Spring racing makeup trends to try
It’s officially Spring racing season, and if you’re planning on heading to the races – now’s the time to embrace one of this years stunning Spring racing makeup trends. But Spring racing makeup isn’t just about nailing the latest trends. You need a long-lasting makeup look that makes a statement, but still looks acceptable in broad daylight.
To help us get our Spring racing makeup right, we spoke to Max Factor and celebrity makeup artist, Liz Kelsh, to find out how to look race-ready and embrace the top Spring racing makeup trends this season.
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What’s the most important thing to keep in mind with Spring racing makeup looks?
According to Liz, remembering that you are in broad daylight is key when it comes to your makeup look. “Keep the skin fresh remember it so that you can make a statement with yours eyes or lips while not looking too overdone,” she says. “Remember it’s a daytime event so you want to look great even in full sunlight.”
And don’t forget to think about how your fashion choices will work with your beauty look. “For example, a smokey eye may look great with your outfit, but when you put your hat on your fabulous smokey eye almost disappears and you find the look really needs a statement lip,” says Liz.
What are the biggest Spring racing makeup trends that we will be seeing this year?
Liz predicts that statement lips in vibrant pinky reds, coloured mascara and eyeliner will be popular this year.
3 makeup products we should keep in our clutch all day?
Max Factor Créme Puff Pressed Powder in Translucent is a great pressed powder for touch ups.
Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick (but hopefully if you've put in the prep in the morning you won’t need much).
Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is a race day must have! A long-wear foundation with SPF and a glowy finish.
What’s the biggest mistake that you see women making with their makeup for race day?
“Wearing too much makeup and looking overdone, the best way to avoid this is to keep the skin as fresh looking as possible,” says Liz.
A bold lip is always trending at the races. How can we make sure it stays put all day?
If you’re going to wear a bold lip, it’s so important to do the prep work first. Liz recommends exfoliating your lips the night before and wearing a lip balm to bed.
Powder or cream products for the races?
“For eyes, both cream as a base with powder on top for extra depth,” says Liz. For blush, she recommends a cream blush as it gives just the right amount of colour and a lift and lightness to your race day makeup.
Which celebrities always get race day makeup right?
“Kate Waterhouse and Jodi Gordon always look fantastic and of course Jennifer Hawkins always looks sensational!”
Here are a few of our Spring racing handbag essentials…
Hydrodol Hangover Relief
Revo Lip Balm Twist - Strawberry
1000 Hour Individual Collection Lashes - Medium-Long
ModelCo Blotting Paper
Manicare Mini Tweezers
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