The $10 Clear Makeup Bags Travelers & Flight Attendants Swear By

As a beauty writer, I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to packing my routine on the go. While I've said my fair share of teary goodbyes to full-size bottles that didn't make it through security (TSA agents, take good care of my La Prairie!), I've finally unlocked the secret to making it through the checkpoint unscathed: a clear toiletry bag. Okay, maybe it isn't so much of a secret since it seems Amazon and scores of its shoppers are already hip to it. One search for "clear toiletry bag" on the mega-site will populate a whole slew of reviewer-backed and affordably priced see-through cosmetic cases with viral-product-worthy potential. One particularly top-rated $10 iteration by Packism (the name checks out!) has garnered over 3,600 reviews on Amazon for its organizational and TSA-approved prowess — touted by everyone from international travelers to flight attendants.
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These storage solutions are both practical (no more time wasted digging around to pull those liquids out) AND sustainable (goodbye wasteful plastic baggies). While multiple versions of the clear makeup bag can be found around the internet — including one very expensive version by Calpak — most Amazon varieties clock in around a very digestible $10 for a three-piece set. Keep scrolling to check out a handful of Amazon's top-rated transparent cosmetics cases that the savviest of travelers swear by for breezing through TSA and beyond.

"I'm a flight attendant and this helps me out every time that I work. It keeps me organized, plus I save time because these bags are clear and I don't have to take everything out."

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These were great for my last trips, one was within the continental US and the other international to Thailand. No issues with TSA you can really fit a lot into these clear bags. So much better than a quart bag.

Amazon Reviewer

Perfect travel bags! Quality and sturdy material. The zippers are great. I like that they have a shape for easy packing and not over stuffing. Makes you think about what you really need for your trip. No issues at all with TSA.

Amazon Reviewer

The agents saw my liquids in this bag in the tray and didn’t even give it a second look. The bag is sturdy and held up well through weeks of packing and repacking as I prepared for the trip, and throughout the trip itself — the zipper has been used dozens of times now and still works great.

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