Are you one of the many women who have spent an entire day in activewear, even if you didn’t actually make it to the gym? Join the club. With today’s array of cute leggings, fashionable sneakers and fierce, sporty jackets, we’ve come a long way from faded yoga pants and tank tops.
The concept of “athleisure” is so appealing (you can look stylish enough to go from your Pilates class straight to a boozy brunch with the girls), that it has extended itself into the world of beauty. Follow these simple athleisure beauty rules to look fresh and fabulous with minimal effort – even if you just logged a serious sweat session.
#1. Keep your skin clean.
|Clinique Prep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes|
A dewy, post-workout glow is sexy. Looking like you’re in desperate need of a shower isn’t. Always wash your face after working out, and follow up with a quick makeup retouch. A pack of disposable cleansing wipes makes it easy to freshen up on the go.
#2. Use the right foundation.
|Sweat Cosmetics Mineral Foundation SPF 30|
Rather than using a heavy foundation, allow your skin to breathe with a lightweight formula like mineral powder. Choose one with an SPF so you can protect your skin while creating a flawless canvas.
#3. Multitask with your lip gloss.
|Cheeky Physique Sublime Lips|
When you choose a double-duty lip gloss, all it takes is a single swipe to achieve a kissable and natural-looking pout. Use Cheeky Physique’s Sublime Lips with Manuka honey and lip-plumping properties to keep your pucker gorgeously full and moisturized.
#4. Just say “NO” to raccoon eyes.
An unfortunate side effect of wearing eyeliner to the gym is the inevitable “raccoon eye” look. For active beauties, your best bet is to invest in a waterproof eyeliner so you can define your peepers without worrying about it running down your face.
#5. Sweat-proof your mascara.
Of course, waterproof mascara is also a must. Even after the toughest workout, your lashes will still look lengthened and flirty so you can bask in that post-sweat afterglow without worrying about your eye makeup.
#6. Fake a blowout.
|amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo|
If you’re due back at the office (or have another appointment to run off to), you probably won’t have time for a full-on wash and blow dry. Tame those sweaty tresses and fake a blowout with a generous spritz of dry shampoo.
#7. Do some off-duty toning.
For the ultimate in athleisure beauty, tone your body and firm your skin outside of the gym. With Cheeky Physique’s line of body products, you can smooth the look of cellulite with Contour Sleek, firm the appearance of your midsection with Tummy Sleek, and give a sexy boost to your sports bras with Sublime Bust.
Simply massage these quick-drying and multitasking products into your skin, and let them do the hard work for you while you go about the rest of your day!