That Selfie-Worthy Workout Look IRL
Written by Rebecca Gillam
Gym life isn’t all flat whites and French Bulldogs, like you see on Instagram. True: It’s the one for inspirational quotes and abspiration, but that’s not all real. It’s not that famous people don’t heat up in a hardcore HIIT class like the rest of us, sweaty selfies just aren’t a vibe. Sassy sweatshirts, yes. Actual sweat, no.
Remember: No-one can look perfect all the time… And why should you have to?
Obvs the dream would be feeling comfortable and confident going 100% bare-faced, especially when working out. But #IWokeUpLikeThis isn’t so simple when you add breakouts and eye bags — and we shouldn’t feel bad for needing a little confidence boost.
That’s why the people at Primark HQ have been working on something pretty massive; a new 11-piece beauty collection designed to wear at the gym. Performance Hydration Recovery (a.k.a PHr) isn’t just sweat, run and smudge-proof, but it actually looks after your skin post-workout too.
We know, right. You are welcome. Now you can feel smug sharing Insta-Stories from the treadmill all you want.
Basically, your skin is sorted; apply the Lightweight BB Cream sparingly, adding the Long-Lasting Concealer to blemishes and below the eyes, to create a flawless base without clogging your pores. Then use the tips of your middle fingers to pat the Cheek And Lip Tint below your cheekbones and onto the apples for a dewy glow, and sweep the Brightening Highlighter Stick above the cheekbones and under the eyebrow arches.
Define the eyes with the Waterproof Liner (complete with handy sharpener) and Mascara for definition that stays through even the most intense of sessions. Banish blotches and calm the skin with the Hydrating Cooling Stick, Setting Spray and Recovery Gel, and blot on the Sweat-Resistant Powder to keep it all in check.
Finally, the Nourishing Lipstick — in nude, pink or deep red — finishes off the luminous look with a pop of colour.
Bonus: As well as feeling fly, you can go straight out to brunch afterwards — just a sweep of powder and a slick of lipstick, and you’re out of there.
#IWorkOutLikeThis… Let’s make it happen, guys and gals.