Doing duty-free shopping is almost always part and parcel of travelling.
At The Shilla Duty Free Store in Changi Airport, various beauty brands such as Urban Decay, NARS, YSL, Sulwhasoo, SK-II and more are going for up to 54 per cent off their usual retail prices.
In addition, pre-order services are also available to make things easier, especially if you're too tired/carrying too many things from your trip.
Here are some product highlights, which include travel-exclusive sets only available at The Shilla.
1) Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Probably the first thing that comes to a girl's mind if you mention "naked", the coveted palette comes in 12 varying shades of peach, nudes, and browns.
It costs S$63 on duty-free shopping — 11 per cent off from its original retail price of S$71.
2) Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (100ml
The 100ml bottle, interestingly, is a travel-exclusive size much larger than the 30 - 50ml bottles sold in stores.
At S$139.70, you're getting 46 per cent off its original price.
The anti-aging serum claims to make your skin smoother, younger and more radiant, synchronising with your skin's night-time repair process.
3) Dr.Jart Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution Set
A moisture mask that promises to rehydrate your skin faster than your regular sheet mask.
There are 15 sheets in this set — three times as many as the usual pack.
And at S$43.50, it's a whopping 54 per cent off. Good for stocking up.
4) Sulwhasoo First Care Capturing Moment & Concentrated Ginseng Skincare
The Sulwhasoo x Shilla collaboration is an exclusive set sold at Changi Airport.
It consists of three items: First Care Activating Serum, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water, and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion.
These bestsellers from Sulwhasoo rejuvenate and hydrate tired skin for a glowing finish.
Purchase this set at S$251.40 to save 34 per cent on their usual individual prices.
5) YSL Rouge Pur Couture "The Slim"
YSL's version of the "ultimate matte lipstick" claims to be a non-drying formula that stays put on the lips.
The square bullet design assists in clean, pigmented swipes — probably a good thing after a greasy dinner.
Get this duty-free for S$44.70, 17 per cent off its usual S$54.
National Day specials
To celebrate the upcoming National Day, The Shilla will be featuring a number of Singapore related products in their store from July to August.
1) NARS Eye Shadow Quad #Singapore
Get four colours in this quad, namely Pale Gold, Sparkling Metallic Brass, Sparkling Antiqued Bronze, and Shimmering Deep Rust Red.
Perfect for attending NDP in.
Get this for S$74.00, which is 7.5 per cent off its original price.
2) DrGL Turn Back The Clock (Anti-Aging) Kit
The kit contains:
- Cleanser Anti-Aging (50ml)
- Essence Anti-Aging (50ml)
- Moisturiser Anti-Aging (10ml)
- Post Cleanser Step 2 (10ml)
The set goes for S$249, a 6 per cent savings from the usual retail price.
3) Origins Power Duo Set
The set consists of:
- Mega Mushroom Serum (50ml)
- Mega Mushroom Treatment lotion (200ml)
The alcohol-free, pH balanced duo is meant for sensitive skin, as it uses Reishi Mushroom, Sea Buckthorn, and Fermented Chaga to reduce redness and restore your skin's resilience.
The Shilla is selling this for S$134.90, at 15 per cent off.
However, note that this product is not available on iShopChangi.
All product prices reflected are correct at the time of publication.
Order first, pick up later
Getting off the flight. Getting past immigration. Collecting luggage. Shopping for the 95748752 random things that your friends and family asked you to buy from duty-free shops.
The good news is, you can avoid this cumbersome process with one solution: Pre-ordering.
Here are the two methods:
You can make your purchases before you travel, and pick them up when you return.
This also means that you won't have to lug your haul around when you're overseas. Yay.
Browse iShopChangi, place your orders, and collect your purchases when you've landed back in Singapore from your trip.
Pre-ordering on site also means you get to shop across all four terminals, and even have your purchases delivered to a Singapore address with a minimum spend of S$380.
iShopChangi purchases can be made anytime between 30 days to 12 hours before your flight leaves Singapore.
The only foreseeable downside? Impulse buys, thanks to discounts and convenience.
Win your entire haul
Mothership readers will get a chance to win their entire pre-order purchase of up to S$800 each.
Here's how to participate:
- Shop as usual
- Fill up an online form here and upload a photo of your receipt
- Get a refund on your purchase if you've been selected
The contest will be held over a month, from July 25 - August 24, 2019.
Top image via The Shilla Duty Free Singapore
This sponsored post allows the writer to go duty-free shopping more often. Hopefully.