It’s that time of year again, the time of year when we actually use our gym memberships. But going to the gym, with a full face of makeup on, is not only annoying, but gross. We went hunting for makeup that could withstand sweating without budging and caking.
There are two schools of thought on workout makeup. One is to go light. If you don’t apply heavy makeup, there won’t be much to get ruined by sweat. We like makeup though and, therefore, we want options.
For those of us that feel the need to have the perfect winged eyeliner before the house, Stila All day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($20) will stand the test of Zumba. It won’t smudge or run, and will be perfect for your post-workout smoothie date.
Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara ($27.50) may be a mouthful, but it is a godsend. As a swimmer, I wore this stuff in and out of the pool. No flakes or smears!
Having your eyebrows on fleek is a must have no matter where you are. In the office, class or the gym Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade ($18) could give even Cara Delevingne brow envy.
To keep your skin matte and ready for anything, go for a full coverage foundation like Tarte Cosmetic’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation ($39). It has an SPF of 15 for outdoor workouts. Plus, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush ($28) will seriously stand up to anything and last ALL DAY! Not that you’ll need a flush of color on your cheeks after running a mile.
If you do decide to forgo a full face and go light on your cosmetics, grab something with added benefits. We like a good BB or CC cream to give coverage while treating redness or acne. For acne sufferers, give Estée Lauder’s Clear Difference BB ($40.00) a try. It has ingredients such as Grape Seed and Rosemary Leaf Extract to soothe and treat your skin while covering any red spots.
If you’re looking for something to simply perfect your skin, check out Dior’s Diorskin Nude BB Cream ($45). This BB is packed with antioxidants to smooth, protect and give your skin a natural glow; perfect for a no makeup gym look.
Either with a full face or BB/CC Cream, we recommend Dermablend’s Smooth Liquid Camo Concealer ($26). It will cover ANYTHING! Scars, acne and even tattoos will be covered by this oil-free waterproof concealer. It’s definitely worth the investment.