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Get your Makeup Ready for Race Day

 In Beauty, Makeup

Preparing your look for Cup and Show Week isn’t just about your carefully selected dress and fascinator, a flawless beauty look is essential to complement it! And most importantly, it will need to be sun and heatproof (or wind and waterproof!) and set to last all day. After all, there’ll be photographers everywhere, and let’s be honest, you need that perfect Instagram shot!

Step 1: Create a clean blank canvas

Ensure your skin is clear of any residue with a sweep of O Cosmedics Micellar Treatment Gel, which not only purifies your skin but acts as a multi-protector to neutralise the effect of pollutants (including cigarette smoke and fuel exhaust) to prevent skin damage. No need to rinse – saving you even more time to get ready! Next, massage in some Ginger&Me Vitamin Infusion Booster serum, a concentrated blend of vitamins to brighten your skin with antioxidant protection. Finish off with the Ginger&Me SOS Relief Cream, a fast absorbing moisturiser to nourish, soothe and calm any irritated skin.

Step 2: Protect your skin

The harsh midday sun rays won’t be forgiving, even on a cloudy day, so make sure your skin is safe with a high SPF containing Zinc Oxide for physical sunscreen protection (rather than chemical). O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is lightweight, fast absorbing and dries to a clear finish – and as a bonus it smells delicious!

Step 3: Blend a lasting base

Start with a primer, we love Quoi Creme Face Primer for its ability to smooth, hydrate and plump – all while helping to extend foundation wear. For foundation, a matte option is a great choice so you don’t end up looking shiny within a few hours of being outside! Quoi Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation glides on and sets to a soft powder finish – ideal for full coverage, and as a bonus is full of vitamins and extra sun protection. For light to medium coverage, try Quoi Mineral Sheer Tint Foundation – it’s lightweight and evens out skin tone with a demi-matte finish while nourishing and moisturising the skin.

Step 4: Add a touch of colour

If your skin is looking a bit ghostly after winter, add a golden glow with Quoi Rio de Janeiro Bronzer on the hollows of the cheeks, across the forehead and down the nose – it’s silky and mineral-enriched to give you the perfect bronzed radiance without that “orange” look. This season it’s all about highlighter, and the Quoi Powder Highlighter delivers unparalleled natural radiance to ensure your cheekbones, brow bones and even your collar bones are luminous. You may want to skip the blush in case you get a natural pink flush from the heat (or maybe that extra glass of champagne!) but if not, go easy on the colour for broad daylight – no bright orange or pink!

Step 5: The eyes have it

For on-trend eyes this season, try a deep brown shadow for the crease and the lashline, to define whilst still staying natural, such as Quoi Mineral Eyeshadow in Twig. Follow with a rose gold such as Lucky Penny in the centre of the lid, to really make the eyes pop. The Quoi Gel Eye Liner in a neutral dark shade such as Adorn will ensure all-day wear if you need extra definition, and finish with a swipe of Quoi Lash Boost Mascara. Don’t forget to define your brows with the Quoi Precision Brow Pencil, and sculpt with the Quoi Brow Set Gel to ensure they don’t stray out of place!

Step 6: Lip Perfection

If you’re after intense (or even a nude) high pigment colour, opt for a liquid long-wear lipstick such as Quoi Liquid Matte Lipstick, which will deliver full-coverage to last the full day of eating, drinking, chatting and cheering for your winning horse! If you’re after a more natural look, opt for a neutral gloss which won’t smudge, and bring it along to top up during the day. The Quoi Plumping Gloss is balmy, ultra-hydrating and as a bonus will plump your lips!

Remember to stay hydrated, and to remove your makeup before bed!

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