Two of my favorite things in life are makeup and exercise. One slight problem is that the two don’t exactly go together…not unless you know the tricks of the trade that is:) A good sweat can be great for detoxing and providing that internal organic glow. But sweat mixed with makeup can cause acne, blocked pores, and congested skin. This is why if you insist on wearing makeup during a sweat sesh, the right products are so important. I promise I am not about a full face of makeup at the gym (ew). But as a fitness instructor, the gym is such a big part of my life. I need a little somethin’ somethin’ to make myself feel put together. Like I always say…if you look good you feel good!
Luckily mineral makeup, known for it’s breathable natural feel, has been gaining popularity. I went on a mission to find a great mineral powder, but struggled to find something I loved. Everything I tried provided such minimal coverage, I found myself either being too lazy to bother, or being naughty and using my regular powder. I was introduced to Advanced Mineral Makeup, and it was love at first application! Annie Mayo, the creator of the line, has been a pioneer in the makeup industry since the 70’s. Her makeup artistry work includes the Miss Universe Pageant, countless print-ads, films, and more. In all her experience as a makeup artist, she always felt there was room for improvement in women’s makeup. As a result, she developed Advanced Mineral Makeup, a line of natural mineral cosmetics. Free of parabens and preservatives, these products will not clog pores or cause break outs. And the greatest part is that the powder provides amazing coverage! I find myself using it everyday, regardless if I am heading to the gym or not. My everyday routine consists of the pressed mineral powder in shade Angelina, the pressed mineral blush in shade Pink Candy, and the luxury lip gloss in shade Josephine. I cannot recommend this line enough! Even if you are not a gym girl, summer/sweat season is approaching, and finding makeup healthy for your skin is critical for everyone.
Below are my daily 5 minute routine essentials. I also like to apply a swipe of Ilary NYC perfume. I am not a big perfume girl, but I adore this soft and feminine scent, and so does my hard to please Hubs! Use the code xoxo25 for 25% off your order through the end of April.
“May your day be as flawless as your makeup”