Does going to the gym bare-faced scare the living daylights out of you? Whether you are worried about bumping into someone known, self-conscious about that nasty blemish, or simply love makeup as much as we do, we respect your right to sweat however you like. While wearing makeup to the gym is not advisable, you can cut yourself some slack by incorporating these simple tricks to gym-proof your makeup and look flawless even while working out!
- Gym makeup looks – the basics
- 8 Tips for stronghold gym makeup looks
- Use CC cream
- Opt for a face cream
- Define your eyebrows
- Opt for lip and cheek stains
- Switch to tinted chapstick
- Use waterproof mascara
- Waterproof eyeliners only
Gym makeup looks – the basics
Wearing makeup to the gym is something more and more women are doing. After all, we can still look pretty while trying to get that dream bod. But that being said, a full makeup look can cause harm to your skin and clog your pores since you sweat profusely while working out. So, here are some makeup tips that are subtle and safe to be worn in gym, zumba or yoga classes.
8 Tips for stronghold gym makeup looks
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 as a barrier between your makeup and the skin, reducing the possibility of your makeup melting. We’d suggest going for the Lakme Absolute Blur Primer. This waterproof primer not only blurs blemishes but is also lightweight. Exactly what you need when you are busy on a cardio day.
Use CC cream
It is advisable to ditch your foundation while exercising and switch to a lighter, waterproof BB or CC cream. Heavy, cakey makeup when mixed with sweat puts you at great risk of your skin looking streaky and patchy. Our pick for the gym is the Lakme 9 to 5 CC Cream. Loaded with SPF 30, it works well outdoors and moisturises dry skin as well. It offers complete and smooth coverage without making your skin suffer from a heavy, cakey texture that could get worse in the middle of your set.
Opt for a face cream
Another alternative to foundation is a lightweight cream. Go for an oil-control face cream such as the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Day Creme. It suits all skin types, absorbs easily and does not make your skin look greasy. It gives you a natural glow as it is loaded with vitamins and microcrystals making you ace that no-makeup look effortlessly.
Define your eyebrows
When wearing makeup to the gym, one of the best ways to instantly make your face look polished is by defining your brows. Fill sparse spots if any using the Lakme Eyebrow Pencil. Its water-resistant formula will stay put during your sweat session. You can easily get a bold and dramatic look without worrying about touching up or it melting off when you wipe your face.
Opt for lip and cheek stains
Heavy, matte and full-coverage lipsticks or powder blushes tend to look very over the top when you are simply hitting the gym. Instead of these, you can pick a hydrating lip and cheek stain that not only provides just the right hint of colour but also prevent your lips from drying out. The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Lip and Cheek Color is as its name suggests, light and weightless. In 10 light and dark shades, you can easily sport a matte and subtle look to give just enough colour to your face.
Switch to tinted chapstick
But if lip tints or gloss is not your thing, you can simply moisturise your lips with a dash of colour with a tinted chapstick. Skip your bold colours and opt for a tinted lip balm like the Lakme Lip Love Chapstick. It hydrates, soothes and offers your lips a subtle tint making it perfect for the gym. Whether you are out running under the sun or busy with an intense zumba routine, this chapstick stays on thanks to its SPF 15 formula that also moisturises your lips for 22 hours.
Use waterproof mascara
There is one thing you must never forget when it comes to mascaras: WATERPROOF. You do not want the nightmare of mascara running down your cheeks. Simply apply a coat or two of the Lakme Eyeconic Volume Mascara to lift your lashes and you’re good to go. This smudge-proof and waterproof mascara won’t budge while you’re burning calories.
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 and waterproof formula such as the Lakme Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner and applying it as close to the lash line as possible makes sure that you are the only one running. It dries instantly so that you can easily get well-defined eyes without worrying about it smudging.
No more compromising. If you love wearing makeup to the gym then go ahead. Stick to waterproof and lightweight products and you are good to go!