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StyleWatch Editors Want To Know: Do You Wear Makeup to the Gym?

01/29/2007 at 11:00 AM ET

Sure, Jessica Biel looks great even without makeup, but most of us like having a little help before we leave the house. But what to do at the gym? You want to look good, especially if there are cute guys working out nearby, but no one likes their mascara running into their eyes while they’re jogging. We want to know what you do. Tell us: Do you wear makeup to the gym? If so, what do you wear?

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Jen on

Wearing makeup to the gym is ridiculous, totally unneccesary. The most makeup I have ever worn to the gym is tinted lip balm, and that can barely be considered makeup.

neeks on

i’m only 15 and i can get pretty self concious without makeup but i would never wear it to the gym.
i figure skate so i pretty much haul ass every day at my gym and at the rink. at the gym i am almost always the only girl *sigh*
the guys treat me wiht respect becuase i’m in there working hard and be strong
plus i have a nicer body then some of the slackers at my school haha

Mary on

Those who are saying that they wear makeup while working out even though they claim that they’re really not trying to impress anyone (aside from those who are trying to cover up birthmarks), are really just lying to themselves. The purpose of makeup is to cover up flaws and to make themselves look better. And by wanting to look better, you are unconsciously trying to impress someone.

elle on

I wear natural makeup, so i can still look super ah-dorable while working out!

Jess on

I can understand that u might want to but that is most definatly not for me. I dont realy care personaly but to each there own

Robin on

I go after work, wo my makeup is already on. What’s the bid deal. Either wear it or don’t.

sherlain on

Yes I agree with the last quote. Im there to exercise PERIOD. Not going out to a 4 star restaurant. Mascera maybe sometimes and chapstick.

Marcie on

I usually go to the gym after work. So yes, of course I wear make-up to the gym. There’s no rule that you have to look less pretty just because you’re sweating!

Tracey G. on

Yes–coverup if I have a spot, plus mascara (top lashes only) and a bit of lip balm.

Stephanie M., Topeka, KS on

I used to when I thought that being “cute” mattered to guys at the gym. Then it dawned on me: anyone who cares whether you are wearing make-up at the gym, is obviously there to criticize others, not to work out. I go there to do just that: work up a sweat. And I am not going to have the makeup on my face when I LEAVE the gym, so it shouldn’t matter if I have it on when I ARRIVE. Plus, I go tanning to de-stress before I hit the weights and it’s not good for the pores to have makeup then anyway.

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