Workout makeup tips for the gym junkie

Workout makeup tips for the gym junkie


Text: Su Fen Tan

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Want to look good as you work up a sweat? It’s possible with these easy tips

#1: Wearing the right foundation

To avoid breakouts from clogged pores after a workout, wearing the right foundation is absolutely key. Try to go for oil-free products, so that your skin can breathe—your makeup will stay intact longer too.


Try: Chanel Les Beiges foundationthe sweat and sebum-resistance feature is a major plus!


#2: Line the eyes

Looking for a good waterproof eyeliner goes without saying, better still if it is specifically sweatproof. Besides defining the eyes for a fresh, energised look, you can even match a bold coloured liner to your gym gear for an extra dose of chic.


Try: Benefit They're Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen in Beyond Blue


#3: Don't skip the mascara

You could use a waterproof mascara, or make use of this simple yet ingenious tip: Instead of applying it from the roots, sweep it to the ends of your lashes to avoid unsightly smudges as you break a sweat.


#4: Tint the lips

An obvious red lip is probably not the look you would want for the gym, but a soft and subtle pop of colour will go nicely with the healthy flush from your workout. Opt for a moisturising lipstick that will sit on the your lips in comfort.


Try: Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Infatuation, RM129 


If you're still not sure how to go about it, these YouTube videos are an easy way to learn and they offer great tips—there's even a gym-ready hairstyle for you to pick up on:


Angela's quick makeup and hair tutorial to the gym is simple and beautiful. And how lovely is that nifty updo?


It's no secret that Koreans take beauty seriously. Watch from the 16:30 mark onwards to find out how to create "impenetrable makeup"—essentially makeup that won't smudge even as you take on the outdoors for a ski trip.

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