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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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Shasha on

I wear lip balm but I do that all the time.I also have mascara but I put that on in the morning but I don’t wear any makeup for the gym specially

Tara Michelle on

I believe that wearing make up to the gym is a waste of make up. If some want to then its up to them but for me, I am there to work out and run my butt off. After the treadmill I am a sweaty mess so make up wouldn’t even help. Also I believe that make up and sweating causes zits so I rather go all natural.

Kait C. 23 W.HTFD, CT on

I usually just wear some cover under my eyes, I have bad circles, but other then that, nothing, it’s not good for your skin, at least thats what I hear.

Lin on

It is totally ridiculous to wear make-up to the gym. Who cares if there are guys there or not. Going to the gym is about getting exercise and making you feel good about yourself regardless of what others think. When I go running I go for me, and I certainly don’t care what anyone thinks. Ironically, I still have disgusting men honking from their cars when I am bright red and sweaty. Either way you are going to have unwanted attention. We need to stop this obsession with trying to look picture perfect all the time. It isn’t realistic. If someone is in to me I would prefer to be liked for my personality and intelligence, not the 5 pounds of make-up on my face.

Kendra on

No, I never wear makeup to the gym. I use to wear makeup to the gym because I’d always go after school (back in my high school days.) But now that I am out of high school, I never ever wear makeup to the gym. Before when I did it was always a problem b/c I would always sweat it off and then it would be on my shirt, and I hated having make-up stains on my shirt from sweating, it was embarressing. This seems wierd, but now that I dont’ wear makeup to the gym I get hit on a lot more than when I did wear it. And I DON’T go to the gym to impress guys, I’m there to just get a great workout. I look at girls who wear a lot of makeup to the gym as extremely silly.

Duvy on

You can use a non color mascara, so if u want to bring a natural color on your chicks u can use a blush in cream (in rose tone) so for lips u can use a lip gloss shimmer in natural tones ( i recommend the (Boobi Brown lip gloss in “Rose Sugar), they will make u look very natural and Sexy!

Nichole B. on

I don’t wear make-up to the gym – it’s just a pony tail and the I-Pod for me. There’s no need to go and impress when you’re there for you.

julia H. on

I live in LA and go to the nicest club/gym(Spectrum). There are lots of very Cute guys & gals there. You can tell immedietly who is there to be seen and who is there to workout. The people there after work always look the best(they still have makeup on from the day). I don’t wear foundation anyways, but a lite lipgloss with some color always makes anyones face pop! Your cheeks will be rosey after 5-10 mins. anyways! Mascara is also very helpful, but i would feel ridiculous putting it on just to workout and then wash it off. I’m not against coverup, if you really need it in a specific area(pimples,etc.)

mimi on

i think that jessica has beautiful skin and she should not put on alot of makeup

Kirsten L. on

I work out in the evenings after work, so I usually have a little make-up on, but I would never put make-up on to go to the gym. Besides being married and not worrying about impressing guys, I have a lot of guy friends who make fun of the girls who have 5 pounds of make-up on their face at the gym. I find it quite funny myself.

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