Does going to the gym bare faced scare the living daylights out of you? Whether you are worried about bumping into your hot spin instructor, self-consciousness about an ugly, red blemish, or simply love makeup as much as we do, we respect your right to sweat however you like.

While it is advisable to not wear any makeup while exercising, you can cut yourself some slack by incorporating these simple tricks to gym-proof your makeup and look flawless even while sweating it out!

Never skip the primer
 

Never skip the primer

Going to the gym obviously means that you are going to sweat. This is why it is extremely important that you start by priming your skin with a matte finish primer to minimise sebum production. When you’re sweating, primer acts like a barrier between your makeup and the skin, reducing the possibility of your foundation melting.

Use a BB cream
 

Use a BB cream

It is advisable to ditch your foundation while exercising and switch to a lighter, waterproof BB cream. Heavy, cakey makeup when mixes with sweat puts you at a great risk of your skin looking streaky and patchy.

Opt for lip and cheek stains
 

Opt for lip and cheek stains

Heavy, matte and full coverage lipsticks or powder blushes tend to look very OTT when you are simply hitting the gym. Instead of these, you can pick a hydrating lip and cheek stain that not only provide just the right of hint of colour, but also prevent your lips from drying out.

Use a waterproof one, if you must use a Mascara
 

Use a waterproof one, if you must use a Mascara

There is one thing you must never forget when it comes to mascaras: WATERPROOF. You do not want the nightmare of running into your gym crush with mascara running down your cheeks. Simply apply a coat or two of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara – Black and you’re good to go.

Waterproof eyeliners only
 

Waterproof eyeliners only

Again remember—waterproof! Eyeliners when mixed with sweat tend to either run down your face or simply start disappearing in patches. Hence picking up a lightweight, waterproof formula such as the Lakmé 9 To 5 Black Impact Eye Liner – Black and applying it as close to the lash line as possible is the best way to that you are the only one running.