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My Disney Makeup

In this blogpost, I want to address something that I get a lot of mixed reactions about when people find out about it. My makeup at Walt Disney World. When at Walt Disney World, I wear a full face of makeup every single day, even travel days. Now, I do wear makeup a lot, but not every day when I’m at home. It’s about 50/50 at home, since it all depends on what I’m doing that day, and what I feel like. However, at Walt Disney World, because I take so many pictures throughout the day, I wear full makeup at all times. This surprises a lot of people because they either don’t like it, or because they don’t know how to wear makeup in that humid of a climate without it melting off halfway through the day. Well, that’s what I’m here to explain today. Since I already live in a naturally humid environment, I’ve adapted my makeup for it over the years. However, I did take some advice from other bloggers who have lived or worked in the Orlando area. So, ready to find out how I do it?

One of the main things to remember when wearing makeup in that humid of a climate is prep and set. Prep your skin with good skincare products and a good primer. Keep your skincare products lightweight. Thick, heavy products don’t work as well in a humid environment, especially if you’re not used to it. If you simply have to use these products, try only using them at night while you’re there. Stick to serums and lightweight lotions during the day. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen. That is vital, since you will burn easier than you probably do at home. It’s just the nature of being in Florida. Now, for setting, you’re probably going to want to use multiple products, depending on what kind of makeup you use. The bare minimum would be a setting spray. If you decide to use liquid foundation and concealer, then you will want to use a setting powder, as well. Due to the humidity of Florida, many people choose to use powder foundations, since they tend to hold up better. I personally don’t, simply because I don’t like them and don’t feel as though I get the amount of coverage that I like from a powder foundation as opposed to a liquid. Since I personally use a liquid foundation and concealer, I use lots of setting powder. This will help the liquid makeup to set and dry down faster, in addition to making it last longer. I wouldn’t recommend using any other liquid products. I would use powders for everything else, since it does hold up better in humid climates. When possible, use waterproof and long wear makeup. This will help the makeup last longer, and you won’t have to worry about it getting ruined when you get caught in a rain shower, which you inevitably will at some point during your trip. Unless it’s Kali River Rapids or a torrential downpour, your makeup should survive fairly well intact. Now, ready to know what I use?

So, I start my makeup with a primer. I haven’t found one that I specifically love, but I do keep coming back to the Maybelline Blur and Smooth primer when I don’t have another sample that I’m trying. Then, I go in with the Maybelline Super Stay Liquid Foundation. After that, I use the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Contour Concealer. Then, I use the Too Face Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer, which makes sure that my eyeshadow doesn’t budge all day. While that dries down, I use the KVD Beauty Lock It loose setting powder to set the makeup under my eyes and in my T-zone. Then I apply my eyeshadow, which I usually keep to a neutral shade range. Then I put on my eyeliner, which is usually a shade from the NYX Epic Wear gel liners. After I brush off the excess loose powder, I go in with the Maybelline Matte and Poreless pressed powder. This helps to set all of the liquid makeup and provide extra setting power to the areas where the loose powder was applied. I then go in with my Ulta Beauty mineral blush and highlighter. Then, I use my Pacifica Vegan Collagen Lash Serum and Primer. While that dries down, I apply my Ulta Beauty clear brow gel to my eyebrows, and apply my lip liner and lipstick. I stick to neutral lipstick at Disney. Then, I apply my Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. Once everything has a chance to dry completely, I use my NYX Matte Finish setting spray to set everything and make sure that it doesn’t budge.

Now, this is what I use, but these specific products may not work for you. I am also aware that many people don’t use this amount of products, and that’s fine. Stick to what works for you. However, if you are going to try new makeup while at Disney, be sure to use it for a couple of weeks before you go to make sure that you like it and that it doesn’t irritate your skin. Also, if you are going to be using setting powders and highlighter, be sure to watch out for flashback. Since you will probably be taking lots of pictures, you want to make sure that your pictures don’t have really bad flashback on your face. Trust me, I had to learn this lesson the hard way. Flashback is when your makeup reflects the lights from a camera flash back at the camera. It’s not pretty, and can ruin your photos. Also note, all Photopass photographers use flashes. If you’re not sure if your products cause flashback, check reviews online. I can tell you that the KVD Beauty Lock It setting powder and Ulta Beauty highlighters do not cause flashback. However, I have used the Wet n’ Wild highlighter, and I had major flashback issues. It wasn’t pretty, so learn from my mistake. These are my tips and tricks. If you want additional advice, I suggest checking out YouTube. There are tons of videos there that have Disney makeup tutorials for days in the parks. I purchase all of my products at Ulta Beauty, but many of them can be found at Sephora, Target, and even Walmart.

Remember, none of this advice means that your makeup with look exactly the same at the end of the day as it did at the beginning. That will never be the case, no matter what you do. However, this gives my makeup the best chance of staying put, assuming you don’t rub all over your face too much or walk out and stand in a rain shower. I recently tested this system when I went to Disney, since I had changed a few products, and this was the most intact my makeup had ever been at the end of a long, hot day at Disney. Yes, it was cracked in a few places, and yes, it was a little cakey in a few areas, but it was only noticeable up close. At a distance, and in photographs, my makeup still looked relatively flawless. I even had a few Cast Members commenting on my makeup and how good it looked. This works for me, and I hope that you find some of the information here helpful to you. Good luck!

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