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Locker Room Look Book is Well+Good’s new video series where we share (and you’ll score) post-workout beauty and style tips from white-hot wellness stars.

As the founder of Ballet Beautiful (AKA the workout Natalie Portman did to train for Black Swan), Mary Helen Bowers basically has elegance on lock—and that extends to her makeup.

And if you want to get the look—think doe eyes, slightly flushed cheeks, and an overall subtle shimmer—her post-workout routine is a master lesson in (real-life) ballerina beauty.

Feel free to pull on jeans over your leotard, swipe on a blush-pink lip, and meet your friends for happy hour.

As in, feel free to pull on jeans over your leotard, swipe on a blush-pink lip, and meet your friends for happy hour.

Bowers invited us to her appropriately feminine, fifth-floor studio in New York City to divulge her makeup skills.

Watch the video for Mary Helen Bower’s beauty tips, and scroll down to shop chic essentials inspired by her must-haves.

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Upgrade your post-sweat makeup game with more tips from model (and yogi) Emily DiDonato, and check out Taryn Toomey’s go-to hairstyle: the workout bouffant.