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What does the TSA think is a liquid or gel?

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I have not flown since before the new rules about liquids (actually since slightly before 9/11) and am not 100% sure of what does and does not count. The TSA website is very clear about what one should do with a liquid or gel, but they don't bother to define them. My father and I are flying to Dublin at the end of the month, and while we are figuring to buy things like toothpaste and shampoo there, I do not want to mess with strange brands of cosmetics (or pay for an entire new "face" in Euros for no good reason).

Obviously foundation is one, as is perfume, and I'm assuming lip gloss is too. But what about mascara? Lipstick? Cream eyeshadows? Should I just put the contents of my cosmetic bag in the baggie and let the TSA worry about it if there's stuff in there that doesn't need to be? I know this is a little stupid, but I have visions of holding up security for an hour for some dumb thing I didn't realize was a liquid. I really don't want my make-up in my checked bag if I can avoid it, either.

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