Let’s face it. There is 100% a stigma attached to wearing makeup to the gym. But beyond the taboo of “trying too hard,” (because you should do whatever makes you happy), the real reason most of us don’t is because makeup and sweat, simply don’t mix. What you’re left with is a nice pore-clogging paste made of foundation and bronzer, sliding off your face like syrup down a stack of pancakes. Because, if we’re being honest, most makeup products are designed to withstand minimal, if any elements, based on the assumption that women aren’t actively exerting themselves, and want to look good doing it.
Enter, Sweat CosmeticsTM. Developed by high profile athletes, the mineral based makeup was a solution to the problem of makeup that wouldn’t stay put during an intense workout. Sweat Cosmetics currently offers skin-balancing cleansing wipes, mineral bronzer, mineral foundation, translucent mineral powder and mineral illuminator, all of which feature some form of SPF protection.
I received the “Glow Hard” bronzer, with SPF 25, and the “Gleam On” highlighting powder, and now I’ll never go a day without them. I have exceptionally dry skin, and stay away from powder products as a rule, so my expectations were low. The bronzing powder is a warm toned golden, which will work on *most* skin tones. It applies smoothly, even with the built in brush and is the perfect sweep of color to bring some life to your face. The highlighter however, is my favorite everyday product. Unlike many highlighters which contain glitter, the Sweat Cosmetics formula gives a perfect glow for day OR nighttime. Because no one wants to look like a disco ball.
The importance of SPF cannot be understated. As a 30-year-old woman, I spent much of my early 20’s baking in the sun, with absolutely zero regard for the effect it could ultimately have on my skin. If you’re like me and often forget to add SPF under your makeup, the combination of both is an incredible mix.
It held up for 8+ hours a day in 95 degree, August Florida heat and humidity. Enough said. 10/10
The product comes with built in brush applicators which make on-the-go application a breeze.
Each product comes in a compact box that contains an applicator and small pot of the mineral makeup. The Sweat CosmeticsTM applicators are actually just a sleek gold tube that you can pop the product into on one end and come with a cap to cover the brush on the other. No mess, no spilling, and easy to throw into a gym bag or purse without 20 different tools.