If you’re one of the few super humans who can make it to the gym by 6 a.m., then you probably don’t bother with makeup before you go. However, the majority of women hit the gym on their lunch breaks or after work. This means you’re probably wearing the makeup you applied earlier that morning to the gym. While working out isn’t really about keeping your looks on point, why not use makeup products you can wear to the gym without them running, smearing, or wearing off?
We decided to test out a variety of cosmetics to see which products lasted through any tough workout. Here are what we concluded as the best makeup products you can wear to the gym.
COOLA Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30
Primer is essential if you want your makeup to last all day and through a workout. COOLA’s daydream mineral primer SPF 30 is the perfect product because it keeps your makeup in place while also repairing and moisturizing your skin. The lightweight texture keeps your face feeling fresh and far from cakey.
Color Control Cushion Compact SPF 50+
AMOREPACIFIC’s Color Control Cushion Compact SPF 50+ is ideal if you workout in the sun and need extra coverage. This moisturizing foundation is light, even, and will enhance your skin while you wear it. Our beauty contributor Lauren tried it out, and here’s what she said:
As for the formula, I love it! It has a light-medium coverage and is very buildable. I used a buffing foundation brush because that’s how I prefer to apply cushion foundations, and I find it offers the most coverage. It’s perfect for a day when you don’t want super heavy makeup, but still need it to last all day—like gym days!
Age Correcting Foundation Cushion SPF 25
Refreshing green tea is one of the primary ingredients in AMOREPACIFIC’s Age Correcting Foundation Cushion SPF 25. Green Miracle T™ generates more collagen and boosts density within the skin by generating tissue protein and controlling protein breakdown. This along with anti-aging green tea enable skin to achieve optimal elasticity, texture, and radiance. Just like the Color Control Cushion Compact, this foundation is lightweight, lasts through any workout, and repairs your skin while you wear it.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme
The Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes come in a variety of fun colors that you can totally rock at the gym. If you really do want to keep your beauty game on point while working out, then choose one of these lip cremes for a bold pop of color that won’t bleed, smear, or rub off. Our beauty contributor Lilian tested these lip cremes, and here’s what she thought:
The lip creme smells great, like vanilla icing. It finishes as matte so there’s no glossiness. It dries quickly after application and stays put up to six hours. If you have dry lips like I do, I’d put a tiny bit of petroleum jelly before and after application to prevent your lips drying out. Overall I loved the lip cremes, and I’ve already decided to buy it in other colors!
Lauren tried out the lip creme in a bright coral as well! Check out her review:
The Milani lip creme really impressed me. Although the color was very bright, I was able to pair it with minimal eye makeup to make it the focus of my look. It smells like icing, which I love! The formula was thin enough to go on smoothly, but also very pigmented so only a little bit of product was needed. The best part: it lasted ALL DAY. I ate a salad and licked my lips and nothing came off. I put on a light layer of lip balm before applying to ensure it wasn’t too dry.
COOLA Organic Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
Finally, set your makeup in place with COOLA’s organic makeup setting spray SPF 30. You won’t even have to worry about being out in the sun if you workout outside because of the complete sun coverage. Green tea and aloe keep your skin refreshed, hydrated, and moisturized. While this spray will effectively set your makeup, you can also think of it as give your skin a healthy spray of radiance!