Workout Makeup Is Here — & People Have Feelings About It

Ah, the age old debate of whether or not to wear makeup to the gym. There are those in the Kim Kardashian camp who feel no shame in hitting the treadmill full-contour. And then there are those who would rather run barefoot than run wearing foundation. And, really at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference.
But for those somewhere in the middle? They might fall into a new club the beauty industry is calling athleisure. The workout-specific makeup, which focuses on controlling sweat while adding minimal coverage and definition (and not clogging your pores), is crowding Sephora shelves in the same way that people are crowding the gym this month.
Whether you choose to wear it during a set of Burpees or just to watch TV in your sweat pants, at the end of the day, this is really just high-performance, no-makeup makeup that comes in convenient, affordable kits. And that's something both gym rats and Netflix bingers can get behind. Check 'em all out, ahead then let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Tarte’s gym bag features sweat-proof and non-pore clogging items that emphasize your natural glow. Think lashes with just the right amount of coating, extra hydrated lips, and a light moisturizer for an all-over glow. And if Soul Cycle manages to mess with your makeup, start fresh with Maracuja infused remover wipes, also included.

Tarte Gym Bag Grabs Athleisure Essentials, $29, available at Sephora.
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Sweat Cosmetics’ line of mineral foundation, bronzer, and illuminators are water- and sweat- proof with high SPF — for those long, grueling workouts outdoors. The line’s innovative twist-brush makes for easy application and storage in your gym bag. Considering Sweat is developed and tested by Olympic and pro-level athletes, you can believe your workout look is set.

SWEAT COSMETICS Twist-Brush + Mineral Foundation SPF 30, $42, available at Sephora.
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Supergoop!’s barre set features sunscreen serum and CC cream that both even out skin tone and prevent signs of aging. The lip-and-cheek tint pulls double duty adding a touch of color and moisture wherever you need it. Then, hit your face with a final setting mist that's infused with SPF 50 — or use it to refresh it after grueling seat work.

Supergoop! Barre to Bar Set, $25, available at Sephora.
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Milk Makeup’s mini sticks are perfect for touching up in one quick swipe. Tend to your eyes with Cooling Water and add color with the Lip + Cheek tint that melts into your skin on contact with body heat. Can you say the perfect post-workout flush?

Milk Makeup Vibes Vibes Vibes set, $48, available at Sephora.
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This mascara is developed with Eyeko’s signature ace brush — but features a new, fibre-enhanced, waterproof formula ideal for working out. You’ll never hesitate to sweat it up in the sauna with pitch black, dramatic lashes. You do you, girl.

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, $25, available at Eyeko.
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This brand-new waterproof mascara and brow gel hybrid is just one of the new workout-proof offerings from drugstore brand E.l.f. And at $6, it's a cheap yet effective addition to your gym bag.

E.l.f. Sweat Resistant Mascara & Brow Duo, $6, available at Elf Cosmetics.
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