Is it okay to wear makeup while working out? Some people think it’s a big no-no, but we’re here to give you a guide on our favorite gym-safe products. If wearing a little makeup makes you feel more confident at the gym, or if you want a little something to throw on after a workout, make sure you reach for oil-free, waterproof, and lightweight products that use natural ingredients and SPF.
From foundations through mascaras to powders, this list has something for everyone. When you’re ready to hit the gym, here are some game-changing products you may want to consider:
1. CliniqueFIT™ Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF40
This lightweight humidity-proof foundation is made specifically for a combination or oily skin types as it offers extra coverage and oil control during working out. It’s also perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle who wants the benefits of wearing foundation without any heavy products weighing them down.
2. Fitcover Active Mineral Powder Foundation
If liquid foundations aren’t your thing, this powder-finish foundation alternative offers long-lasting, provides a buildable coverage that doesn’t clog pores. It’s sweat-proof and water-proof and nourishes the skin without drying it. It comes in nine shades from light to deep and is made from 100% natural minerals coupled with an SPF15+ to protect your skin whether you’re exercising inside or outside.
3. Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape™ Waterproof Body Makeup
We’ve all heard of the cult-classic Shape Tape™, but now, Tarte has reinvented the beloved formula into waterproof body makeup. It provides full coverage with no shimmer for beautifully natural-looking results. The transfer-proof whipped formula is a quick and foolproof way to cover up blemishes, stretch marks, age spots, and scars instantly yet subtly. It comes in seven shades from fair to rich and is full of skin-nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and passion fruit extracts.
4. CliniqueFIT™ Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder
After a workout, you’re probably pretty flushed. Neutralize all that unwanted redness with this magical color-correcting face powder that blends like a dream on bare skin, as a primer, or even over makeup.
5. Tarte Cosmetics Blot Party On-The-Go Mattifiers
This limited-edition product is part of Tarte’s exclusive Athleisure Beauty Collection, and it’s a double threat to oily post-workout skin. In just one small, purse-friendly compact, you get a translucent talc-free pressed finishing powder alongside 50 shine-absorbing hemp blotting sheets. Both are 100% vegan, all-natural, and mess-free and focus on minimizing pores and refreshing your skin with or without makeup.
6. High Endurance Sweat Pretty Setting Spray
High Endurance creates long-lasting makeup for active women — whether it’s for breaking a sweat, working a 10-hour day, or being a busy mom always on the go. As seen in Shape and Glamour magazines, this popular setting spray locks in your makeup and smooths skin, getting rid of the shine.
7. Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal
Sometimes when you discover an eye shadow or eyeliner that you absolutely love, it can be hard to part ways with it for a different waterproof option you need for the gym. Thankfully, this liquid converter makes it easy! Mix with any of your favorite makeup to turn it into a waterproof formula instantly. Now you don’t have to switch between products you already use and love and having a gym-proof look.
8. Eyeko Yoga Waterproof Mascara
This fruit-infused, vegan, waterproof mascara lifts, curls, and conditions lashes to the extreme. Bonus: It only costs eight bucks! Eyeko’s hot yoga-approved mascara has a wand that mimics a lotus flower and is made with wholesome ingredients like coconut oil, green tea leaf extract, and vitamin E.
9. Tarte Cosmetics Surfer Curl™ Mascara
Sephora’s first-ever sweatproof mascara is a must-have as it packs a serious punch. Pump up the volume with the lash lifter™ wand and enjoy 12 hours free of smudges and pesky mascara flakes. Did we mention the incredible ingredients like coconut oil and Tahitian gardenia flower extract? Yes, please!
10. Pacifica Beauty Vegan Eyeliner
Pacifica Beauty is a leader in long-wear makeup, and their plant-powered, waterproof eyeliner is a game-changer. We love the jojoba and sunflower seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E that give it a super smooth application and beautiful finish.
11. Sweat Cosmetics Gleam On Illuminator Highlighting Powder
This breathable, radiant highlight powder is full of skin-happy ingredients. It comes in a cartridge with a built-in, refillable twist brush, so it’s good for your skin and the planet.
What are your go-to makeup products to wear to the gym? Drop us a comment and let us know your secret weapon!