In just about every circumstance -- school, work, dinner, a movie -- it’s nice to spruce up your look with a good makeup job. It’s amazing what just a dab of blush and a swoosh of mascara can do! Going to the gym, however, can be a different story. That same dab and swoosh can easily turn into a smeared mess. With all the heat and sweat build-up, it’s practically impossible to keep that flawless face of makeup in place. Because of this, most girls go au natural when hitting the gym. But if you’re one of those women who want to keep it glamorous even when working out, you’ve come to the right place! Besides coming to you with the all-around fall 2012 makeup trends, we have a few of the best water-proof and sport-proof makeup products out there to help you bring any look straight to the gym.
Makeup artists went crazy backstage applying sci-fi grease paint around the eyes at Prada and smudging away with black kohl at Marc Jacobs. While you might not choose to go to such extremes, you can push the edge a little more than usual with dramatically dark black liners applied in thick strokes and eye shadows swooped beyond the outer corners to accentuate your gaze.
Red is always right for fall but the most captivating look featured on the red carpet was a deep mulled-wine stain. With dark chocolate undertones, this dramatic look is definitely a head-turner. The beauty is in the prep work: buff away any flakes with an exfoliating lip treatment before layering clear balm underneath your red to adjust the intensity to your liking.
With all the backward glances made to retro elegance this season, it’s no wonder that beautifully strong brows continue to draw attention. Play up your shape by feathering on pencils and shadows to accentuate the arch — and just for fun, maybe even add a few sparkles.
Fresh and natural faces
Undone skin is usually reserved for spring, but it also made a surprise appearance on the fall runways this season. Makeup artists experimented with monochromatic contouring with nude tones at Valentino, fresh and inventive pops of lipstick on the cheeks at Michael Kors, and dewy complexions aplenty at Vera Wang.
Besides these fun fall faces, check out our top picks below for a finished look you can rock at the gym.
Giving women the power to finally say "bye–bye!" to stubborn under-eye issues. this genius product was created as a full coverage, highly pigmented anti-aging concealer that utilizes truly innovative technology and ingredients. Bye Bye Under Eye offers a waterproof, yet moisturizing, formula that stays put no matter what. It contains concentrations of Vitamins K, A, C, E and collagen, which are clinically proven to reduce under eye puffiness and discoloration while strengthening the delicate area around the under eye. Bye Bye Under Eye is hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic and is a truly dependable product.
IT Cosmetics' Vitality Cheek Flush is a cheek stain infused into a powder to create a hydrating, brightening, anti-aging and antioxidant defense all in one! This product gives you the perfect, naturally-pretty flush of color on the cheeks that lasts all day, and its innovative formula includes ingredients such as plum oil, cherry oil, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate, seaweed extract, grape seed, aloe and jojoba that all work together to treat, hydrate, condition and nourish your skin! Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic, this seemingly magical product gives you that glow of a stain in a powder that you can count on.
It’s no secret that the smoky eye has become the latest trend in eye couture. Want the secret to perfect application? The two different, specially contoured ends of the Covergirl ShadowBlast stick make it easy to create a bold, colorful, smoky eye that doesn’t crease or smear. A duo of expertly paired shades provide the best, red-carpet ready looks. Coming in colors such as Silver Sky, Purple Plume, Bronze Fire, Citrus Flair, Tempest Blue and the classic Smoke, there’s an option for every eye color and personal preference. This product doesn’t crease or smear; so you can count on it to stay put until you decide it's time to remove it.
After 10 years, the wait is finally over! This much-anticipated peppermint and jojoba seed-infused lip stain smoothly glides on lips for a natural flush that will stay on all day. Say goodbye to reapplying your lip color over and over again and say hello to a gorgeous pop of color and hydration that lasts.
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