Last weekend at the Portland, Maine airport, my makeup case got raided.
It needed to be in plastic baggies, they said, separate ones, they said, and I was breaking all sorts of rules.
It took 20 minutes to get through security. Everyone stared at me, or rather, at my hot pink underwear extracted from my backpack by the uniformed smirkers. I was really annoyed.
If only I'd thought to get the M.A.C Colour Form palette and all would have been avoided. The new compacts are inspired by pop-art palettes and have five different colors in one tiny, easy, airport friendly box.
The compact's exclusive to Nordstrom - you can buy it online here
- and costs $38, a small price to pay for looking really pretty... and also for preserving your airport dignity.