18 June 2012

5k Makeup (Because That's How I Roll)

A major part of my weightloss has to do with my secret quest to be a runner.  I hate running, I'm pretty terrible at it.  So I don't run-run, I fail-run! I ran my first mile straight through on a treadmill in December, I did it 12 minutes and was sucking wind the entire time.  My first race was a 10k trail run, and holy crap was I massively under prepared.  My goal, however, was to do it in under 3 hours, and not be last.  Both of which I achieved - I did it in 2hours and 54 minutes, and I wasn't last, primarily because 100 people quit at the water stop halfway through.  Therefore, I failrun!

This weekend I participated in the Color Me Rad! 5k in Philadelphia - which is an untimed 5k in which you get completely covered in powdered dye and are, effectively, a human rainbow at the end.  It's pretty wicked.  If you have one near you, you should sign up no matter your fitness level, because it's hella fun. 



Be that as it may, I for one, firmly believe in being prepared. And while I am not one for sweating through an entire face full of makeup, I think a natural look is perfectly appropriate for running, and plus, I'm pretty badass... so of course I'd wear makeup.

Before... if only my face knew what was going to befall it.
For the above face I used the following products:

- Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer w/ SPF 20 in Sand - I think it's obvious why I'd use this product, it's like a triple threat - moisturizer, skin even out-er (yes.. that's a technical term) and sunscreen. Plus!  It's oil-free, so if you sweat through it, it won't clog your pores.

Benefit Speedbrow - No need to have unruly brows when you run!  The gel makes them aerodynamic and can help improve your sprint speed! (This claim as yet remains unproven - but is entirely plausible!)

- Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black - My eyelashes are transparent, I need mascara to function. This formula is pretty smudge and sweat proof, as from what I can tell it was still on at the end of the race.

- The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner  - I just like lip balm.  It's moisturizing, and prevents your lips from drying out as you huff and puff along your way.


After - I drove all the way home from Philadelphia like this... and as I got lost leaving Fairmount park, well.. I got some looks.
Anyways! The first step to a running addiction is signing up for a race!  I highly recommend it :) 

-/L.

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