Makeup and running is an interesting combination. On the one hand, one might think that cosmetics have no place in the sport. On the other, some people don’t leave the house without a little “enhancement.”
If I am going out for a regular morning run, chances are that I don’t bother with anything on my face. It’s too dark, and I just don’t care. However, if I’m traveling to a new route or racing, I just may “brighten” myself up a little bit.
I’m vain like that.
Foundation with SPF
Hilariously (not really), I am allergic to a lot of sunscreens. Therefore, I have to choose what I apply VERY carefully, or else I’m subject to weeks of itchy outbreaks. Even more interesting is that the quality of the sunscreen makes no difference – my skin doesn’t care how expensive or all-natural the product is. It’s worse if I’m sweating. To compensate, I will try to use some kind of foundation or face stick with a little sun protection.
I very rarely wear lipstick, running or not, but ChapStick or other lip balm is great, especially for keeping lips hydrated. Again, I go straight for the basics. No need to be fancy on my run. I just want a little something to keep from chapping.
I haven’t had a manicure since the start of the pandemic, but since I’ve started using Color Street, I like having fun nails when I leave my house, whether it’s for a run or date night. I especially like to make sure my nails are cute for holidays or seasons, so I’m much more likely to apply a set of these before I head out on the road.
When all else fails…
Sunglasses for the win. I wear sunglasses year round in Florida (it’s called The Sunshine State for a good reason), so that it really doesn’t matter what I’m wearing or not wearing.
Above all else…
I try to maintain a solid skincare routine, which is a little more important than the makeup. I make use of the FRÉ Skincare 12FRÉ to keep my skin healthy and protected (affiliate link), especially the Purify Me cleanser and Revive Me moisturizer. These products are gentle, cruelty-free, and perfect for athletes. You can use code JENNL to save on your next order as well.
Do you wear makeup when you run?