I don’t care how beautiful or fit you are, nobody looks good with eyeliner running down their face, and bright red full lips at the gym. I do understand that hiding imperfections from the delicious man lifting weights beside you may give you that extra boost of confidence, and even push you harder.
If you are looking for makeup products that will give the illusion of a natural flawless finish, then read on!
I have listed the products below in order of application.
Step 1 Prime Skin: Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day 10 in 1 HD Beauty Balm $49.00
I have tried about 7 different BB creams and this by far is my fave! If you are not familiar with Beauty Balms, they are basically your primer, moisturizer, and foundation all in one. This one dries to a Matte finish and is buildable. So if you use a small amount (approx a dime size) it will even out your skin tone and get it ready for the next step. The best part about Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day 10 in 1 HD Beauty Balm, is that its one color for everyone. It adjusts to your skin’s PH balance and you don’t have to worry about those “foundation” lines on your jaw line. I love BB creams because where you are oily it works with your sebaceous glands to control shine. Where you are dry, it moisturizes! Don’t believe me? Get over to Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart and demand a sample!! www.stilacosmetics.com
Step 2 Foundation: Mac Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation $40.00
Alright ladies, Mac Face and Body foundation is by far the greatest foundation if you are looking for sheer natural coverage. It is water-based and water resistant, and like all Mac Cosmetics foundations it is buildable for face and body and should last you almost 2 months. This foundation is oil free and great for all skin types, it does dry a dewy finish. I set mine for more coverage with Mac studio fix powder foundation. www.maccosmetics.com
Step 3 Set Foundation: ARTISTRY Cosmetics Ideal Translucent Pressed Powder $28.40
This translucent powder is amazing!! It creates a flawless finish while resisting shine and diminishing the appearance of pores and imperfections. It is available in one worry-free shade, and the microfine powders will adjust to your skin tone. This is the perfect ending to any makeup application, this worry-free translucent powder blends seamlessly for a long-lasting, natural finish when applied over foundation as a top coat no matter what your skin tone. With ARTISTRY Ideal Powder Technology, advanced microspheres work to precisely seek out imperfections, correcting uneven skin tone and diffusing light to help diminish the appearance of pores, blemishes, and even fine lines. Ideal for all skin types. It has been compared to Lancôme® Color Ideal® Pressed Powder which retails at $43.00. This product cannot be purchased in stores, I can order it for you, and if you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4 Blush: Stila Cosmetics Custom Color Blush – Self Adjusting Bronze
So this is not a step you have to take to complete your look, but if you want a bit of color this is your blush and bronzer in one. I love this new product from Stila and I will write another blog with more information on why I do love this product over others. Depending on the stiffness of your brush you can use this all over the face, to contour your cheek bones, or just apply quickly on the apples of your cheeks and you are out the door! Stila Custom Color Blush is an innovative powder blush that reacts to each individual’s pH to create a perfect, personalized shade with its unique one-shade-fits-all technology. www.stilacosmetics.com
Step 5 Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara $4.99
I recommend putting on mascara last, as it needs to dry and you don’t want little black streaks on your cheeks if your blush brush touches your lashes. This is one of my favorite budget friendly mascara’s and the Maybelline Great Lash mascara has been around for over 40 years and they have now created a new heart shaped brush! The heart shape brush makes it easy to get those small lashes towards the inside of your lash line. Very natural look with no clumps! For the gym I recommend one coat on top only not bottom lashes. You don’t have to use waterproof, but it is available in this mascara. www.maybelline.ca
There you have it. My top picks for gym makeup! I will soon post a video blog on the look, so you can see the finished result. If you have any questions on these products feel free to contact me