This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Yes or no to makeup while running?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

I don’t wear a lot of makeup.  All I wear is translucent loose powder.  Sometimes I use mascara.  Sometimes I wear lipstick.  The lipstick makes me feel good.  My favorite is the MAC PatentPolish in Ruby.  Unfortunately, it’s discontinued but you bet I stocked up.  I had to get most of them from a store in San Francisco.

However, while running I don’t wear any makeup at all.  Well, if you count chapstick then, yes, I do.  Will I judge anyone that does wear makeup?  Nope.  NOT AT ALL.  

I may not wear makeup while running.  It isn’t for me.  But you bet I like to splurge on running clothes.  Thanks to Oiselle I have quite a collection to use throughout the various seasons in Chicago.  Yep, if feels like we do have more than 4 seasons.  Last week I received 6 new pairs of shorts.  Do I need more?  Definitely not but I want them.  Let’s not forget my shoes.  I have various new pairs waiting in boxes to be used.

Wearing makeup while running is a personal choice.  If someone wants to wear makeup then who am I to say anything about it?

One thing I know I need to get better at is wearing sunscreen.  I know, I know.  I wear it mostly during the Summer but I do know I need to use it year round.  I usually use the spray on version for my legs and arms but like the stick for my face.  My favorite one is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick for Face & Body, Broad Spectrum SPF 70It may not feel like Summer yet but it is sunny already.  

Any other suggestions for a face sunscreen?  Thoughts on wearing makeup while running?

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26 Comments on Tuesday Topics: Yes or no to makeup while running?

  1. I don’t use any make-up for running other than sunscreen. Your Oiselle collection reminds me that I could do better with my running outfits, too.

    I had some confusion about packing my running shorts when we returned to Cape Town. Now that I’m here I discovered that I have exactly ONE pair of shorts. And even that one pair has a broken zipper on the back pocket.
    I think I need to go shopping!

  2. Running clothes? Yup I have too many Skirt Sports skirts!!

    And let’s not talk about shoes. Lol.

    Make up is very individual. I used to wear it more often when I went to work. And of course I used to run after work.

    I’ve gotten lazy during the pandemic. Esp since when you go out, you are always wearing a mask.

    I do stock up on my favorite lipstick too.

  3. Same here! I don’t wear makeup while running but don’t judge anyone else that does. Whatever makes you feel good while running is most important.

  4. I don’t leave the house without at least eyeliner & lipstick. My eyebrows have really gotten sparse, so I usually touch them up a bit as well ( less scary LOL). I had a favorite lipstick that was discontinued a few years ago and I was so distraught! Thankfully, they brought it back last summer…so now I always buy three at a time (just in case).

  5. I like a stick sunscreen on my face, too. Plus it’s good to stick in a pocket when I’m traveling or out hiking.

    The shorts are cute!

    I rarely wear makeup. I do put on a bit for my Yoga videos — a little blush, because I look pretty washed out!

  6. I agree with you, Zenaida. I never wear makeup on a run and rarely wear any makeup at all, ever. I don’t judge those who do, though. I think the reason I don’t wear makeup is that I am too lazy! 🙂

  7. I’m Team No Makeup. I’m also Team “I need to get better about wearing sunscreen” so I’ll take that challenge with you.

  8. I wear a tinted sunscreen year around and a lip balm with sunscreen and a tint of color. I do wear a little eye liner and mascara as well. Just makes me feel better!

  9. First. I want those lemon shorts.

    Second, I say wear what feels good. If I am taking photos during or after a race, I want mascara and lip gloss. If not, I don’t care.

  10. I wear no make-up in “real life”, unless I’m going for a very special occasion. But I love wearing bright lipstick for some of the runs that I need to dig deep for! Plus of course, always sunscreen – that’s a must here in summer or winter. 🙂

  11. I’m just like you – no makeup while running and needing to wear sunscreen more often!

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