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Brazil's synchronised swimmer Luisa Borges puts on her makeup before a training session at the Rio Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares fashion

Looking good while working out

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Looking good and working out can go hand in hand, thanks to the advancement of science and improvements in cosmetic makeup.


For the active ladies, looking good all day long is no longer a dream. Given the growing demand for cosmetic makeup options that are water and sweat proof, one can easily find a variety of options through most major cosmetic brands.

Brazil's synchronised swimmer Luisa Borges puts on her makeup before a training session at the Rio Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Brazil's synchronised swimmer Luisa Borges puts on her makeup before a training session at the Rio Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Pilar Olivares/ REUTERS
 

According to international women’s magazine Cosmopolitan, oil-free foundation and moisturisers are important for the skin to breathe and hydration.

If activities are held outdoors, tinted sunscreens are preferred over foundation due to their protection from ultraviolet rays.

For the ladies who are concerned about breakouts and blemishes, concealers are useful to cover up and look good.

The most crucial element lies in waterproofing. Nobody wants to worry about eye makeup smudging, so waterproof mascaras can help your lashes stay put through your workout.

For the extra boost of confidence, makeup finishing face sprays can help keep and set the makeup, while hydrating the skin at the same time. 

British boxer Heather Brooks (R) watches as fellow boxer Neringa Jasiskiene of Lithuania, checks her make-up after a training session at the Miguel Boxing Gym, in south London August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

British boxer Heather Brooks (right) watches as fellow boxer Neringa Jasiskiene of Lithuania, checks her make-up after a training session at the Miguel Boxing Gym, in south London. Photo: Dylan Martinez/ REUTERS


Piano teacher and fitness enthusiast Olivia Lim highlights the importance of choosing the right makeup to avoid clogging up pores and damaging the skin.

“Everyone has different skin types and preferences and it is important to choose makeup that is comfortable and does not cause irritation to the skin.”

The 27-year-old names Make Up For Ever, Amazing Cosmetics and bareMinerals as her favourite makeup brands for workouts.

“I think looking beautiful and feeling great about yourself everyday is important, regardless of whether or not you’re doing sport. As long as it makes you feel amazing and better about yourself, that’s important.”

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