Traveling is stressful enough, the last thing you need to add to the mix is a disorganized bag.
If there’s one thing that makes traveling easier, it’s having a well-packed and easily accessible cosmetics bag. By knowing exactly what bag you’ll be using and having your products ready to go you’ll be able to easily grab it, toss it in your suitcase, and not have to worry about whether your things are organized. You just know that they are!
While the products in your cosmetics bag are so important, the bag you use is just as important. If you’re just using any cosmetic bag and throwing in everything you want to travel with, it’ll be frustrating to find what you’re looking for. I’m guilty of doing this for far too long! Over the last few years, I’ve really stepped up my game. If you ask me now, a clear cosmetic bag is my ultimate tip for staying organized while traveling. There are so many bag styles and sizes to pick from! And since it’s clear, it’s easy to find whatever you’re looking for. I’ve come to love my clear cosmetics bags so much that I now even use them for every day!
Do You Need A Clear Makeup Bag To Travel?
When traveling, especially when carrying on your suitcase, you do not need a clear makeup bag to travel. If you aren’t checking your suitcase and will be traveling with liquids, utilizing clear makeup bags will expedite the TSA process as the clear bags help agents see everything clearly.
The other benefit to clear cosmetic bags for travel is how easy they are to clean. Whether you’re checking your bag or carrying it on, things are always prone to moving around and leaking. Once you get to your destination, all you’ll have to do is wipe down the inside of the cosmetic bag with soap and water and you’ll be good to go!
Best Clear Cosmetic Bags for Travel
Medium Clarity Pouch – This is one of my favorite clear cosmetic bags to travel with because it easily fits all of my favorite products, standing, laying down, or stacked. Out of all of the clear cosmetic bags I’ve used in the past (at home and traveling), these are my favorite. They are on the pricier side but the quality is unmatched and I love the different size, shape, and color options they offer.
Zip-Top Clear Cosmetic Bag – If you’re looking for a good budget-friendly clear cosmetic bag for traveling, these are truly the best. They come as a set of three for under $15 and they’re the perfect size for your makeup, toiletries, and even sunscreen. I’m partial to the pink but they come in a bunch of other colors!
Multipurpose Travel Case – If you’re planning to pack any sort of palette (face, eye, etc.), this is the best travel case for transporting them! The size is so convenient for all of your products, plus it’s also durable and easy to clean.
Zip Top Makeup Bag with Brush Compartment – If you’re looking for a cosmetic bag that has an all-in-one situation, look no further! I love that this one has a zip-top compartment for all of your makeup and toiletries and a separate compartment for your brushes.
Top Handle Makeup Bag – If you’re packing a lot of products or are traveling with kids, these TSA-approved clear makeup bags are the best! You can put everything from makeup and toiletries to wet bathing suits in them.
Clear Cosmetic Bag with Hook – When it comes to your toiletries and accessing them easily, this cosmetic bag is all you need! The hook makes it easy to hang on the go and once you get to your destination, freeing up counter space and making getting ready easier. There are also a few different compartments to help you stay organized.
Small Varsity Letter Pouch – If you follow me on any platform, chances are you’ve seen me talk about these pouches. They’re the perfect size for throwing in your purse, backpack, or suitcase and can store just about anything. Love the varsity chenille letters on the front, too!
Top Handle Cosmetic Case – If you love a larger cosmetic bag with a top handle, these ones are great for traveling! They come as a set of two for under $10 and they’re so chic.
Cubed Zip-Top Organizer – Raise your hand if you have more pump-top products than you’d like to admit! All joking aside, this cubed zip-top organized makes it easy to travel with those pump-top products in a way that is easy.
What Size Clear Travel Toiletry Bag is TSA Approved?
When it comes to traveling with bags, especially ones that are storing liquids while traveling, you’ll want to opt for a quart-sized clear travel toiletry bag. If you’re carrying on your bag, your liquids, gels, and aerosols should be under 3.4 ounces. When shopping for clear bags for travel, keep in mind what you’ll be storing in them and look out for “TSA-approved” information in the product details.
If you’re struggling to pack your makeup for upcoming travels, these makeup products are the best to take on your next vacation. Always taking them on trips helps me avoid overpacking and wasting space in my toiletry bags.
What Makeup Needs To Go In Clear Bag At the Airport?
I love using my clear bags for toiletries, but they’re especially handy when traveling with makeup. They’re easy to clean, easy to find what you’re looking for, and they’re cute. If you have a makeup bag that you love traveling with, you can absolutely keep a majority of your products in there. What you do need to put in your clear cosmetic bag for travel is any products that are liquids, gels, and aerosols. To play things safe (and ensure easy clean up if anything spills!), here are the products I always put in my clear bag.
- Concealer and foundation (this includes skin tints!)
- Lip gloss
- Liquid blush, bronzer, and highlighter
- Primer and setting spray
No matter where you’re traveling to or how you’re getting there, packing your makeup products and toiletries in a clear cosmetic bag is truly life-changing. Since I incorporated this clear cosmetic bag into my travel bag rotation, I’ll often just pack all of my makeup that I’m taking on a trip in it. It makes it easier to find what I’m looking for and I love the white detailing.
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