10 steps to achieving your ultimate game face...

Fashion & Beauty

Wearing makeup during your workout doesn’t mean that you’re vain, shallow or only interested in picking up a date… Perhaps wearing it makes you feel a little happier and more confident in your skin. Who wants to worry about eye-bags and blemishes when you’re smashing a PB?

If it helps you to feel fitter, stronger and more confident then we’re all for it. The likelihood is your workouts will be far more productive anyway, so go ahead, get your game face on.

But wait a minute… isn’t makeup and sweat a recipe for disaster? Won’t it leave us with panda eyes and clogged pores leading to congestion and breakouts? Aren’t we supposed to get rid of toxins through sweat rather than trapping them under layers of foundation? Aren’t we just going to wash it off in the shower afterwards anyway?

To a degree yes… but here’s the catch. What if your makeup was designed to work with your sweat to deliver vital vitamins, SPF and nourishing oils as you worked out. Does such a product line exist? Yes it does…

SportFX is a modern day makeup and skincare brand, created by women, for women. Their sole purpose? To create products that will go the distance whether you’re hitting the gym, completing a triathlon or even just heading to post-work drinks. You won’t have to worry about your makeup so you can focus on other more important things, like smashing that treadmill or getting that promotion at work.

Want to know how to achieve your ultimate game face, whilst nourishing your skin in the process? Here’s their 10 step guide…

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STEP 1: APPLY A COOL DOWN PRIMER & RECOVERY GEL

If you work out in the morning, this multi-tasking gel will be a game-changer. The infusion of Aloe Vera, a clever vitamin E, C and F complex and the cooling agent instantly soothes and calms redness, whilst the non-greasy finish creates the perfect base for your BB cream.

STEP 2: APPLY BALANCE BOOSTING BB CREAM

With a cocktail of nourishing vitamins, including E, C and F complex to rehydrate and re-balance your skin, as well as clever pigment to disguise any imperfections, this BB Cream does the job of both your moisturiser and your foundation. This formula is laced with powerful antioxidants, and thanks to the Green Coffee Bean extract it increases collagen levels by 76%. Comes in; Fair, Light, Medium and Deep.

STEP 3: CORE CREAM CONCEALER

For a lightweight concealer that brightens your under-eye circles, as well as camouflage blemishes and imperfections, look no further than this formula. It’s brightening formula offers buildable, flawless coverage whilst protecting you with that all-important SPF20. Comes in; Fair, Light, Medium & Deep

STEP 4: APPLY DEFINITION DUO EYELINER PENCIL

Whether you want subtle definition, or a graphic, feline flick, this versatile duo twist-on pencil is the perfect tool for the job. It delivers rich colour and excellent coverage, plus it is easy to blend and you can create a flick up to 2 minutes after application.

STEP 5: APPLY SHAPE UP BROW PENCIL

A well-groomed brow has the amazing ability to frame your face and transform your features. Filling, shaping and shading your brows has never been simpler! The precision angle and retractable twist mechanism means no sharpening required – it is also very hygienic – achieving a professional finish in an effortless way. Comes in; Blonde, Brunette and Auburn.

STEP 6: APPLY SPORTS STAMINA MASCARA

Forget post-gym “panda eyes” with this long-lasting and waterproof formula, designed to defy sweat whilst you work out and stay smudge-proof for up to 8 hours! With a clever blend of soft waxes, mango butter and jet-black pigment, the formula lengthens, volumises and curls without leaving lashes feeling unnatural or crispy.

STEP 7: APPLY RASPBERRY RHUBARB RECOVERY LIP BALM (DOSE FAVOURITE)

Keep dry, cracked lips at bay with this delicious raspberry and rhubarb, super-charged lip balm. The blend of natural oils, vitamins and shea butter smooth and plump instantly, whilst the SPF 15 protects from those harsh UV rays.

STEP 8: APPLY TIME OUT FACE MIST

This uplifting mist provides a feeling of instant freshness, and continuous hydration and comfort after any workout. The mist controls oil, deflects surface shine and keeps your skin looking and feeling beautifully fresh.

STEP 9: PERFORMANCE POWDER & BRONZER COMPACT DUO

Smooth, perfect and bronze your complexion, with this innovative two-in-one compact. The creamy formula contains ultra-fine Talc for a longer-lasting effect – an enhanced performer for a true skin finish on the face. Comes in; Fair, Light, Medium & Deep. Apply with an Anti Bacterial makeup brush.

STEP 10: WASH IT OFF WITH FACE OFF EYE FACE MAKEUP REMOVER

To keep your skin healthy and prevent breakouts, cleansing your face pre- and post-workout is essential. These two-in-one wipes provide fast, effective cleansing without leaving your skin feeling dry and stripped thanks to the inclusion of coconut oil and vitamins A and E.

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