Can You Take Concealer On a Plane? 2023

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If you are planning to travel with your concealer, you may wonder if it falls under the TSA liquid rules. 

According to the TSA, concealer is considered a liquid and must follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule, so it needs to be placed inside a quart sized bag along with other makeup liquids and toiletries.

In this article, we will explain more about taking your concealer on a plane and provide tips for packing it safely for your travels.

Let’s dive right in.


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Does Concealer Count As a Liquid Airport?

In the United States the TSA regulates what items you can bring through the security checkpoint in carry-on and in checked baggage.

The TSA stated that anything that you can pour, pump, squeeze, spread, smear, spray, or spill, is subject to the TSA liquids rule.

So  you can bring Concealer in carry-on baggage , but it needs to follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule.

Here is a screenshot from the TSA website.


But obviously most of the concealer containers and tubes are less than 3.4 oz / 100 ml, so you won’t need to bother yourself with the quantity limit, you just need to place it inside a quart sized bag with other toiletries and you are good to go.

Here is another answer from the TSA customer service replying to a passenger that “Cosmetics in liquid, cream or paste form must be 3.4 oz / 100ml or less & packed in a quart-sized bag.”


Take Concealer in Checked Baggage 

If you are traveling with a large amount of makeup, taking liquids in carry-on baggage are stricter compared to checked baggage, there are few restrictions for makeup items in checked baggage.

All makeup items including concealer are allowed in checked baggage, however; it is important to pack them carefully to avoid any damage during transport.

Liquids do not need to be inside a quart sized bag when transported in checked luggage.

You can use a hard sided makeup case or place them in a protective bag container.

Ensure that you also pack the items in the center of the suitcase, surrounded by soft clothing items for additional protection.

It’s important also to keep in mind that checked baggage is not as secure as carry-on luggage.

And there is always the risk of the items being damaged or even stolen during transport. So, it’s advised to only pack essential makeup items in checked luggage and to keep valuable or fragile items in your carry-on luggage.

International Travel Regulations

Most countries ( like Canada, The UK, Australia etc..) have similar rules to the TSA guidelines regarding what to take in both carry-on and checked baggage.

There may be some few differences, but the liquid rules are almost identical.

For example, some countries may have stricter regulations for carrying liquids and gels, while others may have restrictions on certain specific makeup ingredients.

It’s important to research the regulations of your airline and the country you are traveling to before packing your makeup items. 

This will help avoid any inconvenience at the airport, and prevent any delays at the security checkpoint.

But i don’t see any issues with taking concealer on an international flight, just ensure that you don’t bring large quantities for selling purposes, that way you will need to pass the customs and explain to them why you are taking all this large amount of makeup.

Final Thoughts

When packing concealer for a flight, it’s important to follow the TSA guidelines to ensure a smooth security screening process. 

Cream and liquid concealers are typically considered liquids and must be in containers of 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less and placed in a quart-sized plastic bag. 

Even though I wouldn’t recommend placing expensive makeup in a checked bag, when packing concealer and makeup in general inside a checked bag, it’s best to use a rigid makeup case or place them in a protective bag or container to prevent damage during transport.

We hope this helps 

Happy travels 

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