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Workout Makeup

March 18th, 2015

Makeup For The Gym

Summer is a few months away and skimpy bikinis are looming on the horizon. So whether you are hitting the gym or pounding the pavements, you will definitely be working hard to shed those pounds and achieve your dream body - but who says you can't still look #iwokeuplikethis flawless while sweating buckets?

It's arguably better to work out with no makeup at all – working out opens up your pores and some makeup can clog pores – leading to breakouts. So make sure you choose products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic – and keep it light. The key is to look like you're makeup-free (or as we call it over here, the Daily Mail's version of makeup-free) - you're not actually going without makeup (and if you are, this is not the article for you)

Foundation / Base

This is not the time nor place to put on that thick stage makeup foundation – the combination of sweat and clogged pores will definitely make you break out.

Go for mineral foundation, tinted moisturisers or BB creams. Mineral foundation is an especially good choice as it is non pore clogging and water - and sweat-resistant. If you are exercising outdoors, make sure your foundation or base has built-in SPF.

If you have good skin, you can get away with wearing just moisturiser or even nothing at all. Alternatively, you can always just use concealer on your trouble spots. Make sure you blend out the concealer well.



Best not to. If you're really working up a sweat, you will get that red flush naturally. You don't want to look even more of a tomato than you do already! If you do decide to wear it, use a light hand.



Try to avoid putting too much pigmented powder on your face. This is not a good look – sweat running tracks down your face when you've put on powder bronzer.


Eye Makeup

Whatever you do, go for waterproof mascara or liner – all that sweat (and wind and watery eyes if you are running) will cause embarassing panda eyes. The extra sweat will also cause your non-waterproof eye makeup to run into your eyes and sting!



A slick to tinted lip balm or lip tint will add instant colour to your face.



This is somewhat related to makeup. Keep hair products to a minimum, especially if your hair is going to have contact with your forehead or face. Sweat, mingled with hair products running down your face can potentially cause breakouts.