First of all, I’d like to make it clear that I have always been confused by the idea of putting on makeup to go to the gym. I mean, you’re going to get gross and sweaty and anyway, makeup isn’t the point of working out. Maybe some girls don’t sweat like I do, or they feel the need to look cute in everything they do.
I like to look cute, but I realize this just isn’t possible all the time.
But that’s not what this is about. I’ve recently started making the effort to wear makeup every day. Just some eye makeup, a little concealer, lip color. Nothing major. But when I then exercise in the evening, I have the added step of removing said eye makeup, or else risk running. Enter the E.L.F. waterproof eyeliner pen. I already love this eyeliner because it’s not quite as dramatic as a full-on liquid liner, but it’s easier to deal with than a pencil. I’ve taken to using this pen in Coffee to finish off my eye each day. And, hey, it’s supposed to be water-proof.
But is it capoeira-proof?
So I figured that of all the people in my life, my capoeira buddies tend to see me at my least sexy, so who cares if I end up with some raccoon rings of melted eyeliner around my eye? So I skipped the mascara and wore makeup to capoeira.
I admit, I felt a little ridiculous. I mean, I was wearing makeup at the gym. But I justified it by telling myself I was actually being lower-maintenance than if I took an extra 5 minutes to wash off the makeup. Shorter prep time, right?
And, hey, it worked. I didn’t end up smudgy, and I even had some eyeliner left at the end of class. So I guess this is also an intense test of the E.L.F. waterproof eyeliner pen, which it passed with flying colors.