If there’s one thing we know about Walt Disney World, its that it can get HOT. Like crazy hot. So while we commend you ladies out there who can manage to put on a full face of makeup and stay looking perfect all day, we do not possess those talents. We already shared some of our favorite products to survive the summer in Walt Disney World so we decided to put together a list of some of our favorite summer beauty products to help you stay insta-ready without feeling weighed down by your makeup!
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Urban Decay Primer Potion
Planning to wear eyeshadow in the hot Florida sun? We wouldn’t even recommend it without an eye primer. We have found that without a primer, even the most expensive “long lasting” shadows in any form just don’t last without a proper primer. This one has lasted all day in many different types of Florida weather and we won’t even travel without it.
Stila Stay All Day 10-1 HD Beauty Balm
We love that Stila’s formula includes an SPF which honestly, we just can’t get enough of in the hot Florida sun. The illuminating formula will give you a dewy glow, but you can opt for the original HD BB if you’d prefer a more matte look. This does a great job of evening out skin tone and hiding those little imperfections, without having to mess with foundation.
Not only is it easy to apply, but this NARS also lasts throughout most of a long, hot and humid day. This is the one product that I don’t even leave my house without and is an easy way to fake a few extra hours of sleep.
Kat Von D Tattoo liner
As much press as this eyeliner gets, it definitely stays much better with the use of an eye primer and setting spray. It’s buildable so if you’re looking for something a little bolder, you’ll need to apply several coats, but for a more subtle look, this eyeliner is perfect. Warning: Without the use of a primer and setting spray, this eyeliner definitely still has the potential to smear and fade throughout the day. If you’re going to fork over the extra cash for the liner, do yourself a favor and use the three products together for the longest wear.
A little goes a long way with this and we like that you can still do your brows but with a less “made up” look for summer. We find that brows are one of the few things we like to do every day, so having something simple that stays put is a must.
Benefit High Beam
This liquid highlighter blends well, stays put and is so lightweight, you will forget its there. We like to add just a bit to the brow bone and cheekbones for a subtle glow.
MAC Fix Plus
This setting spray helped our makeup stay fresher for longer and was light enough to not even notice it had been applied. Just a few spritzes will do the trick.
Verb Ghost Oil
We recently discovered this new line of products and we are in love! Ghost oil is not so much an oil, but more of a serum and we have found it works best (for us) on damp hair, helping keep frizz in check and smooth our fly aways. Tip: A little goes a long way!
Verb Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
Another from this brand, this is hands down our new favorite sea salt spray. Its light, keeps frizz to a minimum, will keep those waves in place for hours and wont leave your hair crunchy, like a lot of other sea salt sprays we’ve tried in the past. Also works great to refresh hair when its started to go flat, always a plus!
Dry Bar Triple Sec 3-1
We love Dry Bar for a lot of reasons and this 3-in-1 is great for refreshing tired hair and adding a bit of texture.
You’re going to sweat. It’s gonna happen at some point and it won’t be pretty. Be prepared with blotting papers. Not only will it help keep your makeup lasting a bit longer, but it’ll make your face a lot more comfortable throughout the day.
Mario Bodescu Rose Water Facial Spray
Even if you’re not wearing makeup, we found that even just with the application of sunscreen, and sweating throughout the day, our skin felt tired and dry by mid day. This Facial spray will help you feel refreshed and moisturized!
Tip: If you don’t usually wear much makeup but want to on your trip for photos, we recommend getting travel sizes. They’re cheaper and will give you more space in your suitcase. And if you purchase any of these at somewhere like Ulta or Spehora and end up not loving it, they’ll usually take the items back with no questions asked. Remember, everyone is different, so just because it works for some of us, doesn’t mean it works for all of us!
So those are our top beauty products for summer or really any time its hot in Disney! What do you guys like to use? Let us know in the comments, we love trying new things!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .