The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule has been around for years, but I struggle with paring down my beauty products enough to be able to travel without checking luggage. I think this is just part of being a beauty addict. I previously shared great tips for fitting everything in your carry on, but that post is a few years old and some of the products are no longer available.
Other than decanting in to (much) smaller containers, the best way to save space in your 3-1-1 bag is to get products out of that bag! Swap out to these non-liquid beauty product alternatives that don’t need to be in the 3-1-1 bag.
Liquids to Solids
1. and 2. LUSH Solid Shampoo and Conditioner: My favorite item to swap out is one that you probably didn’t think could go solid. I’ve had great results from LUSH’s solid shampoos and conditioners, though note that my biggest issue is actually their soap container. I find the metal box very difficult to open and it doesn’t drain away water from the bar. I prefer to use this travel soap dish box instead.
7. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick: Even when I’m not traveling this is one of my favorite foundations. It is super easy to draw all over my face and then buff with a brush to blend. I wear 1.25 Cool Ivory.