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Kirsty Godso for CliniqueFIT

24 hours with fitness guru and Master Trainer Kirsty Godso

Kirsty Godso

Whether you’ve taken one of her classes or just thumbed through her Instagram, it doesn’t take long to figure out that Kirsty Godso is a major triple threat.

Not only is the New Zealand born beauty a globetrotting Master Trainer, she’s also a savvy entrepreneur with several top secret projects in the works, and a social media maven. (Can you say #GirlCrush?)

Kirsty Godso

Needless to say, there’s no such thing as downtime in Kirsty’s warp speed world. And that’s why we asked her to road test CliniqueFIT, skin care and makeup essentials designed to move with you and outlast whatever life throws your way, whether you’re an elite athlete or squeezing a workout into the daily juggle of a jam-packed agenda.

What’s your morning beauty routine?
Kirsty Godso: I don’t have time to do anything! But I always have to have my lashes done. It’s so important to have a good mascara like CliniqueFIT Workout 24-Hour Mascara that I can trust is not going to drip down into my eyes while I’m sweating. I also have very sensitive eyes, so I don’t want to rub them a lot to remove my mascara. I love that this one comes right off with just warm water.

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What do you love most about CliniqueFIT?
KG: It’s everything you need, nothing that you don’t, and it’s so quick and easy to apply. I love simple, smart beauty products with instant results. I don’t want to ever be spending a ton of time applying makeup, but I always want to look fresh. It’s also important that whatever makeup I’m wearing is good for my skin. I don’t look after my body as much as I do, just to put something on it that’s not good for it, you know? Because it’s Clinique, I know everything will be healthy for my skin.

Kirsty Godso for CliniqueFIT

What’s your biggest skin concern when you’re working out?
KG: Keeping a fresh glow throughout the whole day. I teach my first class at 7A.M., then it’s non-stop training clients and myself until my last class in the evening. All that can really sap my glow! I can’t believe how quickly the CliniqueFIT Lip + Cheek Flush goes on, and how beautifully it tints both my lips and cheeks.  The CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer is also great at making your skin look and feel healthy and fresh.

Kirsty Godso for CliniqueFIT

How do you take care of your skin throughout the day?
KG: Clean skin is my #1 priority. I always wash my face at the end of the day, no matter what. And when I’ve been in a fitness environment where I’m either super sweaty or I’m using a lot of gym equipment and around a lot of sweat in general, I want to clean and rehydrate my face after a workout. That’s why I always keep a good face wipe in my gym bag.  I’m really loving the CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes because they actually take everything off and don’t irritate my sensitive skin. Plus, I love that I can use it on my body too for a quick refresh between workouts. If I’m not cleansing my face as much as I’d like during the day, I’ll start to see little blemishes pop up.

Kirsty Godso for CliniqueFIT

Growing up in New Zealand, you must be good about sunscreen, right?
Absolutely. I love the beach, and I tan really easily, so I’m still religious about my sunscreen application from head to toe. I never want to be burned! And SPF is not just for the summer. I wear it every single day, year round. CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40 makes it easy to make sure I’m always covered. Because it already has SPF in it, I love that I don’t have to spend any extra time applying multiple products.

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CliniqueFIT is available exclusively from, and from selected Farmers stores, Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, David Jones Wellington and Ballantynes.

Words: Rachel Hayes
Photos: Co.Lab
Hair: Tomi Kono
Makeup: Tobi Henney


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