Its simple math: Exercise + Full face of makeup = Not a good idea
While some ladies can walk into a gym and train bare-faced (and to those women I salute you), others would not dare to hit the gym sans make-up because hey, you never know who you could bump into; aka that cute guy near the weights section. Even though you're guaranteed a radiant post-exercise glow after a sweat sesh, adding a dash of concealer or a slick of mascara can help motivate you to get your game on. So here are a few tips for a workout-proof makeup routine to help you feel extra pretty while pumping some iron.
The Pre-game: Just like not to stretch is a betch, not to prime is a crime! Using an oil-free primer will allow your makeup to stay on and creates a barrier on the skin, preventing the makeup from seeping into your pores.
The Pixi Beauty Flawless and Poreless Primer ($38.00 AUD) clears and unblocks pores to allow for flawless, long-lasting makeup. It helps to control shine, hydrates the skin and perfect for all complexions.
Keep It Light
Do your complexion a favour babes, ditch your usual go-to foundation and go for an oil-free tinted moisturiser or BB cream for lightweight coverage. These products are skin-friendly and provide a natural finish without being too noticeable. Our recommendation: The Esmi Skin Minerals BB Mineral cream ($50.00 AUD) balances your skin tone whilst adding nourishment, conditioning and protection.
Got that one annoying pimple that just hurts to look at? Hide that bad boy with a small application of concealer. Our recommendation: Try the Pixi Beauty Illuminating Tint/Conceal ($40.00 AUD).This multi-purpose beautifier is also a moisturiser, sunscreen and provides sheer coverage.
And no I'm not talking about you. While you're moving around while working out,
your makeup shouldn't. Spritz some setting spray before popping out to the gym to avoid your makeup looking like a landslide. Our recommendation: Lock in your makeup for an all-day fresh look with Gerard Cosmetics Garden Party Stay All-day Setting Sprays ($52.00).
Want luscious lashes but fear the dreaded smear of mascara? Avoid having racoon eyes by settling for waterproof mascara and apply to the upper lash-line only. Our recommendation: No panda eyes are a guarantee when using the Poni Cosmetics White Knight Mascara ($30.00). This formula is water resistant, doesn't run or smudge and is great for sensitive eyes.
Bold matte lipsticks and sparkly glosses are for going out, not working out! However, if you want to avoid chapped and cracked lips, check out the INC.redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher ($16.00 AUD). These balms will prime, prep and protect your lips with their moisture boosting properties such as Vitamin E and avocado oil. If you're wanting a pop of colour, look no further than the Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm ($27.00 AUD). Whilst protecting and hydrating the lips, they are also left with a soft tint even after the balm wears off.
Written By Nicole