IT’S generally not a good idea to put on a full face of make-up for the gym, without running the risk of breakouts and smeared mascara, that is. But sometimes there’s no other option but to squeeze in a workout during a lunch break or before a dinner date. Avoid smudged eyeliner and splotchy foundation on the elliptical or any other make-up meltdown with these sweat-proof tips.
BB Is Best
KEEP skin looking fresh and healthy during all workouts with a light tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream. An oil-free formula that will provide a dewy, sheer finish (with SPF 30 sun protection) is best. It should also be non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about clogging pores.
Anti-Dullness BB Cream: R230, Vichy
A brow gel is great for keeping brows on fleek. Even if the rest of your make-up is minimal, filled-in brows will frame the face and keep you looking put-together
Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel: R94.95 Rimmel
ONE of the best secrets to looking dewy (not sweaty) after any gym session is blotting sheets. Bonus: you don’t have to spend a lot of money on these miracle mattifyers.
Fresh Face Blotting Paper: R99.95, NYX
Just Add Colour
COLOUR should usually be avoided when going for a workout, but if you absolutely can’t go without a hint of colour on your lips, try a tinted lip balm. It moisturises the lips and gives a gorgeous splash of colour.
Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick: R215, Elizabeth Arden
WATERPROOF is mandatory when going to the gym. Of course, it can be hard to give up your beloved mascara. But hey, it’s better than mascara running down your face.
Blemish Be Gone
A pimple will always pop up if you’re going make-up free. Luckily there’s a way to cover up. If you have one problem pimple or a few blemishes go for a concealer that contains blemish-blasting salicylic acid.
Light Reflecting Concealer: R395, Dr. Hauschka
CONTROL facial sweat with anti-perspirant. Yes, you read that right. Use a solid anti-perspirant over the skin, especially on the upper lip, to help stop sweating. Swipe it on, pat it in and wait a few minutes for it to dry.
Anti-Perspirant Stick: R39.95, Nivea