Makeup Vs. Sweat: Don’t Let Your Mascara Do The Running
Gym first, party after, no retouches—is it possible?
Sometimes, you just want to give a little extra oomph to those gym mirror selfies. We put supposedly sweatproof makeup to the test in the sweatiest situation we could think of: Box + Flow. Did your favorite brands make it through the workout? Check out the video, above, and reviews, below, to find out.
Credits:Shot by Charlotte Prager and Gretta WilsonEdited by Gretta Wilson and Dani OkonProduced by Alex Hsie
Dani Okon, Video EditorSince I barely sweat, it was hard to tell how my makeup stood the test, but like, hypothetically, in an alternate universe where I did sweat, maybe even to an above-average degree, I'd imagine the Tarte liner I wore as eyeshadow would've stayed on better than I'd anticipated, while the Milk pencil liner probably would have vanished from my lids completely. But what do I know! I basically didn't sweat at all!
Jessica Mannarino, Office Manager and Executive Assistant
The Kat Von D Brow lasted through the high-intensity training and all the sweating. Plus, the liner went on super-smoothly, and stayed on well. Maybe the best part was, it didn't even seem like I was wearing any makeup, it was so light feeling. I would totally use these products in my daily makeup routine.
Kat Von D, 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, $19, available at Kat Von D; Kat Von D, Dagger Tattoo Liner, $20, available at Kat Von D; Shiseido, Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush, $29, available at Shiseido.
Taylor Bryant, Web EditorContrary to what the video might show, I actually sweat a lot during class. I’m a chronically sweaty person, and it’s my least favorite trait, but I digress. Despite the salt water dripping from every orifice of my body, my eyeliner and lipstick stayed put through the jumping jacks, jabs, and downward facing dogs. I expected that of the matte liquid formula since those rarely budge, but the eyeliner was a pleasant surprise. It’s so stubborn that the glitter flakes found in the formula lingered on my face through the weekend.
Erin Parker, Associate Social Media EditorThis is definitely one of the sweatiest classes I've taken, and I was extremely impressed by the staying power of both Dior products—particularly the eyeliner. This graphic liner didn't even smudge despite the fact that the rest of me appeared as though I had just emerged from a swamp. 10/10 would recommend.