When traveling, you might want to have something to distract yourself during the long flights. Most people do this by carrying a book, tablet, laptop, or even a Nintendo Switch in their carry-on luggage; indeed, you may also make the most of your flying time by retouching your makeup or your hair-do while in the air.
Curling your eyelashes during a flight isn’t a bad idea, especially when you have someone waiting for you at your destination and you want to look fresh. However, since the lists of forbidden objects in carry-on bags got longer and more strict, it is very common to have doubts about such policies, and it is hard to be sure about what type of objects you can carry and which ones you can’t.
When it comes to eyelash curlers, you are allowed to bring them on a plane in your carry-on or in your checked bag. TSA does not list them as a restricted item on their website but @AskTSA has verified that they are allowed:
How to Pack an Eyelash Curler for a Flight?
If you’re wondering whether you can take your eyelash curler in your carry-on bag or not, rest assured as there is absolutely no problem in taking it with you into the plane’s cabin. By general rule, eyelash curlers are not considered dangerous items, so it’s improbable it will cause you any inconveniences. A good general rule from TSA is the following:
“Any sharp objects in checked bags should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.”
Most eyelash curlers are not considered sharp objects, so you can feel free to store them as you like.
However, if you decide to take your eyelash curler with you in your carry-on bag, make sure you put it in a safe place where other objects in your baggage can’t damage it. While other makeup items may require special packaging and a determined size for traveling in the cabin, eyelash curlers are good to go without any particular requirements.
If, on the contrary, you would like to send you an eyelash curler in your checked luggage, you can also do it without any restrictions. Again, be sure to store it well so it does not get damaged.
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Can I Bring an Eyelash Curler Through Airport Security?
Airport Security always makes travelers a bit uncomfortable as there are always chances you are carrying your favorite body lotion or lighter in your carry-on bags. Even so, if you’re one of those travelers who always make sure they’re not carrying any forbidden items, you can send your worries away as there are absolutely no problems in passing your eyelash curler through the airport security controls.
What other Makeup Essentials can I Carry on a Plane?
If you also want to take other makeup essentials on your carry-on bag, you can basically check the TSA website or ask them directly through @AskTSA about which products you can take with you to the plane.
Most makeup essentials are allowed in the cabin, including eyeliners, foundation, lipsticks, make-up removers, as well as nail polishes and hair sprays. Of course, the regulations on liquid substances should be closely followed if these products are stored in carry-on bags.
“You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.“
You can also bring an airbrush makeup machine to the plane with special regulations. Depending on the battery type, you may not be allowed to carry machines in checked-in bags. So, carry-on luggage may be your only option.
“Devices containing lithium metal or lithium ion batteries should be carried in carry-on baggage. Most other consumer devices containing batteries are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.”
In short, you can take your eyelash curler to the plane in your carry-on bag without any problems. Just be sure to store it safely, so it does not get damaged in the bag.
You can also store other make-up essentials in your carry-on luggage by following the liquid, powder, and gel regulations.