The TSA-Approved Beauty Products We Can’t Fly Without

Caffeinated and determined you walk towards security, passport and obnoxiously overpriced neck pillow in tow. You pull out your precious beauty bag filled with products that took years to cultivate just right, and suddenly it occurs to you that maybe, possibly, you might have something that is over three ounces. You end up finding yourself throwing out your favorite items 30 minutes before your flight leaves, and you swear to yourself that this will never happen again.

That’s why we rounded up our favorite TSA-approved, full-sized beauty products that are versatile and easy to use. That way, your travel beauty routine will never, ever need to depend on teeny-tiny trial-size products.

Milk Makeup

Matcha Cleanser

How cool is this stick cleanser?! Just apply to a damp face, and you can magically escape the “whoops my cleanser leaked over my favorite top” conundrum.


Pressed Serum

For all the skincare addicts out there, this serum packs a punch and it’s SOLID. (Yes, you heard us right!) It’s a hardworking serum minus that unfortunate glass dropper packaging.


GinZing Moisturizer

With cult-classic status this moisturizer is too good to leave at home. Fortunately, the packaging is sturdy enough to be tossed all around your travel tote while still remaining intact.

All Good

Coconut Sunstick

We would like to personally thank the scientific technology that created this sunscreen on a stick. Plus the coconut-y scent can help you get in vacation mode even if your flight has been delayed three times.

Marc Jacobs

Coconut Primer

Beauty bloggers and beginners agree, this primer softens texture and fills pores flawlessly. Perfect for that no makeup-makeup travel look.


Color Control Cushion Compact

Our biggest TSA beauty hack is to not bring a full-fledged foundation unless 100% necessary. This CC cream combines coverage and convenient packaging, so touching up is super simple even if you do end up with that dreaded middle seat.


Stretch Concealer

We love Glossier’s Stretch Concealer because the nourishing oils in the formula help with any caking you might experience. Perfect for a red eye flight!


Amazonian Clay Concealer

Need even more coverage? Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Concealer‘s twist up packaging makes color correcting super easy!


The Multiple

Okay, maybe a full Kim K contour session might not be going down in an airport bathroom, but this duo stick helps with adding some warmth and glow. Plus with three shade options, this contour duo can work on multiple skin tones!


Cloud Paint

Add some color without the fear of a compact shattering. We adore the cute packaging and the fact that a little goes a long way.


Lip Butter

Multitasking beauty products are key. This lip balm doubles as a beautiful cheek product. Also, the ‘Wild Rose’ color is perfect as a red lip primer!


Basics Palette

Perfect for a neutral eye, these 5 colors are the only ones you need. The shade ‘Crave’ is perfect to smudge into your lash line for an easy smoky eye!


Makeup Day Palette

Not into the Naked Palette hype? This palette is cream based, cruelty-free, and can be completely applied with fingers. Sold.


Retractable Kabuki Brush

We would advise against bringing a complete brush set (Too many things rattling around in your makeup bag!), but this twist up kabuki is just too good. It’s big enough to quickly buff your face, but it’s small enough to be tossed in a clutch!


Replica Rollerball

Technically not a full-sized product, but this rollerball is all you need to evoke your favorite vacation memories during a stressful layover.


What are your favorite TSA-approved beauty products?