Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beauty Confessional: Makeup to the Gym!

Its no secret that the gym is not the best place to wear makeup. After all, the gym is a place to sweat. However, with the gym being a social place to meet up with friends or checkout hot guys, its hard to not want to look your best. If wearing makeup, it helps to know which products will keep you looking natural and won't break you out. Below are some of my tips, tricks and favorite products to wear to the gym.

TIP #1: In order to keep your gym beauty routine to minimal products i suggest you figure out which areas  are most important to you. For example, my most important features are my thick eyebrows, my lashes, my breakouts and my lips. Therefore eyebrow wax, foundation powder, mascara and lip balm are my most important items. Sure i wear other cosmetics if i am in the mood to but these are my absolute musts!

TIP #2: Looking natural at the gym is a priority. No one wants to look like they are trying hard even if we are :) A natural appearance can be achieved by using special products during application or by using products with a natural finish. For example, i use a damp beauty blender to blend out my foundation even if i am wearing powder. It sheers out my foundation and leaves me with a dewy finish.  I also Maybelline Baby Lips balm (15- Cherry Me) because it keeps my lips moisturized and gives me just enough color to look healthy without the done up look of a lip gloss or lipstick.

TIP #3: If you haven't found the right products for you, ask a friend! Often times you will have at least 1 girlfriend who also wears makeup to the gym. Maybe you didn't even know she did! Ask her if she recommends products that are perfect for working out.  If not ask your friends who have jobs or activities that are high energy. Aerobic instructors, police officers or even over achieving nurses have tips on keeping cute that could apply to you.

TIP #4: Mineral makeup lessens your chances of breaking out. So if you have blemish prone skin, pickup mineral makeup or specialized skin clearing makeup.

Here are some of my favorite products to use for workout situations:
*Please note i DO NOT wear all of these at the same time!

Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders - I prep my skin with this in the morning & night.

ELF Eyebrow gel - Perfect for taming hairs quickly & efficiently

Young Blood Mineral Primer - Makes makeup last through your workout

Beauty Blender - Sheers makeup giving it a dewy finish

Rimmel London Extra Super Lash - Does not flake through workouts

ELF Blush in Fuchsia Fusion - A light dust of this for a healthy blush

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder - For a glow or to even out a tan. Doesn't break me out

Maybelline Baby Lips in 15 - Cherry Me - Perfect amount of color

Rimmel Special Eyes Eyeliner - Stays put, doesn't fall down my eyes.

**Water is also important. Drink tons of it everyday, especially during your workout. Healthy skin comes from within!

See you at the gym,


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