To wear makeup to the gym?

(116 Posts)
CookieDoughKid Thu 11-Jun-15 23:12:00

Dp says it's pointless and too much.

I wear under eye concealer, light foundation, and colour my cheeks so that I don't look half dead!

BIWI Thu 11-Jun-15 23:13:02

Well you can't be working very hard in the gym if all that lot stays on!

Why do you think you're going to the gym? Why is your appearance there so important to you?

cariadlet Thu 11-Jun-15 23:14:23

I can't see the point - but then I never bother with make up. But it doesn't matter what I think or your DP thinks. If it makes you feel more comfortable then wear it.

EyelinerAndCigarettes Thu 11-Jun-15 23:14:32

I wear a bit of touch éclat when I go swimming!

It's pure vanity, but fuck it. What are the make-up police going to do about it?

Nettletheelf Thu 11-Jun-15 23:16:55

Clinique used to make gym-proof foundation (workout make up, I think it was called) so you are obviously in good company!

Perhaps your husband thinks that your gym is a hotbed of flirting and intrigue. Is it? If so, tell us which one it is.

bittapitta Thu 11-Jun-15 23:18:42

If you don't leave the gym sweating, you have wasted your time. So yeah YABU IMO.

duckwalk Thu 11-Jun-15 23:18:42

I see plenty of girls/women at the gym wearing make up. If I go in the evening I'll still have my day's makeup on, if I go first thing in the morning then I'll just have concealer under my eyes as I'm really self conscious about my dark circles.

PurpleSwift Thu 11-Jun-15 23:19:32

I have. I don't care what people think. If anyone notices my make up at the gym then they're clearly not concentrating on their own workouts hard enough grin

Sansarya Thu 11-Jun-15 23:20:16

There are women at my gym who exercise with a full face of makeup but it's not for me - can't be done with wiping my face and half my foundation coming off onto the towel! If I'm going to sweat then it's no makeup for me.

Another thing I don't get is women who exercise with their hair down - I can't imagine anything more irritating than my hair getting everywhere when I'm doing a class!

Fatmomma99 Thu 11-Jun-15 23:20:38

why is make up even a 'thing' if your priority is fitness?

This is very odd!

cuntyMcCunterson Thu 11-Jun-15 23:22:20

I wear a full face of makeup in the gym, sweat like a bitch, get showered and apply another full face before I leave. I don't leave the house without makeup on and going to the gym is no different. Plus I'm usually going to/on my way home from work

DJThreeDog Thu 11-Jun-15 23:23:59

I only ever go to the gym after work, I do my workout and leg it home. I don't bother showering, getting changed or taking my make up off.

I wasn't so lazy and went at other times I wouldn't bother with make up. I look like a fat sweaty mess which make up wouldn't correct.

BIWI Thu 11-Jun-15 23:24:32

If you're working really hard at the gym, you will be red in the face and very sweaty, so hardly attractive! So I really don't get why you would even consider make-up, given that it's about making you look good.

SaucyJack Thu 11-Jun-15 23:30:15

I used to wear makeup back in t'dat when I went to the gym because I fancied the instructor

HellRunner Thu 11-Jun-15 23:37:24

will always put foundation on for running and even races and do my non existent eyebrows briefly too (don't go to gym so much as prefer put doors but same applies) I have horrible uneven skin tone and don't want to look red and blotchy, I can run a marathon without sweating it off - seriously if you are fir enough you don't really puff and pant unless in an under aired gym- ok it's not looking like a perfect finish by the end but its still hiding the bad bits and that's enough for me.

Mrsmorton Thu 11-Jun-15 23:42:38

I think we overestimate how interested other people are in our appearance. But then I don't own a hairdryer let alone make up so perhaps they are silently judging me across the rowing machines...

Surely you have to puff and pant at some stage hellrunner otherwise you'd never get any fitter?

HellRunner Thu 11-Jun-15 23:50:44

mrs been running at this sort of level for nearly 15 years even during pregnancy (but slower!). easy to just tick over - I'm older and I'm never going to smash the PBs I made years ago pre kids and fit as you like, now if I was to attempt an Ultra then Im sure there would be tons of puffing as that would be a real target to get going at and take me out of my comfort zone. ,

goodasitgets Thu 11-Jun-15 23:51:02

I do. Full eye makeup usually, not foundation though. And I sweat like crazy. It's just what I do, I get up and put makeup on no matter what I am doing

IceBeing Thu 11-Jun-15 23:56:34

bleurg. I wonder if this might be the one and only redeeming feature of women only gyms....that you don't feel the need to get glammed up for the treadmill.

HuftysTrain Thu 11-Jun-15 23:56:38

I don't recall sweating profusely from my face in my gym bunny days.

For a lot of women going to a gym is daunting. They do feel observed and uncomfortable. If wearing makeup alleviates that, what's the problem?

handfulofcottonbuds Fri 12-Jun-15 00:06:50

I end up red as a tomato when I'm at the gym so I wouldn't wear make up there. It's up to you though if it makes you feel more comfortable.

One thing I cannot stand though is women who drench themselves in perfume to go to the gym. It stinks and I think I'd prefer the smell of sweat. Makes me feel sick when I'm working out angry

PurpleDaisies Fri 12-Jun-15 00:08:51

I don't but then I don't often wear make up every day anyway. I am always absolutely bright red in the face and my hair is plastered to my head with sweat so if I wear make up I end up looking worse than if I don't! I don't bother washing my hair or showering in the morning either. My hair is pinned back off my face so it isn't a distraction. Couldn't care less what I look like as long as I don't have leg hair or equivalent!

If make up helps you get to the gym op I wouldn't judge you for it. It is totally up to you if you wear it or not. I like my five minutes extra in bed!

longlistofexlovers Fri 12-Jun-15 00:22:25

I go straight from work, and I can never be arsed to take the slap off. Full face on the treadmill here!

SilverNightFairy Fri 12-Jun-15 00:39:12

I run home to wash my slap off before going to the gym. Make up plus sweat is a stingy combination to me. Do whatever feels comfortable for you, Op.

MrsTedCrilly Fri 12-Jun-15 01:01:31

I always wear makeup anyway so will have it on.. Also I feel self conscious bejng surrounded by fit and toned gym bunnies so need to have a little something making me feel confident. Even if I'm sweaty, the eye makeup stays in place!

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