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6 Makeup Must-Haves For The Gym

Going to the gym is an essential part of most women’s busy day. Even though regular sweat sessions make us feel amazing (and keep our bodies looking sexy), it can be hard to fit them into an already overly-packed schedule. Sometimes, it isn’t even going to the gym that is the issue – it’s looking fresh and fabulous afterwards.

To find out what makeup essentials every woman should have in her gym bag, we turned to ESU’s founder – and all-around fitness guru – Alexia to see what she recommends. If you’re looking to make your transition from the gym locker-room to work or home an easy one, this must-have makeup will help you look your best…even after a hardcore workout.


Tinted Moisturizer

Unless you’re heading to a big event or off on a special date night, a full contoured face isn’t necessary. A great tinted moisturizer is easy to toss in your gym bag and will make your skin look radiant and refreshed in an instant. Look for one that includes SPF so that your face will stay protected when you step out into the sun.

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20



If you have trouble spots like breakouts or dark undereye circles (what busy woman doesn’t?) a concealer is the best way to take attention away from those areas. Using a concealer sparingly will keep your face looking fresh without weighing down your overall look.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer


Mascara & Lash Primer

The easiest way to look ready for anything is making sure your lashes look incredible. While a good mascara does the trick, pairing it with a mascara primer takes it a step further. Look for a 2-in-1 product so that these products don’t take up excess space in your gym bag.

L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty



Making your eyes pop is as easy as adding a little bit of eyeliner. Eyeliner is small enough that it won’t take up a lot of room in your gym bag – but it will make a big impact when it comes to looking great when you leave.

Thrive Cosmetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner


Brow Gel

How your brows look set the tone for your entire face. A quick sweep of brow gel can make a huge difference when it comes to creating a put-together look that transitions from the gym to literally anywhere else.

Glossier Boy Brow Grooming Pomade


Lip Stain

Lipstick takes careful application that you may not want to do in a crowded locker room. That’s where a great lip stain comes in. It’s easy to apply and will keep your pout looking luscious no matter where you’re headed. There are even some lip stains that double as a blush, which is perfect if you’re tight on time but want to make your look a little more glam.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain


Need A Great Gym Bag?

Our ESU On-The-Move Bag is perfect for trips to the gym, weekends away, and any other place when you want to tote your stuff. Plus, it’s made from a high-tech neoprene fabric that is water resistant, hand washable, and shock absorbent so that it can easily keep up with anything that comes your way.

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