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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FILED UNDER: Beauty , Fitness , Jessica Biel

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K on

If I have makeup on already from work or whatever, I leave it on, but I definitely don’t put it on just to go to the gym — it would be melted off after about five minutes anyway!

Deena on

Where did she get that headband? I never seem to be able to keep “the wispy’s” off of my face when I work out and that band seems to be staying in place quite well?

LS on

The only things I wear to the gym are my work out clothes, chapstick and my iPOD. I go to a women’s fitness club where we are all there to get in shape. I’d feel silly getting all dolled just to sweat. As for working out au natural, I say go Jess!

Jacqui A. on

We should be focusing on correct form, reps, and heartrate rather than focusing on what shade of lipstick to wear.

JB on

No, because I go at 5:00 AM. The only people there are serious about working out so nobody cares. It’s the same people everyday.

Jackie O. on

I don’t wear makeup to the gym, just a little chaptick to prevent dryness. If a guy hits on you at the gym without makeup, it means he like you just the way you are, and I feel that is more genuine than having makeup on.

Heather S. on

I never go out in the winter without chapstick, especially now that I’m training for a triathlon and our condo’s treadmill is broken, so my runs are taking place in three degree windchills right now.

And I would never put on eyeliner specifically for the gym, but I’m always happier when it happens to be on anyway. I can’t concentrate on form when I lift if all I can think about is how weak my eyes look!

Amy on

I wear it if it’s already on, like after work. I wipe lipstick off though, and just wear Chapstick. If I go on the weekends, no makeup!

A. Tindell
Age 25
Knoxville, TN

caryn on

NEVER. I wash ALL of my makeup off before I workout.

LKD on

just powder!

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