Break A Sweat & Still Look Fabulous With These Gym-Proof Makeup Items
Admit it, some of you quietly diss people who wear makeup to the gym but in all honesty, there’s nothing wrong with that. Ladies who chose to dress however they want and apply makeup shouldn’t be afraid of getting judge for having the desire to look good while breaking a sweat. After all, if you look good, you’ll feel good and when you feel good, it shows in your workout. Plus, you may even score a hottie to take you on a date after a gym session.
However, according to dermatologists, wearing the wrong type of make-up during a workout can cause acne and uneven skin texture. Thankfully, the beauty industry is currently evolving to meet the needs of every female gym-goers, as many products have been developed to feature skin-friendly formulas which are non-comedogenic, contain minerals and are breathable.
If you’re planning to wear makeup while working out, here are some of the essential sweat-proof beauty products you can use and look like a total hot mess.
Moisturiser – Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
It is important to keep the skin hydrated especially since the body is losing a lot of water from sweating. According to dermatologists, using oil-based moisturiser can cause acne, whiteheads and blackheads. You’ll want to use a lightweight moisturiser that’s water-based to replenish your skin. This helps fight against blemishes while controlling oil and shine.
Price: RM 61.79
Where to get: The Body Shop
Foundation – CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
If you’re planning on exercising outside, it’s essential to wear products with sun protecting benefits to protect your skin. Try Clinique’s new workout-friendly foundation with SPF 40. It’s completely oil-free, so the pigment particles really stick to the skin and provides an impressive coverage along with a satisfying matte finish. Say goodbye to your shiny t-zone!
Price: RM 163
Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
Planning to work on that breaststroke in the pool instead? Better to put on a waterproof mascara, so it doesn’t run down your cheeks from all that water. This mascara has a voluminising formula because of it’s hourglass shaped brush coats, creating dramatic, curled lashes.
Price: RM 84
Eyeliner – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
When you’re busy breaking a sweat, you’re going to need an eyeliner that won’t smudge under pressure. Hence, Stila’s waterproof liquid eyeliner is great because it’s easy to apply with its precise, fine tip. It also dries quickly and won’t smudge or run. What’s more, it comes in a variety of shades, so if you’re looking to spice up your workout look, try the blue or green eyeliner.
Cheeks & Lips – Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
When working out, it’s best to use a tint so it stays on your lips and cheeks without getting smudged. Tints usually stay on for a long time too because it completely sticks to the skin, leaving only a tinge of pink on your cheeks and lips. It’s also super comfortable and fuss-free!
Price: RM 61
Setting Spray – Urban Decay All Nighter – Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
You’re done with your makeup look, all you need to do now is to make sure it stays on using a setting spray. What we love about this product is that it also keeps the skin hydrated and look fresh all day long!