Packing the Park Perfect Disney Makeup Bag

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You guys have probably already gathered from my previous posts that I love makeup.  I’m enamored with eyeshadow, preoccupied with powder, and lala over lip gloss. I love it! Even I, a true makeup addict, will admit that there is a time and place for makeup.  When you’re on a laid back beach trip, makeup really isn’t a huge concern.  But, I think that a Disney trip is makeup worthy.  What with all the pictures you’ll be taking, you’ll want to look put together.  This is not to say that you should go overboard with your makeup, I mean you don’t want to spend the better part of the morning working on some runway inspired look.  My Disney (Disney World for me) magical makeup mantra is make it minimal but meaningful.  What does my makeup bag for Disney look like?  You can see what I’d pack in the picture above, I made this styleboard on my Polyvore page.  So…today I’m going to “unpack” this my ideas on the perfect park makeup bag by sharing with you a few things I would put in my Park Perfect Disney Makeup Bag.

Let’s get going!

Make it Minimal!

Avoid Over Packing

I pack the basics, breaking it down by face (foundation, concealer,  bronzer, blush), eyes (shadow, liner, primer, mascara), and lips (gloss or color).  I have a set of travel makeup brushes that store conveniently for trips an they stow away in my suitcase nicely!  When it comes to packing eyeshadows, I select a palette with a few color choices rather than selecting a lot of different shadows.  For me, a palette of neutrals will do the job.

Time Counts

Get your morning routine down to the basic application.  On vacation, I take a 20 minute process down to no more than 10 minutes.  Don’t get to fancy, remember that you’ll probably be sweating and there’s a good chance that you’ll have some contact with water (be it a water ride like Splash Mountain or an inevitable afternoon rainstorm).

Less is More

When it comes to reapplication, less is more.  Typically, I only carry oil blotting sheets and lip gloss  into the parks with me for reapplication/touch ups.  If you need more than me, think about what you’d need for touch ups and remember that you’ll be carrying it around the parks (which means that is subject to being damaged, i.e., cracked or melted when you are carrying it around the parks with you).  If you take a midday break from the parks, a touch up in the resort room might be your best option!

Make it Meaningful!

Protect Your Canvas

I’m all about year round SPF!  I use moisturizer with SPF as well as foundation with SPF.  I know that SPF doesn’t always yield the best photos, but for a day in the parks, it is crucial.  I also take care of my lips and skin, in terms of sun protection.   Might as well have double benefit from your makeup!

Make it Count

Look for products that are long wearing.  For example, I make sure to use primer for my eyeshadow to prevent smudging and creasing.  Even something as simple as selecting waterproof mascara can make your makeup last longer, making the best use of your packing, time, and effort!

Don’t Overdo it

You’re going to a theme park, not a beauty contest!  The key to makeup is to let it enhance your beauty, right?  Don’t over do it.


I hope these suggestions will help you get park perfect makeup for your next trip!  So let’s play a little game!  What is the one makeup item that you can’t live without in the parks?  List that below in the comment section!

Thanks for commenting and reading!

See ya real soon!



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