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