Traveling with makeup products, and hair products can be a bit tricky. Liquids are subject to certain conditions. Everyone wants to make sure that aerosol cans, like hairspray, won’t explode. (They won’t, by the way. You can pack them in your luggage. Carry-ons have different rules, though.) What about makeup remover wipes, though?
Makeup remover wipes are not subject to the liquids rule, even though they are covered in a liquid. Because of that, you can safely take them with you. You don’t have to limit your quantity of makeup remover wipes either.
Can You Take Makeup On A Plane
Yes, you can take your makeup with you on a plane. However, there are a few rules that you need to follow in order to travel with your makeup.
Powder Makeup Is Subject To X-Ray
If you have a powder that is above 12 oz. it needs to be placed in a separate bin to be X-rayed before you get on the plane. If you have a powder substance, officials might need to open it to check it.
Although you do have to let them check your makeup, usually this isn’t a concern. Eyeshadow and other powder makeups are rarely in such large quantities. Even if you have something you have to take with you, such as baby powder, you’re still allowed to fly with it. They simply have to X ray it.
There Is A Limit On Liquids In Carry On Bags
When it comes to makeup that is not in powder form, it counts as a liquid. This includes your chapstick, mascara, lip gloss, and even your liquid highlighter. There is a liquids rule that applies to all liquids that you take on a plane, including your makeup.
First, all makeup has to be in a container that is not more than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters. If it is larger than this, it is not allowed to be carried onto the plane. All of your liquids, aerosols, and gases must then fit in one quart-sized Ziploc bag. If it doesn’t fit, you can’t carry it onto the plane. That means all of your makeup has to fit in that Ziploc bag.
You Can Put Larger Quantities In Checked Bags
If you need to take a full sized can of hairspray or your entire makeup collection, the TSA is not going to stop you. However, those will need to go in a checked bag. That is the only way you can take makeup on a plane that doesn’t fit in the quart sized bag that each passenger is allowed.