The debate about wearing makeup to the gym is never-ending! If you can work the bare face, we say go for it, but if you’d rather not, there’s nothing wrong with slapping on a little concealer before your workout! The main thing is if you do wear makeup, that you choose products that’ll endure a little sweat session. Otherwise, you’ll either end up looking like a hot mess or potentially damaging your skin. Here’re a few of our fav products that give you the pre-gym confidence boost you need as well as the love your skin deserves!
Maybelline TattooStudio Eyebrow Gel, $13
There’s nothing worse than brows that relocate down your face as you sweat; so you need a brow gel that won’t budge. The TattooStudio Eyebrow Gel ensures your brows don’t take an independent travel, as it stays put for days, and the sculpting tip and eyebrow spoolie brush add extra natural-looking fullness to your brows without you having to reapply.
Tarte Cosmetics Lifted™ Sweatproof Mascara, $23
The ultimate gym goal is to give everything a lift and a bit of a boost, and this product does exactly that! Okay, so it’s not a miracle cream and you’ll still have to do the work, but at least your lashes won’t! This totally water (and sweat proof) mascara is guaranteed to stick with you all workout long with no smudges! (Also great if you’re watching THAT ‘The Notebook’ scene.)
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner, $20
If you can’t leave the house without your wings, you need an eyeliner that can keep up. This Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D will stick with you through even the most hardcore HIIT workouts. Plus, it’s literally the best eyeliner for drawing a fuss-free flick in a hurry.
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, $42
Mineral foundations are ideal for workouts. As we exercise, our skin heats up causing our pores to open, which means you should avoid using products that will seep in and cause breakouts. Mineral foundations, like this Laura Mercier Mineral Powder formulated with pearl powder, are non-comedogenic and contain amino acids that help treat your skin while maintaining a radiant, soft-focus effect. Plus, the coverage is completely buildable depending on your preference.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick, $14
Nothing pulls a look together like a strong lip, and there’s no harm in getting lippy at the gym. This long-lasting lip stain will keep your lips pretty in pigment no matter what your workout.
CliniqueFIT Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray, $14
During a workout we tend to lose a lot of water, causing our skin to feel dehydrated and thirsty. The CliniqueFIT Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray replaces the moisture that our skin loses, leaving you feeling hydrated, glowy, and energized. Give yourself a spritz, pre, post and even during a gym session for a boost of sweet-smelling dew! Check out the rest of the CliniqueFIT line here.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, $24
A good concealer goes a long way, and this IT Cosmetics Concealer has won awards. Work your creaseless under-eyes with this magic formula that was designed with the help of plastic surgeons. The long-lasting formula conceals everything from blemishes, dark circles, or any of your other concerns!
If you decide to wear makeup to the gym, make sure you remove it post workout, ASAP. Even if you’re going out afterward, wash your face and reapply your makeup – this is so essential!