If you want to keep looking fresh till your final destination, you might be trying to figure out whether or not you can take makeup in your hand luggage and if it is or isn't classed as a liquid?
Lipstick is fine to take in both your checked and hand luggage and as long as it's a solid type will not need to go in your liquids bag. For liquid lipstick, it will need to adhere to the 100ml liquid rule in its plastic bag.
To make packing your makeup more simple for you, we've put together a short guide below which will cover which type of lipstick you can take in your carry-on luggage, the rule for liquids in your carry on and some other makeup rules for your hand luggage.
You can typically take any kind of lipstick in your carry on luggage, whether solid, gel lipstick or liquid, but how you pack them might change according to the type.
For example, although some might class gel-based lipsticks as more of a solid, they need to abide by the 100ml individual containers rule and go in your quart-sized bag with the rest of your liquids.
Solid lipstick can remain loose in your hand luggage or makeup bag since it is not a liquid.
TSA has a standard rule for all airlines that you are not allowed to take more than 100ml containers of liquid on board, generally, they should not amount to more than one litre and should all fit in a quart-sized plastic bag, the top should be able to seal properly.
This does not just apply to liquids, also gel items, powder-like substances and creams have to adhere to the rule otherwise they will be confiscated.
Now we know we're okay to bring standard lipstick in your carry-on you might be curious as to what other makeup you can or cannot bring onboard a plane.
Figuring out how to pack all your makeup in your hand luggage and where it should go can be overwhelming, we've put together our best tips for packing your makeup below.
Is lipstick classed as solid makeup?
Lipstick is classed as a solid as long as we're not talking about a gel or liquid type, if unsure it's best to check with a security officer when passing through.
What items are not allowed in your carry-on luggage?
Any liquids above 100ml, firearms, loose butane cartridges and pointy items are not allowed in your carry on luggage and will be confiscated at security.
Is powdered makeup okay in carry on luggage?
Yes, powdered makeup is fine to take in carry on but you must not be carrying any more than 12 ounces, some might have to be placed in a separate bin for an x-ray by security.
Can I take makeup brushes in my hand luggage?
Makeup brushes are okay to pack in carry on but might be best off in your checked luggage to save space inside your carry on.
Are makeup wipes classed as a liquid?
Makeup wipes are not classed as a liquid and can be carried loose in your carry on baggage or checked luggage without any issues.
Overall, lipstick is fine to bring in your hand luggage, in solid form it can be loose but for liquid and gel lipsticks they must be under 100ml stored in your quart-sized plastic bag with your other liquids.
We recommend checking the liquid limits for all your makeup to avoid hold-ups at security and pack what you can in your checked luggage to save space if possible.
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