Spring Racing Fashion 2016: How to make your make-up go the distance on race day

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Choosing the right products will help make your race-day make-up last. Photo: Lintao ZhangA day at the races calls for some pretty stealthy make-up. There is sun, rain, drinking, kissing – the real and air varieties – and, let’s be frank, a little sweating.
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Tony Baumann, head of artistry for Mecca, said his ultimate secret weapon is a setting spray, such as Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, which at $23 is a very affordable armour for your kit.

“It’s important to be confident your make-up will last the distance,” he said. “Once you have applied your make-up, spray [the product] from an arm’s length away, making sure you work your way across for even coverage. Let it dry, then repeat.”

With Cup Day all about the bold lip, it’s important to choose a “punchy” colour that looks great in photos but doesn’t compromise on moisturising power and longevity, says Baumann.

He recommends exfoliating lips before applying a lip balm, which you tissue off for a perfectly primed pout.

Baumann likes lipstick formulations from By Terry and NARS, which has a matte lip pencil that is still moisturising.

“Red and pink are classic racing colours but don’t save plum for the cooler months, it looks incredibly chic trackside,” he says.

Maintaining a smooth, glowing complexion is the cornerstone of long-stay make-up, so a good primer and powder are absolute must-haves.

Baumann likes Hourglass’ Veil Primer with NARS pressed powder. The combination will set you back about $130 but it’s an investment in your best asset – your face. And it will look much better in all those selfies you’ll take on the day.

As far as what to pack for the track, here are Baumann’s top tips:

1. Lipstick

“It goes without saying, always bring your chosen lip colour with you for any touch-ups throughout the day.”

2. Pressed powder 

“Used to take off excessive oil and add some more pigment to keep make-up looking fresh.”

3. Bronzer or blush

“For instant colour lift to take you from the race track to the after-party.”

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