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Do Workout-Ready Beauty Products Really Work?

Do Workout-Ready Beauty Products Really Work?

So. Much. Sweat.

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We're always up for a little challenge here at the Influenster HQ. As new products continually hit our desks, we like to be the first to share them with our loyal Influensters and give them a go ourselves to make sure we're delivering the best products and news to our community! We've already challenged ourselves to 30 days of lipsticks and a whole month of K-beauty products, now we decided to mix our love of beauty and fitness by putting e.l.f. cosmetic's new active-inspired line to the test. 

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The new e.l.f. Active line is a series of workout-ready products that can be worn through your sweat session as well as applied after for a cooling, refreshed finish. We decided to put some of these products to the test with Carson, an avid spin class attendee and Influenster soccer team member, and Caitlin, who is training for the NYC marathon. Here's what two of Influenster's biggest workout addicts had to say.

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Carson tests the Cooling Stick while Caitlin sprays on the Cool Down Mist.


Workout Ready Lip & Cheek Palette ($8)

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"I am a makeup minimalist, so multi-purpose products are my go to! I've been wearing this palette pretty religiously since getting my hands on it. The pigments are very creamy and super easy to blend and apply. 

And the color options are wearable—highlight, two versions of rouge and a solid brown for contour. I actually have been going crazy and using this on my lids too, which I'm finding work best for me! A dab or two of color on my lids, on my cheeks, and lip and I'm good to go.

Now when it comes to the workout factor. I'm a runner and always training for a race. (Plus I walk an hour to work each day!) Although I don't typically wear makeup for my workouts, I've worn these creams on several post-work runs and haven't noticed any smears or unsightly smudges from sweat. And because the formula is so easy to apply (you can use your finger!), touch ups are super easy for those times I go from running to dinner!"



Post-Workout Cleansing Body Wipes ($3)

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"LOVE LOVE LOVE!  I use these right after I sweat and immediately feel so much more refreshed! They smell amazing and the aloe actually brings down the redness in my face and helps to clean out my pores so I don't break out! I keep them in my gym bag at all times!"



Post-Workout Cool Down Mist ($8)

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"Just throwing it out there: Facial mists are always a good idea—especially after workouts. I found this one to be nice and light. I actually ended up keeping it at my desk for some quick spritzes after lunch. (My face needs a pick me up more than just after a long run!)

A lot of times, mists can make pores feel tighter or skin oily or wet. This one did neither for me! My skin felt refreshed and soothed. And most importantly for me, clean.

I will say this: the smell is quite strong for me. It's nice, don't get me wrong. Very clean and bright, so perfect for a perk up after a workout (especially if you smell not so cute), but I found it be just a tad overpowering for my taste. But as any good product junkie knows, fragrance is so subjective! One person's no might be another person's yes—and vice versa!"



Workout Ready Hydration Stick ($8)

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"As someone who is almost always drenched in sweat after a workout, cooling sticks are a great way for me to relieve some of the sweaty discomfort post long run.

This has an immediate cooling effect and a nice perky scent as well. It's very light and doesn't feel heavy or sticky on skin, so no worries about it making you feel worse or more uncomfortable.

I would say that this is best used after your sweaty gym session for just a little boost, as opposed to during or before (I don't typically recommend applying product before a workout and certainly not during!!) I don't really know how practical it would be in any situation but post workout. But considering I spend half of my day on the go or working out (the other half testing products!), this definitely fits the bill for me!"



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