Though many may recommend going makeup free for your workouts, one of our customer surveys from 2018 shows that just over a quarter (26.3%) of UK women wear makeup in the gym, with 32.5% of UK women leaving ‘sweaty’ makeup on after their workouts.
If you can’t imagine going into the gym (or any public place) without a little makeup, don’t worry! There are plenty of fantastic alternatives to heavy makeup which can help you to achieve the look you want and feel confident in the gym, without covering your skin and blocking your pores.
A lick of waterproof mascara, some CC cream and a blot of powder can go a long way. Choose products that have staying power for the gym, you’ll find it can make all the difference.
One of Fragrance Direct’s top selling waterproof mascaras is Max Factor’s Lash Crown Waterproof Mascara. It lengthens and defines for a fully fanned out set of lashes. The waterproof formula makes it an unbeatable option for the gym, because it won’t smudge underneath your eyes during your workout.
Next up, face coverage. We recommend going for a sheer coverage for the gym, whether this be a BB cream or a lightweight foundation. REN Clean Skincare Satin Perfection BB Cream is formulated to blur imperfections with a light satin coverage, covering spots and blemishes seamlessly. If you have oily skin, you may want to include a powder in your gym makeup routine, because it will help any makeup you have on underneath stay on much better and usually for a lot longer.
If you can’t decide whether you want to stay matte or go with a slight glow, the Body Collection Redefine Perfection Powder comes in two universal shades, so it’s ideal for everyone.
So, there you go – Fragrance Direct’s advice for how to wear makeup in the gym. Whether you’re an avid makeup wearer or just want to properly cleanse your face between work and the gym, now you know. Follow these simple tips and make the most of your time in the gym without feeling self-conscious. Now you can concentrate on being the best you