TSA’s baggage and liquid restrictions can really be a mood killer when you’re heading out of town for a holiday weekend. While you may pledge our allegiance to your favorite hair and makeup products, airport security isn’t so patriotic and won’t give your shampoo and conditioner a free pass if they’re over the liquid limits.
Since we’re mere days away from the holiday, I’m stepping it up and doing a little planning ahead by sorting out what products you can actually travel with you. Whether you’re hitting the beach, camping, or heading to a spa getaway, the following ten products are guaranteed to make it onto the plane.
Ouai Treatment Masque
A hair mask may not seem like a travel essential, but there’s really no better time to give your hair the royal treatment than over an extra-long weekend. Ouai’s pre-packed masks are the perfect indulgence to take with you. Each lightweight pouch contains just the right amount of product to cover your hair.
Batiste Travel Size Dry Shampoo
It might sound dramatic, but there’s no worse way to start a long weekend than with your dry shampoo being confiscated at the airport because it exceeds the size regulations. You can avoid watching your products get thrown in the trash by thinking ahead. Swap your go-to can for a mini one like Batiste’s, and it will make it through security every single time.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush SPF 50
I get why you often “forget” to apply sunscreen. Many are heavy, greasy, and leave a white cast. Colorescience’s powder brush will change all your opinions on the product, though. It’s easy to apply (you simply sweep it across your face), plus it’s waterproof.
Gillette Beauty Venus Snap With Embrace Women’s Razor
If you choose to remove your body hair, this compact, easy-to-pack razor makes it easy to do so wherever you’re headed.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+
Sunscreen is the one product you can’t leave at home. Whether you’re going to be at the beach all weekend or just out for an afternoon, protecting yourself from damaging UV/UVA rays is a must—no excuses. Shiseido’s lightweight, waterproof formula goes on streak-free without any greasy residue.
Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Foundation Wand
A foundation wand won’t spill in your bag, plus its built-in applicator lets you leave your makeup sponge or brush at home. As for the actual foundation, it has natural matte finish that doesn’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles.
RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes
The key to never over-packing: Individually wrapped makeup-remover wipes. Stash one of these for each day you’ll be away to take some of your luggage’s weight off.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer
Concealer has the tendency to melt in the heat, which makes it pool in fine lines and look cakey. This creamy Tarte formula is packed with oil-absorbing Amazonian Clay and offers long-wear, waterproof coverage that doesn’t move.
Malin + Goetz Ingrown Hair Cream
There’s never a good time to get ingrown hairs, but right before a holiday weekend at the beach tops the list. Treat the area with a soothing, gentle exfoliating cream to get minimize redness, bumps, and irritation.
NARS Matte Multiple In Laos
Why let several products weigh your luggage down when you can pack just one? A creamy stick like NARS’s Multiple can be used on your cheeks, lips, and even eyes for a healthy wash of sun-kissed color without the UV damage you’d get from actual rays.
Honest Beauty Magic Balm
This multitasking, oil-infused balm really is magic. Just a few of the ways to use it: as a lip balm, a highlight for your cheekbones, and to soothe cracked cuticles.