Spring racing clutch essentials to keep you fresh
If you were thinking of heading out for a day at the races, my advice would be to do it. Go. It’s so much fun (and a great excuse to get all frocked up in the day time.)
My other advice: be prepared. A long day out calls for a few beauty essentials that can keep you looking and feeling as fresh and luscious as you did when you first left the house. Here are the products you should definitely be filling your clutch with before heading trackside…
RACE DAY CLUTCH MUST-HAVE #1: A perfume miniature
Perfume is a fantastic tool to make you feel fresh and properly made up. It can inject a burst of vitality into your look and have you smelling intoxicating (in a good way) to the people around you. It can also work to lift your spirits when you feel your perkiness begin to fade, especially if you choose a scent that invigorates your senses.
Top picks: Balmain Eau D’Ivoire 30ml and philosophy amazing grace 15mL
RACE DAY CLUTCH MUST-HAVE #2: Something to make you feel fresher
Nothing can make you feel less fresh after hours of being on your feet than a damp feeling “down below”. It can make you feel as though you want to shower and your confidence can plummet as a result. No fabulous Philly wants that, right? It’s for this reason, you should be packing your clutch with a few freshness-ensuring essentials that will see you through a long day at the paddock.
RACE DAY CLUTCH MUST-HAVE #3: A double-duty concealer
When you’ve only got a 30x20cm space to work with, there’s no sense in trying to squeeze your foundation and touch-up compact into your clutch when it just won’t work. Instead, opt for a hard-working concealer that features two shades, one lighter shade that can be used under your eyes to banish dark circles and perk up your eye area, and a second, darker shade that can be used to touch-up blemishes and any blotchiness that may occur throughout the day. If you’re already wearing a full face of make-up, a concealer touch-up is all you’ll need to keep your face looking picture perfect.
Top picks: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (which conceals discolourations, blemishes and redness) or Proactiv® Blemish Concealer Quad (which features four natural looking shades that can be used under your eyes or to treat and conceal blemishes as you wear.)
What are your top product picks for a day at the races? Which product would you most like to try out of this bunch?