My Running Look

16 Nov

Wearing makeup while running is a controversial topic, especially if you’re at a race and plan to actually race. Purists don’t believe in wearing makeup while racing because looking cute has nothing to do with how fast you are. There are other camps that think it is horrible to show up at a race looking like death. I fall in between the two camps and prefer to wear eye-makeup and gloss but nothing on my face. I don’t wear foundation, concealer or any other face product besides sweatproof sunscreen because of sweat. I’ve gone through that “wear makeup to the gym” phase and all it results in are belmishes.

But, I do wear eye makeup. I believe a little liquid eyeliner and some waterproof mascara can really doll yourself up in an easy way. Couple that with a bright gloss and you look picture perfect, but not overdone. That means you’ll look great when you take your picture for being #1 in your age group!

Below are a few of my favorite liners, mascaras and glosses. Enjoy!

Best Black Eyeliner Pen: The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($20) doesn’t smudge or smear when wet, and lasts through you rubbing your eyes when sunscreen sneaks in around your sunglasses.

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Looking for a Color Eyeliner: When I want some color (or a thick line to look like shadow) I turn to Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen ($14) The liner goes on smoothly and lasts all day. My favorites are true teal and deep plum!

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Bargain Price But Amazing Eyeliner Wear: Wet and Wild has sure changed since I was a 12 year old putting on makeup during the morning bus ride! I love  Wet n Wild H20 Proof Liquid Eye Liner ($4, at drugstores) It says really well, but make sure to use an oil based remover (like Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover) to take off the liner. It stays on really well so the oil-free removers may not work as well.

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Plump Lashes: DiorShow Iconic Extreme Waterproof Mascara ($28) is AMAZING at giving volume that won’t smear away. Love it!

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Looooong Lashes: I can’t say enough great things about Rimmel London Lycra Lash Extender Mascara ($8) It really lengthens and gives you a deep black lash!

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Natural Lashes: I LOVE Neutrogena’s Healthy Volume Mascara ($6-$7) Such a long lasting natural look. I use it on day’s I want to look fresh but not necessairly glam.

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara Profile Photo

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Great Lip Stain: For a stain I have used CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain ($7). The great thing about a stain is that you put it on in the morning and then are able to use your preferred gloss/chap on top!

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain - Lip Color, Teasing Blush 415 - 1 ea

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Great Color: L’Oreal Colour Riche LeGloss Lip Gloss ($8) in Watermelon Crush or Red Ravishing. It is really good for a 5k because anything beyond that and I’ve  (or my water bottle has) already eaten off the lip gloss.

L'Oreal Colour Riche - LeGloss Lip Gloss, Watermelon Crush - .4 fl oz

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Long Wear Gloss: I heart Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Gloss ($19) It is truly a long wear gloss that provides great color and shine through an entire 10k. I also really enjoy the glitter in the formula, not too big.


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What are your favorites? I’d love to hear!


2 Responses to “My Running Look”

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    • marathonbeauty November 17, 2011 at 12:10 am #

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