WHAT TO PACK: City Break Beauty Essentials

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We’re all travellers here at PretAirporter HQ, which means that we’ve had plenty of time to work out which products are worth their weight in our suitcases. As we’re in the middle of the flying circus that is Fashion Month, it seems only fitting that we share our hard-won knowledge with you all.

What are seasoned fashionistas packing in their carry-on for a quick city break?

city break travel beauty

When it comes to beauty, less is always more. Leave those expensive 25-colour eyeshadow palette in your beauty cabinets at home, and instead, work on drawing the attention to a hydrated skin instead. We recommend starting with a good blob of the Clarins Toning Lotion, followed by Vichy Minéral 89 Skin Booster onto freshly cleansed skin.

Then, it’s a layer of Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté Rich Moisturising Cream 48H, which manages the seemingly impossible task of being both rich but not acne-inducing.

While you won’t find this on their Instagram feeds but most fashionistas wear zilch makeup when flying, but when they do land and head straight to the front-row of a fashion show, a swipe of the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30 applied with the Smoothing Face Brush (travel exclusive set available at World Duty Free) is a godsend. A quick pop of colour courtesy of NARS Narsissist Jetsetter Orgasm blush and lip gloss (travel exclusive set available at World Duty Free) are the final touches for this city break look.

Fashion weeks always include late nights of drinking and partying, so an in-room treatment with the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Mask works like magic to hide those tired eyes. Or hungover eyes!

Image by Jolro


bareMinerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30

bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush Travel Exclusive

NARS Narsissist Jetsetter Orgasm travel exclusive

Clarins Toning Lotion

Vichy Minéral 89 Skin Booster 

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Mask 

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté Rich Moisturising Cream 48H

Tess Harold
written by: Tess Harold
Born in Hong Kong, Tess currently lives in London where she is Editor at PretAirporter. Over the course of her career, she has worked for the likes of Stylist, The Telegraph, Prestige Hong Kong, Asia Spa and Harper’s Bazaar UK.