Because girl world is basically the equivalent of wild animals fighting, there’s a handful of places wearing a full face of makeup to is frowned upon if you don’t want to be roasted in a group chat, like to bed, to the beach, or to the gym. Haters will say
it’s Photoshop you’re desperate for attention and have seriously clogged pores. Well, we all know binge drinking is totally unhealthy and wreaks havoc on our liver and skin, but that obviously doesn’t stop us from doing it. So, on the rare occasion that you actually break a sweat at the gym, you’re still not going to leave the house without fully done eyebrows and questionably fake lashes. Like, what if you run into your ex or worse, someone from high school? There’s no way in hell you’re letting them see what you look like when you’re dying inside. If you’re going to look like a fucking idiot at SoulCycle, you may as well look decent good while doing it. Take it from a pro, you *can* wear makeup to the gym without looking hella thirsty. Here are 5 sweat-proof makeup products that won’t ruin your skin so you can look sexy with your hair pushed back.
1. Supergoop! Barre To Bar Beauty Set
This 4-piece set comes with everything you need to prep your skin for a hot yoga or pilates sesh in a fashionable toiletry bag. Instead of caking on foundation that you’ll just immediately sweat off, use the tinted CC cream to hide red spots and wrinkles while giving your face a smooth natural-looking glow. Don’t waste your expensive bronzer. If you like, actually work out and like to do it outside (WTF is wrong with you), make sure to use the super lightweight and breathable sunscreen serum to protect and prep your skin for tons of exposure to cancer-causing UV rays. Finish your natural look with the lip and cheek treat for a natural flush and glossy lip. After all is done, use the setting spray to control your sweat and keep this shit on your face where it belongs throughout your workout.
2. Arrow Revive Cooling Cheek Tint
freaks overachievers that actually use their lunch break as an opportunity to hit the treadmill, I’m concerned with your priorities this will def be your new obsession. As part of their active lifestyle-inspired line, this Birchbox cheek tint pen works with a simple swipe for blending in your workout red face with a pink glow for the perfect blush. The oil-free formula lasts through even the most intense routines and provides a cooling sensation to keep your face refreshed all day long. Bless. Even if you count walking to Starbucks as your daily cardio (hi), use this for your I-don’t-actually-work-out-but-I-like-to-pretend-like-I-do look.
3. CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer
After sweating out all the alcohol you drank last weekend, you’ll want to control the sweat and oil coming out of your face, ya nasty. No one wants to see that shit all day long. Use this oil-free moisturizer for a non-greasy hydrating refresher. It dries as matte so it’ll absorb all the gross stuff quick and go on smoothly.
4. Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara
If you’re going for a sexual look that says, “by ‘workout,’ I mean I pick things up and put them down but I mostly just like to stare at myself in the mirror,” then coating your lashes in a
ridiculous healthy amount of mascara is key. This mascara is part of Tarte’s athleisure line that caters to all basic betches who just want to look good and talk shit at the gym. The waterproof formula is made to stay put, even through swimming (lol but who swims at the gym, or like, at all). Since Tarte knows us all too well, the mascara will give you flirty long lashes that are guaranteed to last through intense workouts into Sunday brunch.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Any sane person wouldn’t leave the house with ratchet-ass eyebrows, so I don’t blame you for doing them before the gym, either. Whether you’re broke or too lazy to get them done but ate your weight in drunk pizza so going to the gym is kind of mandatory at this point, this brow pencil makes it super easy to half-ass them before running out the door. You can fill in the areas that need serious TLC for natural-looking fierce brows and have them stay on through the full 45-minute cycling class.