7 Beauty Products that will Survive a Summer Workout

Jenna Birch
by Jenna Birch
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7 Beauty Products that will Survive a Summer Workout

I’m a girlie-girl at heart and I love my makeup, which is why you’ll never find me working out in public with a completely bare face. Still, no one wants to see mascara and foundation lines dripping off their brow while they work up a sweat—especially not me, yikes. Luckily, there are tons of great products on the market that offer natural coverage and won’t budge during a sweat-filled summer workout. Here are a few of my favorites:

For face: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free BB Cream ($12) This BB Cream is fantastic. With more coverage than a typical tinted moisturizer, but less than a traditional foundation, it’s substantial without feeling cakey. Plus, it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores or cause blemishes.

For lashes: Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant ($24) I have always been a big fan of Make Up For Ever’s mascaras, and this new “smoky extravagant” waterproof version is my all-time favorite. It doesn’t budge through sweat, swim or rain, and it makes lashes look extra long and lush.

For cheeks: Benefit Benetint ($30) Powder blush is blah when it comes to lasting through a workout—it fades fast, and can sink into fine lines. A cheek stain is a better bet, and Benefit’s cult classic Benetint is the best of the best. Use it to give your cheeks a stay-put rosy glow.

For lips: eos Lemon Drop Smooth Sphere Lip Balm SPF 15 ($3.49) It’s hard to pick just one live balm—oh, I love it so! But this one comes out on top thanks to added sunscreen ingredients, which are always important when you’re exercising outside. (Beauty tip: To add a little color, dab lips with Benetint before applying eos.)

For eyes: Laura Mercier Longwear Creme Eye Pencil ($24) A lady can’t live without eyeliner—right? This creme version from Laura Mercier goes on super-smooth, won’t smear during your downward dog, and comes in shades that are noticeable, but never too much.

For brows: MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set ($17) There is something kind of magical about naturally well-defined brows. They make your skin appear brighter, they make your eyes pop… and no one will know quite why! That’s why MAC’s waterproof brow set is so genius. Ditch the pencil and just use this brush-on gel. With all the shades to match every hair color, and a zero-smear promise, no one will know what your beauty secret is.

For hair: Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo Spray ($4.50) Girls, this is my biggest beauty secret—it’s all you need to refresh your hair after working out. Simply shake out your ponytail, spray a little Tresemme dry shampoo along your part, flip your hair over, spray underneath, and massage into your roots. Voila—no oily shine, no sweaty roots, just magical volume!

Do you wear makeup when you workout? What are your favorite sweat-proof beauty products?


About the Author

Jenna Birch
Jenna Birch

Jenna Birch is a health and lifestyle writer. She has written for many web and print publications, including Marie Claire, Runner’s World, mom.me and WomansDay.com. As a nutrition and fitness junkie, she’s a lifelong athlete, major college sports fan and developing yogi—but still can’t resist the allure of an occasional chocolate lava cake. (Everything in moderation, right?) For more, visit her at jennabirch.com or follow her on Twitter.  


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