You've booked your flight, figured out your outfits, but there's one last hurdle: beauty products. Should you pack your usual ones, risking them exploding in your suitcase at 30,000 feet or having them confiscated by airport security?

If you’re flying through Melbourne Airport, you can just pre-order your favourite beauty products online on Laneway and pick them up when you arrive. With a huge selection of skincare essences, makeups, and beauty essentials at duty free prices, Laneway makes it easy to stock up on your favourite beauty aids without the worry of leaks or complying with airport security restrictions.

But with so many brands and options, where do you even start? No worries. In this blog, we've narrowed down the best of the best to create the ultimate duty free beauty shopping list. From skincare saviours to makeup must-haves, here are our top picks of beauty products you can buy from Laneway.

Disclaimer: Only passengers travelling internationally from/to Melbourne Airport can purchase goods via the Laneway. Please note that some goods may have minimum age requirements (for example alcohol/tobacco) and ID will need to be provided at the time you collect the goods from the relevant collection point. Purchases of alcohol and tobacco via the Laneway must not be made by any person who is under 18 years of age.

1. High-end Skincare

Are you looking for the ultimate in skin pampering after a long flight? Why not treat your skin to some of the most luxurious skincare available at Laneway? Here’s a glimpse of what you'll find from some of the most prestigious brands in the beauty world:

  • La Mer: Known for its deeply hydrating products, La Mer offers skincare solutions enriched with marine extracts that soothe and rejuvenate dry, travel-weary skin.
  • La Prairie: Specialising in anti-aging, La Prairie's products often feature luxurious ingredients such as caviar, which are celebrated for their lifting and firming effects.
  • Guerlain: Fusing luxurious elements with innovative technology, Guerlain’s range includes products that enhance skin's radiance and resilience, from rejuvenating night creams to glowing day creams.
  • Givenchy: Experience skincare that combines sophistication with cutting-edge science, offering products that hydrate and illuminate the skin, keeping it smooth and supple.
  • YSL: YSL brings its flair for glamour to skincare with formulations that aim to brighten and beautify the complexion.
  • Lancôme: With a focus on advanced skin rejuvenation, Lancôme provides skin creams and elixirs that target everything from hydration to wrinkle reduction, perfect for maintaining flawless skin on the go.
  • Giorgio Armani: Armani's skincare line is designed to deliver luxurious hydration and meticulous care, helping to preserve a polished look throughout your travels.
  • Helena Rubinstein: This brand offers high-performance skincare solutions that focus on intensive anti-aging benefits, catering to those who wish to maintain their youthful appearance.
  • SK-II: Known for its signature ingredient, which helps to enhance the skin's natural rejuvenation process. SK-II’s products are ideal for achieving a clear, radiant complexion.

2. Luxury Fragrances

Whether you're flying internationally from Melbourne Airport or just returning home, adding one of these luxurious fragrances to your collection ensures you'll carry the essence of elegance with you on your travels:

  • Burberry: Known for their classic yet contemporary British style, Burberry's fragrances often feature fresh, clean notes that evoke the British countryside, making them perfect for those who appreciate a subtle, elegant scent.
  • Bvlgari: Drawing inspiration from the glamour of the Roman spirit, Bvlgari's fragrances often combine rich, opulent notes that are bold yet refined, ideal for making a statement the moment you step off the plane.
  • Coach: Reflecting the spontaneity and energy of New York City, Coach fragrances often incorporate floral and fruity notes, perfect for those who want to carry the vibrancy of the city with them wherever they go.
  • Tom Ford: Known for his luxurious and daring creations, Tom Ford offers fragrances that are complex and deeply compelling, often featuring rare ingredients for a truly unique scent experience.
  • Gucci: A brand that epitomises Italian luxury, Gucci's fragrances blend traditional elements with modern influences, creating rich, sophisticated scents that are both bold and glamorous.
  • Versace: Embodying the opulence and boldness of Italian luxury, Versace's fragrances are as dynamic and charismatic as their fashion, featuring intense and captivating notes.
  • Saint Laurent: YSL fragrances combine elegance and edge, offering a range of scents from sweet floral to deep, spicy aromas that suit a sophisticated palate.
  • Hugo Boss: Hugo Boss fragrances are all about confidence and sophistication, with clean, sharp notes that convey a sense of refined strength and professionalism.
  • Chloe: Chloe's signature eau de parfums are known for their light, airy qualities, often floral and subtly seductive, ideal for those who prefer a soft, feminine scent.
  • Giorgio Armani: Armani's fragrances are synonymous with luxury, offering a range of scents that capture the essence of modern elegance and classic sophistication, from light, aquatic notes to rich, spicy undertones.

3. Makeup Collections

Travelling is exciting, but it can also wreak havoc on your makeup routine. Thankfully, has a fabulous selection of makeup brands offering everything you need to stay flawless on the fly. From eyeshadows to setting sprays, here’s a quick guide to what you can find:

  • Face Makeup: For a flawless base, explore foundations and concealers from Giorgio Armani and Lancôme, known for their smooth coverage and lasting wear. Add a touch of radiance with highlighters and bronzers from Givenchy and Benefit, perfect for achieving that sun-kissed glow no matter where you land.
  • Eye Makeup: Bring out your eye’s natural glow with luxurious eyeshadows from MAC and Estee Lauder, available in a variety of finishes from matte to shimmer. Define your look further with eyeliners from Clinique and volumising mascaras from Helena Rubinstein that make your lashes look fuller and more dramatic.
  • Lip Makeup: Complete your look with lipsticks from Bobbi Brown and Tom Ford. Whether you’re looking for a bold matte lipstick or a subtle gloss, these brands offer a wide range of colours, from deep reds to perfect pinks. For long-lasting wear, check out options from YSL, which are perfect for keeping your lips vibrant from takeoff to touchdown.

4. Bath and Body Products

If you're looking to pamper yourself from head to toe while travelling, Laneway has an excellent range of bath and body products to ensure you look and feel great, whether you’re exploring Australia or enjoying the views overseas.

  • Haircare: Treat your locks to some TLC with nourishing shampoos from Kiehl’s and L’Occitane. If you're looking for something to tame frizz or give your hair a healthy sheen, check out AESOP’s hair balms and serums. They’re great for a quick hair fix, leaving your strands smooth and manageable.
  • Bodycare: For your skin, immerse yourself in the luxurious body creams and lotions from Clarins. L’Occitane, Jurlique, and Jo Malone London also offer wonderfully scented lotions and hand creams that not only moisturise but also delight the senses, fitting easily into your carry-on.

5. Travel Beauty Essentials

Planning to hit the road and enjoy everything Australia has to offer? Laneway has you covered for all your travel beauty essentials. Here's what to pre-order for a fun and flawless trip Down Under:

  • Skin Protection: Australia’s sun can be intense, so it’s crucial to have the right protection. Opt for foundations like those from Estée Lauder’s Double Wear range that include SPF. This will help keep your skin shielded from harmful UV rays while providing flawless coverage.
  • Hydration: Keep your skin and lips hydrated with Elizabeth Arden’s skin and lip protectants. These products are specially designed to nourish deeply and shield against harsh environmental factors, which is perfect for the varying Australian climates.
  • Cleansers: After a long day of adventures, a good cleanser is a must. Brands like Shiseido offer gentle yet effective cleansers that remove impurities while maintaining your skin’s natural balance.

6. Men’s Grooming Essentials

Looking sharp on the go is easy with Laneway's selection of men's grooming essentials, including:

  • Men’s Fragrances: If you want to smell fresh all day, we’ve got some great Eau de Parfum options from big names like Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Hugo Boss. Find a fragrance that reflects your personality – fresh and sporty or sophisticated and classic.
  • Skin Care: For keeping your skin in top shape, Shiseido has some awesome serums and cleansers formulated specifically for men.
  • Shaving Products: A clean shave is a must-have for any guy. For a truly luxurious experience, check out Moroccan Neroli shaving products from AESOP. They’re super smooth and gentle, making them ideal for daily use without any fuss.

7. Natural and Organic Beauty Finds

Whether you're a longtime green queen or just curious about natural alternatives, Laneway has something something for your globetrotting skincare needs.

From gentle cleansers that remove makeup and dirt without stripping your skin (think refreshingly clean, not squeaky!) to nourishing serums packed with botanical extracts that give your skin a natural boost, we’ve got options from Endota, The Beauty Chef, and more. We also have a selection of natural body lotions and balms from Clarins and Jurlique harness the power of plants and other natural ingredients.

These products are free from harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, so you can feel good about what you're putting on your skin no matter where your travels take you.

8. Wallet-Friendly Scents

If you’re looking to add a new scent to your collection without stretching your budget, we’ve got some fantastic options, too. You’re sure to find something that fits both your taste and your wallet with our selection of wallet-friendly fragrances from:

  • Juicy Couture: Known for vibrant and playful aromas, these fragrances add a fun and bold touch to your scent collection, all while being budget-friendly.
  • Elizabeth Taylor: Features classic fragrances with a contemporary twist, offering timeless scents that evoke elegance and nostalgia at a reasonable cost.
  • Elizabeth Arden: Provides iconic scents that blend traditional charm with modern sophistication, ideal for those who love historic and enduring fragrances.
  • Calvin Klein is known for its clean and minimalistic scents, perfect for everyday wear. These fragrances are subtle yet distinctive, offering great value and versatility.

9. Affordable Beauty Bargains

Shopping for beauty products can add up quickly. But fear not, bargain hunters! Laneway also has a collection of top-quality beauty essentials that won’t break the bank. Here's a peek at the amazing brands you'll find and the goodies they offer:

  • Aveda: Pamper yourself with Aveda's haircare products. Think shampoos, conditioners, and hair serums that will leave your locks feeling soft and smelling amazing.
  • Lano: For those dry skin woes, Lano has your back (and face!). Their famous face and body creams are known for their intense hydration and soothing properties. Perfect for the colder months or for anyone who needs a little extra TLC.
  • Shiseido: This iconic Japanese brand offers a whole world of skincare essentials. Whether you're looking for a gentle cleanser or a powerful anti-aging serum, Shiseido has something for everyone.
  • Sol de Janeiro: Get that beachy glow all year round with Sol de Janeiro's body scrubs. These exfoliating treats buff away dead skin cells, leaving your body feeling smooth and refreshed.
  • Vida Glow: Looking for a natural way to boost your skin's health? Vida Glow specialises in collagen and other skin treatments that can help improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

10. Gift Sets for All Occasions

Forgot to buy a gift for someone back home? No worries. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or just because, we’ve got beauty gift sets that are sure to make someone’s day a little brighter. From fragrances and makeup to scented candles, you’ll find an array of choices for everyone, no matter the occasion!

How to Shop for Duty Free Beauty Products on Laneway

Can’t wait to get your hands on favourite beauty products at duty free prices? Before pre-ordering your beauty shopping list on Laneway, you need to make sure that you’re eligible to shop. Keep in mind that Laneway is only available to international travellers flying into or out of Melbourne Airport.

If you’re eligible, here’s how to kickstart your duty free beauty shopping spree:

  1. Visit Laneway: Head over to https://laneway.melbourneairport.com.au/
  2. Enter your travel date: Type your flight date and details to make sure your items will be ready when you are.
  3. Browse our range of beauty products: Find your must-have beauty items. Click ‘Add to Cart’ for anything that catches your eye.
  4. Go to checkout: When you’re done shopping, hit the checkout button. You'll also need to confirm your personal details here. If you have a promo code, enter it to get a discount on your purchase.
  5. Finalise your payment: Pay with any major credit card or through services like Alipay or WeChat Pay. All payments on Laneway go through a secure system managed by Stripe.
  6. Order confirmation: Once your order is completed, you’ll get a confirmation on your screen and an email too. If you don’t see the email, check your junk folder.
  7. Pick up your purchase: When you land, simply head to the designated collection points in Terminal 2. Present your passport and confirmation email to pick-up your items.

It’s super easy and convenient, right? So, the next time you’re travelling through Melbourne Airport, skip the airport stress and pre-order your beauty essentials online before you fly. No more last-minute dashes through the airport or worrying about forgetting your must-have moisturiser. Plus, you'll score amazing duty free savings on your favourite brands. Your skin will be glowing, your wallet will be happy, and you can spend more time getting excited for your adventure! Total win-win!