What to pack for a weekend away

Find out what to pack for a weekend away, whether you're sunning yourself or off on a sight-seeing city break. Charlotte’s beauty packing essentials will keep you covered!

Darlings, there’s nothing like the excitement of a weekend getaway! Whether you’re taking a road trip to a nearby city, renting a beach house by the coast, or planning to gaze at the stars, Charlotte has the ultimate supercharged skincare and makeup magic to keep you glowing from the moment you set off on your trip, to the day you return feeling refreshed!

What To Pack For A Weekend Away

Supercharged Skincare & Complexion Must-Haves for Weekend Getaway

Before you create a magic makeup look, you first need a smooth, flawless canvas! Take these essentials to ensure your skin is refreshed, rejuvenated, and refined no matter where you go—and you’ll begin your day looking and feeling glowing!

  1. An open, travel-size, clear bottle filled with luminous, cream-coloured watery toner with its silver-coloured lid next to it.

    Mini Glow Toner

    After cleansing, pamper your skin with Charlotte’s NEW! Glow Toner, her radiant glow solution! Inspired by the brightening, pore-refining effects of an acid toner and the skin-cushioning hydration of an essence, this miracle elixir gently resurfaces the feel of skin, reduces the appearance of pores, and cocoons the complexion with a smoothing, plump-effect, gleaming glow.

    The supercharged ingredients include Royalepigen P5, a peptide that that supports natural surface skin cell turnover and is encapsulated in Shea Butter to increase absorption into the skin and to help maintain a brighter, more even looking complexion. EXFOLACTIVE™, an extract from the Prickly Pear Cactus flower, helps boost the skin’s natural exfoliation process whilst improving the appearance of clarity and luminosity. Extracted from the Red Clover Flower, Poretight is a plant-derived pore-minimizer that helps to rebalance the skin and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven skin texture.

    This travel-sized bottle of Charlotte’s acid-free toner is a must-have skincare product for any trip away!

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    Mini Charlotte’s Magic Cream

    Don’t leave for your weekend away without Charlotte’s MAGIC moisturiser for a youthful and luminous-looking complexion! Charlotte’s Magic Cream is powered by the Magic 8 Matrix of research-powered oils and ingredients for a glowing, plumper looking canvas. Bionymph Peptide, a miracle peptide blend, helps to condition for smoother-looking skin; Vitamins C & E work in tandem to brighten the look of your complexion and even the appearance of the skin tone; and Rosehip Oil, a source of natural linoleic acid that, helps revitalize and balance the look of skin.

    This 15ml travel-sized jar is perfect for packing in your weekend travel bag!

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  3. An open, mirrored-lid, mini, pressed powder compact in a sandy-brown shade.

    Mini Airbrush Flawless Finish powder

    Whether you’re planning on wearing foundation for a more glam look or prefer a natural weekend look, set and perfect your canvas with Mini Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, a finely milled powder that feels like cashmere on your skin, blurring the look of lines and imperfections for a soft focus-finish! Sweet Almond Oil and Rose Wax help to promote smoothness and moisture of the skin while preventing excess shine, as light-reflecting Pearlescent Pigments diffuse light as it hits your face to luminate the complexion.

    This mini, travel-friendly compact is a must-have to take with you in your travel-bag for a flawless-looking complexion and magic on-the-go touch-ups!

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  4. An open, travel-size setting spray in a clear bottle with a gold-coloured lid.

    Mini Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

    Don’t let sweat, excess oil, or the outdoor elements sweep your makeup away while enjoying your weekend break! Set and perfect your makeup look with the travel-sized bottle of Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, which weightlessly primes and sets for up to 16 hours* for perfect-looking makeup. This magical setting spray will instantly lock in your look so it looks “just applied,” creating a weightless veil of hydration and a flawless-looking finish! No melting, no fading, no creasing!

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Magical Makeup to Pack for Different Getaways

A break in routine is the perfect opportunity to experiment and play with makeup magic! With Charlotte’s travel and time friendly makeup kits, you’ll look and feel mesmerising wherever you go. Discover Charlotte’s recommendations for city break, glamping or beach makeup looks!

Makeup To Pack for a City Break

If your weekend is a city break, glam up quickly with Charlotte’s metropolitan makeup magic!

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No need to haul five luggage bags for your weekend getaway! With Charlotte’s Quick & Easy kits, you’re just 5 minutes to fabulous! Easy-to-choose, easy-to-use, easy-to-apply, these three-step kits feature everything you need for mesmerising eyes, kissable lips, and glowing cheeks.

All you need to do is SCRIBBLE to enhance your eye color, SMUDGE to lift and sculpt the look of your cheekbones, and SWIPE to enliven and brighten your lips and cheeks.

If you’re leaving straight from the office on a Friday, choose SUPER CHIC LOOK IN 5, which contains sleek shades to take you from boardroom to bar! You’ll enchant your next-door city dwellers with soft nude eyes, a rich nude-rose lip and a universally-flattering highlight! You can also take a DATE NIGHT LOOK IN 5 kit for dreamy, pretty-pink hues for eyes, lips and cheeks!

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You can’t hit the city without a flirtatious flutter! Take the mini version of Charlotte’s Pillow Talk Push Up! mascara to treat your eyelashes to a 24-hour vertical lift effect for the lashes of your dreams! Humidity-proof and smudge-proof, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara is the secret to instant length, weightless volume, and stretch thanks to the injection molded, micro pro precision paddle brush with “load, comb & lift” technology to make your eyes look bigger, brighter, and more awake! Super Black is a classic jet-black shade to add definition and intensity for dark, thick and full-looking lashes!

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Makeup to Pack for a Countryside Getaway or Glamping Trip

Look MESMERISING as your breathe in the fresh air and enjoy nature with Charlotte’s countryside and glamping makeup essentials.



To enhance your beauty with color, choose from Charlotte’s Quick & Easy kit in Golden Glow or Pretty Fresh! Each portable, refillable, handbag-sized kit has its own magical supersized mirror and contains everything you need for mesmerizing eyes, kissable lips, and glowing cheeks.

Choose from GOLDEN GLOW LOOK IN 5 to stand out amongst the gorgeous colors of nature! Nudey rose-gold eyes, a nude rose matte lip, and a superstar glow will have you feeling like a fairy princess among the trees, the clouds, and the birds! PRETTY FRESH LOOK IN 5 will give you pretty, pink sparkling shades for eyes and cheeks, and a rich coral lip, perfect for an understated look!

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Makeup to Pack for a Beach Getaway

There’s nothing like a weekend trip to the beach, where the foam of the sea tickles your toes and the sunlight bathes onto your skin. Enjoy your carefree weekend—after you protect your skin and perfect your makeup!

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Darlings, every dermatologist will tell you that the sun is the most damaging external stressor for your skin, with too much exposure causing photoaging, moisture loss, breakdown of elasticity, premature wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation! No matter your age, skin type or skin tone, if you aren’t wearing sun protection, your magical layers of serums, creams, and hydration are going to waste! You should use a sunscreen every day, all year round, and especially on a beach trip!

Charlotte’s research-powered hyaluronic-infused hydrating, firming and smoothing effect primer also features a protective pollution and UV filter with 100% pollution defence** and SPF 50.

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Before you bask in the sun, apply Charlotte’s Quick & Easy Kit in SUN-KISSED LOOK IN 5 to radiate a gorgeous wash of healthy-looking glow on the go! The sultry, summer pink tones for eyes and lips and a golden, glowing highlight will beat the glow of any sunlight!

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Darlings, get ready for your weekend getaway with Charlotte’s easy-to-pack, easy-to-apply makeup kits and travel-sized skincare!

*Tested on 100 people **Measured in 71% of subjects (tested on 32 healthy people) EXFOLACTIVE™ is a trademark of Silab

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.

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