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Wearing Makeup During Exercise

Do You Wear Makeup to the Gym?

Kelly Osbourne graces the cover of this month's Shape and inside talks about her fit life. In addition to proclaiming her love for her new lifestyle, she talks about how she transformed from someone who hated her looks to "that healthy girl who wakes up every morning to exercise."

While Kelly was just beginning her workout regimen, she says in the Shape interview, she would try to make going to the gym fun by caring about how she looked, and that included putting on some makeup.

I'm sure some of us are the same; after all, if a little waterproof mascara makes you feel better during your workout, what's the harm? Others may be less involved with what they look like except to make sure their form and posture is correct. So tell me . . .

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alerch alerch 6 years
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 6 years
tslgirl: haven't you noticed that is a vicious cycle? My little sister does the same thing, and I do NOT understand it.. why put oily concealer directly onto zits, and then sweat!? The zits are exactly the places that need air and water to go away and heal. Nobody at the gym cares about your complexion, believe me. Do I look at other womens' bodies while working out? Yes (wow, I wish I had her arms, etc). But never anything negative, why waste my time? Honestly think about it... when was the last time you were even CLOSE enough to a girl at the gym to see her complexion? Even if that doesn't convince you, think about this: are you going to marry anyone at the gym? Are they going to hang out with you on the weekend? No. Then eff it, who cares? Do what's best for YOU. Do yourself a favor: Do NOT put face makeup on before you workout, and make sure you wash or rinse with water as soon as you're done. I bet your complexion becomes so much clearer within one month!!
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 6 years
No. I made the mistake of forgetting to take it off when I did a night workout instead of my usual morning, and the mascara got into my eyes...kind of painful when you have contacts. I know I look a little scary without my make up, but I will gladly sacrifice beauty for two hours and focus on my workout to look beautiful outside of the gym.
chatnoir chatnoir 6 years
I work at the gym so I'm basically going to work. If I'm not working, I definately wear eye make up. I keep it light.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
No, I only work out with makeup on if I'm already wearing it to work and I go to the gym afterwards. Otherwise, I keep my face au natural when i work out.
Splintera Splintera 6 years
Likewise, if I already have makeup on from before, I won't remove it. I have not noticed any breakouts or anything due to this, so I don't see the point of removing my makeup.
amber512 amber512 6 years
If I already have it on from earlier in the day, fine. But if I don't already have it on, I'm not putting it on just to go to the gym where I can sweat it all off and look ridiculous anyway with my bright red cheeks!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I'll keep whatever is still there after work. I also usually put on a little concealer before I head out on a weekend. Call me shallow if you want to, but I hate my skin and I don't want to be distracted thinking that everyone is staring at my zits.
kclulu kclulu 6 years
Don't apply specifically for the gym but I have whatever is left on my face after the work day.
enginerdette enginerdette 6 years
No. I don't wear makeup in general, so if I were to wear makeup in the gym, then I would definitely be trying too hard. ;)
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
I do what kimmie used to do... If I go right after work, the makeup usually stays on my face. But I would never apply only to work out.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 6 years
No. In fact, I often wash my face before hand if I workout after work because I don't want the make up running on my clothes and staining them when I sweat (which happened to me before when I would go workout right after work and not wash my face).
gaelgirl gaelgirl 6 years
mascara & lip balm = ok but if i see a girl in full on foundation, liner, bronzer, etc, i'm thinking, wow she must hate herself
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