Deciding on the exercise routine that works for you is an important task, but it’s not the only thing you need to be thinking about. Equally important, and arguably a lot more fun, is thinking about the look you want for your workout!
There are plenty of cute exercise outfits available, and since you’re almost certainly going to run into someone you know at the gym, you’re going to want to wear them. In addition to clothes, certain makeup products have also been designed with exercise in mind.
If you’re pressed for time and only have a few minutes to spare on a workout there are still some very effective things you can do. You might find, however, that you aren’t working out for long enough to warrant sweat- and water-resistant cosmetics in these circumstances. But when you’re going full-throttle in a spinning class or on the treadmill, you’re likely to find that that is what you want. And for most of us, mascara is the top priority here. Even if you wear nothing else, you’re likely to slick a coat on your lashes.
There are several mascaras that can stand up to any workout, and give you the quality that you deserve. They’re also available at several different price points, so everyone should be able to find one to suit their budget. Read on to learn about some of the best products in Canada.
Maybelline New York’s The Colossal Big Shot Mascara and CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara are the ideal consistency, not too thick or to waxy, to wear when you’re working up a sweat. Your lashes are evenly coated, and the formula will cling to them no matter what.
If you need volume as well as staying power, try the Voluminous Waterproof Mascara by L’Oréal Paris. This comes in regular and butterfly wing-shaped options, depending on how you want to shape your lashes. Makeup artists swear by this for long days on movie sets, so it should stand up to any fitness routine.
You might be buying these and then keeping them exclusively in your gym bag, to make them last as long as possible. On the other hand, you may be getting the best that you can afford so that you are confident enough to use them in any situation, be it gym, work or anything else.
Either way, these products are worth every penny. The Clé de Peau Beauté Perfect Lash Mascara is ideal if you are curling your lashes – its light formula will not weigh them down. And, because it is spiked with Vitamin B5, Chanel’s Inimitable Waterproof Mascara keeps the hairs flake-free and silky soft, no matter how much you put on, or how much you sweat.
Lancôme Hypnose and M.A.C. In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascaras are both known for providing great volume, while never causing the dreaded racoon eyes. For a product that holds curl, lengthens, volumizes and stays clump-free, try Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. The current favourite of celebrity trainer and creator of The Hourglass Workout Lyzabeth Lopez, this may well turn into the only option you ever use.
Stick to Basic Principles
When you’re working out, keep your makeup fresh and simple. Experts recommend taking days off and not wearing anything to give your skin a chance to breath. Removing waterproof formulas properly is also essential, as they tend to dry overnight and make your lashes brittle and breakable.
Above all else, be sure to use what makes you feel good during your exercise routine. That, after all, is what your downtime is really all about!