4 Easy Steps to Look Fresh After a Run


Save time post-run by doing a little skin prep pre-workout. Gibson recommends using a cleansing wipe before you run to prevent foundation and sweat from clogging pores and requiring you to spend minutes scrubbing afterwards. Olay 2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths gently lift away dirt without irritating skin ($6 for a 33-pack, drugstores).

For quick and fabulous skin in a snap, beauty pro Sutton likes tinted moisturizers that condition, cover impurities and create a dewy look, all in one application. Her favorites are from the Laura Mercier line, which contain SPF 20 and provide varying levels of matte or luminous coverage. Try the lightweight Tinted Moisturizer ($42, lauramercier.com) for a sheer, easy look.

Sutton also swears by airbrush foundations like DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation ($62, sephora.com) and Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Airbrush Spray ($14, drugstores). "You literally can spray in two seconds and have even, flawless skin," she says.

If your face tends to perspire long after you're done with your run, Gibson suggests finishing with a setting spray that will prevent makeup from running while your body cools down. She likes Motives 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray ($29, motivescosmetics.com).


Lips & Cheeks

Save on primping time by using a lip stain that doubles as blush. The Sephora Collection Lush Flush Lip & Cheek Stain ($12, sephora.com) can be used to brighten both your apples and your pout. Lipstick can require some time and skill to apply correctly, so opt instead for a neutral or pink-colored gloss. One to try: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($15, clinique.com).


When it comes to your eyes, Sutton suggests keeping it simple. A few quick strokes of brown eyeliner will look much more natural than a jet-black shade imperfectly applied. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) goes on easy and stays in place. Sutton recommends skipping your eyelash curler and avoiding mascaras touted as "quick drying," as these often leave clumps. Instead, sweep on a waterproof shade that won't smudge even if you continue to sweat, such as CoverGirl LashBlast Length Water Resistant Mascara ($7, drugstores). Ok, gorgeous, you're good to go.

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