It’s been my goal to go and work out at least three days per week. While some workouts are a little mild, others are a little more intense. I’ve never been a fan of leaving the gym looking like a hot mess. I feel great after working out, and I want to look that way, too. In a few easy steps you can achieve that look right at the gym using these handy Conair, Scünci, MakeupDrop, and Batiste products that I’ve found to be very easy and effective!
First things first, let’s take care of that hair! I have shoulder length hair that gets a little wet from sweating and knotted from constantly trying to “fix” my pony tail. Because I’m sometimes going to dinner or have a bunch of errands to run, I keep my gym bag stocked with a few essentials: a mini blow dryer, my Conair Infiniti Pro Ultimate Root Booster Brush, some Scünci No Damage Hair Ties, and my makeup bag with my beauty must-haves.
To reclaim my tresses from the rigors of a workout, I blow dry my hair straight with the large round + nylon brush, and because my hair isn’t that wet it only takes around five to 10 minutes. If it’s been more than a couple days since I’ve washed my hair, I’ll spray in my favorite Batiste Dry Shampoo to freshen it up even more. Then I’ll grab my Scunci no damage hair elastics in a neutral color. These are the only ones that work great with my thick hair. I pull it back in a sleek and simple pony tail for a classic pulled-together look.
Then, I grab my makeup bag, which currently has my Fresh SUGAR Tulip Lip Treatment, Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara, REVLON Colorstay Creme Shadow in 730, the Chantecaille Just Skin, as well as a few makeup tools including the MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator. I like the MakeupDrop because it can be easily cleaned with just soap and water so you know it’s not harboring bacteria like some other makeup applicator sponges can.
I apply the tinted moisturizer with the silicone sponge, which is new and creating a lot of buzz in the beauty world, to even out my skin tone. If I have a cream blush I would add that, but I don’t always bring it since the gym adds a nice flush to my cheeks. Throw on some creme eye shadow, a few coats of mascara, apply my lip treatment and I’m out the door looking chic and fresh!
The MakeupDrop applicator is cruelty-free, non-toxic and paraben-free. What is unique about this makeup applicator is that, unlike sponge applicators, it doesn’t absorb any of your foundation, at all. The makeup sits on top of the applicator and all of that expensive goodness gets applied directly onto your skin. Pretty great!!
While it may be nicer to go back home, change, and do your full makeup after the gym, sometimes that’s just not going to happen. You can achieve a great neutral, everyday look right from the gym in under 20 minutes!
What’s your current post-workout beauty routine?
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