Can You Bring Makeup Remover Wipes On A Plane? 2024

Makeup wipes are a must in your list of purse essentials, but can you bring them on a plane? and are makeup remover wipes considered a liquid?.

Generally makeup wipes are allowed in both carry-on and checked bags without any restrictions or limits, makeup wipes are not considered liquids and do not need to be packed inside a quart sized bag.

In this post I will cover everything you need to know about traveling with makeup wipes in both domestic and international flights and provide some tips on traveling and packing makeup wipes for a stress free travel journey.

Let’s get straight into it.

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Makeup Remover Products Carry-on bagsChecked bags
makeup remover clothNo restrictions No restrictions
makeup remover padsNo restrictions No restrictions
makeup remover lush3.4 OZ for each container No limits
makeup remover barNo limits No limits
Cleansing balm3.4 OZ for each container No limits
makeup remover oil3.4 OZ for each container No limits
Micellar water3.4 OZ for each container No limits

Can You Bring Makeup Wipes on a Plane?

Take Makeup Wipes Through The Security Checkpoint

You can bring makeup wipes and pads through the TSA security checkpoint and in carry-on baggage without any restrictions.

Even though the wipes may contain some liquids, but they don’t need to follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule which limits the amount of liquids, pastes, creams, or aerosols to 3.4 oz / 100 ml for each container placed inside a quart sized bag.

Here is a screenshot from the TSA website:

Screenshot from the TSA website makeup wipes
Screenshot from the TSA website

I also checked the TSA social media to find more answers.

Ashley wonder if makeup remover wipes, regular tubes of lipsticks, or lip liner pencils are subject to the TSA liquid rule.

the TSA answer about makeup remover wipes, Lipstick, lip liner and pencils

The TSA customer service replied that Lipstick, lip liner pencils, & makeup remover wipes are not subject to the TSA liquid rule.

Makeup wipes do not require to be placed inside a quart sized bag, with other makeup liquids like mascara or concealer unless you choose to.

A question if makeup wipes need to go in a ziplock bag

Can You Take Makeup Wipes in Checked Baggage? 

Even though I don’t recommend placing makeup in general in a checked bag.

You can take makeup wipes on a plane in checked baggage without any restrictions.

Even makeup remover oil and micellar water are good to go in checked bags without any limits.

but I think as long as you are traveling with a reasonable amount of makeup wipes or other makeup remover products you don’t need to place them in your checked bag. 

Take Makeup Remover Wipes On International Flights 

You don’t need to worry about taking makeup remover wipes with you on international flights.

You can pack them in either carry-on or checked baggage to any country without any restrictions.

Tips For Packing And Traveling With Makeup Wipes

Here are some tips to follow and bring make up wipes in a plane:

Pack makeup wipes in a clear plastic makeup bag: even though the TSA do not recommend placing them in a quart sized bag with other toiletries, it is better if you place your wipes in aspirated clear plastic bags with other Nono liquid items for easy screening.

Bring enough wipes: using makeup wipes on planes is totally okay, especially if you gave a long flight, so ensure that you bring enough to use during the flight and during your travel journey.

Make it easy to access: placing your makeup wipes in personal items is better than inside your carry-on bag stored in the overhead compartment.

Choose a brand that is suitable for travel: some makeup wipes are bulky and may not have good packing to travel with, which can cause them to dry out easily or become unusable during your travel.

Use alternatives: there are many alternatives to makeup remover wipes like soap, cleansing milk, cleansing balm or micellar water but liquid products need to stay within the TSA liquid limits.

Tip: Check out this Travelpro Platinum Elite 21” Carry-On Spinner, a sleek and versatile carry-on that is designed to fit within the limits of most airlines, to save you from the hassle of the airports and the pesky airline fees.

Final Thoughts 

Makeup wipes are allowed on planes, and you don’t need to worry about the regulations for carrying liquids and gels or placing them in a clear plastic bag.

Ensure that you pack enough wipes for the duration of your trip, and keep them easy to access during the security screening and in case the security officer wants to inspect them.

If you are looking for alternatives, you can either go with micellar water, makeup remover oil or cleansing balm, but all these items need to follow the TSA liquid rule.

We hope this helps

Happy travels