Ideally, you want to go make-up free when you’re working out. But you’re also most likely to hit the gym after work on some days, or you’re trying to fit in a spin class at lunch hour before that long meeting. Chances are you can’t always avoid wearing make-up. Plus, having some make-up also enhances your features just the right way. Opt for a natural, no make-up look – a look that requires 7 products, no less! Here are what you need.
1.Tinted moisturiser with SPF
Tinted mosturisers offer lighter coverage as compared to foundations, and they’re also more hydrating as they contain humectants. Choose products that also have SPF to give your skin protection from the sun and UV rays while getting that sought-after light healthy shimmer across your face and neck. We love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 (RM169). It features strong antioxidant and Vitamins C and E to help protect the skin from even the most aggressive environments.
Since tinted moisturisers offer light coverage, concealers are perfect to cover up blemishes for that flawless look. Finding a good one can be tricky as there’s too many to choose from (Sephora makes us crazy too). Try Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer (RM146), it’s oil-free, waterproof, and long-lasting with a matte finish, which works for most of us with Asian complexion.
Powder up to cut out some shine and set your tinted mosturiser and concealer. While it is not really a necessary step, we highly recommend it as any good concealer won’t work if you don’t set it right. You can set your look with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro Powder (RM125). Here’s a little tip, apply setting powder to the under eye immediately after applying concealer for a smooth and lasting effect.
Blushers are often used to give off that youthful glow to the skin. When used correctly, it can also contour the shape of your face. Add a hint of Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hours powder blush (RM89) to complement your look. It has a perfect amount of shimmer and can last up to 24 hours, even through swimming!
To add some definition to your natural brow line, use brow pencil or colour to highlight your eyes. We like the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof brow pencil (RM89) so the colour don’t smear your face during a heavy sweat session. It glides on your brows smoothly and lasts all day.
The eyes aren’t complete without a touch of mascara. Mascaras open up your eyes and make them appear bigger so you look fresher and awake. Investing in a good waterproof mascara could be life saving, especially when you tend to sweat buckets while working out. We love the Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara (RM83) as it is long-lasting and adds volume to the lashes.
Last but not least, a hint of pink to the lips is great to help accentuate the youthfulness look you’re opting for. Chapped lips is a big no no, so the easiest way for you to take care of it even amidst your busy schedule is to get yourself a tinted lip-balm. The Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (RM55) has a blend of Shea butter to keep your skin soft and moisturised even throughout your sweat session.