It's time for society to stop shaming people for wearing makeup to the gym. Whether you go to your workouts straight from the office still rocking your daytime look, or you re-apply in the locker room on the off chance that you run into the hottie who always makes sexy eyes at you from the ab-machine, at one point or another we've all done it. But the hardest part is finding a smudge-proof, black eyeliner to make those peepers pop, amirite? Not anymore, ladies and gents.
No matter what your reasoning, you should never have to sacrifice the intensity of your workout for the sake of keeping your makeup in tact. You're at the gym for your mental and physical health (and, OK, maybe also to flirt with the ab-machine hottie), so the last thing you need to be worrying about during an intense exercise session is whether or not you have raccoon eyes.
Luckily, I found a 100% smudge-proof 2-in-1 eyeliner that'll stay on during even your sweatiest workouts. SoulCycle, I'm looking at you.
ABLE Cosmetic's Liquid Liner Refill Pen, which is on sale now for $30 on ablecosmetics.com, is guaranteed to get you through your day with your makeup in tact. It will last through whatever blood/sweat/tears-inducing activities life may throw at you without dripping or smudging, and without you ever needing to apply.
The liner works on its own, but also acts as a refill pen for ABLE's new and improved CatEYE 101 stylus which comes out in July.
ABLE Liquid Liner Refill Pen, $30, Able Cosmetics
As amazing and workout-tested as this long-lasting eyeliner is, there are a few things to keep in mind when wearing makeup to the gym. Most dermatologists advise against wearing a full face, because sweat and bacteria can get trapped underneath your foundation. Keep your products minimal (eyeliner, waterproof mascara, and a breathable shine-reducing powder are totally fine!) and wash your face as soon as you're finished, even if you plan to immediately re-apply.
Your best bet? Keep makeup remover wipes in your gym bag as an easy way to ensure you're taking everything off of your face (sweat, bacteria, and residual makeup) after your workout. These, from Aveeno, are all natural and leave your skin with a dewy glow after you use them. Be sure to wash thoroughly after you use them, even if it's just with soap and water, and moisturize to keep your skin hydrated. And, as always, drink lots and lots of water!
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