Gym Bag Must Haves That Will Have You Covered After Any Workout

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July 24, 2018:

When it comes to working out, you want your makeup to stay put while letting your skin breathe at the same time. To nail that hard-to-do combo, we’ve put together a list of our must-have makeup and body care products that have your post-gym needs covered from head-to-toe.



Whether you’re doing a lengthening barre class or a sweat-inducing HIIT session (check out our current favorite workouts if you’re in need of some inspo), one thing is for sure: you want your makeup to stay in place, so keep it simple. Creams and liquids will be your best friend. Look for ingredients that are long-lasting, but have a natural finish. For an easy and fuss-free base, go for something lighter than what you might usually opt for, like Glossier Skin Tint or Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer. The breathable coverage will ensure that your foundation is not slipping and sliding around, while the cake-free nature and the ability to layer both these formulas will allow you to get the coverage you’re comfortable in while working out. Skip blush and highlighter (you’ll already be getting an all natural flush and glow), and top things off with a light stroke of waterproof mascara to avoid raccoon eyes. We’re into Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Splashes and Lash Discover by Maybelline for a natural, buildable look on lashes.



You want your gym shower to be as quick as possible. So having a few necessities with you that are mess-free, compact, and will get the job done fast are key. While the freebies at the workout studio can definitely come in handy, skip the disposable razors and instead, bring one from home, like the collapsable Venus Snap, which is literally pocket-sized. Bring a trusted deep conditioning mask (Beach Babe Butter Masque from Not Your Mother’s is a gift for split ends and comes in a one-time use package.) And for those times don’t have the time to shower (we don’t judge), body towelettes and dry shampoo are essential. The peppermint-scented, refreshing Yuni Shower Sheets are safe to use all over and great for when you’re looking to give yourself an all-over mini-refresh in minutes. For dry shampoo, some of our current favorites included Tarte’s Hair Goals (which comes as part of an athleisure-ready set) and an oldie-but-goodie, Batiste (in travel size, of course.)


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