What is primping before gym time good for except spelling out to everyone that you don’t mean to seriously work out but are just there to show off?
Curse Of The Mummy
It’s hot around here at the moment and humid to boot. Any woman who left her first tries with cosmetics behind knows that this means to be really careful with makeup, because otherwise things could get ugly.
A bit too much sweat and the carefully applied powder resembles the famous still “Mud Slides in Death Valley”. Sweat impulsively wiped off an eye lid that has shadow on turns it into what only that blond robot chick from Blade Runner or Marilyn Manson would consider “ah, yeah, cool!”
Of course, there is all the water-proof silicone-containing goodness, but my face and lips these make as dry as what I imagine is the texture of ancient Egyptian papyrus. Not to mention that this concrete-in-a-bottle clogs up my pores like nothing else and produces some of the most beautiful acne you can imagine.
Expecting Sweat Means You Are Serious
No, if you like your skin and plan on possibly going to sweat, no makeup usually is the best choice. I know some of you live in climates where not sweating is not really an option and if you live in these areas, have sensitive skin and need to use the stays-on-for-72-hours stuff, I feel for you. Let me emphatically say it’s not you who I mean.
What I’m talking about is women who do their workouts polished as if expecting to receive an Emmy right there on the stationary bike. The stationary bike that of course had to be set to 25 W and be used with no more than 50 rounds per minute, so all the mascara, eye liner, concealer and lipstick stays in place.
To me that says, “I’m not here to do something serious that benefits me, I’m here to present myself.”
A Little Sweat Goes A Long Way
In the long run, my dear ladies of the colorful gym persuasion, you do yourself a huge disservice. You pay good money for visiting the place, but what you do doesn’t benefit you at all. Because if it would, you would be sweating at least a little bit. If you are this insecure about your face without restorative work, consider working out at home.
Otherwise, in ten years’ time, you might find out that being hot would have been better for staying hot than all the stuff in tubes and jars.
Picture courtesy of “herval“.