Makeup Tips for Your Next Workout

If the idea of hitting the gym completely barefaced makes you want to sit right back down on the couch, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A lot of women feel naked without makeup even when they’re sweating it out on the treadmill or pumping iron in the weight room. If you’re one of these people, then rest assured, we’ve got some tried-and-tested tips for looking your best even when you’re working out.

Protect Your Skin

If you like to hit the pavement and go for a run outside, be sure you stay protected by adding your favorite sunscreen to our Super Vitamin E Lotion. The extra moisturizer will keep your skin looking radiant and hydrated as you rack up the mileage.

Apply Concealer Correctly

The goal is to look as natural as possible, so for non-obvious coverage, strategically place your skin-matching concealer only where necessary. Use it to cover spots, redness, dark circles, and other discoloration, then blend with a brush for a natural-looking finish. Regardless of the brand, most concealers are water-resistant, which is great for heavy sweating, and even swimmers.

Use Mineral Makeup

For those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, mineral makeup may be the best solution. Not only is it water-resistant, but because it is pure pigment, it won’t move around while you work out. Our custom blended Mineral Eye Shadowoffers sheer, natural color so you can look your best from Spin Class to the Boxing Room.

Moisturize, then Moisturize Some More

If swimming is your choice of exercise, you can avoid irritated skin and dehydrated hair by using a good moisturizer such as our Whipped Rice Bran Lotion. Apply the lotion an hour or so before you hit the lap pool so it absorbs into your skin. As you swim, protect your hair by applying Conditioner before you put on your swim cap. Then, when you’re done, reapply moisturizer and conditioner because the chemicals in the pool can irritate and dehydrate your skin and hair. 

Pick the Right Lipstick

Just because you’re huffing and puffing doesn’t mean you can’t have the perfect pout. Frankly, a great Lipstick might be all you need. A perfect shade can add a pop of color while making you feel feminine, yet not overdone.

Go for the Smokey Eye

If you’ve ever had an eye makeup and sweat combo run into your eyes, then you know just how painful it can be. Instead of going for a full smokey eye look, try something slightly subtle. Sweep a dark shadow over your top eyelid and then apply a waterproof mascara. Then add a black liner to both the top and bottom lashes, but be sure it is also waterproof to avoid the raccoon look.

Keep Your Pores Healthy

One of the best ways to look great for your next workout is to properly cleanse your skin after your last workout. When cosmetics and sweat combine, they can contribute to breeding bacteria. That ugly bacteria can lead to blackheads, irritation, and serious acne. To keep your skin fresh, throw our Microdermabrasion Face Wash in your gym bag. Remove dead skin cells while gently polishing the rough areas of your skin for the perfect after-workout glow!