Beauty on the Road: No Liquids Edition - Beauty Addict

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Beauty on the Road: No Liquids Edition

Whew! Sorry I had to take a bit of a break from blogging these past few days; I was out of town on business and had a schedule that left little room for anything but work, traveling, sleeping, and eating.

After spending a few hours on a plane this week, I got to thinking about what you can take on board with you, to skirt the new restrictions and still look gorgeous when you arrive at your final destination. Michelle at SheFinds was thinking the same thing; check out these great posts on air travel essentials at SheFinds here and here.

Just to recap, liquids, gels, creams, aerosols, or items of similar consistency are not allowed in carry-on baggage, but they are allowed in checked luggage. Solid lipstick and lip balm in a tube (like these from Ceci Cela) are ok for carry-ons. Here are some more suggestions for what you can take on board without worry:

  • Stila Creme Bouquet Hair Refresher is a scented, oil-absorbing powder you apply to your roots to de-grease and give hair a little lift. Perfect for longer flights or those times when you have to dash to a meeting straight from the airport.

  • Since you can't bring creams or lotions with you, slather on a superpower moisturizer before heading out to the airport. For face, nothing beats Creme de la Mer, and for body, try the Fig Mineral Butter from Sea of Life, which is packed with Dead Sea mud and almond, jojoba, olive and avocado oils.

  • The Laura Mercier Bronzing Book in Gilded or Bronzed has everything you need, from bronzer to eye shadow to highlighter to lipstick. Everything's housed in pans, so you're not likely to attract the attention of those TSA screeners, and it takes up hardly any real estate in your carry-on.

  • This is the perfect time to break out your mineral makeup, since you can't bring liquid or cream foundation on board. We're loving Susan Posnick Colorflo, which has the added benefit of being self-contained, so there's no risk of spillage (review coming this week).

  • And since you'll have to check your favorite lipgloss, pick a solid lipstick that acts like a gloss. Benefit lipstick in Traffic School traveled with me roundtrip and fit the bill perfectly - it's a sheer, shimmery pink with a gel-like texture that feels great on your lips. And it's nearly as shiny as a gloss!

  • Remember, lip liner, stick eye liner, and powder are still ok.

Any other suggestions for travel-friendly products? Leave 'em in the comments!