TT: Makeup On the Run?

The Tuesday Topic this week is: Makeup while running – yes or no?


Here’s the Makeup-related items that I wear when I run:

  • Foundation – because it hides flaws in your skin (bags under your eyes lol) but mostly since it’s contains SUNSCREEN.
  • Lipstick – I just always do wear it (for COLOR) but also because it contains sunscreen and prevents my lips from getting dry and cracked.
  • Earrings – Always, usually hoops.
  • Eyeliner & Mascara – rarely but sometimes. (Rarely because I wear sunglasses and no one sees my eyes)
  • Sunglasses – Almost Always – I wear Contacts and my eyes are sensitive to sun and wind.

I still follow the same above during the Pandemic because I run most days and I do have ZOOM meetings. (Can’t scare my co-workers and friends away!)

The only issue has been that when I wear a gaiter, it fogs up my sunglasses.  Sometimes I do wear my glasses instead of my contacts…SAME!! (Luckily I’m not blind without my glasses and I just shove them in my pocket.)

contactless run

I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner) and you should too.

I’m also linking up here:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

Happy Running! What about you? What do you wear on your face when you run? Or do you run au naturel? Please share.


39 thoughts on “TT: Makeup On the Run?

  1. Wow, you’re good, Darlene!
    I’m very minimalistic. I put on Nivea cream in the morning and that’s it…Unless the sun is out and then I use a sunscreen with a high (50+) protection.
    Since we’re all wearing masks, I have given up lipstick altogether. But of course, for Zoom meetings, a nice and bright lipstick makes sense – perhaps more than ever!

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    • I think I’m lazy. I just never remove my jewelry. I always have earrings in my ears.

      When I went to work, I would change my jewelry, wear different earrings, necklaces, bracelets. Now Nada. lol


    • Remember when I did work, I ran after work. I always wore makeup to work…now it’s just for ZOOM calls.

      Lipstick has just been a habit. I feel naked without color. (I forget that it’s not necessary when I wear a mask.)

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  2. Interesting to read Darlene! I don’t put on any makeup for early runs where I will shower right after, but definitely put on a little for races or Saturday group long runs. I hate when my mascara isn’t actually waterproof though and its a cold run where it smears all over, ha!


    • I wouldn’t put makeup on for early runs either. I usually run after work but lately at lunchtime. I don’t wear mascara that often because as you said, it can get pretty ugly when it runs.


  3. Even though most of my runs are in the early hours, the eyeliner & lipstick (and usually small earrings) are a most. Heck, that’s when I’m looking the scariest (right outta bed), and no one needs to see it LOL

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  4. I’m a morning runner and there is no makeup going on. Since the pandemic I’ve gotten away from wearing lipstick and earrings. Other than a watch and sometimes my wedding ring, I haven’t been wearing jewelry. Ugh.

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    • When I run in the morning which is rarely but I hope to change that when it warms up, it would be zippo in the make-up compartment.

      And my poor jewelry box is lonely. I wear the same old same old.


  5. I don’t wear makeup while I run – I sweat a lot so I’d probably end up looking like a mess! I should wear sunscreen more frequently though!

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  6. I don’t wear makeup when I run since it sometimes clogs my pores or irritates my skin. I do always wear SPF and sunglasses! In winter I’ll use lipbalm.

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  7. My fog free lenses were the best body purchase in these crazy times, they’re not perfect but they’re better.
    You will probably never see me in makeup.


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