I know a lot of us are terrified of not having anything on our faces when it comes to being active, but also have that horrible fear of clogging pores and doing damage while exercising, so I’ve put together this blog on what products I would use to give a glow and some coverage if you want to!
The Coconut Skin Smoothie Primer is great to use as a base on the skin and gives a really lovely glow too. It wouldn’t actually give you any coverage but it brightens and blurs imperfections and it’s light-reflecting so it will add a luminosity to the skin! You can find this one here. And if you didn't want to add any foundation but felt you needed a little coverage you could stick to a base like this, but add some concealer to the areas you wanted. For me I’d do this around the chin and the sides of the nose. The NARS complete concealer is great for this and means you’re covering what you want and not going OTT!! You can find the NARS complete concealer here
For an actual light foundation base it is best to wear mineral. Mineral makeup is the healthiest on our skin so if you’re going to be working up a sweat it’s definitely the best option so you’re not blocking pores or causing breakouts. I really like the Bellapierre powder foundation or the Jane Iridale Glow Time. This foundation is surprising as it says it is a BB cream, but the coverage is actually quite full. Personally, it could be a little too full for me when I’m active but it really is the healthy option! You can find this one here
Another recent-ish launch I tried was the Isadora Active Wear 24 hr Makeup. This was lovely and light and claims to be swear proof so it’s perfect for the gym. Not sure about the longevity part on this one but it was really lovely on the skin. You can find this one here
I think adding a bit of colour is always nice especially if you’re going for that healthy glow. The Stila Convertible colour is a gorgeous cream base that can be used on the cheeks or the lips. I love a cream blush because it creates this lived in look that adds a bit of texture. Use your finger or brush to apply. You can find this one here
If cream blush terrifies you then using one of our shimmer blushes will help to give that cream finish to the skin without the hassle of using your fingers and worrying if it’s blended enough! Sunset sheen is perfect for this and you can find this one here
Onto a feature next that I think most of us would probably prioritise before leaving the house! If you’re after a quick and easy yet natural looking fix the Benefit Gimme Brow is the way to go. It grooms your brows into shape and gives them a quick colour fix whilst taking 5 seconds to do. You can find this here and it’s a great one to have in your gym bag to help give your brow definition.
I have often said in the past that I would pick a lip liner over a lipstick any day especially on days where I’m going for the very natural no makeup, makeup look. I use Blush from my Pink Lip Quad a lot when going to the gym or to do something active. It’s a soft pink that will define yet look totally natural so no one will even know you’ve had the help and you can find this here. Pop a little balm over to keep your lips moisturised!
So there you have it, a few little tips for when you’re heading to the gym or just getting out being active, that won’t harm your skin and gives a little coverage!
Lots of love,