21 Beauty Products That’ll Make It Past The TSA

21 Beauty Products That’ll Make It Past The TSA

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The kit comes with a gentle Milky Jelly Cleanser, hydrating Super Bounce serum, softening Priming Moisturizer Rich, Balm Dotcom lip + skin salve in Original and Rose, glow-enhancing Futuredew oil-serum, plus a headband with the Glossier G logo. It comes with a cool carrying case complete with a handle for easier handling.

Get it from Glossier for $50.


A clear pouch that follows TSA’s 3-1-1 regulations so you can glide through security with ease.


Promising review: “I travel a lot and this bag is the best I’ve ever used. You can fit a TON in this little bag. The quality of the materials and the construction is a little better than expected and will likely last many trips. Since they come in a 3-pack, I toss an extra empty in my bag in case the loaded one springs a leak. I can fit all of this in the bag with a just bit of room to spare.” —Houston Dweller

Get three from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 15 colors).


Or an iridescent version for people looking to dazzle the TSA agents.


Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).


A colony of penguin bottles ready to hold your shampoo, body wash, lotion, and more.


They each hold three ounces of whatever you want.

Promising review: “These bottles after adorable. I used them when I traveled this Christmas. They didn’t leak at all, and I loved the ability to turn the disk and assign a label for the contents. Unlike most bottles with this option, the label can’t be turned with the lid on, so it’s impossible to accidentally switch it to the wrong one. Every time I got in the shower, these little bottles made me smile. My only problem is that my kids tried to steal them a few times because they’re so adorable.” —Vanessa Brannan

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $16.99 (also available in bunnies).


A teeny-tiny razor for travelers who like to shave on the move.


Promising review: “I cannot express how much my daughter and I love these razors! They are perfect for traveling and the little grip is much easier to hold than I expected. Now there is no need to take those awful disposable razors on vacation — we can use the same quality razor that we used at home.” —Anitra W.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.


A school-inspired 4-in-1 makeup pen with everything you need — eyeliner, highlighter, lipliner, and eyebrow filler — so you can free up some space in your bag.


This thing has all the benefits of four makeup items and all the fun of those four-color clicky pens. Click to your heart’s content and travel with a lighter load.

Get it from Alleyoop for $25.


Promising review: “These are the coolest little silicone containers by far. I make my own lip balm and lotions, and needed something to hold them. I’m just so happy I found these. They are gonna come in handy. The are just the right size and seal up with no worries about drying out or leaking. I can’t wait to get more.” —Raymond and Lisa

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.


A pack of makeup remover pads for blasting away every speck of makeup with ~just~ water. Leave the big pack of remover wipes at home and just bring a few of this handy lil’ circles.


Promising review: “I have been using these reusable bamboo makeup pads this past week and I really like them! First, these come with a little bag to put them in to wash. I loved that I didn’t have to search for all of them in the laundry! Drying took a little while and I had to put them back in the dryer. What drew me to these pads is being able to wash and reuse. Between removing makeup and using toner or micellar water, I could use up to six cotton pads a day!!! 😱😱 These pads have definitely helped me reduce how many pads I use in a day!” —Rachel

Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in two colors).


A Pocket Palette with mascara, lipstick/blush, and BB cream so you can leave the bulky makeup bag at home.


Promising review: “I travel often for work, and it’s so much easier to pack a few pocket palettes than tote my regular makeup — they’re super carry-on bag/airport friendly! I love my Lancôme but I’d much rather not tote around heavy glass bottles, so I keep a palette at the ready for the gym, in my purse, at my desk at work, etc. — they’re that convenient. For the makeup itself, the quality of the BB cream is great. It’s light, feels and looks natural, you can get at least two full uses out of the quantity. The lip/cheek color amount is also generous. I personally go for a darker lip generally, but this is good for blush and will last me a while. I love how handy the mascara applicator is, so fun-sized. For someone on the go, who isn’t soooo makeup savvy that I’m contouring all the time, this product is really practical!” —Maureen

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four shades).


Promising review (hair dryer): “This is the PERFECT size and POWER you need for traveling! I love that this is tiny, but is just as powerful as the bigger ones. I’ve been to 28 countries, and am heading to eight more this year. Get this — you will love it just as much as I do!” —DebLuv’sAmazon

Promising review (straightener): “This does the job and is small enough to keep in my toiletries bag so it’s always there when I travel. Ordered it while I was away, arrived quickly and saved the day!” —Cathy L

Get the hair dryer for for $14.99 or the straightener for $16.55 (both from Amazon).


A set of mini hair products from Amika so every travel day can be a good hair day.


The bag comes with: Perk Up dry shampoo, Un.done volume and texture spray, The Wizard detangling primer, and Soulfood nourishing mask.

Get it from Sephora for $29.


A lavender coconut milk shampoo bar that avoids the whole liquid debacle entirely.

Meow Meow Tweet

The bar is certified organic, fair trade, and vegan. The relaxing lavender scent makes it a great option for night-time showerers. Get the matching conditioner bar here.

Get it from Meow Meow Tweet for $12.


Ooor a beer shampoo bar for a different kind of ~sudsy~ shower.


This soap is the equivalent of two bottles of liquid shampoo and is great for traveling.

Promising review: “Great Product. Washing your hair with it feels absolutely decadent. The smell is not overpowering, sort of gingery. I tried other shampoo bars (Maple Hill Naturals shampoo and conditioner bar and J.R. Liggett shampoo bar) and they don’t come close to the quality of this shampoo bar. The price may be much higher than that of the other two brands I tried, but it is well worth the money. Even when washing your hair every day and with sensitive scalp issues, your hair and scalp stay smooth and clean. I have natural untreated silver hair, which is healthy, but very fine. And even though it does not create miracles and give me a head of voluminous full thick hair it is giving it enough volume so that I don’t need other hair products to blow dry my hair.” —Angelika Teal

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.


A trio of fragrance travel tubes so you can always have a spritz of nice scent on hand.


The pack comes with three 5 mL bottles filled with Not A Perfume, Moscow Mule, and Vanilla Vibes.

Get a set of three from Sephora for $28.


A Supergoop! set because you always need proper sun protection whether you’re going to California or Colorado.


The kit comes with Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40, Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Glow Stick SPF 50, Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, and Açai Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30.

Get it from Nordstrom for $49.50.


A bottle of hair wash powder — just add water to activate it and get it nice and sudsy.

Owa Haircare

Finally, a full-size bottle of shampoo you can throw in your carry-on. This stuff lathers like crazy and smells amazing. So far, my hair feels bouncier, softer, and healthier so I definitely recommend!

Get it from Owa Haircare for $29.


A Pinch Provisions travel kit featuring everything you need for a long flight from lip balm to a comb to an eye mask.


The set contains: hand lotion, nail clipper, eye mask, wrinkle remover, mending kit, dental floss, safety pin, ear plugs, lip balm, hand cleaner, stain remover, phone/tablet stand, breath drops, pill container, mini comb, facial tissue, deodorant towelette, and ear buds.

Get it from Madewell for $25.


A glittery travel pack filled with four miniatures from Mario Badescu for glowing on the go.


It comes with enzyme cleansing gel, cucumber cleansing lotion, rosewater facial spray, and hydro moisturizer with vitamin C.

Get it from Ulta for $24.


Cleansing towelettes that’ll erase your makeup without taking up too much space.


Promising review: “Great first step of a double cleanse. Easily removes makeup (even waterproof mascara) with minimal rubbing. Zero eye irritation as it does not leave an oily film like most others I’ve tried. They’re also great for travel. So glad I found these!” —Weaslgrl

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $5.99.


A trio of travel atomizers so you can pack your signature scent without worrying about losing a whole bottle to a TSA agent, or worse: having the bottle break in your bag.


Promising review: “Very stylish atomizer. It’s convenient to use and refill, no leaks and is narrow enough to slip into a small purse. I like traveling light and this is perfect for taking my favorite perfume with me.” —Th567

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99.

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