All day beauty and skin care tips to look your racing best
The Racing season is nearly here and it will be time soon for you to have fun at the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Complementing makeup with good skin care will guarantee a beauty look that will stay on all day and perform its best under variable weather conditions and environments. You may be in a tent track-side, air-conditioned room, pub or even the office watching the race, but you don’t need to worry about how the skin and make up on your face is looking while your horses are winning and the champagne is flowing. Be a winner at the Melbourne Cup by following skin specialist Sia’s expert beauty and skin care tips below.
Sun protection for your face
Your Melbourne Cup hat and dress may not be designed for sun protection, so take every chance you can to stay out of the sun, for less sun exposure to your face, décolletage and shoulders will mean less chance of sunburn or exposure to the elements. Wear a high SPF sunscreen and make sure you prepare your skin for the event as it will be an all-day glamour event.
Use: Minc Natural Moisturising Zinc 20%
Minc Natural Moisturising Zinc 20% is the ultimate skin care sun protection, without any nasties, chemicals, fragrance and parabens. It is packed with:
- Antioxidants such as Green Tea, Ginko, Grape Seed to prevent free radical damage from UV exposure
- Hydrators such as Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Jojoba for prevention of moisture loss from UV exposure
- Even acne clients can use without causing irritation or more breakouts!
Match with: You By Sia’s Shift AM Brightening day-time serum
Shift AM uses a multi-aspect approach to reduce the appearance of excess pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Containing a complex of innovative brightening and exfoliating properties within a dimethicone-based gel emulsion, this serum quickly absorbs into the skin to improve texture and replenish hydration. Suitable even for skin prone to redness, rosacea and environmental irritation, Shift AM is packed with a highly diverse set of ingredients that work to revitalise the appearance of skin, from the inside out. Also including a complementary host of botanicals, skin will look more supple, vibrant and even. Size: 50mL
Make sure you drink one glass of water for every glass of champagne to flush your skin and body throughout. It will stop your skin looking red, parched and dry, and your keep your fascinator facing the right direction!
Use: You By Sia’s Mineral Lipsticks
You By Sia’s rich and creamy Mineral Lipsticks come with a complimentary gloss pot, combining luxurious oils with high definition pigments to hydrate lips with a sheer splash of colour. Free of parabens, chemical preservatives and artificial fragrances. Shown here in ‘Lickable Lisa’ – read Stephanie’s May 2015 ‘vibrant’ review of this product.
Beauty basics to bring to the Race
Like a good Girl Guide, you will need to be prepared by bringing the following items in your beauty bag:
- A straw (to protect your lipstick and not leave lipmarks on glasses – especially if wearing bright or dark-coloured lip shades)
- Hand sanitiser (for portable toilets or populated public spaces where there are hand rails)
- Eye drops (quick eye pep-ups throughout the day)
- Tissues (for accidents)
- Touch-up make up: lipstick, touch up powder
Match with: You By Sia’s Kabuki brush with rhinestones
Your makeup brush will be the envy of every other make-up toucher-upperer at Race Day: You By Sia’s rhinestone encrusted Kabuki Brush brings glitz and glamour to your touchups. Hand-made with fine, natural horse hair, it’s the perfect tool for blending fine mineral makeup particles. Short, soft bristles allow for a flawless finish without irritating or scratching sensitive skin.
The best makeup look
For Race day the best makeup looks are those that work with your outfit, are simple and refined. Complement your dress with seasonally appropriate colours, style, and glamour. Focus the strongest colour on those areas of your face that will be seen the most, such as your lips, if the hat you are wearing is sitting over your forehead or shielding your eyes. The largest area of your face that will be viewed is your skin, so make sure it is correctly prepared both under your make up and in using the most appropriate make up products that suit your skin condition, care and appearance.
Match with: You By Sia’s Complexion Domes
You By Sia has formulated a range of finely-milled mineral foundations to suit a variety of complexions and skin types. Beautifully blended with light refracting technology to illuminate skin and provide an even, buildable coverage, Complexion Domes create a flawless, breathable finish for all day wear. With added sun protection and natural botanicals, Complexion Domes are suited to even the most sensitive skin types. Available in 5 perfectly baked shades. Size: 8g
So do you feel ready for Race Day now – you should! Have a great race and may the best horse win – yours of course!