Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Is Your Makeup Gym-Ready?


If you feel most confident with a touch of makeup at the gym, that's a-ok…

BUT not every makeup brand is made equal, and not all products have what it takes to qualify as ‘gym-ready’.

Whether you’re considering Fitcover, or even another brand, here are 5 key elements that make brands gym-ready!


The 5 Key Elements of Gym-Ready Makeup


Sweat-Proof 

Well this one is a no-brainer, right?

We wanted to start here because it automatically rules out 99% of makeup brands. If you want to wear makeup to the gym, it needs to be able to withstand a serious amount of sweat.

Unless you're some kind of mutant superhuman, you’re going to break a sweat. That's a given. Finding a makeup brand that lets you skin sweat, breathe, and do everything it needs to do to, is key. 

For example, our Active Mineral Powder Foundation is formulated so that your sweat can still come to the surface and your skin is free to breathe.


Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial Ingredients 

I don't need to tell you how dirty a gym is. If I did...you would probably stop going! 
There's nothing luxurious about 'anti-bacterial' or 'anti-inflammatory' properties, but they're super-duper important none the less. When we sweat our pores open, and our skin becomes vulnerable to breakouts, rashes and infections. 

To make matters worse, we are often wiping sweat from our brow, tucking hair behind our ears or adjusting headphones. Basically, we touch our face A LOT and as a result, we are exposed to plenty of harmful bacteria.

Moral of the story. Look for brands (like us!) that contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic ingredients designed to protect our skin and fight off the nasties. 


Fillers  

Sometimes it's the most inconspicuous ingredients that are your worst enemy. 

In makeup terms 'fillers' (no not injections!) are ingredients used as a carrier for other, more beneficial ingredients. You will find fillers in both drugstore and high-end makeup products, and although they aren't necessarily bad, they're not that good either. 

Some examples are, 'Talc' which is often found in powders and shadows, 'Cream-based silicones' in foundation and primers, drying alcohol and fragrances in creams, and other liquid products. Look for products that replace these ingredients with natural, beneficial alternatives. 


Easy to Apply 

I barely have time to do my makeup in the morning, let alone before I go to the gym! 

Find products that can be applied in less than a minute and require minimal tools. We've designed our products with this in mind.

For example, the Kabuki Brush is perfect for our Active Mineral Powder Foundation because you can dip it in once and quickly apply a flawless coverage. 


Vegan and Natural 

This applies to make up for any purpose...we just had to sneak it in! 

Flawless skin shouldn't come at the expense of our furry friends or the planet. There's no shortage of great natural, vegan-friendly alternatives *cough* Fitcover Australia. Really you have no excuse!

If you’re desperately searching for a brand that ticks all the gym-ready boxes – try Fitcover Australia!

We are the number one pick for vegan, sweat-proof makeup and offer a range of products from foundation to brows. Check out our range and reviews here!  

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