Let’s be honest: Disney World is a VERY Instagrammable destination.
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. 😉
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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?
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!
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!
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.
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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