Can you bring makeup on a plane? (2023)
Can you take makeup on a plane? With all the different rules about what you can and can’t bring on a plane in your carry on, it’s no wonder we get confused about certain items.
As a carry on traveler, you might be wondering about TSA makeup rules and how they deal with makeup in carry on bags. It’s not as straight forward as you might like since the rules differ based on the type of makeup.
Keep reading to find out, can you bring makeup on a plane?
Note: This post is written referencing TSA rules for travel from airports in the USA. Some countries may have different rules, so if you’re flying from an airport in another country, please look up the rules for the authority in that country.
Can you take makeup on a plane?
If you regularly travel with makeup in your carry on bag, this is an important question to answer. First, it’s best to look through your cosmetics and determine which items are liquid and which are not.
Any liquid toiletries or makeup will have to abide by the TSA liquid rule. This means that each makeup container must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and all containers must fit inside a one quart (one liter) clear zip top bag.
The solid makeup is easy. Standard lipstick is allowed. Eyeliner pencils are permitted. You can bring makeup brushes on a plane. Powdered makeup is allowed but can get a little more complicated. Read on to see why.
Can you bring powder makeup on a plane?
The quick answer is yes, you can take powder makeup in hand luggage. This includes bringing eye shadow palettes and other types of powdered make up on a plane.
But even with your non-liquid makeup, there are things to consider with the new TSA powder rule. The TSA powder rule means that any powder-like substances over 12 ounces (350ml) could be subject to further screening.
Powders are still allowed, and according to TSA, you don’t even need to take them out of your bag for separate screening unless they are over 12 ounces (350ml).
That said, on a recent flight I had salt and pepper shakers in my carry on, which were clearly smaller than 12 ounces, and TSA removed them to do further screening.
Afterwards they did allow me to keep them, but apparently this extra screening was because they were considered powders.
So be aware that TSA could decide to pull your carry on bag aside for more screening procedures if you’re traveling with powders, including powder makeup that is clearly smaller than 12 ounces.
But as long as you’re not actually trying to sneak in something illegal, you shouldn’t have any issues other than a few extra minutes spent at the security checkpoint.
TSA powder rule
I have seen many airline websites that state that powders above 12 ounces (350ml) are not permitted in carry on bags, only in checked baggage. This is actually stricter than what TSA says.
Here’s what the TSA website says about bringing powders and powdered substances in your carry on baggage:
“Powder-like substances greater than 12 oz. / 350 mL must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening. They may require additional screening and containers may need to be opened.
For your convenience, we encourage you to place non-essential powders greater than 12 oz. in checked bags.”
So if you do have powders that are above that limit, and your airline’s website says they are not permitted, you’ll have to make the decision on who you want to listen to.
I personally would go by the TSA powder rule, since they’re the ones screening the luggage. But I can’t make you any guarantees.
In any case, your powdered makeup is unlikely to be above the 12 ounce (350ml) limit.
>>Read: Can you take deodorant on a plane?
Can you take makeup in hand luggage if it’s liquid?
Again, liquid makeup is allowed in carry on luggage as long as each container is 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller and is stored in your 1 quart (1 liter) clear zip top liquids bag. Remember this is the limit for taking liquid toiletries on a plane.
If you’re traveling with liquid foundation, liquid lipstick, nail polish, or any other liquid makeup, make sure your containers are small enough and pack them in your liquid toiletry bag.
Whenever possible, it’s best to bring solid makeup in carry on bags to limit the number of liquids you have to deal with when traveling.
But the liquid allowance on a plane can get tricky sometimes when you don’t realize certain items count as liquid.
Is mascara a liquid according to TSA?
Mascara is an important tool in many makeup bags, so you probably want to travel with it. So you might be wondering, does mascara count as a liquid?
Mascara does count as a liquid when flying. BUT if you’re asking yourself, can I take mascara on a plane, the answer is yes!
Mascara is permitted in both carry on or checked luggage. But people often don’t think about the fact that mascara is considered a liquid by TSA, so be sure to pack it in your zip top bag to avoid hassles at security.
Is lipstick a liquid according to TSA?
Lipstick comes in different types, so some are considered liquids while others are not.
The standard traditional lipstick is a solid. This does not need to be packed in your liquids bag.
But lipstick that you apply with a little wand is liquid. This is vaguely similar to mascara, and you’ll need to pack this type of lipstick in your liquids bag.
Can you take foundation on a plane?
Yes, you can bring foundation on a plane. Where you pack it depends on the type of foundation you use.
Many foundations are liquid, which means they need to comply with liquids rules. Verify that your bottle is 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and pack it in your liquids bag.
Do you use stick foundation? The kind that basically looks like lipstick? This is a solid and can be packed in your normal makeup bag.
How much makeup can I bring on a plane?
The only restrictions you have to worry about when it comes to how much makeup you can bring on a plane are the powder and liquids limits. You can pack as much solid makeup as you want in both carry on bags and checked luggage.
When it comes to liquid cosmetics, you are limited to containers that are 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller and as many containers as will fit into your liquids bag.
As for powders, TSA has that strange powders rule that says that powders greater than 12 oz. / 350 ml in your carry on bag must be screened separately. Since that’s a large amount, it is unlikely to affect you bringing powdered makeup.
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Can you bring perfume on a plane?
Since perfume is a liquid, the answer to the question, “can I bring perfume on a plane?” is yes, to a point.
Like other liquids, your perfume bottle must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller. Don’t bring a bigger bottle of perfume in your carry on or it will be confiscated!
Try to find smaller travel sized perfumes. Better yet, look for a solid perfume stick to travel with. Check out all the different options on Amazon.
When traveling with perfume on a plane, also be aware that perfume can be an irritant for some people. Being stuck on a plane for hours next to someone wearing perfume can be stifling for someone with a sensitivity or allergy.
Please be considerate and go easy on the amount of perfume you wear, or better yet, skip it altogether until you get to your destination.
>>Read: Can you take aerosols on a plane?
Can you bring makeup wipes on a plane?
Luckily TSA does allow you to take makeup wipes on a plane in your carry on bag. This also includes makeup wipes, baby wipes, wet wipes, and disinfection wipes.
They are not considered liquids, despite being wet (yay!) so you don’t have to put them in your liquids bag. Save that precious space for other things.
>>Read: Can you take wipes on a plane? Plus how to disinfect your airplane seat!
Can you bring nail polish on a plane?
Since nail polish is a liquid, the answer to the question, can you take nail polish on a plane, is yes. As long as it’s less than 3.4 ounces and fits in your liquids bag, you can bring your nail polish.
Most bottles of nail polish are much smaller than this limit, so that shouldn’t be a problem. If you’re also traveling with nail polish remover, that bottle must also fall within the TSA cosmetics rules concerning liquids.
But please don’t paint your nails while on board the plane. Nail polish has a rather strong smell, and like with the perfume, this could easily irritate the people around you.
Plus, can you imagine hitting turbulence while painting your nails? Not a pretty sight.
Can you bring a nail file on a plane?
You never know when you might chip a nail, so a nail file is something most of us want to pack when we travel. Luckily, nail files are allowed in carry-on luggage, even the metal ones, according to TSA.
However, since the decision rests with the agent you get that day, I’d skip the metal nail file just in case some overzealous officer decides it’s too sharp.
>>Read: Can you bring a razor on a plane?
Can you bring nail clippers on a plane?
Nail clippers are another item that’s probably in your makeup bag. They do technically cut, so there might be some concern about whether they are allowed in your carry on bag.
Rest assured, you can take nail clippers on a plane in carry on luggage. I mean, it would be pretty tough to use them as a weapon, right?
Nail scissors are a different issue though. TSA says nail scissors in carry on must be less than 4 inches from the pivot point.
But be aware that different countries might be more strict about traveling with scissors. I have had my little nail scissors confiscated in another country, so now I don’t travel with them anymore.
Also, be aware that the length allowed for scissors in carry on varies from one country to another. Some countries only allow scissors that are less than 6cm from the pivot point, which is only a little over 2 inches.
>>Read: What to Pack For a Trip: Travel Packing Checklist for Carry-On Only
Can you bring tweezers on a plane?
If you regularly use tweezers as part of your beauty routine, you might be wondering, can you take tweezers on a plane?
Presumably since they aren’t really sharp and would be rather difficult to use as a weapon, TSA says you can bring tweezers on a plane in carry on.
If you decide to pack anything sharp, like nail scissors, regular scissors, or even tweezers, in your checked luggage, make sure they are sheathed so they can’t accidentally poke through your luggage and injure a baggage handler.
Hopefully this answers all your questions about whether you can bring makeup on a plane and which cosmetics are considered liquids!
Read more about packing:
- What NOT to Pack in Your Carry On Bag
- Carry On Toiletries: Non-Liquid Options for Carry On Travel
- Can you take hair straighteners, hair dryers, & curling irons in hand luggage?
- Carry On Luggage Size Chart with 170+ Airlines Worldwide
- Best Carry-On Luggage
May 13, 2020 @ 8:01 pm
How much quantity of makeup is allowed in a suitcase? Not in a carry bag…..
May 14, 2020 @ 3:28 pm
Hi Sehar! There aren’t any restrictions on how much makeup you can pack in your checked bag. There aren’t any limits on liquids for checked luggage, other than large amounts of aerosols. Just be sure not to go over the weight limit for your checked bag.
February 13, 2020 @ 10:30 pm
What about makeup remover wipes, will they be considered a liquid?
February 17, 2020 @ 12:34 am
Hi Tara! Makeup wipes are not considered liquid and are allowed in your carry on wherever you want to pack them.
December 17, 2019 @ 10:53 pm
Please help me one thing…i am a makeup lover so thats why i want to bring my liquid foundation on my vanity bag…is this allowed on Qatar airways?? I am going to Europe country like france for the first time from dhaka,Bangladesh! So please answer my Question! And yes,one more thing can i bring a perfume also in my vanity bag????
December 18, 2019 @ 11:38 am
Hi Warda! Any liquid toiletries or makeup will have to abide by the TSA liquid rule. This means that each makeup container must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and all containers must fit inside a one quart (one liter) clear zip top bag. You are allowed to have one liquids bag per passenger. So your liquid foundation and your perfume must comply with these limits if you want to pack them in your carry on bag. If you’re checking luggage, you can pack as much makeup as you want in your checked bag. I hope this helps!
December 11, 2019 @ 10:51 pm
Thanks for the info hopefully my security check will be smooth
December 16, 2019 @ 12:08 pm
Glad to help!
November 11, 2019 @ 11:38 am
I have compact make up, will this be ok in my hand luggage. Thanks.
November 11, 2019 @ 2:17 pm
Hi Sue! Yes, that’s fine. If TSA views it as powder, there’s a small chance they’ll want to pull it out for closer inspection, but it’s still completely allowed in your carry on bag. And any liquid makeup needs to comply with the liquids rules.
November 5, 2019 @ 8:09 pm
If I have prescription pain meds and I don’t have a bottle with my name on it, but I have them in my carry-on in a random bottle, is that allowed or will they not accept that if they aren’t prescribed to me?
November 6, 2019 @ 10:52 am
Hi Jenae! If you’re traveling domestically, I wouldn’t worry about it. TSA doesn’t care about your pills, they are just looking for things that could be a security threat. If you’re traveling internationally, you should research the rules for the country you’re traveling to since some countries have strict rules about certain types of medications, especially pain pills.
October 8, 2019 @ 4:36 am
My husband is diabetic. And wears an insulin pump. However he has been advised to also carry a bottle of insulin and small syringe as a back up. Is there any problem with this?
October 8, 2019 @ 11:01 am
Hi Cindy! Yes, he is allowed to bring his diabetic supplies, just make sure they’re all properly labeled, and he should let the TSA officer know he has them, including the pump, before his things go through the x-ray and before he goes through the metal detector. If you go to this page on the TSA site and type “diabetes” into the search box, you’ll see a bunch of different diabetic items listed, and that’ll give you some more info about what you should do.
August 17, 2020 @ 6:03 pm
Hi, I am going away with only hand luggage and was just wondering if pressed powders like bronzer have to go in the bag with my liquids or if they can be in a separate bag?
August 18, 2020 @ 6:38 pm
Hi Soph! Powders do not need to go in your liquids bag, however TSA has implemented new rules about powders a couple years ago. Powders over certain quantities need to be taken out to be screened separately, like you do with your liquids. Makeup is generally well below that limit, but some TSA agents want to screen it no matter what. Scroll back up and read the section titled “Can you bring powder makeup on a plane?” for more info on the limits and more details.
October 4, 2019 @ 5:45 pm
Hi does pencil eyeliner and powder blush need to go in liquid bag.
October 5, 2019 @ 10:48 am
Hi Patricia! No, those aren’t liquids, so you don’t have to pack them in your liquid bag.
September 17, 2019 @ 2:01 am
Okay so if i am leaving all my makeup in my checked in luggage .. all i need to do is separate my liquid makeup into a ziplock ? And it will be okay ? Or should i carry it on the plane with me and leave my palettes in luggage?
September 18, 2019 @ 10:06 am
Hi Amy! If you’re packing your makeup in your checked luggage, you don’t have to separate liquids from non-liquids. I’d recommend putting them in a bag (ziplock, makeup bag, whatever) in case they leak while in transit, but that’s it really. And your bottles can be larger than 3.4 ounces (100ml) if they’re in checked luggage, so a big bottle of lotion or shampoo can go in your checked luggage but not carry on. And you only have to worry about the liquids rule for items in your carry on bag.
September 16, 2019 @ 6:12 pm
I need to take 2 allergy inhaler energy day, do I. Need to place these in my wet TSA bag for an international flight.
September 18, 2019 @ 9:33 am
Hi Janice! TSA says inhalers are allowed, and since they are medical, they don’t count against your liquids limit, but you do need to let the security agent know you have them before your stuff goes through the xray. You can read what they say about inhalers here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/inhalers
September 4, 2019 @ 4:53 pm
I will b carrying a purse along with a backpack can I have two liquid bags one in each.
September 5, 2019 @ 11:20 am
Hi Jackie! Unfortunately no, you are only allowed one liquids bag per person.
September 3, 2019 @ 7:36 pm
Just a few things I need to know about items you can take on a carry on bag
Travel hair dryer
Baby talc in power
Travel razor sealed
mascara sealed not opened
what needs to go in your suitcase and in a zip clear bag
September 4, 2019 @ 10:42 am
Hi Becky, that’s quite a list! Hopefully I can help:
Read more about bringing hair straighteners, hair dryers, curling irons on a plane here.
Baby powder is fine, but be aware of the somewhat new rules about powders. TSA now says that any powders over 12 ounces must be taken out to be screened separately, like how you take out your laptop.
Read more about taking a razor on a plane here.
Foundation cream and mascara are both liquids, so they must follow the liquids rule. The rule states that all liquids you bring in your carry on baggage must be in containers that are 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and all containers must fit into one quart-sized zip top bag.
The liquids bag is just for your liquids, no other items need to go in there. But if you don’t fill the bag and you put something that isn’t liquid in your liquids bag, that’s fine.
Any liquids that don’t fit in your liquids bag or liquids in containers that are bigger than 3.4 ounces (100ml) must go in your checked luggage. You can read more about what not to pack in your carry on bag here and what to pack in your carry on here. I also have a post about my travel packing checklist for carry-on only that might be helpful.
September 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Am I allowed to bring my sealed box of kitties ashes and her certificate of cremation, in my carry on bag with Alaska Airlines? It is a domestic flight.
September 3, 2019 @ 10:40 am
Hi Jane, I’m so sorry about your cat! Mostly what I’m finding online refers to human ashes, but I imagine pets have similar policies. TSA says ashes are allowed in carry on baggage, and even states that some airlines don’t allow them in checked luggage: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/cremated-remains. Alaska Airlines has some info here and here that might also be helpful. You might want to call their customer service and find out if there are any procedures you should follow.
September 1, 2019 @ 10:35 am
I was just wondering is it fine if I have all my makeup brushes (I do have a few) in my carry on bag or would they take them off me when my bags being checked?
September 3, 2019 @ 10:34 am
Hi Del, there’s no security issues with makeup brushes, so you can pack them in either carry on or checked luggage.
August 26, 2019 @ 1:54 am
So this might be a silly question, is mascara liquid for tsa regulations?
August 26, 2019 @ 10:37 am
Hi Sara, yes mascara is a liquid, along with foundation, nail polish, etc.
August 26, 2019 @ 1:01 am
Do you know if I can take my vanity facial spin brush in my carry on?
August 26, 2019 @ 10:36 am
Hi Naomie! I’m not sure what that is, but I see no reason why a brush wouldn’t be allowed. If it’s electronic, it should still be fine to bring in carry on, and it might even be better to pack it in carry on because of the batteries.
August 22, 2019 @ 11:56 pm
Can I take a hair dryer as well as curling irons in my carry on
August 24, 2019 @ 11:42 am
Yes, hair dryers and curling irons are allowed, but please read more about taking them in carry on luggage here, especially if you’re taking them on an international trip or if you have certain types.
February 5, 2020 @ 8:08 am
Hi so I’m confused. You have to have a checked bag and a carry on bag you can’t have on or the other to have the hair straightener in? Like say for instance I have the hair straightener in my carry on bag I can’t just do that?
February 5, 2020 @ 4:57 pm
Hi Ashley! No, you can put your hair straightener in either your checked bag or your carry on bag. If you don’t have checked luggage, that’s fine. The only issue is if your hair straightener is the kind with the butane cartridges, that type must go in your carry on bag and it must have a safety cover to prevent it from accidentally turning on, and it cannot go in checked luggage. Read more about taking hair straighteners on a plane here.
August 14, 2019 @ 10:56 am
Can I bring an electric hair drying brush in hand luggage.
August 15, 2019 @ 11:47 am
Yes, just remember that sometimes security officers want you to take out electronics for closer screening.
August 10, 2019 @ 2:02 pm
Hi. What are make up remover wipes classed as. Thanks
August 15, 2019 @ 11:29 am
Hi Helen! Makeup wipes are not considered liquids, and they are allowed in your carry on bag.
August 4, 2019 @ 8:13 am
Thanks found this very helpful and straight talking great
August 4, 2019 @ 12:41 pm
Glad to help!
July 16, 2019 @ 1:59 pm
Can you carry on a round brush hair dryer?
July 17, 2019 @ 11:31 am
Yes, that’s fine. You can read more about bringing a hair dryer on a plane here.
July 16, 2019 @ 1:54 pm
Is a 4 oz jar of face cream allowed for carry on
July 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Hi Linda! No, since creams are considered liquids, you’re only allowed containers that are 3.4 ounces or smaller in your liquids bag in your carry on. So if you can find a smaller container (3.4 ounces or smaller) and scoop some out into it for your trip, that would be fine, but not the 4 ounce jar.
S B Park
July 7, 2019 @ 9:54 pm
Can I bring a small hair spray can in a carry-on luggage?
July 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
You can bring hair spray in carry-on luggage as long as the bottle is 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller and fits in your liquids bag.
July 7, 2019 @ 5:50 am
Can I bring a GLASS foundation bottle in my hand carry luggage. I’m worried that because it’s glass, then security might not let it through.
July 8, 2019 @ 11:42 am
Hi Sheina! That is fine to pack in your carry on baggage, TSA does allow glass.
Mary Anne Thacker
June 30, 2019 @ 3:13 pm
How can I carry a variety of vitamin supplements without bringing several bottles? Can I mix them in one bottle?
July 1, 2019 @ 11:57 am
Hi Mary Anne! TSA and most other security agencies in other countries don’t really care about pills, especially if they’re legal like vitamins, so I wouldn’t worry about it. Customs agencies in a handful of countries have stricter rules about medicine you bring into the country, but even that is usually with controlled substances like steroids or codeine. So if you’re traveling within the US, I think you’re fine to put your vitamins in one bottle. If you’re going to another country, do a quick search for that country’s customs rules about medications.
June 27, 2019 @ 4:25 am
I have this james charles palette and i’m wondering if i’m able to bring it on the plane
June 27, 2019 @ 12:01 pm
Hi Bella! I’m not familiar with that exact one, but if the makeup is solid or powder, you can bring it on the plane in your carry-on. If the makeup is liquid/gel/cream, it must comply with the liquids rules in order to go in your carry-on bag.
June 24, 2019 @ 6:43 pm
Do stick foundations count as a liquid and do I have to put it in a quart sized bag with the other liquid products?
June 26, 2019 @ 11:48 am
Hi Emily! That’s a tricky one, but I think I’d consider it a solid, not a liquid. I can’t guarantee TSA will see it the same way, but I feel like a stick foundation is similar enough in consistency to a regular lipstick. If you’re worried though, pack it in your liquids bag.
June 24, 2019 @ 3:49 am
Since I don’t fly often, this was very helpful.
June 26, 2019 @ 11:21 am
Glad to help!
June 16, 2019 @ 8:56 pm
Do my prescription medications need to be in their original bottle–prescription bottles??
June 18, 2019 @ 11:32 am
Hi Joan! It doesn’t seem to be an absolute requirement, but it is recommended. Here’s what the TSA website says about traveling with medication:
“Medications in pill or other solid form must undergo security screening. It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process. Check with state laws regarding prescription medication labels. You are responsible for displaying, handling, and repacking the medication when screening is required. Medication can undergo a visual or X-ray screening and may be tested for traces of explosives.”
In general, TSA is not looking for things like pills. They’re looking for potentially dangerous things, something that could be used as a weapon, etc. So they’re not out to get you if you transfer your pills into a smaller bottle or something. My prescription pills come in a giant box of blister packs, so I travel with the number of blister packs I need for the trip, not the entire box, and I’ve never had a problem in the US or any other country I’ve traveled in. But this is a judgement call you have to make.
June 14, 2019 @ 9:06 pm
Is eyelashes curl ok
June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
That should be fine.
June 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The 3.4 ounces of liquid is that total of liquid in the bag ? Or say my foundation is 1.0 ounces and face wash is 2.3 and eye cream o.5 my moisturizer is 3.0 anyway the total is over 3.4 are all those allowed ?
June 13, 2019 @ 11:03 am
Hi Sherry! Each bottle can be 3.4 ounces or less, and all of your bottles must fit into a one quart clear zip-top bag. So the makeup you listed is all fine, as long as they all fit into your liquids bag with whatever else you’re bringing, like shampoo or whatever.
May 22, 2019 @ 7:46 pm
Can I take foundation
May 23, 2019 @ 4:38 am
Yes, but if you’re packing it in your carry-on, the bottle must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller, and it must fit inside your one quart liquids bag.
April 16, 2019 @ 6:58 pm
This was so helpful thanks very much
April 17, 2019 @ 11:49 am
Glad to help!
May 18, 2019 @ 4:26 pm
Can I bring a polaroid camera in my shoulder bag and travel size lotion, alcohol, hand sanitizer and wet wipes? T.I.A.?
May 20, 2019 @ 7:10 am
Hi Jenny! That all sounds fine. Just remember any liquids, like your lotion and hand sanitizer, must be in 3.4 ounce containers and all containers must fit in a 1 quart clear zip top bag.
April 3, 2019 @ 7:19 am
What about eyeshadow palettes and liquid lipsticks like Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte Ink?
April 3, 2019 @ 11:09 am
Hi Michelle! Liquid lipsticks should be packed in your liquids bag. The eyeshadow should be fine, just know that TSA is doing closer checks of powders occasionally, but it’s still permitted in your carry-on.
April 2, 2019 @ 10:41 pm
Can i take boxed chocolates on my carry on bags?
April 3, 2019 @ 11:02 am
Yes, you can.
March 24, 2019 @ 9:36 am
Hi, I was just wondering if a contour stick would classify as a liquid and if I would have to put it in another bag.
March 25, 2019 @ 11:46 am
Hi Maya! If it’s similar consistency to lipstick or an eyeliner pencil, I would not consider that a liquid, and you can pack it wherever. If it’s more of a gel consistency or similar to liquid eyeliner (which I don’t think they are? I don’t use them, sorry!) then they’d be considered a liquid and they’d need to be packed in your liquids bag.
July 15, 2019 @ 5:16 am
Everything doesn’t have to be in its own bag……right ? You can put more than 1 item per bag……. right ? Can u just put your whole makeup bag in a quart size zip bag ?
July 15, 2019 @ 12:22 pm
Hi Penny! Only liquids need to go in the one quart zip top bag. But you are only allowed one bag of liquids. So pack your shampoo, conditioner, foundation, mascara, etc. in the one quart clear zip top bag, and pack any non-liquid toiletry in a regular makeup bag. That quart sized bag doesn’t hold a ton, so I personally wouldn’t pack non-liquid items in it because they’ll just take up precious space. And remember your liquids must be in containers that are 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller.
March 11, 2019 @ 3:28 pm
Can I take basic medication, like paracetamol, anti-inflammatory, in my carry on luggage?
What medication is not allowed with check in luggage?
March 13, 2019 @ 12:19 pm
Hi Phia! Medicines are fine in carry on or checked luggage. There are certain rules around liquid medications, but even those are allowed in carry on as long as you take them out for screening just like your normal liquids bag. In general, I recommend always packing medicine in carry on in case your checked bag gets lost.
February 19, 2019 @ 5:07 pm
I will be carrying my purse along with a carry on onto the plane. Can I keep my small makeup bag in my purse or does that have to be in the carryon?
Also what about meds like Excedrin or Tylenol or like prescription pills, prescription cough syrup and prescription eye drops. Can that be in a second one qt ziplock bag in the carryon?
February 19, 2019 @ 8:22 pm
Hi Diane! Your makeup bag can go anywhere you want to pack it. Just make sure any liquid makeup goes in your liquids bag. Pills, whether they’re prescription or over the counter, don’t have to be taken out of your bag at security, and they don’t need to go in any special bag. Prescriptions that are liquids, like your cough syrup and prescription eye drops, should be packed in a second one quart zip top bag. You’re allowed to have medical liquids in addition to your normal liquids but they do need to be taken out of your luggage to go through security just like you take out your normal liquids bag.
Donna Marie Souza
January 18, 2019 @ 7:59 am
Can my daughter take her Nintendo switch in her carry-on?
January 18, 2019 @ 10:54 am
Hi Donna! That should be fine. Often security officers want you to take all your electronics out of your carry-on at the checkpoint, so she just needs to be aware of that. Probably worth just taking it out to start with, like you would for your liquids bag or laptop.
Donna Marie Souza
January 18, 2019 @ 6:21 pm
December 28, 2019 @ 10:20 pm
Can I take a 4 oz tube of toothpaste in a carry on?
December 30, 2019 @ 10:10 am
Hi Bobbie! No, 4 ounces is too big since toothpaste is considered a liquid. Either pack it in your checked bag or buy a smaller one to take in your carry on bag. Pharmacies/drug stores and places like Target (if you’re in the USA) usually have an aisle with travel sized items, and I’ve bought small tubes of toothpaste there that are 3.4 ounces or smaller.
January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am
Can I take fine sewing needles in carry on okease
January 17, 2019 @ 12:03 pm
Hi Anita! TSA says you can take sewing needles in your carry-on bag. Check out what they say here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/sewing-needles