Beauty Benefit Cosmetics Glam Up and Away Vending Machines October 3, 2013 So you have couple of hours for your next flight and you go over to the vending machine and grab a bottle of water. You then pause and think…”you know, I could really do with a tube of mascara right now”. Well, now you can buy that mascara as Benefit Cosmetics have vending machines in girly pink buses taking their place at some US airports. Companies such as Sephora, The Body Shop and even Chanel (though restricted to mascaras only) paved the way with their own vending machines for a few years now. At first I thought it was a useless concept, but the more I thought about it from all perspectives, it really started to make sense. From the company’s perspective, it’s not only the easiest way to place their products in locations they otherwise may not be able to – such as smaller shopping malls, airports, fairs or festivals or anywhere there’s plenty of traffic etc, but it’s also cost effective. Although a vending machine can hold so much variety of products, it doesn’t require the set up of a whole store, staff, rent or all other expenses that go with it. And making your brand available even via a vending machine is better than not offering it at all. From the consumer’s perspective, especially with Benefit Cosmetics targeting airports, it is indeed quite smart. These machines may not mean much to someone who can usually pop into their local Sephora or department store to purchase their Benefit products, but there are many international visitors who may not have access, nor the time whilst on their trip to the US to get that famous mascara or lipstick they’ve been hearing about. It’s also great if you want to freshen up after a long flight (or before). And lets be honest, as makeup lovers, if we were at the airport and there’s a bus full of makeup staring back, I know I would be thinking “an extra Benefit product never hurt anybody” :)) ***Benefit Glam Up and Away vending machines are currently offering 30 products, including the infamous They’re Real Mascara, Porefessional Primer and travel kits. The machines are available at New York (JFK), Austin, Houston, Las Vegas, Savannah and Cleeveland with more to launch soon. What do you guys think about the vending machine concept? Benefit Cosmetics Glam Up and Away Vending Machines was last modified: July 9th, 2016 by Sarah 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sarah previous post Juice Boost next post Pink Nail Polish – Breast Cancer Awareness Month You may also like Tarte Bon Voyage Collector’s Set & Travel... November 18, 2014 Best Beauty Buys: Sephora Edition 2016 November 22, 2016 Lancome Spring 2016 Color Collection February 20, 2016 Favourite Makeup Products Series: Lips August 8, 2013 2015 Holiday Makeup Collections Part2 October 8, 2015 ABH Modern Renaissance Palette June 20, 2016 NARS -Nordstrom Anniversary Sale July 23, 2014 NYX Ombre Blush August 16, 2016 Lancome Grandiose Mascara August 6, 2014 Shaping The Eyebrows April 23, 2014 2 comments bella March 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm I like makeup Reply sarah☆moneysaver☆crafter☆hardworker☆passionate fashionista gal ! March 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm Omg this is so amazing , never knew that before ….lol ! I go traveling a lot and hate missing the new fashion trends and getting stuck with nothing to do ~~ might as go shpping :P I love your blog, want to follow each other ? Let me know on my blog sarahlovesblogging.blogspot.ca ~ xxx sarah!! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me when new comments are added.