7 TSA-Approved Beauty Items for That Holiday Travel Life

By Brianna Moné

Holiday travel with the fam stays doing the most, but we’re making things a little easier with this guide, featuring some of our fave TSA-approved beauty essentials you can’t leave home without.


Lips chap with a quickness this time of year. Let them be great — and crack-free — with a dose of First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Lip Therapy.  It has everything you need to keep your pout looking polished while you face the elements — think shea butter, white tea extract, and colloidal oat flower, among other smooth-inducing ingredients, that will restore, protect, and soften your lips.

Photo: milkmakeup.com


You’re not trying to show up to the airport with a fully beat face at 6 a.m., but you would like to at least look as though you’ve been up longer than the 15 minutes you actually have been. Try Milk Makeup’s The Cool Kids set for an effortless look — it’s got everything you need from a lip tint that doubles as a blush to a mini mascara. 

For textured tresses that stay on point, you’ll need to carry on a travel-sized bottle of Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo — you can’t risk a lost luggage incident when it comes to your haircare. It’ll hydrate and protect dry, damaged curls even when the weather outside is hella frightful.




At just two ounces, this facial cleanser is perfect for those post-finals, holiday stress breakouts. It exfoliates dead skin cells that can clog pores and includes aloe, chamomile, and thyme to help refresh and improve the look and feel of your skin. 


UV rays still put in work in the winter, but Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil helps protect your strands from the sun. A lightweight blend of six oils, this serum absorbs quickly to soften, de-frizz, and detangle your ‘do.


Screen Shot 2017-11-27 at 7.23.21 PM
Photo: sephora.com

After a long flight, the need to freshen up will be so real. Be sure to throw Lavanila’s mini “The Healthy Deodorant”  in your bag.  It’s 100% natural, delivers long-lasting results, and goes on clean with no white residue and no sticky wetness.

hopehands (1)
Photo: philosophy.com



And, of course, when frosty conditions threaten you with ashiness, you’ve gotta have a holiday set of hand lotions at the ready. Comin’ through with a quad of thirst-prevention for your skin (shea butter, olive oil, aloe, and macadamia seed oil), Philosophy’s Hope is in Your Hands set is the perfect traveling companion.


Now Peep This >> Rihanna Just Unveiled Fenty Beauty’s Holiday Collection in Paris



Quarterly print teen magazine for Black girls ages 13 to 19. Covering The Black Girl's Mainstream™