With more and more women hitting the gym, it comes as no surprise that wearing makeup before you go there is acceptable. In fact, reality star Khloe Kardashian has been doing this so effortlessly and even invites other gals to join in on the trend. Athleisure makeup, a take on being athletic at the same time fashionable, has been popping up all over beauty shelves. Now, health conscious and active women can look fit and fab at the same time even when they’re lifting weights.
Wear Makeup To The Gym: What’s All The Fuss About?
Much like athleisure apparel, athleisure makeup is now a thing. Simply, the trend started when more and more women have been putting makeup on even if they’re hitting the gym. It may sound weird at first, but popular stars like Khloe Kardashian have made it work. There’s barely an episode on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which Khloe is part of, that shows her and her family sans makeup on.
Surely, this new trend has raised eyebrows for some, because, why would you wear make up if you’re going to look like a mess (and yet a fitter version of you, of course) afterwards? Despite it being frowned upon by some ladies, brands like Birchbox, Tarte, and the aptly-named Sweat, released workout-specific makeup for the active woman today. Interestingly, athleisure makeup is also said to “focus on controlling sweat while adding minimal coverage and definition.”
A-listers like Jessica Alba, Karlie Kloss, and Gigi Hadid are just some of the stars showcasing their dolled up look while working out.
Go from the gym to brunch without having to touch up your makeup! This is life changing! 🙊 https://t.co/VVgdZbRo6K
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) February 28, 2017
Should I Wear Makeup To The Gym?
“Many athleisure makeup products are waterproof and sweatproof. They’re designed for exercise,” explains Lauren Ploch, M.D., a dermatologist from Augusta, Georgia. In addition, athleisure makeup comprises natural ingredients that are less likely to clog pores during sweat sessions.
If you wanna try it, be sure you know the ingredients of the product you want to use. Greatist notes that any formula that’s labeled as noncomedogenic (simply: products that won’t clog your pores) is safe to use.
“To prevent a major breakout, avoid thick, heavy, or oil-based makeup which can lead to acne when mixed with perspiration,” Dr. Ploch says. “I like the power of powders when it comes to working out. They’re absorptive, but they can also conceal, and even add shimmer or bronzing.”
— Fashionista.com (@Fashionista_com) February 28, 2017