Gym-friendly makeup (and skincare)
Wearing makeup while working out is a hotly-debated topic, and you’re basically either in or out. Personally, I wear a tinted sunscreen for a touch of coverage (and sun protection, natch) and mascara—but this counts as no-makeup makeup, right? If you want to wear more, that’s your right—and you might want to check out the new CliniqueFIT range of products.
Designed for active ladies who want to look their best without sacrificing the health of their skin, these high-performance offerings have you covered both during and after your sweat session. On the makeup front, the Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40 delivers medium matte-finish coverage and 12-hour sweat- and humidity-resistant wear (and you can wear it when you’re not exercising, too). Top with the not-yet-available Lip+Cheek Flush and Workout 24-Hour Mascara and you have a pretty, polished look that doesn’t look like tried too hard.
You’re obviously going to shower after getting all schvitzy, and this range includes your post-workout essentials as well. The Post-Workout Face+Body Cleansing Swipes don’t require running water, yet they leave skin refreshed and ready for whatever’s next on your to-do list. Since we all know it’s essential to keep skin hydrated (especially after a lot of sweating), the Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer does just this while controlling oil and shine. And for those of you who experience post-exercise flushing (which is rather inconvenient when you have an 8am meeting), the Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder takes redness down a few notches—and the built-in applicator makes it easy to use and mess-free.
So whether you’re pro- or anti-makeup at the gym, at least one of these makeup and skincare basics deserves a place in your gym bag—or any of your bags for that matter.