How effective are sweat-resistant cosmetics? Plus, women's athletic shoes that raise the comfy and cute quotient.
Sweat-Proof Products That Really Work
Beach volleyball, outdoor runs, yoga in the park… Summertime in Milwaukee offers loads of ways to stay active and soak up that much-needed vitamin D. It also means battling sunburns and sweat. There are plenty of products that claim to be sweat resistant, but how well do they really stand up? We had Yoga Six instructor Hilary Anderson (@hilaryoga on Instagram) put our picks to the test in a hot yoga class.
➞ Coola Eco-Lux 8oz SPF 30 Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Spray
Antioxidant-infused and water resistant for 40 minutes, this sunscreen withstands even the most grueling sweat session. “I forgot I put it on, which is a good thing! It didn’t feel greasy or thick at all.”
➞Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara
Formulated with Amazonian clay, mineral pigments and vitamins B5 and C, this mascara volumizes lashes while nourishing and hydrating. “It made my eyes pop with about five seconds of effort.”
➞Supergoop! ‘MintFusion’ Lip Balm SPF 30
A little of this lip balm “goes a long way,” says Anderson, “It’s really moisturizing.” It can be worn alone or as a sun-protecting base for your lipstick.
➞Sweat Cosmetics Mineral Foundation SPF 30 + Twist-Brush
Anderson loved the finish of Sweat Cosmetics’ SPF mineral foundation, which she says had a “soft, almost iridescent sheen to it without making me look “cakey.”
“The foundation wore off a touch from wiping my face so often, but I still looked good!” The lip balm, mascara and sunscreen made it through two teaching sessions, says Anderson. “They’re all staying in my collection!”
It’s the most abundant protein in our bodies, and is essential to keeping skin looking smooth and youthful. But while collagen is often associated with wrinkle injections or topical treatments, a recent trend toward ingestible collagen has enthusiasts sipping and chewing their way to glowing skin, shiny hair and strong nails. From collagen-rich bone broth and nutrition bars to protein powders that can be stirred into drinks, some claim that ingestible collagen offers long-term results in comparison with topical quick fixes. Ready to give it a try? Bavette La Boucherie (330 E Menomonee St.) offers beef bone broth year-round, and sometimes chicken bone broth, especially in the summer months.
Get Your Kicks!
Warm weather calls for lightweight, breathable sneakers that work with your summer wardrobe. These fresh designs offer a better run, as wells as a style upgrade.
COMFY AS A SOCK
Adidas Originals Women’s NMD Runner in Pink, $160, Clicks (1916 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood)
Hoka One One Women’s Arahi in Blue, $130, Performance Running Outfitters (2205 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield)
Saucony Women’s Freedom ISO, $160, InStep Physical Therapy & Running Center (403 E. Buffalo St.)
Brooks Women’s Ravenna 8 Running Shoes, $110, Performance Running Outfitters (2205 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield)