The best sweat-proof makeup to take you from the gym to the office

The best sweat-proof makeup to take you from the gym to the office

As someone who often works out on my lunch break, sweat-proof makeup is a must for me.

Most days I have to run straight to an event or a meeting right after my afternoon sweat sesh, so unfortunately spending even 15 minutes re-doing my makeup just isn’t an option.

As a result, I’ve built up quite a hefty collection of sweat-proof makeup that holds up even during my most intense workouts.

Here are my personal go-to sweat-proof products in my makeup collection that I wear everyday!

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INIKA Organic Brow Define Palette

This brow defining palette contains dual brow powders in complementary shades and a brow wax formulated with silky shea butter. The angled brow brush and spoolie combination creates the perfect natural, feathered brow that doesn’t smudge or come off patchy even when you’re dripping in sweat.

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MCo Beauty More Brows

The MCo Beauty More Brows is a brush-on fibre brow gel that helps define, thicken, and set your brows. I use this to set my brow powder if I’ll be doing a sweaty workout, as it genuinely does not budge unless you rub your eyebrows with cleanser or makeup remover. The formula is lightweight, flexible, and can be worn over a powder or simply alone if you’re going for a more natural brow look. 

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COVERGIRL Lash Blast Volume Mascara

If you’ve read my makeup articles, you’ll know this mascara has been my holy grail for over 10 years! It features a large brush with rubber bristles that delivers thick, full and dramatic lashes. Despite it not being waterproof (they do have a waterproof option though), this mascara doesn’t smudge, flake, or wear off even when working out. 

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MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

This concealer is creamy, buildable, and blends like a dream. Formulated with medical-grade polymers, it provides 15 hours of weartime, provides coverage for all your problem areas, and has a flawless natural finish that doesn’t crease. Best of all? It’s water resistant and won’t completely wipe off at the gym (even if you take a towel to it!).

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Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner

This limited edition eyeliner (stock up fast!) comes with a dual liquid liner tip and pencil liner tip. The liquid liner applies with a soft flex-tip applicator to give you the perfect winged liner every time. It goes on glossy and dries down to an opaque matte finish that doesn’t budge! I wear this liquid eyeliner every day and it always looks just as good after a workout as it does before.

Find it at Sephora.


IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream

I was a bit late to jump the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream bandwagon, but now that I’m on it, I’m never getting off! This foundation is true to its name – your skin but better. It’s a buildable product that blends in with your natural complexion seamlessly. It dries down to a dewy finish, which is perfect for those of us who hit the gym midday as a little extra shine won’t look out of place!

Find it at Sephora.


CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder

I don’t always use powder in my makeup routine, but when I know I’ll be going extra hard at the gym, I’ll use CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder. This powder not only controls oil and absorbs sweat, but it instantly neutralises and conceals redness, which is ideal for those of us that leave the gym looking like a tomato!

Find it at Sephora.


Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Ibiza

I use bronzer to bring colour and contour to face, but I find that powder bronzers completely fade away during a gym sesh! When I’m hitting the gym at lunch, I use cream bronzer instead, like the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Ibiza. This illuminating bronzer stick blends out easily, blurs imperfections and dries down to a dewy finish that works well with that post-gym glow!

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What are your favourite sweat-proof products? Image via @ddlovato

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