Honestly, why not.
Do what you want! It’s your face and your makeup and people have no right to tell you can’t wear makeup to the gym if you want to!
There are several brands out there with makeup lines specifically designed to stay on while you feel the burn. Some of these are Tarte, Clinique, E.L.F, and Covergirl, just to name a few.
There are some things to take into consideration when making the choice to wear makeup at the gym or not.
Will Your Makeup Last
Probably one of the most important things to think about before you head to the gym all done up and ready for the day, is will your look last?
Usually, the point of wearing makeup is to look nice, if you’re going to look like a sweaty clown in yoga pants by the end of your workout, was it worth the effort to put your makeup on in the first place? I’m guessing not really.
As I stated above, there are brands out there creating lines for people who like to wear makeup and workout at the same time. Maybe get some gym specific makeup for your next workout, and see how it compares to your usual brand.
Why Wear It
You might want to consider why you are or aren’t wearing makeup to the gym. You also might want to consider why others do wear makeup to the gym.
Red face? Rosacea? Meeting people? As long as you’re actually using the equipment and not interrupting another person’s workout, it’s fine to wear makeup at the gym.
We all get a little red in the face when we work out, but if your skin has a naturally pinkish tone it can be very prominent. Some people are self-conscious of this and may chose to put on foundation to cover it up.
Maybe to you it is only the gym and you’re not there to meet people, but that doesn’t mean nobody else is. It also doesn’t mean you won’t meet anybody. It’s a public space, you could run into to person you have a crush on, or an old frenemy.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to look good while getting fit, and if you think you need makeup to look good, then go for it.
Other People’s Opinions
You will probably get some flack about wearing makeup to the gym from other people, ignore them and their negativity. It’s your choice and your body!
I know that is easier said than done, but it is doable. Bring your headphones and focus on your workout, or if you’re with a friend, focus on them.
If you are the one judging people who wear makeup to the gym, maybe don’t be so judgmental. You don’t know them. Maybe they need the confidence makeup gives them, maybe they came right from work or a date and haven’t washed their face yet. You don’t know them, their circumstances, or what’s going on in their minds, so politely keep your negativity to yourself and focus on your reps or mile time.
If you’re going to the gym, keep these things in mind, whether you wear makeup when you do, or not.