- Best Makeup for the Gym
The Best Gym Makeup for Your Workout
The makeup vs. no makeup debate is one that the majority of gym goers have faced. And, whilst there’s no right or wrong answer, we all know that the experts wouldn’t be best pleased if they saw us rocking a full face of glam to our morning spin class.
That's because as you exercise your body temperature increases, meaning you sweat more and pores open up, experts explain. Wearing makeup to the gym therefore increases your chances of a breakout as particles can block pores and trap the bacteria you're trying to purge. Eeek!
But with that being said, makeup has come a long way, as many brands now offer products that are totally workout-friendly – phew!
To point you in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of the best gym makeup products that will help you look a little less sweaty, all whilst being kind to your skin.
This formula perfects and brightens your complexion with a light to medium coverage and ensures that moisture levels are maintained as you sweat it out in the gym.
Your workout is most certainly going to wake you up, but this concealer ensures that you look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed before, during and after. Boasting a sweat-proof and transfer-resistant formula, it stays put whilst you power through. Browse the 30 shades and discover your true match.
If liquid foundation isn’t really your thing, then give this powder formula go. Mineral-based products are a great option for the gym as they’re oil-free and won’t clog pores.
To make things even better, bareMinerals bring you a matte formula that will literally fight acne as you work out, thanks to an infusion of skin-clearing salicylic acid.
Your skin but better. This is a fab option for those that don't want to workout with a heavy layer of makeup but still want to conceal some blemishes and redness. Colour-correcting, oil-free and anti-ageing, this cc cream gives skin just the right amount of coverage. Your complexion is kept matte, not flat, throughout those treadmill sessions and beyond.
Disguise a tomato-tinted face with a sweeping of this blusher. Staying true to its name, it'll take you from cheek to chic as it laces skin with a flush of subtle pink. Thanks to an infusion of Charlotte's signature Light Flex Technology, which captures and reflects light for a natural glow, your complexion will never look more lit-from-within.
Kick dry lips to the curb with the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm – a super cool lip balm that’s ideal for the gym. Bursting with nourishing oils, this lippy keeps your pout plump and full of moisture, all whilst lacing it with a subtle colour of your choice.
Lightweight, non-greasy and oil-free, this setting spray locks down your gym look and minimises shine all day long. Plus, it's packed with all the good skin stuff that your post-gym-complexion needs. Simply mist your face for a matte finish that lasts or give tired skin a little pick-me-up.
Now that you're kitted out with a beauty bag that's fit for the gym, you can hit your workout hard and rest assured that your makeup (and skin) will stay A-OK.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.