A full face of makeup is sure to clog your pores. Add in sweat for a nightmare skin situation. Not to mention that a full-blown workout is likely to melt any makeup you have away. That’s why we’ve always elected to forego the foundation, eyeshadow, concealer mix when we’re going to the gym. But the beauty angels seemed to have answered our (silent) prayers, and more and more athleisure beauty brands are popping up with workout-friendly products. Here are three of the brands leading the pack.
Birchbox’s Arrow Line creates breathable products that give you a natural “no-makeup” makeup look. Their line up includes a skin tint that works as the lighter sister of foundation, evening out the skin tone and providing coverage whilst also infusing the skin with green tea extract, caffeine and ginseng. They also sell waterproof eyeliner and water-resistant mascara to make sure that your eye makeup stays on after a Pilates class.
Beauty behemoth Clinique’s athleisure beauty spin off, CliniqueFIT sells products geared towards the gymbunnies. Its workout makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is a “sweat and humidity proof” lightweight foundation that comes in 4 different shades, delivering medium coverage for 12 hours and claiming to not clog pores. The line also includes a 24-hour mascara and a Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder that corrects colour and conceals redness.
Sweat cosmetics lives up to its name by selling products that are water and sweat resistant. Its Foundation Powder offers medium to full coverage that lasts up to 80 minutes during a workout and includes milk thistle, vitamin E and zinc oxide. They also sell vitamin and mineral enriched cleansing towelletes to use after your workout.