I know it’s a lot better to not wear any makeup to the gym, however if like me your gym is at university, it is usually pretty difficult to go bare faced in front of everyone on your course! For that reason, i’ve come up with a minimal ‘no-makeup-makeup-look’ that is both gym and lecture proof!
Base: My trusty Rimmel Matte BB Cream in Light is always my go to for minimal base days. This is my second tube of this and regular readers of this blog will know that this has been my holy-grail BB Cream for the last few years. It is almost unnoticeable on the skin, however provides quite a lot of coverage for a BB Cream and also blends in seamlessly with your skin tone. It is more of a satin finish in my opinion and is also pretty resilient when it comes to being sweat-proof! A perfect all rounder! For concealer, I’ve been trying the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory. I have been trying the corresponding foundation out too and plan to do a post on both of them in the next week or two so I won’t go into it too much, but it’s very lightening and brightening so is good for giving you that healthy glow!
Brows: This is no surprise, but I used my Benefit Brow Zings in Fair this is great for quick and effortless brows. I have also been loving the brow powder that came in my Smashbox #Shapematters Palette as that packs a bit more of a punch but this is perfect for lighter makeup days! Also, its long lasting so there’s no uneven brows after your work out!
Face: I like a light hit of bronzer and a touch of blusher to offer that ‘i’ve been for an epic workout but at least I look more alive than I feel’ look. I love the Soap & Glory Solar Powder for a light dusting of warmth across the skin. I am very pale so I like to give my skin a bit more colour otherwise I may end up stretchered out of the gym for looking so pale that I may pass out. A little flush on the cheeks is also perfect for keeping you looking healthy and radiant so I opted for the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Blush in Love Is The Drug. This is a lovely two toned, pink blush that gives a really beautiful flush to the cheeks!
Eyes: For me, it’s important to keep the eyes simple when heading to the gym as there’s nothing worse than coming out with panda eyes! I simply choose a pale wash of colour all over the lid and a light coating of mascara. I picked the ‘Prime’ shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Luxury Palette as it’s a lovely pale shimmery nude-pink colour. It is very subtle on it’s own and in my opinion is perfect for the gym! Finally, for mascara, I picked MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara as I know it doesn’t budge very easily and my lashes look great with it on!
Lips: I like to keep the lips incredibly simple so I always wear Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Rose as it is a perfect ‘my-lips-but-better’ balm stick that’s easy to throw on in a rush. Mine has so nearly run out so I am digging it out of the tube with a cotton bud! Needs must hey?!
I hope you like my idea of gym-proof makeup! Obviously if you feel comfortable going completely au-naturale to the gym then that is much better but I like to wear a little something, you never know who you’ll bump into at the gym!! What are your go-to products for the gym?