Carry-On Cosmetics

This past week I was traveling for work for the first time! I am a big over-packer when it comes to trips, but I was determined to only take a carry-on suitcase with me. I had to decide which of my cosmetics were essential to have on the trip to save space. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be!

What I took with me:

All of these items fit into one quart-size ziplock bag, however, I had to put the tinted foundation into another bag, since it was a liquid.

Obviously the items you choose will vary based on your skin type, type of trip, etc., but I thought it would be fun to share.

Here are some general tips that everyone can use when traveling for work:

  • Keep it simple. I chose to bring four eye shadows within the purple color scheme. I had one light color to highlight as well as three shades of purple to play around with. I also made sure the colors were appropriate for work.
  • Stick to the basics. There is a lot we use on a daily basis that is fun to have and use, but not essential. For instance, most days I use a tinted moisturizer, eyeliner, and mascara. You might notice I don’t have any lipstick or gloss, that is because most days I just throw on some tinted lip balm which I keep in my purse.
  • Travel size to the rescue! I brought a lot of my travel size MAC brushes which worked out great and I also happened to have the smaller size tinted moisturizer so I was able to carry it on. Remember, the TSA only allows you to carry-on liquids 3.4 ounces or less, and all your liquids must fit in one quart-sized bag. If your product is over the limit, you can always buy small travel containers to put your product in.

2 Responses to "Carry-On Cosmetics"

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  1. Jen Juneau

    July 2, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Great tips! I’m an over-packer too, it sucks. Glad you were able to dwindle it down to the essentials successfully! I’ll have to consult this post next time I pack for a trip.

    Also, I didn’t know it was a 3.4 oz. limit, I thought it was 3! That’s good to know.

    • Danielleisms

      July 2, 2012 at 10:49 AM

      Thanks! Yeah, I confirmed with the TSA site and it’s 3.4 which def. helps! :)


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