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The Right Way to Wear Workout Makeup

This simple four-step routine lets you look fresh-faced as you train.

When fashion is just as important as function in terms of workout apparel and footwear, it follows suit that even serious exercisers are taking a few extra steps to put their best faces forward. It's not exactly a Saturday night makeup routine, but plenty of fitness devotees do some minimal application to look fresh-faced pre-session and maximize that mid-workout glow. There's potential payoff: Looking good makes you feel more confident, which can contribute to a more motivated, effective effort. We talked to Emily Kate Warren, a celebrity makeup artist who also creates the runways looks for designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Rebecca Taylor, Narciso Rodriguez and others, for the subtle tricks of the trade. Check out her four-step routine below.