Nobody wants to go to the gym with exposed imperfections and blotchy skin. But, you also don’t want to clog your pores and create even more skin problems while you sweat. Hence, I’ve never been one to wear makeup while I workout. I might put on some light moisturizer, but more than that-not a chance. So when it came time to review a makeup brand that’s touted as gym-worthy, I was a little nervous.
Rae Cosmetics was created with busy, active women in mind. The products are oil- and fragrance-free, and loaded with antioxidants that protect skin from free radicals and environmental dangers. Plus, they’re water- and perspiration-resistant (perfect for the gym!), and some of the products contain SPF for that added sun protection.
Now, when it came time for my workout, I first applied the Rae Cosmetics Surface Primer with SPF 20 ($38). It went on smooth and felt light on my skin. Next came Rae Cosmetics Climate Control Mineral Tint ($39), also with SPF 20. The lightweight foundation gave my skin an even, natural color that covered imperfections without looking obvious. Even when I layered it with Rae Cosmetics Mineral Powder ($39) over my face and Rae Cosmetics Mineral Blush ($18), which gave my cheeks the perfect pink glow.
Then I hit the gym (and worked out pretty hard, thank you!). Afterwards, I hardly noticed that I still had makeup on because it was so light, and didn’t smudge or streak. It stayed in place and kept my skin looking and feeling radiant, despite the fact that I just sweat up a storm.
I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did the makeup hold up, but I didn’t break out either. The products are great to work out in and to get you through the day too. After all, you won’t need to touch up your makeup constantly and you don’t have to worry about clogged pores thanks to the minerals included. There are plently of other products from the brand including bronzer, eyeshadow and mascara-and I’ll give those a swing next time I’m out. Maybe at the beach?
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