5 ways to sport-luxe your beauty routine

We can’t get enough of this new season trend

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 19 2016

From sleek black yoga leggings, to contrasting fabrics, and even bright accessories, sport-luxe is one of our favourite fashion trends to date. Over the past few seasons, the trend has dominated international runways and is a favourite amongst street-stylers for one reason: it makes you look effortlessly cool, but is super comfortable at the same time. The same can be said for rocking the trend on your face - simply pick your favourite colours, mix and match textures, and go. Here’s how to do it…


Shine it up

Glossy textures like acetate and plastic are always present when you’re talking about sports gear (hello sunnies and visors). Apply the same concept to your lips; Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick not only feels light and hydrating on your smackers, but the finish is just lightly tinted, lustrous, and super shiny. Pick from one of six shades that range from classic nude (for times when you need to add instant polish to your look), to gorgeous pinks that make a statement.

TOP TIP: These lippies are packed with nourishing vitamin E and mango butter, so there’s no need to layer it with a lip balm underneath


Perfect your base

The sport-luxe trend is all about hi-tech fabrics. Embrace this futuristic texture with supernatural-looking skin with a lighter-coverage base, like a BB or CC cream that’ll even out your skintone, and leave your skin looking dewy and fresh. Finish with a dab of liquid highlighter on cheek and brow bones to accentuate these features.


Enhance your lashes

The best thing about wearing compression tights is how flattering they look on your legs. Try the same with your makeup kit to accentuate your facial features. The easiest way? With mascara. A lengthening mascara will elongate your natural lashes and make them look their best.

TOP TIP: Go for a waterproof formula that’ll stay put until you wash your face at night. Bye bye, smudgy eyes.


Paint it on

Just like a pair of bright-coloured kicks can perk up an ordinary outfit, the same can be said for what a bold manicure can do for your beauty look. Add a jolt of personality to your style with some neon nail polish; yellow, pink and orange work well on their own here, or wear them all on different fingers for a customised look.


Add texture

A must-have to rocking the sporty look is cool-girl, textured hair. If you’re nimble with your fingers, fishtail braid all the way down, and secure it off with a thin clear elastic band. If you’re in a rush, a quick plait also works well in this case.

Main image credit: Edward Urrutia

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.