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Don’t Sweat It Off: Active-Friendly Makeup

Athleisure Makeup
Athleisure Makeup

In this day and age being active and keeping fit is becoming an integral part of our daily routines, as much as happy hour with the girls after work!

However, many of us might find fitting in our active sessions difficult when we are working.

One day you might go for a run in the morning and then head to work, quickly pop to a yoga class in your lunch break, or go the gym after work before meeting the girls.

Either way, wouldn’t it be great if you could save time and not have to waste precious minutes in your busy schedule on re-doing or applying your makeup?

Imagine being able to quickly shower and head straight off to wherever you need to be; just simply top up your gloss and you are good to go.

Well, there is a new range of active-friendly makeup that’s emerging on the beauty market. We’ve already seen the rise of luxe work-to-workout wear in the fashion industry, so it’s only natural that the beauty industry would follow suit.

One of the first companies to explore this gap in the market was started by US professional soccer players Lindsay Tarpley and Leslie Osbourne, founders of Sweat Cosmetics.

Their business endeavour was fuelled by their personal struggle with constantly appearing on television after playing a match and not being able to wear makeup or suncream without it running off their faces. Not a good look when on TV.

Unfortunately, Sweat Cosmetics is only available in the US at the moment, but its success has inspired other brands to join the active-friendly makeup train.

So here are some of our favourite active-friendly makeup products for you to try that won’t clog and damage your skin, so you can enjoy looking good whilst working out.


Eyeko Sport waterproof Mascara – RRP $37.00

Eyes Sport Mascara
Eyes Sport Mascara

This waterproof mascara is especially designed for to be active-friendly and will see you through your workout and for the rest of the day.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara – RRP $34.00

Too Faced Better Than Sex Water proof Mascara - serious active friendly makeup
Too Faced Better Than Sex Water proof Mascara – serious active friendly makeup

This mascara not only gives you fabulous long full lashes but it won’t budge. So make sure you have a good eye makeup remover for the end of the day.

Eyeko Me and My Shadow – RRP $29.00

Waterproof Me and My shadow eyeliner and eyeshadow
Waterproof Me and My shadow eyeliner and eyeshadow

This waterproof eyeshadow also doubles ups as an eyeliner with its built in blending brush which can be used to either blend or define the eyes with the creamy shadow stick. It also comes in a range of colours so you can go for a smokey eye or a soft illuminated eye with long-lasting effects.


Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain – RRP $55.00

Benetinit Lip and cheek stain
Benetinit Lip and cheek stain

A cheek stain is perfect for a workout. This gorgeous rose-coloured stain will give you a soft flush to your cheeks that will last all day. It’s waterproof and kiss-proof. So you can go from the gym to your hot date looking all rosy and glowy.

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Posey – RRP 41.00

Creme blend Blush In Posey
Creme blend Blush In Posey

This cream blush is great for a dewy fresh-faced look. It’s super long-lasting, blends easily and won’t sink into your skin.


Benefit Ka-Brow! Creme Gel – RRP $42.00

Ka-Brow cream gel
Ka-Brow creme gel

This gel creme for your eyebrows is totally waterproof, which means you can define those brows and they will last all day long even when you have sweat dripping down from your forehead. It’s the perfect active-friendly makeup product for natural to dramatic looking lasting brows.

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set RRP – $28.00

Waterproof - Active friendly makeup for your brows from MAC
Waterproof – Active friendly makeup for your brows from MAC

This fully waterproof eyebrow set will gently set your eyebrows into place whilst adding a hint of colour and depth with its small precision brush.


Nude By Nature Natural Mineral Cover – RRP $39.95

Natural Mineral Cover Powder with SPF 15
Natural Mineral Cover Powder with SPF 15

This mineral powder can be used as light to medium coverage, covers redness, pigmentation, large pores and protects your skin from the sun with its SPF15 formula. It contains all natural active ingredients such jojoba and Kaolin clay which look after your skin’s health.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF – RRP $58.00

BB cream SPF 35
BB cream SPF 35

This BB cream not only primes, it covers and protects. This is the ultimate active-friendly makeup. Its broad spectrum SPF35 protects against UVA/ UVB rays, it also has a unique shine control formula which will keep a shiny complexion at bay all day. It also contains optical pearl pigments and emollients which will give you a fresh-faced natural glow all day.

Written by Bianca Spendlove

Bianca is a British actress who has always had an interest beauty, fashion and lifestyle, being surrounded by makeup artists most days inspired her to take note of the top tips and trends used in the industry. She loves to write in her own time and to document her travels.

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