I've been wanting to talk about this forever but I had to put together a list of my favorite "non makeup" gym essentials. Do you ever wonder what to wear to the gym in terms of makeup? Of course you don't want to go with a full face of foundation and powder, it will just melt off and look silly. But if you're anything like me, you don't like to leave the house without makeup on. So usually we meet somewhere in the middle, a little makeup but what are the musts? I've been experimenting each time I go to the gym and I think I finally discovered what works best for ME. (That doesn't mean it's going to work for everyone else) A big factor would be what type of skin you have, oily or dry... and it doesn't mean this wouldn't WORK for you, it just means you need to twerk the product type a bit.
Instead of using a full foundation, or even a light coverage foundation, a BB cream works best for your rough gym workouts. I've been using my absolute favorite BB cream, (and it's drugstore!) Jane Be Beautiful Multi Benefit BB Cream which applies like a full foundation but slowly soaks into your skin and won't slide off or melt off like a foundation would. Now if you have many skin issues a BB Cream might not be enough for you if you like all your blemishes covered to go to the gym. My problem is I want to look FRESH when I go to the gym with some makeup on without looking overdone or looking like I have a full face of cosmetics. This BB Cream comes in several different colors, and I swear by it's longevity and moisturizing effects. I wear it anytime I go somewhere early in the morning and don't want to wear foundation, or when I go to the gym. It works great for when you want to apply makeup on later in the day, you don't have to take it off, in fact it makes your makeup easier to apply. Buy it here for $16
Pacifica Nailglow is a new product from Pacifica, one of my favorite companies! This is "Afterglow" a stunning coral that I have yet to see in any nailpolish collection. Very different, unique and bold.
Pacifica promises long lasting color that won't chip however I found after 2 days I was chipping. But it's hard to tell, since I"m doing a lot of woman's housework causing my nails to chip. The average girl who doesn't do as much work as I do may have no problem with the longevity. I tried it again a week later and the color lasted for a good week so I guess it really depends on what you're up to. This is the perfect color for the gym, that's why I threw it in this post. Pacifica nail color sells for $9 on the Pacifica website.
And lastly, (other then the obvious which is mascara!) And I didn't want to add a mascara to this post because I would just suggest using your favorite that you know doesn't clump or rub off because it you're sweating you dont want black running down your face. This would be a must must MUST for the gym for me.
And lastly to set everything that you've done and since you will be working out HARD, the Loccitane Immortelle Brightening Mist sells for $20 on their site and Sephora and this stuff is freakin awesome. IF I can't find my Essence, I resort to my Mac Fix Plus. Otherwise this is the perfect setting spray that not only sets you r makeup and lotions, it brightens your face and has a scent that wakes you up and makes you feel extremely fresh, ready to jump up and start your day! available at Loccitane and Sephora.
Now you are set! Remember to freshen up, wear a cute gym outfit, cute shoes and plenty of water to keep you hydrated.. Happy Exercising!!!!