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If you’re ready to travel, you might be wondering: can I bring makeup on a plane?

Solid or powder makeup is allowed on a plane and in checked baggage, according to the TSA. Liquid makeup, creams, and pastes are limited to 3.4 ounce (100 mL) containers or less. You can bring however many containers fit in a quart-sized bag.

Does makeup have to be in a clear bag on a plane?

Yes, to facilitate the screening process, pack your makeup in a separate bag. TSA agents will likely ask you to remove the contents if the bag is not clear. This takes extra time and the TSA agents would rather not have to do additional screening. So make sure you pack your makeup in a clear bag.

What makeup can I bring on a plane?

You can bring powder-based makeup and all makeup brushes and accessories on a plane. You can carry any makeup that’s not a liquid, gel, or paste on a plane.

Can I bring makeup in my checked luggage?

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Yes, you can bring makeup of any size and quantity in checked baggage. In carry-on baggage, makeup spray, gels, and liquids must be kept in 3.4 ounce containers or less.

How to Pack Makeup on a Plane

Pack liquid, gel, and spray makeup in containers of 3.4 ounces or less. Store these containers in a clear quart-size bag. You can use a Ziploc bag or a plastic container that has a similar volume to the quart size bag. You can only bring one quart-size bag per person with makeup, toiletries, and cosmetics on a plane. Here are some TSA approved quart sized bags from Amazon.

Can I bring makeup powder on a plane?

Yes, you can bring makeup powder on a plane in any size or quantity. To save room in your carry-on, only bring as much makeup as you need for your flight. Store the rest in your checked baggage.

Can I bring makeup brushes on a plane?

Yes, you can bring makeup brushes on a plane. There are no size or quantity restrictions. Don’t bring more than you need so you can save room for other items in your carry-on bag. 

Can I bring makeup wipes on a plane?

Yes, makeup wipes are allowed on a plane in any size or quantity. Avoid bringing the whole pack of wipes if you can. Only take a couple and put them in a bag to keep them moist. This way you’ll have more room for other items in your carry-on.

Can I bring a makeup mirror on a plane?

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Yes, you can bring a makeup mirror on a plane. Store it carefully in your carry on bag so it doesn’t break in transit. If you want to bring more than one makeup mirror, you can. But, to save space, bring one in your carry on and store the rest in your checked baggage.

Can I bring liquid makeup on a plane?

Liquid makeup is allowed on a plane in 3.4 ounce (100 mL) containers or less. The containers must fit in one quart-size bag. Don’t pack the bag too tightly as it might break in transit and spill in your carry-on bag. You don’t want that!

If you want to bring more than 3.4 ounces of makeup on your trip, store it in your checked baggage.

Should I wear makeup on a plane?

For most people, it’s important to be comfortable on a plane. You won’t have much space to apply makeup, but applying a little foundation or moisturizing makeup wipes is pretty quick and easy. On long flights, you might be sleeping for the majority of the trip. Sleeping with makeup can be uncomfortable and irritate your skin.

In Summary

We hope you found your answer to “Can I bring makeup on a plane?”. You can, but make sure you follow the TSA’s 3:1:1 liquids rule. Liquid and gel makeup must be stored in 3.4 ounce containers in one clear, quart sized bag. It’s best to wear makeup on short flights. On long flights while sleeping, your makeup might get smeared or irritate your skin.

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In most cases, you shouldn’t need to wear makeup on a plane. If you have a quick turnaround time to get to an event after you land, it can save you some time in the long run.

We understand that you might not want to go anywhere without some makeup. If that’s the case, just wear a little less on the plane. Maybe forgo the liquids and just bring your powder.

We hope this helps! Have fun on your trip! Check out more of our ‘can I bring?’ articles below to help you pack efficiently!

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