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No matter what time of the year you head to Walt Disney World, you’re likely going to be in the heat. If you want to be comfortable wearing gym shorts and tank tops to the park (which I totally recommend) then you likely won’t care what you look like. However in the age of Instagram, many people are dressing up and putting a lot of thought in to their outfits and Minnie Ear accessories to get the perfect shot!
Picking out a pair of ears and a matching shirt is one thing – but for some ladies, makeup is just as important! Remember, you don’t need makeup to look GORGEOUS on Instagram, but if you’re obsessed with beauty culture like me, you need something that is going to last. Just a few minutes in the heat and humidity and you might look like a melted candle!
Buy with Confidence!
Here are some products that I’ve tested in heat and humidity. These makeup items have passed the test – and are perfect for your next trip! You’ll see that all the pictures I have in this blog are taken by ME, not from a site. This means I have actually USED it and know that it really works! I would never recommend something I haven’t actually used.
Obviously, you don’t need to be headed to Disney to pick up these items! These items will hold up in hot humid weather, no matter what you’re doing – attending a wedding, hosting a barbecue, or just running errands in the hot summer sun!
So, without further ado, here’s the list!
I’ve never been a huge liquid eyeliner girl, but I’ve recently started expanding in to. This past summer was the first time I really tried my hand at winged eyeliner, and while I’m still learning, I couldn’t quite find an eyeliner I loved until Rihanna came out with her version of liquid eyeliner for Fenty beauty. Or, as the Queen calls it, Flyliner!
This eyeliner has everything you need. Ease of use? Check! The pointed tip is very small and perfect for creating those deep fine lines. Great for beginners who want to start with something small. Great value? Check! This adorable pen only markets at $20! Long lasting? Absolutely check! After a long day in the heat with my new eyeliner, my (amateur) wings were still flying strong. It washed off easily with makeup remover, but NOT with just plain water. So it’ll hold up on those repeat rides of Splash Mountain!
Highlighter is all the rage right now. It’s easy to see why – who doesn’t want to look like a sparkly princess all day every day? There really is no such thing as too much highlighter in my opinion, and the more sparkle the better. After searching for ages, I finally found the Holy Grail of highlighters.
Custom Enhancer Drops by Cover FX are exactly what you need to take your highlighting game to the next level! This liquid highlighter comes with a dropper so you can control exactly how much glow you get. A little goes a very VERY long way, which makes me feel comfortable paying the $42 for this bottle. Just ONE DROP was like three brush strokes of my normal go-to highlighter! I’ve never felt so fabulous and glittery before! It dries super fast as well, so if you REALLY want to put on the sparkle, you can add a powdered highlight on top of it. They come in a variety of colors – I personally use the Rose Gold shade.
Concealer is a very important part of any makeup routine. Whether you’re using it to cover blemishes, contour, or cover up bags or wrinkles, it’s important that your concealer holds up. Personally, I use the tarte Shape Tape Concealer to keep my makeup looking flawless all day long. Even in the hot summer sun, I need to use quite a bit of makeup remover to completely get it off – so the sweat and humidity are no match for it!
With thirty shades to choose from, you’ll be able to find your perfect match. Speaking of perfect matches…
Foundation can be one of the most frustrating things to buy when it comes to makeup. Finding the right can be such a hassle – that is, until you enter the world of Fenty Beauty (I promise this is not just a big ad for Fenty Beauty. I just love her products!)
Fenty Beauty has dozens of shades so everyone can find their perfect match. I was amazed at how perfectly it matched my skin, and it blends so smooth. Not to mention it lasts all day long! It holds up perfectly to the hot, humid summer days you’ll experience at Disney. It’ll be your new go-to foundation, I guarantee it!
Not everyone likes wearing bold lipstick, and that’s ok! It’s not for everyone, and it took me YEARS to feel comfortable using bright colors on my lips. When I did, I found myself gathering up all sorts of lipsticks like a hoarder. I’ve tried so many long lasting lipsticks over the years, and found myself disappointed with quite a few of them. However, one newer addition to my lipstick collection has proven to be better than the rest.
Fenty Beauty’s Matteemoiselle Lipstick is long lasting matte wear that doesn’t dry out your lips! Perfect for all those hot days in Florida – and it’ll even last through all the Dole Whips and Mickey pretzels you’ll be chowing down on. It comes in a variety of fun and bold colors. You’re sure to find a color you like – whether it’s a bold and beautiful BLUE shade, to a more neutral red, you’ll be sure to find a color that speaks to you.
When it comes to hot weather, setting spray is probably your most important tool! The entire purpose of this piece of makeup is to keep your makeup in place. This prevents your makeup from running and rubbing off due to heat and sweat – and of course, keeps it looking fresh after those water rides.
I’ve tried a lot of setting sprays over the years and finally found one that works. I swear by the NYX Professional Setting Spray, which comes in both matte and dewy varieties. I like the matte one best, personally. Also, it’s less than $10! This spray also seems to last forever – I use it every time I head out and still have the same bottle from a year ago.
If you don’t find a mascara that can hold up to the hot summer heat, you’re going to be in trouble. Nothing is worse than looking like you just had a cry fest in the Fantasyland bathrooms because your black mascara has literally started melting away! If you’re going to be in the humidity for hours on end – and ESPECIALLY if you’re going to be riding water rides like Splash Mountain, you need a mascara that holds up. Not only that, you should get a WATERPROOF mascara.
The Too Faced Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara is my go-to summer mascara. Despite the rather lewd name, this product holds up. I love that it comes in a small travel size as well, so it is TSA compliant! Just a few swipes of this bold mascara and you’ll be good to go!
Most important part of wearing makeup? Taking it OFF at the end of the night! If you don’t take it off, you risk clogging your pores and causing acne or premature aging. Nothing feels better than washing your face after a long day in the Florida heat. Trust me!
I swear by this 3 in 1 Makeup Remover by It Cosmetics. It’s true that a little goes a long way with this product. It removes the toughest lipstick, eyeliner, and waterproof mascara while moisturizing your face AND cleansing it. My skin feels like butter after I’m done! It also gets EVERYTHING – I’ve used other makeup removers in the past, and found that the next morning I still had some caked on mascara left on my pillowcase. Not the case with this product! It’s lightweight and super portable making it ideal for travel. Finally, because it lasts SO long, you can feel comfortable about the $38 price tag.
All of these products I listed above can be purchased at Sephora (I’m a VIB member well on my way to Rogue this year…it’s bad, I know) or Ulta. Best part about shopping online? The cash back at eBates of course! I’ve made over $20 back on my purchases this past summer alone (I told you, my Sephora addiction is BAD). Both these retailers offer cash back, and often times have special cash back offers during peak shopping times like Christmas!
With all this new makeup information at your disposal, you’ll be confident that your face will look it’s best all day long, even in the hot Florida sun.
What’s your favorite makeup item? Let me know in the comments below! And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog as well! You’ll be notified when I post new amazing Disney content!