Traveling With Cosmetics: What's Your Strategy This Weekend?

11/22/2006 at 04:30 PM ET

Travel beauty tips used to be about keeping your skin hydrated and your hair tamed — now, it’s all about products that are under three ounces and stocking up on Ziploc quart bags. We’re talking about all the new security regulations regarding liquids in carry-on bags, which have prompted their own terror alert with beauty junkies everywhere. If you can’t stand checking your makeup bags, try swapping out liquid glosses and lotion for solid lipstick and balms. Two multipurpose salves we love: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Tell us your traveling woes. Have you had to throw away beauty products you love at the airport? What’s your plan for this weekend?

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Heather on

My strategy is driving! I’m terrified enough of flying without having to worry about having my makeup tossed!

Erica on

Lately, when I travel, I just bring one carry on and a big purse. That way my stuff is always with me and never gets tossed!

And I try to bring the basics…cleanser, lipgloss, sunscreen, shower gel, razor, toothpaste, toothbrush. Some girls bring way too much make-up. You’re on vacation! Take a vacation from too many beauty products too and have fun! Especially in warmer climates, you just din’t need it.

Shasha on

I dont usually take alot of makeup with me but i take an eyelash curler cause i have blck lashes and then some tinted lip balm and powder.Yep

dawn blagborne on

i’ll just buy everything when i get to my vacation spot..

Erica on

Not a bad idea Dawn, but then you end up paying a lot more!
Unless you can find a Walgreen’s in the Bahamas and then that will eat up a lot of my vacation time anyway! :(

shopoholic on

boo hoo i won’t be going anywhere for thanks giving! ;)

Rahman on

I had my lipgloss taken from me by the security. I was very upset because my purse went through the x ray machine, then hand selected and searched, and then on the third search RIGHt before boarding security took my lipgloss! I was fuming the entire plan ride! Grrr

ali on

I just put them all in the bags that I check in. the only thing I have on my carry on bag is some chap stick, and that doesn’t get picked on. I’ve never seen the point of carrying your cosmetics on the plane.

Val on

I know! it’s such a pain … even foundation! they had to throw it away, I had no other choice..

Kat on

I’ve traveled quite a few times since the new rules came out, and it’s not a big deal. I don’t like to travel with full-size products anyway, so it’s pretty easy to throw what I need into a ziploc bag instead of a makeup case. L.L.Bean sells Nalgene travel-size bottles, which work very well for taking just enough shampoo, face cleanser, etc.

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