We know we probably shouldn't wear a full face of makeup to the gym, but we all do it from time to time. If you’ve got to squeeze a class into your lunch break, you just may not have the time to remove your makeup before your session and then reapply it all again after. Sometimes you might just need that little confidence boost to get you through your workout.
If you are going to wear makeup while you exercise, you need lightweight formulas that will let your skin breathe and that will last as long as you can. We've rounded up our top products that will see you through your workout, and a few makeup bag must-haves to give you a quick touch up afterwards, with minimal fuss and maximum impact.
Keep it simple
To give your skin the chance to breathe, we recommend forgoing the foundation and just using a cream concealer to touch up your skin where it needs it the most. Invisible Radiance Concealer is great for covering key problem areas like under-eye darkness and blemishes.
If you are going to wear a foundation, using a face primer, like our Silky-Skin Pro-Finish Face Primer, as a base underneath your foundation will not only help even out your skin tone, toning down a red face, but it'll also act like a makeup magnet and stop your foundation from sliding.
Ready, steady, GLOW
Give cheeks a healthy flush of colour with a neutral shade blush (you don't want to go for anything too strong as you'll probably work up some colour in your cheeks anyway!) Our Watercolour Liquid Blush is perfect for the job – its lightweight formula won't weigh the skin down, plus the silicon base means it's water-resistant, sweat-proof and rub-proof, so will stay in place all day long. We love Glamour, as it doesn't have a shimmer. If you're working up a sweat, you don't really need anymore shine!
If you're looking to create a gentle contour, then try our Watercolour Crème Bronzer in Riviera – once applied, this cream bronzer just doesn’t budge. It also looks really pretty on lips too.
Our top tip: avoid using a heavy moisturiser under your makeup. Your skin will feel greasy and your makeup will slide even if you use waterproof and water-resistant formulas and a primer as a base.
Define and conquer
Our Waterproof Velvet Eyeliners are super long wearing – once applied, they stay put all day, so no more panda eyes if you’re working up a sweat!
Lock your lippie in place
For lips that last, try a lip primer before your lipstick or gloss. Our Colour Lock Prime and Fill Lip Liner has a waterproof gel formula which glides onto lips to lock your lip colour in place. It’s colourless too, so will work with any shade of lippie.
If you’re in a hurry once you’ve stepped off the treadmill, try controlling any shine with our Invisible Veil Blotting Powder. It comes with a mirror in the lid, which is great if you’re on the go.