We’ve long been told that it’s best to go totally makeup-free when working out, but one celebrity just made the case for rocking a bold red lip while getting your sweat on for a pretty empowering reason.

No joke over here at @TracyAndersonMethod #SweatyAF #RedLipFit 💪🏾💋

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In a new interview with InStyle, Tracee Ellis Ross says she goes totally barefaced at the barre… except for her signature red lip.

The Black-ish star revealed that she loves MAC Cosmetics’ cult-favorite Ruby Woo lipstick ($18) so much, she wears it during her sweat sessions. “I do the Tracy Anderson Method, so there’s a lot of mirror work involved,” she said. “When I see my red lips reflecting back at me, I’m like, ‘Yeah, girl, that’s right!'”

Ellis Ross is such a fan of the universally flattering matte red shade, she once wrote a love letter to it on her website, writing: “It was the first lipstick I discovered in high school, and has been a staple of mine ever since. I’m known to wear lipstick for my workouts (it makes me feel pretty when I look in the mirror even if I’m covered in sweat) and Ruby Woo is what I use!”

Would you rock a red lip at the gym? Let us know @BritandCo.

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