Is nowhere safe 7 out of 10 women admit to putting make-up on BEFORE going to the gym
16:32 GMT, 26 July 2012
The gym used to be a place where we could wear fraying Lycra and a beetroot complexion without fear of looking out of place
But pictures of perfect looking Olympic athletes arriving in London this week, and the continuing celebrity trend for being snapped in full slap entering and exiting LA exercise studios have led to real women feeling the pressure.
Last week fitness fanatic Kim Kardashian was pictured heading to a Studio City gym wearing freshly applied berry coloured lipstick and pencilled in eyebrows.
Gym bunny: Kim Kardashian is work out – and photographer – ready in Los Angeles
And according to a new poll seven out of ten women are following Kim's example and troweling on the cosmetics before a workout.
In order to achieve that perfect 'gym bunny' look mascara reigns as the
most popular workout wonder, with two out of five admitting to applying
the lash-lengthening wand before doing any form of exercise in public.
Foundation came in second, with 34
per cent of women wanting a flawless face while sweating it out,
and lip gloss made the top three with 21 per cent.
TIPS FROM THE PROS
Synchronised swimmers always look polished – despite spending most of their time in chlorine. Team GB's tips to staying glam Chapstick under their make up to act
as a primer and gelatine in their hair to keep their buns firmly in
Possibly the most impracticable
beauty choice for gym lovers was fake tan (17 per cent), despite women
running the risk of streaky skin if a stray bead of sweat escapes their
And one in four fitness fanatics admitted to the Asda pollsters that they spend longer than 15 minutes getting ready for a gym session.