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How to Do Gym Makeup
Nobody wants to flaunt their flaws and shortcomings in a place like the gym, where everyone comes to maintain or achieve good looks. Being in close proximity with others as you sweat and pant, you definitely don’t want to look your worst. Yet, it’s not attractive to have foundation soiling your facecloth or mascara running down your face. Read on for some tips to keep in mind while you do your makeup for the gym.
Start by washing the face and neck area well.
It’s better to use a sunless tanner or a tinted moisturizer rather than a foundation. Choose a shade close to or just a bit darker than your natural skin tone, so that it blends in well with your rosy flush. These products leave your pores open and allow skin to breathe, so you can still wipe your sweaty face without worry.
If foundation is absolutely necessary, use a primer to absorb excess oil first. Choose a matte-look sweat-proof foundation which preferably contains mineral silica as an ingredient to combat oiliness and shine. Buy products that are either gel or silicone based.
There is no particular need for blush or bronzer as the workout will add colour to your cheeks. Applying blusher tends to look a tad bit harsh for the gym environment. The best makeup for the gym is that which doesn’t look like you’re wearing any, but hides the flaws well.
Wear waterproof and smudge-proof mascaras and eyeliners. Choose products that are gel-based or liquid-based with silicone.
Don’t overdo the eyeshadow, and use a subtle natural shade. Start applying eyeshadow from the lashline to the crease. Blend up to the brow bone. Keep it natural and dewy.
Apply a subtle brown eyeshadow to the lashline with a flat angled brush instead of the eyeliner. Finish the look with a coat of dark brown mascara.
A little concealer under the eyes and you’re good to go.
Lipstick is not a good choice for the gym because it is likely to smudge. Use a chapstick to soften lips and apply a sheer gloss with a natural tint.
Tie up your hair into a high ponytail or a French plait and use cute clips to pin up loose hair. Your hair may be beautiful, but having it all over your face while you sweat it out on the cross-trainer doesn’t seem like a smart idea. Sport a chick and stylish look with a smart headband to push away all the loose hair from your face.
Remove your makeup and cleanse your face properly when you are home to unclog all the pores that the makeup, sweat and grime had covered up.
The best part about doing makeup for the gym is that when you know you are looking good, you’ll also feel good from within. Self-consciousness will not burden your mind while exercising and your confidence will have a positive effect upon the workout.
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