Senior Lifestyle Editor for Shape magazine, Bahar Takhtehchian, was on the Today Show on March 28 for a segment called “Beauty on the Fly”, with air travel friendly products and suggestions. Here are some of her suggestions for the best travel sized cosmetics and lotions to throw in your ziplock before takeoff, so travelling with that carry-on won’t have to mean leaving your have products behind.
Bahar started out with a reminder on some of the rules for getting through the security checkpoint by remembering “3-1-1″.
3 – All liquids, aerosols and gels need to be in containers of THREE oz. or less.
1 – They all need to fit into a ONE quart bag (clear, usually zip locked)
1 – Everyone gets to bring just ONE of these bags on board with them
So Bahar wanted to look at alternatives to bringing liquids to take care of your beauty routine.
Many people want to bring their cleanser or toner with them. Because, of course, great skin is one of the best ways to get gorgeous! Since bottles can break and spill, think outside the box with towelettes. She brought the “Yes!” line, recommending “Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes” for mature and aging skin, “Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes” to soothe sensitive skin and “Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes” with salicylic acid for people with problem skin.
She also had hypoallergenic Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes and Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Morning Refresh with citrus and cucumber. These have exfoliating beads, so you don’t need a separate face scrub.
Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes she called “a very potent makeup remover, going to get rid of waterproof mascaras and that eyeliner, but it’s gentle on your skin and eyes. If you wear contact lenses this is a product for you.”
If you don’t want to bring a big bottle or buy it once you get there, she suggested using one in stick form. One of her favourites is Clarins Sun Control Stick because it is 100% mineral based. So it is for target protection around eyes, lips and nose.
If you are sporty and going to be in the water, she recommended Sun Bum Face Stick as an alternative or the Shiseido line.
Instead of bringing separate lipsticks, shadows, bronzers, etc. Consider a compact palette. One of Shape’s favourites is Cabana Glama from Benefit. It has eye shadows, bronzers, and even a little bit of foundation! It is an easy way to look great since usually the colours are all complementary.
She also showed off a Trish McEvoy Effortless Beauty Little Black Card palette, as well as Sephora Mini Shopping Bag Makeup Palette. You can even pop these in your purse after your vacation for touchups on the go. Instead of bringing a bottle of liquid foundation, try using one that comes in compact form. Bahar’s favourite is from Neutrogena. She says it gives flawless coverage, is nice and blend able but also has SPF55.
As an alternative to translucent powder, which can sometimes get cake and make you appear ashy, Bahar likes Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. I even like the cute pink packaging! It will set your makeup, reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles, and control oil by mattifying the skin.
Instead of loading a glass bottle of perfume, that could break or spill all over AND will count against your liquid allotment, why not try solid perfumes? Pacifica and L’Occitane all carry solid perfumes. Bahar says: “What we like about these is they come in small tubes, they’re portable. If you go on a hike and need to freshen up, dab some on to your pulse points. You can also blend these together, wear them awhile and blend them together. if you have a favorite brand, a designer brand, definitely check out and see if they have solid alternatives, as well. Sometimes you can get tiny roll ons as well (I love the tiny-ness of Juicy’s roll ons – Sarah). As long as they are under 3 ounces, you can bring those along.
Finally, men need grooming products too, so she suggested the John Allan’s Travel Pack. It has shampoo, conditioner and even a bit of shaving cream. All the bottles are just one ounce, so very travel friendly
This is from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Website:
Everything you should know about liquids, aerosols and gels
Before leaving for the airport, you can ensure security and speed up security screening by packing your liquids, aerosols and gels properly.
Remember: Liquids consist of items such as coffee, bottled water and shampoos. Aerosols include things like deodorant, hairspray and static remover. Gels are comprised of food items like jam, pudding and yogurt, and personal-care products like lipstick or hair styling gel.
Please note that if an item that is illegal in Canada, such as pepper spray, is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the item’s holder.
So before leaving for the airport, pack your liquids, aerosols and gels properly.
How to pack your liquids, aerosols and gels
Containers of liquids, aerosols or gels in your carry-on must be 100 ml/100 grams (3.4 oz) or less.
All containers must fit in 1 clear, closed, resealable plastic bag no more than 1 litre (1 quart) in capacity. The approximate dimensions of a one litre/quart bag are 15.24 cm by 22.86 cm (6 in. by 9 in.) or 20 cm by 17.5 cm (8 in. by 7 in.).
At the screening point, take your plastic bag out of your carry-on and place it in one of the provided trays.
Drink or discard any beverages in containers over 100 ml before pre-board security screening.
Any containers over 100 ml should be placed in checked baggage.
EXCEPTIONS FOR LIQUIDS, AEROSOLS AND GELS
The following are allowed in your carry-on without a bag and in containers over 100 ml:
- If traveling with an infant under two years of age (0-24 months), baby food, milk, formula, water and juice in small containers and reasonable amounts for your itinerary.
- Prescription and essential non-prescription medicines.
You must declare all such items at security screening. These items must be removed from carry-on baggage and placed directly into a bin at the entrance of the checkpoint, as additional screening may be required.
Solid food is permitted in both checked and carry-on baggage.
All liquid food in your carry-on (for example, yogurt, pudding or jam) must be in containers of 100 ml or less.
All containers must fit in the same clear, closed, resealable 1 litre plastic bag, as all other containers of liquids, aerosols or gels you are carrying.
Any containers over 100 ml should be placed in checked baggage.more...