8 Ways to Make That Post-Workout Glow Last Longer

Hard work yields results. One of the most flattering of which, though only temporary, is the youthful glow of the complexion after an invigorating sweat session. Nothing beats the coveted post-workout glow, but sometimes it’s fun to have a cosmetic assist to keep the look going all day long. Check out these powders, blushes and highlighters that know how to do the trick.

If you want to keep it natural, try:

An oil-free powder with a light-reflecting ingredient to put a soft focus on your post-workout glow. The translucent powder won’t take away from your natural look or interfere with any other product applied throughout the day.
Try now: Translucent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier, $37

If you like to post fitness photos on Instagram, try:

Six shades for various skin tones, this powder is meant to mimic a variety of flattering light sources. This is probably a strong option for the post-workout selfies that are happening in the locker room.
Try now: Ambient Lighting Powder by Hourglass, $45

If you need shine control, try:

The workout glow is not to be confused with a shine. This matte powder controls any shine for up to eight hours, without hiding your glowing complexion.
Try now: 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation by Sephora Collection, $20

If you want that youthful look, try:

The tagline of this perfecting power, “lit-from-within,” totally embodies the end goal of post-workout glow. Bonus points for the built-in anti-aging ingredients.
Try now: HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder by Smashbox, $49

If you want to shimmer, try:

This silky pressed powder has tiny shimmering particles that will nicely complement a natural glow. Just a sweep across face or body will instantly elevate radiance factor.
Try now: NAKED ILLUMINATED Shimmering Powder For Face And Body by Urban Decay, $30

If you want something simple, try:

A liquid tint that imitates velvet sounds both beautiful and ideal for quick application after a workout. The decent strength SPF is also a huge plus.
Try now: Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by NARS, $44

If you want to look like you tried harder than you did, try:

This light finishing powder with a soft pink hue can be applied as a blush for a more put together look.
Try now: Dandelion brightening finishing powder by Benefit Cosmetics, $29

If you want an easy all-in-one, try:

This creamy accent stick can be used on cheeks, lips, eyelids and more for somewhat shimmery highlights to the skin.
Try now: The Multiple by NARS, $39

Amy Hillock is a freelance writer and an executive producer at production company ASSEMBLY9 in New York City. She enjoys leading workplace wellness yoga in offices around Manhattan through YogaWithAim, and spending recklessly on travel plans, green juice and new Nikes. Follow her (mostly) healthy pursuits on Instagram and Twitter.