These Makeup Products Can Survive 12 Hours in Disney World, and Still Look Good on Your Insta Feed!

Let’s be honest: Disney World is a VERY Instagrammable destination.

Hello very insta-worthy butterfly wings.

But let’s be honest again: it’s also an incredibly hot and humid destination.

So what can you wear to make sure your face is on point ALL DAY, even after you’ve rope dropped Magic Kingdom and are waiting on fireworks?

I don’t pretend to be a Beauty Expert by any means, but I do have a slight makeup obsession and I spend a LOT of time sweating on camera in Disney World, so you could say I take my face very seriously. 😉

A very serious conversation with Merida. Possibly about makeup.

Lots of you have asked — so here we go! These are my favorite products — the ones I wear almost every day. The ones that get me through 12 hour park days, and still are on my face when I head home. Hopefully they’ll work for your #InstaWorthy moments as well! 🙂

FACE PRODUCTS:

Concealer: Shape Tape

Tarte Costmetics

If I could only wear one thing on my face, it would be this. This is the BEST concealer ever — strong enough to cover blemishes (and keep ’em covered) and hide the dark circles under my eyes when I wake up at 5am to get a Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group.

TBH, sometimes I just put this on most of my face and use powder to finish.

 

Powder: NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat

NYX Cosmetics

Whether I actually wear foundation, or just a bunch of Shape Tape, this is what goes on top, as my very last step. I usually carry this in my bag to touch up as things get sweaty.

 

Primer: Baby Skin by Maybelline

Maybelline

After Shape Tape but before foundation, I put on a thin layer of Baby Skin to smooth everything out and get all ready for the next step. From what I can tell, it works just as well as more expensive primers I’ve tried. (I’m pretty sure it’s not actually made of babies, but I cannot 100% confirm.)

Foundation: Sephora or Fit Me! or Urban Decay

Sephora

I read one time that you’re supposed to mix up your foundation, and I have no idea if that’s true or not, but my Make Up bag certainly thinks so.

I currently alternate between three. Sephora’s brand has the fullest coverage and seems to look the best on camera, Urban Decay is the lightest coverage and good when I’m not filming but still in the parks, and Fit Me! is somewhere in the middle, with lighter coverage that looks good in photos than Sephora, but still fuller coverage than Urban Decay.

I have tried about a billion foundations, and these are the ones I’ve had the best results with! For the record, I have a “normal” skin type as far as foundations go.

 

Bronzer: Hoola by Benefit

 

Benefit

Even though I live in Florida, I like to add a little color to my cheeks, plus a light dusting everywhere else. This is my favorite bronzer — it stays on all day and is a great natural color.

Blush: Becca Luminous Blush

Becca Cosmetics

Post bronzer, I throw some blush on dem cheeks. I really like the blush shade in a cheek palette I have, but of course, it’s no longer being made. This is the same formula though, and I’m excited to try a new color when my cherished palette has run dry. (But if you have a great blush, leave it in the comments!)

Highlighter: MAC Powder Highlighter

MAC

This incredible Aladdin – MAC collab truly is one jump ahead of the competition. It took my cheekbones to a whole new world — I’ve never had a friend like it before.

Can you tell I am obsessed with this highlighter? It adds a crazy glow all. day. long — perfect for on camera, or just maximizing your Purple Wall selfie.

EYES:

Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay

 

Urban Decay

If I have figured out one thing I need to keep makeup on, it’s eyelid primer. It will even out your eyelid skin tone, and create a canvas to let your eye shadow shine. And most importantly, it will help it stay on ALL. DAY. LONG.

I’ve used drugstore brands in the past, and honestly, lots of them work very well. I particularly enjoy the NYX primer quite a bit, to the point where I basically only buy the Urban Decay when it’s on sale.

 

EYE SHADOW: Too Faced

Too Faced

I have tried tons of eye shadow brands — everything from Smashbox to the Naked Palette by Urban Decay. But the one I keep coming back to is Too Faced. It’s highly pigmented, blends well, and most importantly, stays on all day. Plus I love their color choices (I tend to be drawn to neutrals like golds and browns), and each time a new palette comes out, I find myself adding to cart — even though I need a new one like I need a whole in the head.

For a great classic (or starter) palette, try their Natural Eyes (above). Or for something a little jazzier, check out this awesome Pretty Rich palette.

Eyeliner: NYX Epic Ink

NYX

I LOVE the look of Liquid Eyeliner, but I am VERY bad at applying it. Luckily NYX made this very awesome liquid eyeliner pen, which allows me to have perfect top liner in just two swooshes. (It took me a bit to master it, but I promise it’s so easy once you figure out the needed angle of your hand.)

For the bottom lid, I use this cheap retractable pen, as I have not mastered bottom liquid eyeliner yet and always poke myself, thus making my eye water or giving me the appearance of a racoon.

But on both lids, I make sure to set with a narrow brush and the black shadow out of this Too Faced eye shadow palette. (Told you I had a slight problem with buying eye shadow.) Setting it helps ensure it will last alllllll day.

 

Mascara: Benefit or Too Faced

Benefit

Ahhh mascara. You are my one true love. I would (and have) go to dinner with nothing but you and Shape Tape.

I like a lot of mascaras, and there are tons I’d happily wear, but my two favorites are Benefit and Too Faced. Recently, I’ve been on a Too Faced kick and think I prefer it right this second, but honestly, I just buy whichever is on sale or comes with a bonus gift that month.

I also make sure to throw a coat of Mascara Primer on before either mascara so my lashes can make like Hercules and go the distance. 

Eye Brightener: Thrive Brilliant Eye 

Thrive Causemetics

This little baby is the secret to looking like you’re got a full 9 hours of sleep when really you’ve been up for rope drop three days in a row and you’re surviving on Joffrey’s lattes and Mickey-shaped sugary treats. Just a little on the inner corners of your eye and bottom lid, and POOF. Big sparkly cartoon character eyes.

BONUS: Part of the proceeds of everything from this brand go to helping domestic abuse survivors. Big claps for women helping women AND looking good.

 

Eyebrows: Benefit FoolProof Eyebrow Powder

Benefit

Good thing Benefit made this foolproof, because I really am a dummy when it comes to eyebrows. That’s why I love it — two quick stokes of the brush and I am ready to go (at least in the eyebrow department.)

 

Lips:

This is the question I get the MOST often — what lipstick do I wear to survive ALL THE TREATS that come with a day at Walt Disney World?

Lipsense:

LipSense

The thing I wear MOST often is LipSense. I was very wary of it, but one of my friends started selling it (it’s one of those pyramid brands that people sell on FaceBook) so I bought some to be a good friend. And holy moly, it WORKS.

To make LipSense work, you have to apply a few layers of color (I like to mix them and make new shades) and then make sure you top with a gloss. My favorite and most worn colors are Fly Girl (red), Bella (a light mauvey-netural), and Glam Doll (a darker wine shade). And 99% of the time, I top them with the Glossy Gloss (a plain clear gloss). It stays on literally all day — at most, I’ll touch up my water line after eating a big meal, especially if it’s something oil based (like salad dressing).

The links above are from Amazon, which I was shocked to discover. But you can probably find them cheaper if you know anyone who sells it!

M.A.C Lipstick:

M.A.C Cosmetics

My second most commonly worn brand is M.A.C. It’s much less of a hassle to apply, and it does a great job of staying on all day.  I usually just have to touch it up after a big meal (or giant cup of coffee).

Favorite shades include Rajah (part of their Aladdin collection), and Viva Glam Red (proceeds from this one go to a good cause!). I’ll likely be adding more of these lipsticks to my collection soon, because I love how creamy and easy it is!

 

Maybelline SuperStay:

Maybelline

This is the brand (and color) I wore to a full day of Typhoon Lagoon and it survived the wave pool and Crush n’ Gusher. It’s also a super price, so you can get lots of shades without guilt.

My only issue with it is sometimes it get a little flaky (especially compared to the other brands), but for $8 a tube and it’s long-lasting power, I can’t really complain.

The Force is Strong with these products.

So there you have it — a glimpse into my makeup bag! Like I said, I am no beauty blogger, but I do schlep around the Disney Parks for hours upon hours every week, and my face stays pretty in tact. Hopefully these products will work for you as well — trust me, I understand how important it is to be Insta and Photopass ready! 🙂

What makeup products work best for you at Disney? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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19 Replies to “These Makeup Products Can Survive 12 Hours in Disney World, and Still Look Good on Your Insta Feed!”

  1. I’m a SeneGence distributor and I was watching your videos last week and I saw your lipstick and I was like yep that’s lipsense!

  2. Thank you for sharing. Your skin and eye coloring are very similar to mine. And I love to experiment with makeup. Green eyes are fun to play with! . I love golds, greens and plums to bring out the green (Stilla Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye in Rockin’ Rose is awesome and Jane Iredale purepressed eyeshadow in Forest is beautiful). I have problems with oily eyelids, etc. so I love the eyelid primer you recommended too. Haven’t found a fool-proof eyeliner yet so thanks for the recommendation. Lancôme art liners are fun in navy, colbalt and purple. Lip sense is phenomenal but stings too much for me. Lol. So I use NYX butter gloss. I totally agree with your concealer pick. I also think IT Cosmetics concealer in the tube is amazing. A little goes a long way and it lasts all day. I use neutral medium. For cheekbones, really love NYX Liquid Illumination Born to Glow for Highlighting and Bellepierre Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow for a bit of color. For foundation I prefer to mix mine with a sunblock brightening cream or Lancôme’s Visionare. Perricone No Makeup Foundation and Lancôme Le Teint are my favorites for masquerading my large pores. Thrive cosmetics and Bare Minerals both make great setting/oil-absorbing powders. Thanks for sharing your secrets! Ha! What are your favorite make up brushes?

  3. Great list and recommendations! Just a friendly heads up: I would strongly advise not buying LipSense on amazon… there’ve been a lot of counterfeits floating around out there. The only way to know it’s legit is to buy from a licensed distributor.

  4. Love love love your videos! Its the highlight of our week 😃
    We have a trip planned for May 3rd, let see how that goes..
    Do you know what the Disney princesses are wearing? Their makeup looks so flawless!

  5. Molly–thank you for this! What do you wear on your face for sun protection since big floppy hats are incompatible with mouse ears? And do you wear it over or under your concealer and primer etc? Thank you!

  6. The article I’ve been looking for!!! I too have an eyeshadow obsession (I bought a Tart & Urban Decay with in a week of each other)
    I would Recommend MAC 24 hour/ waterproof or Love Your Selfies (PUR?) foundations for people with oily skin. I have Very oily skin & live in a Very humid Oklahoma these have worked best for me along with the Tart Poreless primer

  7. Great list. I use several but will be checking out the rest.
    What other favorite things do you love for your Disney days? Shoes, bags, rain gear, what’s in your park bag? Would love to know how you stay prepared for anything. Thanks for all of your advise and tips.

  8. I love Nars Orgasm blush! Has a similar to look to the one you like. I use half of these but can’t wait to try the others. Thanks for sharing!

  9. The only lipstick I found that really stayed on was the Maybelline 24 Superstay, that’s the only one I love taking when I’m at WDW. I am so happy you shared the products you wear to the parks. You really rock the makeup Molly. Anymore products you wear, please share it with us!

  10. Thanks for the information. I often wondered how you kept your lipstick on all day. I am a preschool teacher and I drink a lot of coffee throughout the day To keep up my energy but it always ruins my lipstick. We love your videos 😀 you have a wonderful sense of humor. We started watching for the Disney content but we continue to watch because you are such a pleasure. I hope All Ears knows how lucky they are to have you. We look forward to many more videos.

  11. Girl! I love this! Let me tell you about something you will LOVE! Match Made foundation pigment drops to add to your SUNSCREEN!!! Yes girl YES! You can add as much or as little coverage to whatever moisturizer or sunscreen that you want! It’s made by no.7 which I believe is an offshoot of Boots. You can mix and match and a little bottle lasts a loooong time! You’re welcome!! lol

  12. My daughter in law (also Molly) is also on you tube. She critiques all kind of make up. I thought you might be interested to see one of her videos when you get time.

  13. YESSSSSSSS to all of this! I also love to set my look with Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. It has helped my makeup last throughout a hot August day in Walt Disney World.

  14. Molly…girl!!!! I didn’t know you wrote articles too!! Thank you so much for this one! I can’t wait to try them during our trip this summer. Our trip got delayed last year because of our surprise baby and I stumbled across your videos while on maternity leave last April (and girl the excitement is building with each video!!) I can’t tell you how much we love your videos and seriously can’t wait for the next ones! You are too funny and super talented!! Don’t ever stop!! 😍