Workout Makeup That Stands Up to Your Sweatiest Activities
ARROW REVIVE Cooling Cheek Tint
Birchbox's in-house brand ARROW is inspired by the athleisure movement and features lightweight, long-lasting, and refreshing workout makeup products "designed to enhance natural beauty during (and after) physical activity." This oil-free cheek tint (available in two natural colors) goes on with a cooling sensation and will take you from yoga to drinks without clogging your pores.
CLIO Kill Brow Auto Hard Eyebrow Pencil
For those who can't leave the house without a full, defined brow, this eyebrow pencil is a must-have. The formula has the perfect balance of oil and wax to create a water-resistant, sweat-resistant, and oil-resistant product, so you definitely don't need to worry about re-applying post-sweat sesh.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
This gel-based eyeliner from Bobbi Brown's long-wear collection (which was tested by extreme sports athletes, so you know it'll stand-up as workout makeup!) comes in four richly pigmented shades and is sweat- and humidity-resistant for up to 8 hours, so you can make it from your 8 a.m. workout to happy hour drinks with no touch-up application needed.
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
This mousse-like mineral sunscreen boasts a universal tint and a high-tech formula that's able to absorb up to 15 times its weight in oil. So you get coverage, protection, and a totally mattifying finish that won't clog pores or look too done up for workout makeup. (P.S. One editor swears by this face sunscreen for outdoor workouts in the summer.)
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
While wearing eye makeup at the gym has its risks, if wearing mascara is a must, you should really consider one made specifically for the gym. Eyeko's formula is 100 percent waterproof, sweat-proof, and budge-proof for 24 hours, and the workout makeup does more than just make your lashes look great: The conditioning formula actually coats lashes with collagen, vitamin E, and 11 fruit extracts to promote lash growth.
Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Camouflage Cream
If you don't need a full face of foundation but would rather cover up your trouble spots before heading to spin or out on a hike, meet the ultimate workout makeup concealer to get you through the day. This bad boy is oil-free, waterproof, ultra-long lasting, and boasts a matte finish. (Related: 15 Ways to Sweat-Proof Your Beauty Routine)
Sweat Twist-Brush Mineral Foundation
Created by professional and Olympic athletes, this mineral powder foundation is specifically formulated for women who love to break a sweat. The dermatologist-approved, breathable formula is water-resistant and oil-free, so this workout makeup won't clog pores and the super handy twist brush has a special coating to keep bacteria at bay. (If you love applying workout makeup this way, you'll also love these powder sunscreens that come in similar packaging.)
Katherine Cosmetics K-Sport Lip Protection Gloss
ARROW BOOST Color Enhancing Lip Balm
How's this for a high-tech chapstick upgrade? This minty lip balm reacts with the pH of your lips to enhance your natural color and create a customized shade of pink. Plus, the mango seed butter, vitamin E, and luffa seed oil in the workout makeup keep lips super hydrated and protected during and post-workout.
Wonderskin Wonderblading Peel & Reveal Lip Color
For a colorful punch that lasts through absolutely everything, a stain will give you no-smudge brightness, says Naomi Lake, the go-to makeup artist for activewear brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. The most innovative option: Wonderskin Wonderblading Peel & Reveal Lip Color.
“This moisturizing formula is the new school of lip stains,” she says. Apply a few coats of the workout makeup product like a mask, let it dry, spray your lips with the included color activator, and peel off the hardened formula. “You’re left with a pretty waterproof tint and beautifully hydrated lips,” says Lake.
Tarte Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara
When you face water, sweat, and humidity, you need a reliable mascara in your workout makeup bag. “It should make an impact visually but still feel light and flexible, and it absolutely cannot flake,” says Lake. Tarte Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara is all that.
Use it to create clump-free athleisure lashes: Apply the first few sweeps of mascara only on the tips of eyelashes. “You just want them lightly coated,” says Lake. Without dipping back into the tube, wiggle the wand at the base of your lash line and then comb upward.
Go for Sweat Cosmetics Rose Goals Mineral Blush
As you start moving, your pores release sweat and oil, which can cause your makeup to slide off. “But mineral powders absorb moisture, helping them stay put,” explains Lake. “And they’re usually non-comedogenic, so they won’t clog pores.”
Go for Sweat Cosmetics Rose Goals Mineral Blush to create an enhanced but natural just-finished-my-warm-up flush. “Apply with a fluffy brush, concentrating it on the apples of your cheeks,” says Lake.