Some people might think it is silly to get all dressed up for a workout session, be it on the dance floor or the gym. You are going to sweat it out anyway, right?
Yes, I am going to sweat it all out, but I want to look good doing it. Or at least, less horrifying. Haha!
While I prefer going all naked on the face when I go to the gym because gym workout is mostly a solo activity, I do make an effort to put on some makeup when I go for dance classes that require social interaction. (Oh, I just started taking up Salsa lessons and social dance sessions are great fun!)
Not because I want to bat my eyelashes at the opposite sex or impress people with my makeup skills and color coordination under the low lights, but because makeup gives me the confidence to get into the groove and dance better.
You want to make yourself feel good while exercising, so if hot pink shoelaces or a colorful bandana gives you that extra ounce of motivation, go for it! For me, some light eyeshadow color, eyeliner, and mascara works for me.
So here's what I wore to a salsa dance class two weeks ago!
Face Primer – Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15
Foundation – Lancome Maqui Blanc MiracleLiquid Foundation SPF 26/PA++ (with Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush)
Powder – MAC Studio Fix Foundation NC 25 (with EcoTools Blush Brush)
Eye Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
Lid – MAC Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (with MAC 239)
Contour Area – MAC Peaches blush (with MAC 239 and MAC 217)
Outer V – Urban Decay Smog eyeshadow (with MAC 219)
Highlight – Kat Von D Beethoven Palette Tequila eyeshadow (with elf eyeshadow brush)
Lower Lash Line - Urban Decay Smog eyeshadow (with MAC 219)
Eyeliner – Bobbi Brown Black Ink (with MAC 263)
Upper Waterline (Tightlining) – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Zero
Mascara Base – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Mascara – Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Mascara
Brow – NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil #EP05 Dark Brown
Contouring Powder – MAC Gold-Go-Lightly Studio Careblend Pressed Powder (with MAC 109)
Blush – Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush (with MAC 168)
Highlight – MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic (with MAC 188)
My lips are usually rather dry. =(
Conditioner – Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15
Lipgloss – NYX Lipgloss Lollilop
I'm also taking Bhangra/Bollywood dance lessons. The first one started last week and oh my, was it intense! Non-stop grooving for one whole hour! But I love it because it made me sweat without feeling yeeky-yucky.
I don't like to jog/run; there is nothing to distract me from my loud panting and perspiration, which I find annoying. Dance is a great sport because it takes my mind off those when I am preoccupied with learning the steps, moving my body, listening to the music.
Do you wear makeup when you work out? Anybody learning any kind of dance too? =)