These five cosmetics are the little things that make the biggest difference in the way you look. Make the most of your workout time by packing your gym bag with a spare set of cosmetics to go in advance. Since hair products and soaps are already supplied by gyms, try these makeup ideas. They will do double duty with just enough pampering to make you feel confident. With 30 years experience as a pro makeup artist, these are my top five makeup picks that are a must for cosmetics to go.
Fresh Cosmetics to Go — Facial Spray
Spray on a mist of hydrating facial spray during your workout to cool down. You’ll want to put a spray bottle in your regular cosmetic bag also. Apply a spritz before moisturizing to give your skin more moisture and every few hours throughout the day to keep it hydrated and glowy.
Best Cosmetics — Vitamin C Lotion
Before a workout you can use this lotion to wipe away excess eye makeup. After a workout, sheer moisturizer over the spray will give you a light application so your skin looks fresh. Vitamin C is one of the best cosmetics that helps with skin cell turnover and renewal. Your skin will thank you with a nice glow. Apply the lotion lightly over your face, eye and neck area before getting dressed so it has time to be absorbed. After 5 minutes blot the excess with a tissue.
Double Duty Makeup — Matte Bronzer
Give your skin a subtle makeup look with a light matte bronzer. Your blood flow is increased after a good workout which causes flushed rosy cheeks. A matte bronzer will have just enough color to warm up your skin and blend with your rosy cheeks. It will give you the definition you need to look polished without adding more redness. Apply it on your cheekbones, chin, hairline, and also over the crease of your eyes.
Best Makeup Idea — Bronze Eye Gel
Eye gel is one of the best makeup ideas to happen ever. It’s easy to draw on a soft outline at the top corners of your eyes to define them and it will stay on without moving. Apply the eye gel with a small wedge brush and it will last all day. Apply a stronger line to the top of your lashline and for a darker look, onto your eye waterline. Your lower lashline can have a sheer liner.
Makeup Must — Berry Frost Gloss
A neutral lip gloss will keep your fresh workout look intact. And since you won’t be wearing much other makeup color, a rich berry tone will draw attention to your smile and rosy cheeks, naturally.