After a sweating day at the gym, sometimes we should be able to treat ourselves to drink with friends or go out and have a date. The only problem is finding time and a way to look fresh and presentable before leaving the gym’s locker room. So you have to learn how to take your makeup and hair from workout-ready to fit for a night out! Scroll down and keep reading to learn how to transform your look just in time for your date!
We workout so we’ll look and feel at our best, but sometimes we can’t leave the fact that going to the gym can make us look untidy afterwards. And because going to gym can take a lot of sweat and time we sometimes forget that we should also look good while staying fit and healthy.
We all also know that it’s not generally a good idea to put on a full face of makeup for the gym. Still, some days you just don’t want to go out into the world after a sweaty day bare-faced.
Hey! Wearing makeup to the gym is totally doable— But OF COURSE that is if you do it right. Here are our ultimate beauty tips for wearing makeup to the gym!
Take a minute and learn how to take your makeup and hair from Gym to late night dinner date!
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #1: ROCK A HEADBAND
Pulling your hair into a ponytail or a bun while you’re getting your sweat on can create creases and crimps in your hair. Unfortunately, the marks from your hair tie may not disappear when you’re ready to let your locks down. When you’re finished working out, throw on a headband so that you can still feel confident wearing your hair down.
Dry shampoo can be a serious hairstyle lifesaver, especially after exercising. If your roots look oily post-gym session, spray them with the dry shampoo. Formulated with three refining clays, this dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and instantly refreshes hair between shampoos—perfect for days you don’t have time to actually use shampoo and conditioner before meeting up with friends.
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #3: SPRITZ HAIR WITH TEXTURIZING SPRAY
Let’s face it: Hair always looks better with a touch of texture, doesn’t it? The standard post-gym struggle is hair that has fallen flat, but you can easily breathe new life into the appearance of your tresses with the help of a texturizing spray. Use a lightweight mist and spray throughout your hair, focusing on your roots. A light spritzing can uplift strands from the crown while adding texture on the lengths for a full-body look.
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #4: FIX EVERYTHING WITH A BRAID
When all else fails, go with a braid. Sometimes after a particularly hard exercise, your strands just aren’t salvageable enough to wear down. Instead of fighting against nature, pull your hair back into a fishtail or French braid. The braid will look super-chic without taking too much time or exposing anyone to your limp-looking locks.
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #5: BRUSH ON A MATTIFYING POWDER
It should come as no surprise when your skin is seriously shiny after going to the gym, but that look doesn’t exactly suit dinner or drinks. To mattify the appearance of your skin in a pinch, brush on the Infallible Pro-Matte Powder. The oil-free powder offers an air-fine texture and a matte finish that will have you defying shine all night.
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #6: WEAR WATERPROOF MASCARA
Most of your makeup, if you wear any, will likely sweat off by the time you’re done at the gym. If you don’t have time to do your makeup after your workout is over, make sure to use a waterproof mascara beforehand. Coat your lashes with aVoluminous Lash Waterproof Mascara, which offers the look of voluptuous volume and lush length.
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #8: CONTOUR THOSE CHEEKBONES
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t desire super-sharp cheekbones? No? That’s what we thought. Sculpt, define, and enhance the appearance of your face (including your cheekbones). Buff the contour color into your skin using a fluffy makeup brush for a blended, natural-looking contour.
Drawing on perfectly precise eyeliner can be extremely time consuming, which is why you should opt for a smoky look after hitting up the gym. When you’re rushing to make it from the gym to drinks in just about no time flat, quickly line against your lashes, then flip the pencil over and use the smudger to smoke it out. Make even more of a statement by bringing the eyeliner down to your lower lashes, too. There you go—an eye catching look in under a minute!
POST-WORKOUT BEAUTY TIP #10: GO BOLD WITH YOUR BROWS
Spending a ton of time filling in your eyebrows in the locker room isn’t exactly ideal. Leave your pencils and pomades at home and reach for a tinted brow gel instead. Swipe through your brows, combing through to blend and plump. The fiber-infused formula fills and sets for brows that will last.