Don’t let your makeup get in the way of your workout: keep your skin happy with 15 of the best gym-ready, breathable beauty buys
Words Joy Montgomery
Breathable beauty buys
We all know that, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t wear make-up to our weekly gym class (blocked pores, melting mascara yada yada.) Sadly the reality is not always so simple. Whether you’re sandwiching a workout between meetings or simply not brave enough to go bare-faced, sometimes workout-proof makeup is the order of the day. Queue breathable beauty buys.
Alongside the fashion industry’s current obsession for ‘barely-there’ beauty, a host of beauty brands have picked up on our desire for natural, skin-friendly products. Brands such as Oxygenetix and Bare Minerals, for example, both focus on creating foundations which allow skin to breathe, yet still providing full coverage. Perfect for sweaty spin classes.
Multitasking products such as Clinique’s Chubby Stick and Benebalm, meanwhile, are a great way to add colour without clogging up the skin – suitable for both pre and post-workout application. Other must-haves include a great eyebrow gel, waterproof mascara and an oil-free compact. The result? Fresh, natural and healthy-looking skin that will carry you from barre to, well, bar.
Need some inspiration? Scroll through our gallery to discover our round-up of the best breathable beauty buys
Pureness Matifying Compact Oil-Free, £27; johnlewis.com
Hypnôse Drama Waterproof, £24.50; lancome.co.uk
Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, £15.50; boots.com
Double Wear Makeup Remover Wipes, £20; esteelauder.co.uk
Correcting Concealer, £21; bareminerals.co.uk
Gimme Brow, £20; boots.com
Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum, £34; spacenk.com
Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, £18.50; narscosmetics.co.uk
CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm, £19.50; clinique.co.uk
Effaclar Mat, £14.50; boots.com
Oxygenating Breathable Foundation, £49.50; oxygenetix.com
Brow Artist Genius Kit, £9.99; boots.com
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Clear Brow Gel, £16.50; cultbeauty.co.uk