We don’t always feel so glamorous while we’re breaking a sweat. Most of us won’t go barefaced to the gym, but pre-workout, skip that full makeup routine! The full foundation+blush+eyeliner regimen that you might have been rockin’ ever since you renewed your 24-Hour Fitness membership looks a little…well, weird. And chances are that once you hit that target heart rate, your hard work will turn into a runny mess.
I have yet to develop a line of “run-free” makeup, but it is totally possible to strike the balance between a workout-ready and a put-together face for the gym. Taking a minimalist approach, follow these basics for your workout makeup:
- DO: Concealer- Who said diamonds were a girl’s best friend? Apply concealer to soften the look of under-eye dark circles, zits, and blemishes.
- DO: Tinted lip balm- The secret to keeping the lips moisturized while giving you a little color!
- DON’T: Mascara- Unless you’re positive that the “waterproof” label is bona fide, avoid wearing mascara for the gym. Nobody likes the look of smudged mascara running down your face. (Definite respect for beads of sweat though!)
Stick to these guidelines, and let nature do the rest! You’ll get a natural, healthy glow from a solid training session. Now you know how; look good and feel good before, after, AND during your workout!