We all know the TSA (Transport Security Administration) has implemented some strict rules about which liquids (and what quantity) are allowed in passenger carry-on bags. And that airlines are now charging for checked baggage, causing some of us to pack everything we can into one carry-on. What's a girl to do? Thankfully, a nice little cottage industry has sprung up around our new travel reality that caters to size requirements, while not skimping on quality or essential beauty needs. Take a gander at these products that are sized to be carried on the friendly skies.
Pouring your favorite shampoo and conditioner (not to mention other hair products) into tiny travel size containers is so tedious. Get this instead: Ultra hydrating 'poo and conditioner plus texturizing paste, to give your hair a sexy tousle right before you deplane.
$18 at Beauty Bar.
Speaking of quick on-plane fixes, this shine spray will control frizz, and nourish dried-out locks. Just a quick spritz and you've refreshed your blowout, regardless of how long you've been cooped up in the economy cabin.
$24 at 3 Fl. Oz.
Double Cleansing Duty
For many of us in a strict habit of washing our face, we can't relax or sleep until we get rid of the day's makeup and dirt. This little bottle works as your basic facial cleanser and makeup remover in one. Its plant extracts also help hydrate skin, in case you couldn't fit your facial moisturizer in the outside zip pocket of your carry-on.
$10 at 3 Fl. Oz.
Let's face it, it isn't just a hot day that causes underarm wetness and odor. Between the stress of traveling, close sitting quarters and layered dressing, you can end up with a situation south of your shoulders. Keep this on hand, and you can worry about other things — like making your connecting flight.
$10 at Mbeze.
No Sleep Remedy
This little mask can be a godsend when you fail to catch the Z's you planned on in-flight. Made by Sephora, they're meant to instantly refresh and de-puff eyes. They can also be handy when you've had a few too many cocktails.
$6 at Sephora.
Matte in a Minute
We've all been there with a shiny face we don't want. These ultra-thin papers contain foundation, which means you can swipe a makeup refresh and mattify your skin without fully reapplying or pulling out the conspicuous mirrored compact.
$24 at Mai Couture.
Color and Moisture in One
Dry skin after a few hours spent in the sky? Feeling a little pale or need to look like you went to the beach instead of Milwaukee? This lotion gives your skin moisture and an instant glow that washes off easily after use.
$8 at 3 Fl. Oz.
In my experience, solid perfume lasts longer than liquid perfume. And a high quality brand like Tocca really delivers a pleasant works-on-everyone scent you can smell all day. This is all you need, no matter where you're going or how long you'll be gone.
$30 at Nordstrom.
Lips and Cheeks
Leave your powdered blush and 10 favorite lipsticks at home and carry a pot like this that provides cheek and lip color in one. It's less likely to break and cause a major mess, and lasts and lasts.
$26 at Bobbi Brown.