A favorite among fashionable it-girls, the athleisure trend has inspired a similar effortless yet chic wave in beauty. With a handful of brands offering low-maintenance, gym-bag beauty essentials, we’ve found six high-performance cosmetics that are sure to keep up with your fitness routine.
Translucent SPF Mineral Powder in a Twist-Brush, Sweat Cosmetics ($24). Sephora,605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343
Uniquely designed for the active women in mind, Sweat’s translucent powder will become a fast favorite for outdoor fitness sessions. This multifaceted, sweat-resistant sheer powder not only provides a breathable vitamin and antioxidant-rich layer over the skin, but also protects against harsh UV rays (SPF 30).
A beauty range inspired by the effortless athleisure aesthetic, ARROW, Birchbox’s in-house brand offers subtle hints of color with a natural finish. This versatile, oil-free, and easily blended gel blush helps you achieve a flattering flush without the vigorous workout. Best of all, this non-clogging product provides a cooling sensation upon application.
This mascara stands up to extra-sweaty workouts without much movement or meltdown. With a benefiting combination of nourishing waxes and vitamins, Lifted delivers and treats lashes without skimping on some of the best elements seen in luxury mascaras.
Grape Water, Caudalie ($13). Sephora, 605 N. Michigan Ave., 312-649-9343
The ultimate facial mist upgrade, this organic, red grape-infused water not only calms an overheated face post-workout, but also replenishes dehydrated skin and soothes any sweat-related irritation. Its fast-absorbing formula and willingness to work with all skin types will make this a gym bag regular.
From cycling to a quick swim, go the distance confidently as this liner enhances your eyes without the dreaded raccoon-eye effect. Coconut oil allows for a creamy application all while maintaining a rich black, smudge-proof color.
These biodegradable and compostable body wipes help us cheat a shower after a workout. Offering a generously sized refreshing sheet, naturally antibacterial botanical ingredients like neem extract and peppermint oil eliminate odor and cleanse the skin without leaving a greasy film.