Best make-up to wear while working out


With celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Gigi Hadid wowing fans with stunning selfies inside the gym, the trend for looking fresh-faced and fabulous while working out is more popular than ever.

"The trend for wearing make-up in the gym has certainly increased in popularity over the last year," June Jensen, Director U.K. Beauty for The NPD Group told Cover Media. "We are seeing a definite increase in make-up sales which we attribute to this trend, especially with foundations that are long-wearing and that are formulated with moisturising or oil-controlling properties."

We run through our top tips on the best make-up to wear while working on your physique. 


MattEffect’s Blotting Perfector is one of our favourites, thanks to its liquid to powder blotting formula that instantly mattifies the skin and controls shine. And as well as working to keep your complexion shine-free while working out, it’s also fantastic for helping reduce redness after a session in the gym. The Antimicrobial Applicator works to lower the skin temperature and reduce redness, allowing ‘air’ to flow through during application and gives off a cooling effect, while the water-based product evaporates on skin to further intensify the sensation.


If you’re an eyeliner fan, you’re going to want a product that doesn’t budge, regardless of what you’re up to. INGLOT’s AMC Eyeliner gel is top of our list, thanks to its totally waterproof, long-lasting and smudge-proof formula - meaning it is the perfect eyeliner for any gym goer!

Top your look off with a dash of mascara. SportFX is a high-performance, dual-purpose make-up and skin care brand created for active women, and their Sport Stamina Mascara is incredible. Long lashes that aren’t going to budge while you’re working out - what’s not to love?


They are arguably the most important part of a make-up regime, so don’t ignore your brows when you get ready for a workout. So Me Brow Kit Compact is a long wearing formula which results in sweat resistant brows - perfect for gym makeup when you don’t want your face sliding off half way through your workout. It’s available in three shades too, so everyone can get beautiful brows.


If your pout is top of your priority list, you need to invest in some of Perricone MD's No Lipstick Lipstick – a lightweight formula which imparts the look of a healthy, radiant glow. Available in a range of colours, it’s the perfect way to top off your workout make-up look.

Setting sprays

To finish your look and ensure it’s not going anywhere, use a setting spray. COOLA Makeup Setting Spray is gorgeous for this, as it’s a weightless, matte finish mist that protects even the most sensitive of complexions while keeping your make-up looking fresh all day. This highly advanced formula contains both cucumber and Aloe vera extracts to help soothe and refresh skin, while also reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. As an added bonus, it also contains SPF30 if you’re a fan of outdoor workouts.

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