Athletes and sports instructors spend their days sweating. Consequently, finding makeup that lasts through every session is complicated. Waterproof drugstore brands tend to melt after a few hours. And honestly, who knows what ingredients those are made with? On the other hand, high-street cosmetic collections are expensive and still do not pass the 24-hour test.

Vegan mascara and makeup feature clean ingredients and do not melt or fade. Also, much of what we use on our skin (sheet masks, eyeliner, etc.) is absorbed into our bloodstream. Because vegan cosmetics are free of parabens and sulfates, they are safe to use during every training session.

Here are essential vegan beauty products for athletes:

Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil

Ever find that you avoid touching near your eyebrows because you are worried that it will smear? Traditional eyebrow liner is sensitive to moisture. This makes it impossible to wear during a hot yoga class or intense spin class without having it run down your face.

Enter the waterproof eyebrow pencil, made for active lifestyles and developed with nourishing vegan ingredients. Thrive Causemetics makes a waterproof pencil that not only endures whatever you put it through, but matches your natural eyebrow color through Buildable Smart Pigment technology. Also, it is filled with clean ingredients like shea butter and hyaluronic acid, which conditions brows and encourages hair growth. Melt-proof and goof-proof, this waterproof eyebrow liner deserves a spot in any woman’s workout bag.

Liquid Eyeliner

Whether instructing a 105-degree hot yoga session or running across the finish line, you want your makeup to have high-performance standards. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts can find liquid eyeliner that is smudge-proof, highly pigmented, and versatile for transitions throughout the day.

It dries quickly, maintains a sleek and demi-shine finish, and is infused with vitamin E to provide comfort and hydration throughout the day. Never worry about this eyeliner dripping down your face after a rewarding run or challenging weightlifting session. It only comes off with makeup remover, not with water, sweat, or anything else you put it through. It is invincible, just like you.

Intentional Beauty Tip: Many vegan cosmetic brands are often also invested in being 100% cruelty-free, meaning they never test on animals and do not sell in countries that require it. Clean ingredients that are safe for your skin and animal-friendly are a win-win for everyone. Be intentional and look for products that have cruelty-free labels.

Active lifestyles require high-performing products. Thrive Causemetics enlists a group of elite athletes as part of their product development process, ensuring that their vegan makeup lasts through extreme conditions. Thrive’s sweat-proof makeup can withstand the toughest workout. You can look your best while achieving your best.

About Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics creates vegan, 100% cruelty-free mascara and makeup formulas that contain proven, clean ingredients. A beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep, the company donates products to women in need for each item purchased.

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