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Another Liquids Question: Are These in that Category?

Another Liquids Question: Are These in that Category?

Apr 22nd, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Another Liquids Question: Are These in that Category?

Guess I didn't have quite so much "stuff" on previous trips, but now each item seems to matter.

Are these items in the liquid and gel category?
* cosmetics such as creme blush or creme eyeshadow
* stick deodorant
* face cream
* Rosebud Salve (for dry lips) in a small can or tube
* pre-moistened wipes (for removing make-up)

It seems like that quart bag is getting smaller!
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Apr 22nd, 2011, 05:57 PM
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* face cream
* Rosebud Salve (for dry lips) in a small can or tube


* stick deodorant
* cosmetics such as creme blush or creme eyeshadow

There are some stick deodorants that look like gels (but are not really "gel deodorants") and others (usually antiperspirants, I think) that look more like cakes of powder.

Face powders and lipsticks are not counted as "gels" - might depend on how solid or cream/gel-looking your blush and eye shadow are.

It also might depend on who is doing the inspecting, but if you have room, treat them as liquids/gels. Maybe others can address these two better than I.


* pre-moistened wipes

Despite being permeated with liquid, they usually qualify as solids. Of course, there is always the possibility a very zealous agent might want to confiscate them, but probably unlikely.
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Apr 22nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
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stick deodorant - no
roll-on deodorant - yes

(Back at the beginning of the liquids ban solid items like stick deodorant, lipstick, chapstick were included. That was changed a few years ago. But if you use your finger or a wand or a brush to apply -- lip gloss, cream concealer, mascara, etc -- those are still considered liquids/gels)
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Apr 23rd, 2011, 06:00 PM
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Depends on where you fly in and out of-Heathrow is extremely strict on having your lipsticks and mascara in your quart bags and I am a crew member?
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Apr 25th, 2011, 01:11 AM
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I flew to the Middle East recently and nobody gave a crap what liquids were in my plastic bag. Nobody looked at it, commented on it.
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May 2nd, 2011, 11:16 AM
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I was told by a particularly helpful TSA agent that anything measured in fluid ounces must be put in the ziplock bag. As janisj pointed out, anything that can be smeared used to be in the that category, but they have since relaxed about it. I also believe some agents are more zealous (or lax) than others; I recently went through security, and the woman in front of me simply opened her ginormous make-up bag (much bigger than a sandwich bag!) with all of her potions in it, and nothing was said.
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