These Colors Won't Run: Makeup that Doesn't Interfere With Your Workout
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Grease Be Gone!
If you follow enough bloggers, they may have you thinking that a full face of makeup at the gym is the norm. And, while that may be the case for those who must always be camera ready, the average girl just wants to combat shine. Anthony Instant Fix Oil Control will keep your generally greasy skin at bay so that when you run out for errands afterwards, your skin won't give it away that you just came from the gym. Apply to your t-zone or other oil-prone areas of the face for the best results.
No one likes to wear lipstick while they're running on the treadmill. No tonly does it look silly, but it's also annoying. Save that bold lippie for drink with the girls and opt for a tinted lip balm instead. You'll get all of the hydration you need wihtout the costumey color that obviously is not gym-friendly. This tinted lipbalm from Benefit is a super sheer, barely-there pink that looks great on all skin tones.
Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lipstick in Posiebalm, $18 at sephora.com
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Triple Protection Tint
Running in the city marathon, but dreading showing up bare-faced? Leave the worry at home and spot cover your blemishes instead. If you’re an outdoorsy girl, then your makeup needs to do more than just make your skin look good. It needs to protect from the sun (SPF) while also shielding your skin from free radicals. RAE Cosmetics Climate Control Mineral Tint is just that. SPF, radical skin protector and coverage all in one.
If you still haven't caught on to the whole moisturizer first, then foundation phenomenon, you may be in luck. Honest Beauty Everything Tinted Moisturizer is the holygrail of makeup+ skincare combinations. Packed with moisturizing agents like aloe vera and orange flower water, not only will it hydrate and outlast your workout, but it's so lightweight and long-wearing that you may even ditch your current skincare in place of this one!
Apply one coat of this volumizing mascara to bare lashes, pushing upward from the base. You'll look awake, but not completely "done up" and the formula won't run at the gym. We love this volumizing folumula from Maybelline New York Volum'Express Collosal Mascara.
$7, available at drugstores
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Wake Up, Gorgeous!
Face it: Makeup is the last thing on your mind when you're about to take your morning jog, but mental awareness and clarity is of primal importance. This Lemongrass essential oil wakes up the senses and will start you off on the right foot for that marathon you're seceretly hopping to start training for. A few drops of this essential oil on your palms and pressure points will make all of the difference. Inhale deeply and start your run.
$3.99, available at drugstores
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Who doesn't love that fresh rouge glow on the cheeks of someone who's just completed a rigourous workout? Ditch your traditional powder blush for a cream or gel formula instead. Rub it into the apples of your cheeks and even onto lips if you're pressed for time.
Sephora Collection Colorful Cheek Ink Gel in Lotus, $14 at sephora.com
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Whether you're doing a full face or just spot treating, running or working out in the morning is no excuse for streaky makeup! If you don't have the money to splurge on a designer blender, these High and Dry Density Sponges from Sephora are a great alternative.
SWhen you're at the ggym, yu want to focus on your workout, not your makeup. So, a seting spray that's hydrating and stops your makeup from bleeding onto your gear is crucial! The Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lastng Makeup Setting Spray, will last you from that early AM meeting with your boss, to after-work drinks with your bestie.
Beauty mists are not a bad addiction to have. In fact, on top of hydrating, they can also be used as a makeup setting spray to make sure the makeup on your face doesn't move! This Jurlique Rose Water Balancing Mist is definitely one that we swear by. Spray it on before the gym, after the gym, even during your workout for an extra boost of cool (literally!)