The gym (or any workout venue of your choice) isn't the best place to have a full face of makeup on, but we totally understand if your prefer not to be completely barefaced either. Whether you have a blemish you don't want seen or you're feeling a tad paler than usual, there's nothing wrong with doing some face prep before sweating it out. Ahead, we present reliable product options to pack for a workout-proof look:
If you exercise outdoors or against a large window, wearing at least SPF 30 is crucial to keep your skin protected. This sweat-resistant tinted sunscreen from Clinique's active line, for one, provides SPF 40 and an oil-free, medium coverage with a natural matte finish.
CLINIQUE CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF40, P1850, SM Megamall
Not into liquids? Lightly even out your skin tone with a quick dusting of a longwearing powder foundation. Pick a shade that matches your skin tone perfectly (MAC's Studio Fix line has more than 50 shades!) for a traceless finish.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, P1900, Lazada
A sheer layer of cheek tint will have your skin looking healthy before and after your workout. When you're in a rush, use the same tint to add some color to pale lips.
CLINIQUE CliniqueFIT Lip + Cheek Flush, P1100, SM Megamall
Skip the pencil and pomades and brush a volumizing brow gel to fluff those arches instead. Brushing your arches upwards can instantly frame your face!
SUNNIES FACE Lifebrow Grooming Gel, P345, Lazada
We know there are some of you who simply can't step outside without eyeliner. Thankfully, this liquid formula from Pat McGrath can withstand smudging from water, sweat, and oily lids, so you can finally wear a cat eye to the gym.
PAT MCGRATH Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner, P1800, Sephora.ph
In case curling your lashes is not enough gym face prep for you, a light coat of waterproof mascara is the way to go. Try L'Oréal's Lash Paradise mascara that'll last through a heavy sweat sesh.
L'OREAL Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, P500, Lazada
Tinted Lip Balm
Working out can dehydrate your entire body, including your lips. Keep yours smooth and plump with a product like Generation Happy Skin's Love Your Lips balm, a hydrating tinted lip balm with SPF 15.
GENERATION HAPPY SKIN Active Love Your Lips Intense Color Butter Balm SPF15, P349, launching February 25 on Lazada
Opting to skip complexion and eye makeup entirely? Bring attention to your lips instead. A transfer-resistant liquid lipstick like Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink has a variety of flattering shades that won't transfer to your tumbler.
MAYBELLINE SuperStay Matte Ink City Edition in Assertive, P299, Watsons