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Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Wearing Makeup to the Gym
Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Before the skincare Nazis descend upon me let me just say that I don't recommend wearing makeup to the gym but well for some of us, no makeup just can't do :) I am talking about the times when you need to impress that hottie in the gym or when you want to catch the instructor's eye or when you just want to wear makeup to feel good about yourself... Whatever the reasons trust me I have been there and hence I have come up with my Gym Makeup Kit that does not compromise on my skincare and yet makes me look all put together when I am sweating it out :P

So let's get started...

Makeup Products NOT to Wear to the Gym

1. Complexion Enhancers

Foundations, compact powders, BB creams and any other complexion enhancing products are huge no-no... Trust me they are the worst products to have on your skin while you are working out cause they end up clogging your pores resulting in you not being able to sweat out and thus make your skin prone to breakouts and even raging faster.

2. Liquid/Gel Liners

This is easy... Avoid liquid liners or anything black that may "run" to simply avoid raccoon eyes... Lets be real here, if we really do plan to work out and sweat it out then there will be sweat and if there is sweat, there will be wiping off the sweat and well we don't want our liquid liners to run and  have them streaked all over our faces or worse have them create an illusion of dark circles... You get my point, don't you? :)

3. Blush

Oh please! You don't need a blush in the gym! Working out gives you a natural blush silly! Plus I try avoiding anything on the skin while working out...

4. Lipstick & Lip Gloss

Lipsticks and lip glosses might not really get in your work out and they won't really clog your pores or create havoc with your skin per se but I feel wearing a hippie to gym is just plain weird... I mean I really do look at women who wear a bright shade of color on their lips in the gym... It just seems wrong...

Makeup Products OK to Wear to the Gym

1. Deodorant

Now this is a no-brainer, isn't it :) It not only has you smelling good but good quality deodorants actually help you keep fresh and suppress body odour... I don't really recommend using the "whitening" deodorants cause they tend to create a film of white powder and that would again end up clogging pores but the non-whitening ones are good to go...

2. Waterproof Mascara

This is my favourite... Mascaras are a God-sent and they genuinely give a finishing touch to your whole look without looking OTT. Waterproof mascaras obviously do not run or smudge and yet have your eyes look "open" and beautiful.

3. Kajal or Kohl

This is optional and completely depends on how you apply it... If you are comfortable wearing it just on your waterline then go right ahead but if you like to go all out and extend the kajal to and below the lash line then you may want to skip it as it may end up giving you raccoon eyes due to all the sweating...

4. Eyebrow Pencil

I don't go anywhere without doing my brows and I would advice you guys the same... All makeup products on one side and your eyebrow kit on the other... The thing is even if you don't wear any makeup, if you just do your brows, it transforms you and you end up look naturally put together.

5. Tinted Lip Balm 

So what if you avoid lipsticks and lip glosses, tinted lip balms come to your rescue. They not only impart a subtle tinge of color to your lips while keeping them hydrated and moisturised. Its like skincare with gymming and yet making your lips plump, tinted and beautiful :)

Do you wear makeup to the gym?


  1. I use just deo and lip balm :)
    Loved your compilation <3

  2. Very helpful post! I ahve been going to the gym with BB cream and compact on since I go after my office! Will make sure to wipe it off from now on :)

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  3. Deo, Lip balm and kajal are not makeup... they are essentials!


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