Getting my gym face on

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I talk a good gym. A reformed cardio bunny, I’m all gains this, reps that and burpees the other – you’d swear I had a clue what I was wittering on about. But when it comes to what I apply to my face before I hit (HiiT?) the gym, now you’re talking.

Yes, I am one of those silly girls who wears make-up to work out. Not a full face of slap, mind you, but enough to make me look semi-human. Without make-up, I’m ghostly pale. I’d imagine I’d be escorted off the premises after putting other gym-goers off with my deathly pallor. So really, I’m doing my local gym a service by wearing a bit of blush.

Of course, there are a myriad of reasons not to wear make-up to the gym (it blocks your pores! You’ll sweat it off!) but I choose to ignore all sensible advice on the matter.

If you’re like me and need a little make-up to warm up your routine, you’ll be thrilled to hear Clinique has released a dedicated make-up line for gym bunnies.

Launching with seven high performance products, Clinique Fit is aimed at the Instagram generation. Think clean lines, neon packaging and portable sizes. It’s a really clever bit of marketing (prices start from €14) and even my non-millennial self is pretty smitten with the line-up.

Standout products in the range include the mattifying moisturiser, the waterproof mascara (with the most slender wand ever – swoon!) and the face powder (although tiny).

Less standout-able, however, are the wipes and the face mist. Quite frankly, there are less expensive options on the market.

My other favourite gym make-up products are the Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain, the Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and a little Bourjois 123 CC Cream.

Now on that decidedly girly note, I’m off “to get my swole on” (as you millennials might say). If you need me, I’ll be loitering by the bench press re-applying my lippy.

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