7 Beauty Products Every Fit Chick Needs in Her Life

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Birchbox is branching out. The beauty-box co is launching Arrow, a line of lightweight skin and makeup goodies for active, busy gals (a.k.a. you). In an exclusive first look, our fitness director, Jen Ator, took three of them for a spin during a week of workouts. Get her reviews, plus find out what other beauty goodies Women's Health editors keep in our gym bags at all times.

P.S. If you’re in the New York area, come celebrate the launch of #ARROWBeauty with Women’s Health and Birchbox on January 21 at their flagship SoHo store. You can get fitness tips from Jen Ator, build your own skincare box, and more!


Birchbox Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm
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Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm

“Before, after, sometimes even during exercise…I’m a freak about reaching for lip balm. This was smooth and light (not goopy!), with moisture that lasts. While it went on clear, the soft hit of pink made me feel a little more put together at the gym without screaming ‘I’m wearing makeup!’”

Buy it: $14, birchbox.com

Birchbox Protect Aluminum-Free Deodorant
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Protect Aluminum-Free Deodorant

“I don’t typically swipe on anything before my early-morning workouts. (I’m there to sweat! No point in trying to prevent the inevitable.) But the scent of this deodorant was nice and fresh, and I liked how clear it rolled on. Still, after workouts, I’ll be sticking with my deodorant-plus-antiperspirant routine.”

Buy it: $8, birchbox.com

Birchbox Revive Cooling Cheek Tint
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Revive Cooling Cheek Tint

“I was skeptical of the ‘cooling’ claims, but sure enough, I felt an ‘ahh’ on contact. It has a subtle tint that stayed put. The best part: I used it under the lip balm for a little extra color post-gym!”

Buy it: $18, birchbox.com

Keep reading for more of our gym bag beauty essentials!

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Natural Tint
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Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Natural Tint

This dry shampoo is a workout favorite of so many women for a reason: It absorbs oil and adds body without leaving any funky white residue in your hair—a must if you’re brunette.

Buy it: $20, birchbox.com

Tonymoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist
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Tonymoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist

Cool down any exercise-induced redness with this soothing spritzer containing witch hazel. Bonus: The packaging is absolutely adorable.

Buy it: $15, birchbox.com

Macadamia Professional No Tangle Brush
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Macadamia Professional No Tangle Brush

Get rid of any knots before your post-workout shower easily with this plastic brush that won’t break strands.

Buy it: $15, birchbox.com

Banded One-Inch Headband
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Banded One-Inch Headband

Keep your bangs back and avoid any extra sweat dripping onto your face with this funky printed headband.

Buy it: $14, birchbox.com

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