Racing in full make-up

why?

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
11/12/2012 at 11:17

As personal preference I wear makeup to work because simply put, I look a great deal better with than without and I work in a busy organization with lots of customers coming in and out all day. They don't need to be confronted by someone who looks like she's been at the bottle all morning.

11/12/2012 at 11:40
I'll wear mascara to work then it'll still be on when I run after work but that's about it.

If women want to wear a full face of make up to run in, let them be. Does it really harm anyone? If it gives them a bit of confidence to go outside and run, does that make them a bad person? If young, self conscious women who see Jessica Ennis with a bit of eyeliner on when she's winning the heptathlon can think, "hey, maybe I can exercise too and still look a bit feminine, I might try that" - is that really to be criticised?

It's a bit manky wearing slap in a public swimming pool but unless people at races or in the gym are then rubbing their glowing faces across yours, why is it a problem?
11/12/2012 at 11:42
Stilts wrote (see)
I wear makeup every day for work but never for running mainly because the mix of sweat and slap would play havoc with my skin and I don't fancy the Alice Cooper look coupled with a big red shiny face ... mmm ...

I am slightly disappointed though at the trend for big name female athletes to put their face on to race - raises lots of questions about perceptions of women + sport + appearance + self confidence etc etc. Not great role modelling IMHO (crudely put - you might be a gold medal winner but you still gotta look good) but as everyone says, each to their own.

 

As far as I can see it only seems to be in sports of short duration or where less sustained physical effort is required e.g. 100m or long jump. I've never seen a female long distance runner wearing slap.

Wilkie wrote (see)
loulabell wrote (see)
 , personally i think a lot of the 'cant be bothered/dont need it/takes too much time' attitude is just plain laziness on a lot of womens part, but as i say , each to their own.

 

But why would I bother?  Who is going to be impressed by the sight of me with make-up streaked with sweat on my face?

That would look worse than no make-up at all.

 

 

That's the whole point I think - if you are running you are sweating, your make-up is melting off. It's a waste of time, effort and money putting it on and it isn't going to make you look any more attractive - less so if anything. It isn't doing what you believe it to be doing however much you like to think so.

Wearing make-up at work during the day probably is doing that and it's doing it because, by and large, it's staying put - that's the difference. 

Edited: 11/12/2012 at 11:43
11/12/2012 at 13:38
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)

I go a lovely shade of purple when I run anyway. Looks miles better than foundation


lol LB....running in heat saves on blusher , ie saving money

Bionic Ironwolf wrote (see)

As personal preference I wear makeup to work because simply put, I look a great deal better with than without and I work in a busy organization with lots of customers coming in and out all day. They don't need to be confronted by someone who looks like she's been at the bottle all morning.

BW, me too, i think if i wore NO makeup the marshalls would have to have shock therapy treatment

when i said i wear make up to run, i dont wear foundation etc in 90 degree heat-no need because of my Bondi tan....ahem +1 again

11/12/2012 at 13:45

 Never mind make up, how can people run with jewellery on?  A necklace or bracelet banging away with every step would drive me insane.

11/12/2012 at 13:51

oo i wear a bracelet with charms on with all my ultra distances  im really doing well stirring this today me thinks....mr puffy, you tune out after a while, the janging is quite comforting

11/12/2012 at 14:38

I have a 'lucky' bracelet thingy I wear on all my ultras, along with my 'lucky' nail varnish

LLB -

I can't imagine jangly bracelets are any more annoying that the water that sloshes around in a camelbak when you run, or the guy (or gal) that is continually hacking/snotting/coughing to clear nasal passages etc etc ...

Interesting how this thread is evolving ... tolerant lot aren't we

11/12/2012 at 18:42
I'm sure when I watched Nell McAndrew being interviewed on the telly after running 2:54 at VLM this year she had makeup on. Eyeliner, mascara etc. None of which was all down her face. And she's quite tanned. AND blonde. She might even have had a necklace on! Shocking!
11/12/2012 at 19:34

11/12/2012 at 19:51
cragchick wrote (see)

I have a 'lucky' bracelet thingy I wear on all my ultras, along with my 'lucky' nail varnish

LLB -

I can't imagine jangly bracelets are any more annoying that the water that sloshes around in a camelbak when you run, or the guy (or gal) that is continually hacking/snotting/coughing to clear nasal passages etc etc ...

Interesting how this thread is evolving ... tolerant lot aren't we


There is a woman in a neighbouring club who gasps "Yes Yes Yes" towards the end of a race, usually for  the last mile or so.

11/12/2012 at 20:00
cragchick wrote (see)

I have a 'lucky' bracelet thingy I wear on all my ultras, along with my 'lucky' nail varnish

LLB -

I can't imagine jangly bracelets are any more annoying that the water that sloshes around in a camelbak when you run, or the guy (or gal) that is continually hacking/snotting/coughing to clear nasal passages etc etc ...

Interesting how this thread is evolving ... tolerant lot aren't we

If you squeeze the air out of the Camelbak bladder before doing it up, it doesn't slosh.

14/12/2012 at 16:33

Or take your family out to wait with the water, no sloshing then!

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
15/12/2012 at 10:49

I wear my lucky necklace all the time, never take it off. It doesn't jangle.

15/12/2012 at 12:00
Mr Puffy wrote (see)

 Never mind make up, how can people run with jewellery on?  A necklace or bracelet banging away with every step would drive me insane.

I pretty much feel that way about jewellery all of the time. I have 20+ ear piercings but I wear studs, never dangly things and I don't like necklaces, bracelets or rings either. And apart from using my Garmin for training, I don't wear a watch either.

I also rarely wear any make-up apart from waterproof mascara - just to take the bare look away and waterproof so it never runs or smudges. Can't ever remember putting it on specifically to race but if it was already there I wouldn't specifically remove it either.

I work with a few girls who wear so many layers of face paint they actually look like clowns. To me, make-up is supposed to be like good plastic surgery. You're supposed to look fresh and healthy, not like you've had a lot of work done or like you're covered in slap!

16/12/2012 at 00:06

Nah.  I don't wear make up.  Maybe once a month or so when I go out.  Make up for running??? Why???  I am hardly looking my best.. not a  lot to enhance... and why would I be arsed??

16/12/2012 at 08:58
I ALWAYS wear make-up. I don't cake it on. I wear the same make-up running as I do going to work. Just minus lippy. Not self conscious (if I was, I wouldn't be running in public for a start!). Just like it.

But then I'm a lesbian.
16/12/2012 at 11:28

Yes, I know how to get the air out of my camelbak, do plenty of running with it ... others do not though

LOL at the 'yes, yes, yes' lady!!!

16/12/2012 at 13:29
Merry Carrotmas wrote (see)
I'm sure when I watched Nell McAndrew being interviewed on the telly after running 2:54 at VLM this year she had makeup on. Eyeliner, mascara etc. None of which was all down her face. And she's quite tanned. AND blonde. She might even have had a necklace on! Shocking!

I hate her.

 

 

;)

 


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