With all the talk of protests and delays, it's imperative to keep things simple when flying home for Thanksgiving this year. But even if this advice saves you an extra groan or a pat-down, knowing how to efficiently pack cosmetics is a skill that'll serve you well through the years.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the first question you should ask is whether you want to check your cosmetics or store them in your carry-on.
If parting with your products is really not an option for the length of the flight, passengers must abide by the Transportation Security Administration's 3-1-1 rule - 3.4 oz containers in a 1 one-quart bag, limit 1 one per person.
If you decide to check your beauty products, remember that all things goopy and wet have a charming tendency to leak in mid-air, so the Times recommends wrapping cosmetics in some sort of waterproof material.
Better yet, why not use waterproof cosmetics? Applying water-resistant blinc Mascara before you board the plane will give you an effortless, jet-set appearance and you won't need to pack it in your carry-on. Its long-lasting formula is designed so that you won't have to retouch it - even if the TSA keeps touching you.