too hard or too soft – making it easy to build a solid brow structure before blending with brow powder.
Clinique Easy Glowing Set
This travel retail exclusive set includes: Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Serum (50ml) and Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer (50ml).
♥MONSTER BITE: These lightweight, oil free products are reboots of Clinqiue’s popular Turnaround products that help to gently resurface skin and encourage cell renewal. This is an excellent choice for first time skin care users or those with oilier skin types, although the results will still please more mature skin types looking for a more even surface and to banish dull, tired looking complexions. I use the serum and night cream several times a week and it keeps skin plump and smooth – without feeling sticky and heavy.
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