How To Gym-Proof Your Make-up
Enjoy a little pre-workout preening? Perhaps, you’re heading straight to work after getting your sweat on? Either way, here are our top tips on how to gym proof your makeup.
Prep with primer:
For a fool proof base, prep your skin with a makeup primer. A good primer (which you can apply after your morning moisturiser) will provide a flawless finish and help your foundation to stay put, even during a tough workout.
We love: New CID Cosmetics i-Prime Foundation Primer £24.30
This lightweight serum makeup primer gently glides over the skin to create a long lasting finish. Fine lines and imperfections are blurred, while the addition of shea butter nourishes to provide a radiant, smooth canvas. Apply 2 to 3 pumps of primer after moisturising and follow with your favourite foundation.
The benefits: Long lasting makeup that won’t wear off easily.
Go light with foundation:
When it comes to gym proofing your foundation, its best to opt for a lighter finish, rather than a heavy base that may appear cakey. Choose a water based foundation that won’t clog pores or use a mineral foundation which offers good coverage, without feeling heavy on the skin.
We love: Bare Minerals Original SPF15 Foundation £26
The ultimate mineral foundation. This award winning weightless foundation provides generous coverage for the appearance of beautiful, natural looking skin. The silky texture feels like a soft power, but blends like a cream, for a smooth, flawless complexion.
The benefits: Lightweight coverage that blurs imperfections, yet looks like your natural skin.
Set with a spray:
Applied after foundation, makeup setting sprays extend the wear of your base to ensure it doesn’t melt off during those hot, sweaty workouts.
We love: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray £22
Don’t be fooled by the name of this spray. Whilst you can certainly use it for your wild nights out, this setting spray is ideal for the gym. With just a few sprays over your foundation, this magical mist will prevent makeup from settling into fine lines and wrinkles, and eliminate fading.
The benefits: Serious staying power without feeling sticky.
No panda eyes with waterproof mascara:
The last thing you want to worry about during a gym session is smudged makeup, so ensure your eye products are gym proof. If you’re a fan of long lashes then you’ll need to switch to a waterproof mascara.
We love: Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara £20
This long wearing waterproof mascara lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging or clumping. Suitable for contact lens wearers, the buildable formula is perfect for achieving both natural and dramatic looks.
The benefits: Beautifully defined lashes without the worry of your mascara melting or flaking off.
A lip stained pout:
Lipstick or gloss isn’t the most practical makeup option for the gym. However, if you’re after a pretty English rose look for your lips, then wearing a stain is the way forward.
We love: Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain £24.50
This rose tinted sheer stain is long wearing and can also double as an irresistible flush of colour for your cheeks. Lasting for hours, you can be sure your lip colour will hold up during the most strenuous of exercise.
The benefits: Smudge proof colour that won’t transfer.