When it comes to working out in the gym, the last thing I want to think about is my makeup sliding off my face, when I’m sweating. 

To be honest, I very rarely wear makeup at the gym. As you can see in the photo above, sweat is my highlighter! The exception would be if I had a really bad nights sleep and really needed to hide my dark circles.

While I’m working out, I want my skincare to be working too. So if you can go to the gym makeup free, why not apply an extra pump of your favourite serum or moisturiser or both to your skin.

If you just can’t go anywhere without any makeup at all, then here’s some sweat-proof products that have lasted my workouts.


I don’t think it’s good for your skin to wear a foundation while working out. Your skin needs to breathe. However, a concealer to help hide a blemish or dark circles is ok.

I recommend Rimmel London lasting finish breathable concealer.

It does exactly what it claims; Lightweight and Medium Coverage. It doesn’t cake or crease and lasts through sweat and tears.


If your brows are practically perfect, then lucky you! For the rest of us our brows can look non-existant without some brow pencil or powder.

I had enough of filling in my brows so I saved up and got them Microbladed. Honestly it was the best thing I did. I no longer have to worry about making time to fill them in at all now especially when heading to the gym.

If you’re a bit tight for cash to have Microblading, then I would try a smudge-proof brow pencil.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is great, as it has a brush one end and twist up pencil on the other. The formula is perfect and does not smudge at all.


The gym is definitely not a place to wear lipstick. Like I’ve already said – I want my skincare to be working while I’m working out.

So I always wear a super moisturising lip balm while in the gym.

I’m currently loving this

YourGoodSkin Soothing Lip Balm.

It’s really nourishing, hydrating and leaves my lips feeling super soft.


If I’m having a really bad skin day – feeling dry and generally rubbish, I’ll even pop on a hydrating facemask. Yes honestly, I have on many occasions!

My favourite is Glamglow Thirstymud. It’s clear in colour, so no one will detect that you have a facemask on. It’ll just look like you’ve applied a lot of moisuriser!

It smells of the beach and coconuts and will leave your skin feeling hydrated, plump and smooth.


Drink plenty of water! I can’t stress this enough! No matter how much makeup you apply you’re never going to hide the fact that your skin isn’t in it’s best condition.

I used to drink pracitcally zero water and my skin was in such bad condition with blemishes and looking dull. Now I drink over two litres daily and my skin has minimal blemishes, looks brighter, healither and my makeup actually applies and sits better on my skin.

Remember, the only person you should be worried about in the gym is yourself. Trust me, no one cares if you’ve got makeup on or not. Just get in there and work it!