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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Emily B on

As a personal trainer, I see hundreds of gym-goers every day, and I can honestly say that most women at my gym DO wear make-up! However, most limit it to mascara and lip gloss, and sometimes eye shadow. The gym is a place to work-out, not make-out!

amee on

ok, wearing make up to the gym is ridiculous. if you’re trying to get made up, go to a club. and excuse me, i don’t need make up to get attention at the gym since my bodacious bod does that for me anyway, not make up.

Bethanie Newton on

Heck NO! I am there to get a good workout in, not to be concerned if the person next to me is impressed with my makeup! It is too much hassle in my opinion!
Bethanie N
Age 26
San Jacinto, California

Abby F. on

Some days I think I look okay without makeup and then some days I don’t, on those days I usually wear waterproof mascara and some cherry chap stick to give a little color on my lips. I don’t need blush since the workout alone will give me perfect rosey cheeks!

Shary. A, 19, Toronto,CAN on

I think the best way to cover up for the gym is tinted moisturizer some face powder and some clear mascara. Girls, like myself have acne scars and need to cover up, and this is the best way to do it!

Rachel on

I work out after school so i still have make-up on, other then that, i will sometimes put a little mascara on if i feel i look really bad, other then that nope..

Nicole R. on

Wear make up to the gym? Of course! I run, lift, and bike.
I feel naked without my lipstick. I’m happy for the lady who can go completely bare faced and look smashing. For me, I prefer the ‘cosmetically enhanced look.’ And it’s just who I am. My friends laugh at me for it, but they still train with me.

Nicole R.
Charlotte, NC

amanda M. on

I think when you where make-up to the gym it makes you look desperate. Just go to the gym with confidence and that will make you look good enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca on

You have to be kidding me right? Who in the heck would wear any makeup to a gym when you are going to be sweating and feeling all worn out? Sure as heck ain’t me! I go to work out with no makeup on and don’t care who looks at me! I am there to work out just like everyone else!

Elena on

YES!!! It’s annoying too, because if I go to the gym in the morning I have to do my mascara and eyeliner, then wash it all off in the shower and do it again. But there’s NO way I’d want to hit the gym without SOME eyemakeup on.

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