costume and makeup play tips and ideas

Makeup Must-Haves For The Constant Gym Girl

You do your part to take care of your body by heading to the gym for a good workout regularly. However, if you stop in at the gym midday in full makeup, you may leave looking like you have dabbed your face in watercolors. The fact is, most regular makeup simply doesn't stand up well to intense sweating that can come along with good cardio or a workout regimen. If you would prefer to leave the gym looking just as good as you did when you went in, there are some must-haves that you should include in your makeup repertoire. 

Sweat-Resistant Mineral Powder

Skip the heavy face powder on gym days and opt instead for a sweat-resistant mineral powder. Mineral-based face powders are lightweight, and they do a much better job of staying put when you sweat. The powder absorbs a lot of natural oil, and it is far less likely to clump up in sweat beads and roll down your cheeks, forehead, and chin. You can find all kinds of mineral-based powders from favorite makeup brands. If you haven't given one of these products a try, it is a good thing to do to save your post-workout face. 

Waterproof Mascara 

Mascara is a must-have for most women; it helps open up your eyes and hides red-rimmed eyelids caused by a lack of sleep. However, wearing any basic mascara to the gym can be a huge mistake. Mascara tends to bleed when it comes in contact with salty sweat, which can have you leaving the gym with what looks like two black eyes and a streaked face. Go for a good waterproof mascara when you know you will be hitting the gym. If your eyes are too sensitive for waterproof, you can try a water-resistant version that is not as easy to break down with moisture. 

Brow Gel 

Those little hairs that make up your eyebrows can get pretty bent out of shape during a workout. The dabbing of a towel, the sweat, and the rest of the activity that takes place can have your eyebrow hairs looking quite wild and unruly if you haven't used anything on them. If you normally fill in brows with a pencil, make sure you are using a waterproof product. Beyond that, it is a good idea to use a brow gel on your actual eyebrow hairs to get them to stay down where they should be. 

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costume and makeup play tips and ideas

Some of the most fun I have with my kids is when we play dress up. We have a costume weekend around our house at least once each month. During that weekend, we pull out a chest full of costumes and a big box of makeup that we use to decorate our faces. We go through a lot of makeup and have had to get very creative in how to clean makeup stains off of our skin and the furniture around the house. Our family blog contains many ideas for costume play and even several tips that can help you with cleanup after play is done.