As well as being extremely practical, the latest ‘athletic chic’ fashion trend is also a show-stopper in everyday life. The look is defined by its simple, natural makeup, glowing skin and pronounced brows paired with sleek ponytails.
In terms of clothing, athletic chic also shows off with uniform-style clothes, team stripes, toggle closures, tracksuit jackets, and sweatpants in luxurious fabrics. Neoprene shirts and skirts and high-tech mesh fabrics have also been spotted on spring and summer runways this year! Here is how to get the look, and how to make it practical for your sporty lifestyle as well.
Creating the Canvas
Makeup for the athletic chic look is always clean and fresh without too much coverage. However, it’s good to bear in mind that if you are playing sports or very active, you might need hard-wearing or waterproof products. They will stay put without falling prey to sweat, steam and the likes! Makeup artists recommend starting with fresh, smooth skin, which requires a scrub or exfoliating mask once a week. You can always play some online casino Singapore games while your mask dries too!
Now that you have your canvas, you can start with a tinted moisturiser or BB cream for a sheer coverage. Apply concealer only where you need it, such as under the eyes, around the nose, and on blemishes. Remember to blend well with a brush. Artists them recommend using a pearlescent cream highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, up your temples and on your brow bone to highlight your best features. Last but not least, use a peachy cream blush on the apples of your cheeks, and sweep bronzer over your temples, cheekbones and chin to add depth to your look.
Simple Eyes, Brows and Lips
It’s now time for eyes and lips! The biggest message from the runway for a sporty look was a full brow and simple eye makeup. You can enhance your brows by brushing them with a clear brow gel or a pencil one shade lighter than their colour. This looks the most natural. To soften your brows, brush them out with an old toothbrush or clean mascara wand. Your eye makeup can include a simple taupe eyeshadow, a thin line of brown or black eyeliner near the upper lashes, and lashings of black mascara.
This look celebrates naturalism, so there’s no need to reach for your lip gloss or lipstick either! Simply apply a clear or tinted conditioning lip balm and you’ll be ready to show your sporty chic look to the world.
The Final Touch
There’s one last step you can take to truly embody the spirit of athletic chic fashion – doing your hair. This look focuses on a slick ponytail or a damp hair look that looks like you’ve only just washed it. For the ponytail, it’s recommended that you use a wax-based styling product on damp, towel dried hair to ensure that sleek texture you are looking for. Distribute it from roots to tips with your fingers, brush it back neatly, and secure with an elastic band.
If you are gravitating more towards that damp look, use the same wax cream product on towel dried hair. Run your fingers through your hair to distribute the product, add some shine serum if your hair is prone to frizz, and you’ll be ready to roll!