Can't travel without your makeup? We completely understand - we're the same way. Whether you're going on a personal trip or have a client in a different state, you may find yourself needing to travel with your makeup frequently.

Since your makeup is so precious, you always want to keep your eyes on them. You'll never know how your products are being handled if they're placed in checked luggage. The best way to ensure that your makeup is safe and free from damage is by having your makeup bag as your carry-on.

The good news is, no restrictions say that you can't use your makeup case as a carry-on bag. But there are restrictions on the amount and types of makeup you can pack inside your carry-on bags. This is where things get a bit tricky.

We'll be discussing the TSA regulations on having makeup on a plane, the weight limit for carry-ons, and the best place to get a carry-on makeup bag. As long as you keep these rules and advice in mind, you won't have to worry about bringing makeup on a plane.

What Are The Restrictions For Bringing Makeup On A Plane?

Makeup comes in all forms and sizes, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has different rules depending on the form your makeup is. They are particularly strict with liquids and even have what they call a 311 liquids rule.

We'll give a brief explanation of this rule, together with other frequently asked questions about bringing makeup on a plane.

The 311 Liquids Rule

The 311 rule is the general rule for carrying liquids, gels, pastes, aerosols, or any creamy substance on a plane. To make the 311 rule a bit easier to understand, we'll be breaking down the explanation into three parts—one for each number.

  • "3": Your liquids must be contained in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces (100mL). Even if the liquids inside the container are less than 3.4 ounces., but the container itself is bigger than 3.4 ounces, you will not be allowed to bring it on the plane.
  • "1": All your liquids must fit comfortably into a 1-quart size plastic bag or Ziploc—emphasis on comfortably. It must not be stuffed, bursting at the seams, or forcefully packed inside the Ziploc. You may be asked to throw out some items to make them fit more comfortably inside the Ziploc. This bag is also known as the liquids bag.
  • "1": One person can only bring one 1-quart size resealable liquids bag.

Does the 311 Rule Apply To Liquid & Gel Makeup?

Yes. Liquid foundation, bb cream, concealer, liquid mascara, liquid eyeliners, gel or liquid lip balm, lip gloss, liquid makeup remover, nail polish, nail polish remover, and other liquids are affected by the 311 rule.

If any of your liquid, gel, or cream makeups go over 3.4 ounces, you might be forced to throw them away. To avoid throwing away your precious makeup, make sure to transfer them into 3.4-ounce bottles, jars, or tubes and seal them in a quart-size bag.

What About Solid Or Powder Makeup?

When bringing solid or powdered makeup on a plane, you're in luck. There are no size or quantity restrictions. That includes pressed powders, stick lip balms, lipsticks, eyeliner pencils, and so on.

If you can fit all your solid makeup into your carry-on bag, then yes, feel free to take them with you in your carry-on bag. Makeup remover wipes, other wet wipes, and deodorant sticks are also allowed.

But there is one exception. If you have powder makeup that is over 12 ounces, you might have to undergo additional screening. Powdered makeup may be mistaken for drugs or explosives, so it only makes sense that the TSA will want to take a closer look.

If you want to avoid additional screenings so that your travel goes smoothly, pack any non-essential powder-like substances such as baby powder in your checked bag.

Are Makeup Tools Allowed?

Sharp items are not allowed on the plane. As long as your makeup tools aren't sharp, you'll be fine. Makeup brushes, pencil sharpeners, nail clippers, disposable razors, electric razors, and tweezers are all allowed in your carry-on bags.

What's The Weight Limit For Carry-On Luggage? 

The weight limit for carry-on luggage depends on the airline you're taking. Here's a list of major airlines' carry on luggage size and weight limits:

Aer Lingus

  • Inches: 21.5 x 15.5 x 9.5
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 24
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Aeromexico

  • Inches: 21.5 x 15.7 x 10
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 24
  • Weight: 22 pounds in Economy.
  • Premier cabin weight: 40 pounds maximum

Air Canada

  • Inches: 21.5 x 15.5 x 9
  • Centimeters: 55 X 40 x 23
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Air France

  • Inches: 21.7 x 13.8 x 9.9
  • Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
  • Weight: 26 pounds (includes carry-on and additional in-cabin item)

Air Tahiti Nui

  • Inches: 45
  • Centimeters: 115
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Alaska/Virgin America

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 35 x 22
  • Weight: not posted

Alitalia

  • Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
  • Weight: 17.6 pounds

American Airlines

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
  • Weight: 40 lbs

ANA Airlines

  • Inches: 22 x 16 x 10
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 25
  • Weight: 22 pounds

British Airways

  • Inches: 22 x 16 x 10
  • Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
  • Weight: 51 pounds

Caribbean Airlines

  • Inches: 45
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Cathay Pacific

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
  • Weight: 15 lbs

Delta

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
  • No weight limit (except at certain Asian airports)

EasyJet

  • Inches: 22 x 16 x 10
  • Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
  • No weight restriction

El Al

  • Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
  • Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
  • Weight: 17 pounds

Emirates

  • Inches: 22 x 15 x 8
  • Centimeters: 55 x 38 x 20
  • Weight: 15 pounds

Finnair

  • Inches: 22 x 18 x 10
  • Centimeters: 56 x 45 x 25
  • Weight: 17.5 pounds

Hawaiian Airlines

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
  • Weight: 25 pounds

Iberia

  • Inches: 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 20
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Icelandair

  • Inches: 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 20
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Japan Airlines

  • Inches: 22 × 16 × 10
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 25
  • Weight: 22 pounds

Jet Airways

  • Inches: 21.7 x 13.7 x 10
  • Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
  • Weight: 15 pounds

Jet Blue

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Weight: no restriction

KLM

  • Inches: 21.5 x 13.5 x 10
  • Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
  • Weight: 26 pounds (includes carry-on and additional in-cabin item)

LATAM

  • Inches: 21 x 13 x 9
  • Centimeters: 55 x 35 x 25
  • Weight: 17 pounds

Lufthansa

  • Inches: 22 x 16 x 9
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
  • Weight: 17.6 pounds

Norwegian

  • Centimeters: 50 x 40 x 23
  • Weight: 33 pounds

Qantas

  • Inches: 45
  • Centimeters: 115
  • Weight: 15 pounds

Singapore Airlines

  • Centimeters: 115
  • Weight: 15 pounds

Southwest Airlines

  • Inches: 24 x 16 x 10
  • Centimeters: 61 x 41 x 28

SWISS

  • Inches: 22 x 16 x 9
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
  • Weight: 17.6 pounds

Turkish Airlines

  • Inches: 21.8 x 15.75 x 9
  • Centimeters: 55 x 40 x 23
  • Weight: 17.6 pounds

United Airlines

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 35 x 22
  • Weight: Basic Economy fare only permits one small personal item that fits under the seat in front of you, such as a shoulder bag, purse, laptop bag, or other items that is 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches. The airline will charge you $25 for a full-size carry-on.

Virgin Atlantic

  • Inches: 22 x 14 x 9
  • Centimeters: 56 x 36 x 23
  • Weight: 22 pounds

 

If your airline isn't listed above, research the carry-on weight limits of your airline to avoid complications or additional fees.

Find The Best Makeup Carry-On Bag Only At Luvo Store

If it's durable, premium-quality, stylish travel makeup cases and trolleys you're looking for look no further than Luvo Store!

Our Lucent Case is one of the most glamorous makeup cases. It's a hard-shell train case made with metallic frames and an impact-resistant acrylic top.

It comes in 4 different colorways and is completely covered in shimmer. Plus, it comes with a buckle latch with locks to ensure extra safety during your flight. Oh, and it even comes with a mini version if you only plan to pack the essentials.

Need more storage? Our Large Cosmetics Case is sure to fit all your makeup essentials and more! What our customers love the most about this case is that it has tons of pockets and zipper compartments. It even has detachable fully-customizable inserts.

If our large cosmetics case still isn't enough space for you, our makeup trolleys will be more than enough. They come in small and medium sizes. Whichever one you choose, they're both bound to fit in the carry-on size limit. They have even more compartments and pockets than our large cosmetics case, and instead of being hand-carried, they have wheels for easy transport.

Get your makeup carry-on bag from Luvo today and travel with your makeup essentials stress-free!


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