When packing your carry-on luggage for a long-haul flight, you might want to pack some makeup in the carry-on form to refresh yourself once you reach your destination, but to avoid additional screening, you need to make sure this makeup is allowed.
Typically, most makeup is okay to take in your carry on luggage as long as they are in liquid containers under 100ml, for solid makeup like a solid perfume stick, these are subject to no restrictions. You should ensure gel items meet the 100ml rule too and powder-like substances are not over 350ml otherwise you might get hassles at security.
To find out more about taking makeup products through security, what you can and cannot take as well as some tips for packing makeup in your carry on baggage, we have composed an informative article below to get you ready for your trip.
As we mentioned above, most makeup can be taken on a plane by a passenger in carry-on as long as they meet the 100ml rule. But this begs the question of what type of makeup counts as liquids in containers and what doesn't?
We have listed a few less obvious types of makeup below which have 100ml security restrictions -
If you are unsure about the type of makeup being a liquid then your better off carrying it in a 100ml container in your plastic bag to be on the safe side, same goes for the obvious liquids such as a perfume bottle or makeup remover.
Powder makeup can be taken in your carry-on luggage but might be subject to further screening, according to TSA's carry-on rules this powder should be no more than 350ml but doesn't have to go in your plastic one-litre bag.
Apart from the powder rule and 100-millilitre containers, there are a few other items you should make sure to adhere to carry on rules or avoid bring completely to avoid getting stuck at the security checkpoint.
Now we know all about the makeup you can take through the security checkpoint and what to avoid, you might struggle with another issue, luggage restrictions.
If you are into your makeup or you are trying to travel with carry-on bags only and avoid checked luggage then you need to make sure that you do not overpack your makeup otherwise this could lead you to go over the weight restrictions one-quart plastic bag sized rule for your containers.
To help you out and reduce the size of your hand luggage we have listed our best tips below for packing your makeup.
As well as makeup items, you might be wondering if you can take items such as hairspray, nail varnish remover of nail varnish itself onto a plane?
We have bullet-pointed common cosmetic/toiletry items below to see whether or not you can bring them in your hand luggage.
How much can my hand luggage weigh?
This all comes down to the airline you are travelling with but the weight range for hand luggage tends to be between 7kg and 8kg.
For dimensions, the average carry-on bag size should measure 55 x 40 x 42cm but will differ by a few centimetres according to your airline, always check your weight restrictions and dimensions beforehand.
Can I bring electronic items such as my shaver?
Electric shavers are fine to bring in your hand luggage along with their batteries, but razors themselves as individuals with removable blades are not allowed.
Why are mascaras considered a liquid?
Mascara is a form of liquid and gels which creates a paste, pastes and gels have to adhere to the airport liquid rule.
Can I bring nail scissors in carry-on?
As long as your nail scissors do not have blades longer than 4-inches they are fine to bring on the plane with you.
What happens if my makeup is in larger containers?
If you want to bring makeup that is in larger containers than 100ml the simply switch them out to smaller sized travel bottles.
To conclude, most makeup products are fine to bring in your carry-on, solid makeup types have no restriction according to amount and liquid, paste or gel-like makeup types should be carried in containers under 100ml and fit into your quart-sized plastic bag.
For makeup powder products ensure that the containers are no larger than 350ml, some powders might be pulled aside by security for additional screening.