Every morning when I roll out of bed to hit the trails for my run, I do just that: 1. roll out of bed 2. put in contacts so I’m not blind 3. brush teeth 4. lace shoes 5. go run. Makeup is no part of that equation.
I will admit though, that I apply a base layer of tinted sunscreen for races and a coat of waterproof mascara. I don’t see anything silly about that, because I need the sunscreen on, so why not go with tinted stuff to minimize uneven skin tone? And as for the mascara, hey it’s waterproof and it makes me feel tougher for some reason when it’s on and I’m racing. Something about feeling both fast and feminine/pretty. I dunno.
But the general rule of thumb for me is if I’m working out in the AM, I don’t put any makeup on. 6:30AM rec center/friends-present HIIT class included.
But I’ve noticed for each of the classes I’m taking this fall, that every gal in there has makeup on. It’s pretty easy to tell when someone’s wearing eyeliner.
Though I totally don’t see anything wrong with that (to each their own!) (gotta look good to be good, baby), it just gets me wondering… I wonder what percentage of girls:
A.) put makeup on before working out, no matter what the time/occasion
B.) leave it on, if they’re coming to the gym after work, etc.
C.) take it off before working out
Do you fall in any of those categories?
Do you wear makeup for social runs or races?