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.

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!'”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tracee Ellis Ross attends the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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!”

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(Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty, MAC)