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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FILED UNDER: Beauty , Fitness , Jessica Biel
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Kim on

I usually wear mascara when I go to the gym. I don’t sweat a lot, so it doesn’t run out ! LOL

Irene Mckeon on

Well before I used to workout after work so yes I would have make up on, but then we bought a home gym and so now I don’t.

H on

Makeup at the gym? No way! I think it looks ridiculous for someone to be running on the treadmill, looking like they’re ready for a night on the town.

Sara on

No I don’t wear any make up to the gym. When you work out hard the way you’re suppose to when you there, you get a natural tint and glow to your skin. I really don’t believe that Jessica Biel is wearing any make up it’s that natural glow I was talking about.

Haley on

I think it’s ridiculous to get made up before you go workout! What’s the point, unless you’re trying to meet guys or something?!

Nicky on

Nooooooooo! not when you’re pretty like Jessica Biel and Jessica simpson..hell no..Leave that to Mariah.lmaoooooooooooo!

e.nein on

I never understand why women feel it’s necessary to wear makeup to the gym. (And while we’re at it – big bulky jewelry and regular bras.) I just think that if you were really serious about exercise you would act like it and leave the fancy stuff for the next time you go out to the bars. I unfortunately have to go to a gym that’s populated with twenty-somethings – male and female – who care more about designer duds than being healthy. Standing around with friends ogling everyone in the gym doesn’t constitute a workout in my opinion. P.S. – working out with makeup like foundation is super unhealthy for your skin. Let it breathe and it will look wonderful!

Oksana on

No makeup for me at the gym! I think it is not healthy for the skin pores be covered up while you are working out and sweating. And I agree with Deena, where did Jessica get that headband? Mine always “roll” or “slip” off!

JaneSays on

When I work out at the gym, it’s usually always directly after work and I already have makeup on. I do wipe as much of it off though because I don’t want to develop zits from sweating through makeup-clogged pores, nor do I want sweaty makeup running into my eyes! However, I never make an effort to get “made up” before I go. At best, I brush my hair into a ponytail, slap on some deodorant and lip balm (gyms dry my lips out and I don’t know why)!! I’m not out “shopping” so I don’t really care about my appearance as long as those around me realize I’m there to work out, not just be seen!

Jane P.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Nely on

I say, don’t wear any makeup at all. Let be honest if you really need to wear makeup to the gym, Are you really there to work out?

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