Do You Wear Makeup at the Gym?

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Hi everyone,

I received a very interesting message recently and I thought I’d address it here. Check it out:

Sarah C. writes:

“I was wondering, what’s a good way to head to the gym looking amazing without looking like “OMG… why are you wearing all that make up to the gym?”‘

At first glance, most people would probably dismiss this question–thinking that it’s pointless to wear makeup when you’re just going to sweat it all off! However, I’m a firm believer in the mantra: when you look good, you feel good! And for some people, looking good while at the gym might mean feeling more motivated to work out–which is a good thing! I mean, why do you think people invest in colorful, great fitting workout attire and cute running shoes? ;) I’m not encouraging anyone to head to the gym wearing a full face of makeup–that’s just silly! See example below:

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However, if you want a few simple ways to look good while working out at a public gym, here are my thoughts on how to do that.

Bring the focus to your hair by sporting a neat up-do that will keep you flyaway-free while you workout. You can pull your hair back into a clean and simple ponytail, or try a trendy top-knot, or a fun braided hairstyle (or both!).

Here are a few ideas for inspiration:

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $11.49 / Boots No.7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes, $7

Beyond that, here are five key items to keep in your gym bag for use before and after your workout:

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Eyelash Curler / Waterproof Mascara / Tinted Moisturizing Lip Balm

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Tinted Moisturizer / Cheek Stain

Do you care about what you look like when you’re working out at a public gym? If so, what do you wear while working out? Let me know in the comment section below!

<3 Mish

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