When you act as your own makeup artist, you’ve got to be prepared to tackle all sorts of beauty scenarios- even the sweaty ones. The fast-paced lives of most women make it tough to be removing and re-applying our faces multiple times a day. Plus, have you ever noticed that when you look good at the gym, you tend to go more often? The truth of the matter is, you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to wearing makeup during a workout. However, there are a few do’s and dont’s that every woman should abide by for the perfect balance of fit and fabulous.
Keep The Product Count Down
Like most things in life, the more moving parts you incorporate, the more room for error. Keep your lineup streamlined and simple, and your few soldier products will pull their weight. We recommend one skin product, mascara, and tinted lip balm. These three add up to the perfect amount of coverage and color, with an emphasis on the most influential features of your face.
Powder is Perfection
Oil is your enemy when it comes to workout makeup, because the last thing you want to do is create the perfect storm of sweat and foundation that leads to clogged pores. We recommend a mineral powder such as Magic Minerals that has built-in color correctors, making it a miracle multi-tasker. A light hand is also important; apply the majority of your powder to the central locations of your face i.e. your nose, between your eyebrows, and on the top of your chin and blend outward.
Shield Yourself from Shine
If transitioning from the gym to your next errand is your ultimate goal, the first step is to attack post-pump shine. This doesn’t need to require any additional makeup, or even expensive blotting papers. A simple piece of tissue, or even better, a toilet seat cover (it has the same tissue-paper quality as blotting papers) will work just fine. Press it to your forehead, nose, and chin and leave the glisten at the gym.
Spot Correct with Matte Concealer
Blemishes are a bummer when all you want do is focus on your biceps. For major breakouts, spot correcting is key. Use a thicker, concentrated formula that’s tacky and highly pigmented. Liquid based concealers or those that boast a dewy finish won’t hold up against a serious sweat. For extra staying power or color correction, set your concealer with Magic Minerals powder for skin that looks lovely no matter how many miles you plan to spend on the treadmill.
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