Traveling is stressful—and we’ve all forgotten our favorite mascara or brand of after shave in the hustle of getting our carry-ons packed up. That’s why brands are now making it easier than ever to grab beauty and grooming goods on the go. The newest trend in travel is the vending machine. But instead of dispensing bland pretzels and copious amounts of sodas, these genius airport installations provide you with a luxe option for stocking up on mini musts before you fly. So before jetting away on your next vacation, stop and shop in seconds.
Last month, Essie announced the launch of the Essie Color Boutique in the Oakland International Airport and the Jet Blue terminal of JFK Airport. The digital kiosk offers a 48-shade nail polish assortment. Essie lovers can choose from 42 standard hues along with six other colors that alternate seasonally. For $8.50, travelers and shoppers receive a bottle of nail polish along with an application guide. Find out where the rest of the color boutiques are popping up around the country by following #essietogo.
Whether it’s a lavish vacation with friends, a business trip or a family getaway, at one point or another flyers have struggled with the TSA’s 3 fl oz rule—and we’ve all had our favorites confiscated for being just over the limit. Originally founded in 2009, 3FLOZ has since introduced self-kiosks in New York, Orlando, Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale that feature a collection of tiny products for both men and women.
Widely known for its They’re Real! mascara, Benefit cosmetics features pink, automated beauty buses throughout airports known as “Glam Up & Away.” Each stand contains 30 of Benefit’s best-selling products as well as tips and tricks for application. They’re currently in 25 airport locations ranging from New York to Savannah to Dallas.