Friday, 28 October 2016

Race Day Beauty: Our Editor Tips

When it comes to race day makeup, less is always more. I mean you’re wearing it for the whole day and don’t really want to be spending too much time fixing up an elaborate look.

Here’s how to keep your makeup looking its best through sunshine, wind and rain.

It all starts the night before where I recommend a moisture surge for your skin. Go for a moisture rich mask and then sleep in a hydrating serum or night cream.

After moisturising as normal on race day, apply sunscreen. This is a rule that should never be broken. Add a primer which will set your makeup and keep it in place.

Go natural when it comes to foundation. The glowing, barely there look is perfect for Spring and a day out. You’ll need a light dusting of powder to set it and help it last. Chuck a compact in your bag if you need a few touch ups across the day.

Add a pink highlighter along your cheekbones, over the temple (and across your hairline if you want). If you have darker skin, opt for a light brown. You can add a little blush in a pink or bronze to the apples of your cheeks.

Image Source: Getty Images

I recommend a light brown or gold eyeshadow. You can use a darker brown to make it a little smoky if you’re feeling adventurous and confident in your abilities. Eyeliner above your top lashes will make your eyes stand out. Add a line below the bottom lashes for some added drama.

If you go a little darker on the eyes, pick a nude lipstick. Another option is a bright pink if lips are more your thing.

Something to consider to make life easier is a long lasting, moisturising lippie. I’ve just tried Harlotte liquid lips adding a bit of lip gloss on top for some shine and it stayed on for hours.

Image Source: Daily Mail

Makeup done, let’s switch to hair and again keep it simple. Soft waves are so beautiful and will blend so effortlessly with a crown or headband, without demanding the attention.

If you’re opting for an elaborate headpiece that’s the centre of your entire outfit, get out the straightener and keep it sleek. You can also tie your hair back.

However you choose to do your hair and makeup, do what makes you feel good and have fun!
Image Source:  Stephanie Spencer Millinery

Debby xox


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