e.l.f. ACTIVE Collection Review
When I first started my fitness journey, everything about an active and healthy lifestyle caught my eye. From water bottles, to apparel, to fitness trackers, to snacks: I was a top consumer. Today, the fitness and athleisure trend is at an all time high. So many different brands are expanding their reach and marketing tactics by creating products that will appeal to women interested in an active lifestyle.
When I was in Wal-Mart looking at e.l.f. Cosmetics makeup brushes (that I didn't need), I saw they had an active collection. I'm already a big fan of e.l.f. Cosmetics because of the affordability and quality of their make up brushes, eye shadows, facial masks and setting spray. Still, I'm a little more skeptical when brands try the "active" trend; moreover, I don't normally wear make up during my workouts unless I'm leaving straight from a photo shoot or a meeting. Since I already trust the e.l.f. brand, I decided to give a few products a try.
Fortunately, there were a range of products that I would actually keep in my gym. I decided to purchase the Post-Workout Cleansing Wipes ($3), Post-Workout Cool Down Mist ($8), Workout Ready Hydration Stick $8), and the Sweat Resistant Mascara & Brow Duo($6). Now let's see if I wasted my money or not!
I have to highlight the Hydration Stick first because I found it to be the most useful! I don't know how many times I've gotten to the gym just to see my elbows and legs are ashy (even if I put lotion on that day). I love that this stick is mess free, easy to apply and provides a great amount of moisture without feeling heavy. Of course, lotion works just as great, but I like the easy, gliding application.
The Cool Down Mist adds the perfect amount of hydration and coolness after I've wiped all the sweat off my face from my workout. It actually also works really well as a setting spray when I do wear makeup to the gym.
Every gym bag needs cleansing wipes. I don't shower at my gym after my workout, so these wipes work as a quick refresher after I've sweated through a great workout. These wipes can be used on your face and your body, but I just use them on my body.
I'm still on the fence about the mascara and brow gel. As you can see, it looks a little messy when you take the applicator out. This mascara gives my lashes a full look to liven my face up a bit and it's waterproof; however, I didn't feel like it was special enough to buy separate from mascara I already own.
All of these products are reasonably priced and actually work. I think they would make a great gift for your active friend or for someone starting their fitness journey. There are a few more products from the e.l.f. ACTIVE line that you also might be interested in like make up sponges, eye liner, and a lip & cheek palette. I should also mention they are "cruelty free" and vegan for all of my conscious buyers out there. This post is NOT sponsored, just trying to help the next active lifestyle woman out! Let me know if you would try any of these products!