The 311 on Travel Beauty
The latest requirements are as follows (but be sure to check before flying, as the TSA may change them at a moment's notice):
- Liquid/gel beauty products are allowed on board, but the container must be 3 oz or smaller (i.e. a half-full 6-oz container won't fly)
- All of your beauty products must fit in ONE clear, quart-size zip-top plastic bag. This is for real: my sister's concealer got confiscated because it was not in a plastic baggie!
- Have a question about whether a specific product is allowed on board? Check out the TSA's official list here.
So what products can help you avoid the checked-baggage blues? Sephora, who always makes it easy to part with my money, has created a useful list of Airplane-Approved Beauty, products ranging from fragrance to moisturizers to dental care.
My favorites? Bliss' Foam For The Holidays travel-sized gift set (I love their Lemon Sage scent), L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream (protects against drying airplane air) and Tarte's Slide Tin Lip Balm, which has a honey sugar cookie flavor, a subtle tint and a sleek container.
Trying to catch some in-flight zzzz's? A neck pillow, ear plugs and eye mask are key. But how many times have you woken up with your mascara and eyelashes stuck to your face? Deal with that no longer with the 40 Blinks Eye Mask, which is ultralight and molded to give your luscious lashes plenty of room.