It is Official: These Are the Magnificence Merchandise That You Can Take In Your Hand Baggage

We’ve all been there: You’ve arrived at the airport with your carefully packed toiletries bag in your hand luggage only to be told that you’ll have to leave one of your favourite beauty products behind at security because it exceeds the 100ml liquid restriction. Not the start to your holiday that you might have hoped for. I have had to wave goodbye to beloved perfumes and hardworking skincare in the past (while nearly shedding a tear) and I know that I’m not alone. In fact, even the most studious packer might find the government guidance around exactly what items you can and can’t take in your hand luggage confusing. Do cream products count as liquids? Can I take a razor with me? And what about my hair tools?

What beauty products can you take in hand luggage

While the restrictions on carrying liquids over 100ml in hand luggage are due to be scrapped by June 2025 across airports in the UK, for now they remain firmly in place. So, worry not, we’re here to break down exactly what beauty products you can take on board with you and which ones need to be left behind, or checked into the hold.

What beauty products can you take in your hand luggage?

What beauty products can you take in hand luggage

The good news first—there are currently no restrictions on powders or solid makeup products, which means you can happily pack as many powder eyeshadows, setting powders, powder blushers and makeup pencils as you like. You can stash these in your usual makeup bag (rather than a clear one) and carry them in your hand luggage with no issue.