Forget the Soda & Snack, I'm Hitting a Beauty Product Vending Machine

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Posted 10/18/10 at 12:10PM by Total Beauty

I'm a girl on the go -- hopping from one airport to the next, thanks to my job. So when I saw a Sephora vending machine in the Indianapolis airport, it was the equivalency of seeing the US Embassy when you're trapped in a foreign country. Here's the deal with my dream machine: The vending machines offer 50 of Sephora's most popular makeup, skin care and fragrance sets, and they carry individual beauty products from a variety of brands, including Bare Escentuals, Korres, Smashbox, Juicy Couture, Dior Beauty, Philosophy, Peter Thomas Roth, Murad and StriVectin. Luckily, just when I ran out of dry shampoo and thought I would have to resort to baby powder, all I had to do was insert my credit card, press B9 and voila, a bottle of Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo was dispensed. Amazing!

It turns out there's more good news: Proactive and The Body Shop are also launching beauty vending machines at malls, airports and supermarkets across the country. Word on the beauty street is that a company called U-Tique is also launching a beauty vending machine with brands like Dove, Smashbox, and Frederic Fekkai. How genius is this? The only downfall: I spend so much time in the airport that my credit card bill might get a little, well, scary. At least I'll never have to worry about running out of my fave beauty products though.

Have you ever bought a beauty product from a vending machine? Would you? Please share, would love to know.

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By Rebekah George
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1-6 of 14 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 02:03pm

    Cood envention!

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 03/26/11 at 05:47pm

    I love the idea of these! Good for a quick emergency purchase (like at an airport), but I like that brick and mortar stores have testers for me to try new products.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:38pm

    this is fantastic! Now if they could only have one for men...

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:37pm

    this is fantastic! Now if they could only have one for men...

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  • Posted by makeupbyjanalyn on 02/13/11 at 01:20am

    I think this idea is genius.. But for me I get more of an excited feeling when I actually walk into the stores and see all the pretty products and walk out with a cute little bag full of goodies!

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  • Posted by Curlsnblues on 11/30/10 at 04:16pm

    Brilliant. I would totally spend money on this vending machine! I always stop at the makeup store in the Denver airport to kill time, but this is almost as good.

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