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The Seven Makeup Items That Let Your Skin Breathe

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Not that I work out every day, but when I do, I’m that girl who works out with a full face of makeup. There I said it! Of course that doesn’t imply that I bring my A-game to the gym. It’s like a fresh face with a bit of coverage here, a dab of foundation there and perhaps a few swirls of mascara to open up my eyes. Having said that, I’ve pondered the clichés – “You will break out soon” and “Don’t you know that all this gunk is blocking all your pores?” Must I admit, they’ve (almost) made me rethink my love for vanity. Until, the most amazing thing happened to me and ‘Active Beauty’ became a real deal.
So, what’s so special about these formulations? Unlike the regular makeup products that trap oil and clog pores, these breathable formulations focus on using natural ingredients which are less damaging to your skin. Besides, they’re hypoallergenic and sweat-proof. You can also try Mineral Makeup products that have a natural, light-weight feel and doesn’t seep into your pores. Result? An au natural glow and flawless coverage without any side-effects. What’s more? These aren’t only meant for the gym and Pilates. From running errands, outdoor work meetings to salsa dancing, these genius products are perfect for the girl on the go.
Now onwards, you’re not the only one getting in good shape, your skin is too.

So here goes the top 7 ‘active beauty’ makeup items...

Revlon Nearly Naked Make Up SPF 20

Don’t be fooled by this foundation’s watery texture. Refreshingly light, the product melts right into your skin with coverage that lets your skin breathe with a subtle sheen. Green Tea, Black Tea, Oatmeal and Jojoba help maintain skin health; plus, it comes with broad-spectrum SPF 20 to boot.
Stamp Of Approval: This didn’t cake-up despite the hours of rigorous training. It makes me feel like I’m barely wearing anything.

Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Yellow-stained nails are what beauty nightmares are made of. Counter this by swapping your regular nail paints with this beauty. Just as the name suggests, it allows water and oxygen to pass through, all thanks to its advanced polymer. Looks like our prayers have been answered after all.   
Stamp Of Approval: With the surety that this won’t stain my nails, I don’t feel the need to instantly take it off anymore. It’s a big leap.

Nyx Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation

Turns out, this foundation can be used for contouring and highlighting as well. Portable and blendable, you can use this versatile foundation entirely on your face or in specific areas that need a little extra attention – it all depends on you. Just be sure to choose a shade that meets your makeup requirements.
Stamp Of Approval: A bronzer tailor-made for me is a rarity, aside from that this also ticks other boxes; of it being portable, rich and creamy and long-lasting.

Natio Acne Clear & Cover Tinted Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser

Tailor-made for acne prone skin, this light-weight product doubles up as both makeup and a skin essential. Enriched with natural ingredients such as Neem Leaf, Aloe and Chamomile, it helps clear blemishes and calms down irritated skin. Mineral pigments conceal blemishes for a clearer looking complexion.
Stamp Of Approval: Be it a power yoga class or just a casual coffee date, this is my go-to product when I am feeling too lazy to do my base. Plus, it negates the use of concealer.

Deborah Ultra Fine Powder With Mineral Oligo Elements

This multitasking powder does it all: sets makeup, reduces shine, blurs fine lines and imperfections and gives you that lit-from-within glow. Oh, and did we mention how its ultrafine texture loaded with mineral properties soothes and regenerates skin cells? Talk about double duty.
Stamp Of Approval: From not being that much of a powder person to swearing by it, this one product is all it took to change my stance.

The Body Shop Lip/Cheek Stain

Forget those sticky blushes and opt for a light-weight stain that gives you a natural-looking rosy glow without blocking your pores (or making your skin breakout). Ensure you blend well for a flawless finish. Perhaps it’s time you give your favourite lippy a miss and dab a dash of this on your lips for a hint of barely-there colour. You’ll thank us later.
Stamp Of Approval: I work this to pull off the blurred lip trend that’s been burning up the internet. Just dab, blot and smudge. It’s that simple.

Note Mineral Eyeshadow

This eyeshadow makes for a great base for smoky eyes. Apply a dash of its pigment for a sheer wash, or pile on a few coats for more intensity. The fine mineral formulation gives a crease-free finish and has a long-lasting stay. What’s not to love?
Stamp Of Approval: For as long as I have known, the problem of eyeshadow crease lines has plagued me to no end. This eyeshadow though sticks like a charm and is a dream to work with.
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