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The CliniqueFIT Sweat Test

Think you can’t wear makeup to the gym? Think again. Meet CliniqueFIT, a high-performance line of skin care and makeup essentials designed to look natural and stay put no matter how much you sweat—all without clogging your pores, causing breakouts or irritating your skin. Sound too good to be true? We challenged 7 women to put CliniqueFIT to the ultimate sweat test during an all-day session of pulse-raising workouts—including high intensity interval training with Master Trainer Kirsty Godso, boxing classes, and Très Intense Hip Hop Yoga with Clotilde Chaumet.

No surprise, they looked just as fresh-faced before and after their workout—not a smear of mascara or a drip of foundation to be found.

Here’s what the girls had to say about their gym makeup must-haves after sweating it out.

The CliniqueFIT Sweat Test

Who: Kirsty Godso, Master Trainer, founder of PYROGIRLS workout in New York City
Workout makeup must-have: CliniqueFIT Workout 24-Hour Mascara
Why she loves it: “I don’t have time to do much makeup in the morning, but I always have to do my lashes,” says Kirsty. “This mascara just won’t budge or run into my eyes no matter how much I’m sweating.”

Who: Sindi Arifi
Workout makeup must-have: CliniqueFIT Workout 24-Hour Mascara
Why she loves it: “I just finished my workout and my lashes are still perfect,” says Sindi. The secret: The volumising formula is cold water resistant, so you can sweat, swim and even cry without it smudging, budging or flaking. The best part? To remove it, all you need to do is rinse it off with warm water.

Who: Emilie Daudin
Workout makeup must-have: CliniqueFIT Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray
Why she loves it: “When I work out I get very hot and this spray is amazing,” says Emilie. One spritz instantly cools, moisturises and refreshes, without making your skin feel sticky.

Who: Sophie Trem, founder of The Other Art of Living
Workout makeup must-have: CliniqueFIT Lip + Cheek Flush
Why she loves it: “When I work out, my lips and cheeks can look washed out—if I’m not wearing something, I look like a ghost!” says Sophie. “It’s very convenient to have one product that can put colour on my face even if I’m working out and sweating.” Lip + Cheek Flush comes in one universally flattering shade and is virtually goof-proof to apply; just dab onto cheeks and lips and blend out with fingers.

Who: Clotilde Chaumet, founder of Très Intense Hip Hop Yoga in Paris
Workout makeup must-have: CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes
Why she loves it: “After a hot yoga session, these are my favourite wipes to freshen up because we really sweat,” says Clotilde. A quick wipe removes pore-clogging dirt and oil, while also soothing and rehydrating skin.

Who: Marie Novosad
Workout makeup must-have: CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer 
Why she loves it: “After my hot yoga workout, I was all sweaty and shiny,” says Marie. “So I used the Post-Workout Moisturizer and now the shine is gone and I am ready for my day.” The lightweight gel absorbs instantly and keeps oil in check for a shine-free, matte finish on and off the mat.

Photos: Alexandre Tabaste | Video: Tinklevision | Words: Julie Redfern