The treadmill isn’t a fashion runway, but nobody wants to look like they just rolled out of bed while working out at the gym. While you probably aren’t putting on makeup just to exercise, chances are, if you wear it as part of your normal daily routine, you have it on already when it’s time to sweat. So, how do you stop it from smudging, dripping and staining your shirt and towel? Choose cosmetics that stand up to your active lifestyle, including natural, lightweight products that won’t streak, clog your pores or leave your skin feeling sticky, greasy or damp. Here are a few that are always stocked in my cosmetics case.
Sweating while wearing foundation is a recipe for disaster. Once you’re heated up, it can run down your face, drip onto (and stain!) your shirt and wreck your towel. Instead of applying something thick intended for heavy coverage, try a lighter foundation or a BB cream, which has great staying power. A good option is to wear a light foundation or try BB cream, which has great staying power.
Glonaturals BB Cream is a non-GMO, botanical-rich, soothing, perfecting product that hydrates, evens skin tone and has brightening properties. It provides nice, light coverage without creating a cakey look heavy foundations can leave.
Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation is a long-lasting, hydrating all natural liquid foundation. The best quality of this product are the main natural ingredients (organic argan oil, jojoba that provides nourishing hydration, vitamins A, C, E and flower extracts protect, rejuvenate, and nourish the skin). It won't feel harmful to your skin while working out and it will stay put.
All-natural mineral blush is an excellent streak-free makeup option for your cheeks. Dusting on a light mineral powder will give you a natural pop of color without running with little chance of streaking or running, as with other types of blush.
Everyday Minerals CHEEK is one of my favorites: it's light and will stay put. It is also clean, pure, oil-free, 100% vegan and the ingredients are earth- and plant-based. You'll also can choose from a wide range of colors to match your complexion and look.
When it comes to working out and sweating, the last thing you need or want is sweat running into your eyes causing burning or itching. Waterproof mascara is the only way to go. Finding a natural mascara can be tough, however Mineral Fusion makes a great waterproof mascara. Their mascara is gentle on the eyes, non-irritating and won't run or smear when wet. On top of that, it's gluten free, cruelty free, paraben free, artificial color free, fragrance free, talc free, hypo-allergenic, and phthalate free.
Wearing lipstick (or, worse, lip gloss) while working out can result in smearing--not just on your face, but on your hair, water bottle or even your yoga mat! A lip tint or lip stain is a nice option and will help prevent a mess.
Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint can give you a nice sheer color you need while hydrating your lips. This lip tint is made with both natural minerals and coconut oil. It's also 100% vegan and paraben free.
Tip: Keep available in your gym or makeup bag some blotting sheets. Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues are also all natural and absorb dirt and oil from your skin.