Fitness guru Tracy Anderson puts the season’s high-performance products to the test.

By InStyle Staff
Jun 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Tracy Anderson

The fitness pioneer and creator of the muscle-toning Tracy Anderson Method likes working out in makeup: “Many women don’t realize that so much of your calorie burn is attached to your adrenaline, which is attached to how you feel about yourself,” she says. “So if you look at your workout like a performance and put a little effort into getting ready, you’ll actually do better.” It was a no-brainer, then, to ask Anderson to test-drive these overachieving picks — including a saucy red lip stain — while she was breaking a sweat.

L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Waterproof Mascara

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“This brush is special; it made my lashes look very long and full.” The waterproof formula also delivered: “Usually I have what looks like war paint dripping down my face after a workout, so it was fun not to see that.”

Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Sangria Slush

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“I just dotted on this cream and blended it so it looked more like a stain and less like I’d ‘done’ my lips for a workout. I loved it. The finish gave me a natural flush that really stayed put.”

Dior Airflash Foundation

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Cakey foundations “run down your face like chalk when you sweat. But the coverage from this spray is beautiful. You could apply a light mist and not even have to rub it in,” she says. “It lasted through severe heat and humidity and kept my face looking poreless. Incredible.”

OGX Active Beauty Green Tea Fitness Dry Shampoo Foam

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The degreasing foam gave Anderson’s strands a piecey texture without leaving a dull white residue. “It also gets rid of your flyaways,” she says.

Lancôme Prime It, Boost It

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Though she doesn’t typically prep lids with a primer, Anderson liked the “pretty sheen” this one left behind. She tried it under a long-wear cream shadow, and the smoky look survived a sweatfest — which, she says, “is kind of epic.” 

Maybelline New York Tattoo Liner Liquid Ink

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“I’m bad with liquid eyeliner, but I found this one easy to use because the brush is so thin.” Before her morning routine, Anderson applied the liner right at the roots of her lashes. “It just made my eyes pop. Plus, it completely lasted through my class and was super-easy to take off.”

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