Share

Lifestyle

Beauty and the bike: the make-up musette

Long wearing, sweat proof and easy to wear: we’ve tracked down the make up kit that’ll go the extra mile with you.

The ever immaculate Liz Hatch has cycling make up down to a fine art. Image by Ken Conley

Moisturiser

When it comes to moisturising pre-ride, go as bare as you dare.  Heavy, oily creams can cause your make up to slide off, so switch to a tinted gel sunscreen and leave it at that:  Heliocare Advanced Gelcream Colour spf50 (£28) is brilliant.

Primer

If you like to wear base then start with primer as it’ll really help lock your make up in place: Mac Prep + Prime Face Protect spf50 (£22.50) has a light formula and is oil free and invisible.

Foundation

Pick a foundation designed for long wear and use it sparingly. Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Makeup (£27.50) and Double Wear Concealer (£20) are formulated to last up to 15 hours (okay for longer rides then!) smudge resistant and won’t ‘melt’ through heat or humidity.

Eyeliner

A quick slick of a waterproof eye pencil will define your eyes: Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner (£9.25) was developed specifically to avoid ‘panda eyes’ and can be worn as a fine line or blended for a softer look.

Mascara

Waterproof mascara is a must – but it’s notorious for being tricky to remove. Thank goodness then for Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula (£16), which manages the miraculous feat of being rain, sweat and tears proof as well as removable with warm water.

Blusher

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher (£14.50) has cult beauty status and while it isn’t waterproof it’s certainly long wearing. The watery-texture means you can brush it on and blend for a natural look. Once dry, it stays put for hours.

Lipstick

If you’re riding to the office – or just fancy sporting a high-viz lip colour – then reach for Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick (£15), a creamy-matte lipstick that delivers bold, long lasting colour (there are ten hot shades to choose from!) for up to six hours wear. Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil to hydrate and soften your lips at the same time.

Lip balm

If a natural lip is more your thing and you want heavy-duty protection from the elements then reach for a tube of Lanolips 101 Ointment (£11.22). Made from ultra-pure medical grade lanolin and 100% natural, it is a glossy little wonder worker for dry skin and lips.

Fashion and beauty writer and mountain biker, Adele Mitchell writes about style and cycling – and sometimes both at once – at Found Beautiful

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production