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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KT fr Cda on

I wish I had the time to go to the gym!!! I’d loved to so badly but can’t. I used to a long time ago. I’d go b4 work. Loved to work out for about an hour and then play squash for an hour by myself. A real good work out for me anyway. I used to wear my make up. I have this rule that I never leave the house without it. I don’t wear much, just enough to feel comfortable. It only takes a few minutes anyways.

Leah D: age 22 on

I actually wear a little water proof mascara and some chap stick.

Alice on

I do, but only because the only time I can go to the gym is after work. But I don’t ever look “completely made-up” anyway, nor do I really sweat so it doesn’t bother me.

Rosa Campos on

No i do not wear makeup to the gym,it’s uncomfortable when you’re sweating and you have makeup running down your office,it looks horrible. I rather be comfortable working out without all that stuff getting on the towels.

Arren C on

I normally hit the gym after work and don’t take the extra step to wash it off. I think it would be rediculous to hit the gym in weekend make up, but being subtle is no biggie. It normally sweats itself off on my gym towel in the end anyway.

judine c on

If you go to the gym to pick up guys by all means get all prettified, but if you are like me and go to get in shape then no make-up.

Stefanie on

I do wear makeup to the gym. I usually go after work, so I just have my makeup on from that day. But when I go on weekend mornings, I just put a little bronzer, blush and mascara. I do sweat and the the bronzer and blush comes off, but by that time my cheeks are already pink from workingout. The mascara stay quite well.

Angie on

Why would anyone wear make-up to the gym?? That’s like wearing make-up to the beach! You know you’re gonna sweat & exert yourself, make-up would get gross!

Trish on

I think it’s funny that some of these ladies are so against wearing makeup at the gym and relating wearing makeup with not being there to actually work out. I go to the gym right from work everyday and the makeup is on (though usually just eye makeup b/c I can’t stand foundation anyway). I work out hard, sweat my butt off (I wear smudge-proof mascara so it wouldn’t run anyway), and look half decent while I’m doing it. On the weekends, I may brush a tiny bit of mascara on if I feel like it… but that’s it. No powder or anything… it’ll be off in 5 minutes anyway.

Elle on

I always wear a little make-up when leaving the house. I have Lupus and tend to look a little pekid so I wear a tad to look healthier. I certainly don’t wear make-up to impress or look for guys. My work-out buddy is my husband!


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