Hair and Beauty: Top Race Day Tips

Preparation is key when getting organised and ready for any event, but what beauty treatments are necessary for a successful day at the races? We asked the team of hair and beauty experts from M&Co Style Bar for their top tips, tricks and treatments in preparation for the Autumn Racing Carnival.


What are the best beauty treatments you should invest in on the lead-up to the Autumn Racing Carnival?
It’s all about skin, brows and a sun-kissed spray tan! A HydraFacial from Laser Hair Removal at the Bay is great to get that skin in check so you can rock a minimum base on your event day.

If you love a fuller brow, or tend to draw yours on, then getting henna brows is good for a semi-permanent brow look that will not only last you throughout the day, but for the days to follow. Hassle free brows? Take our money!

Last but not least is a glowing spray tan. For a soft, sun-kissed glow that transitions into winter, this is a must-have!

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What beauty looks are on trend this season? 
Textures and soft colours are trending this season. From brushed feathery brows and fluffy lashes to buttery skin, coloured eyeshadow and cheek and lip tints. Natural with a touch of glamour.

Bold coloured outfit versus monochromatic/light colours. What are the best makeup looks to suit both?
A bright, statement lip such as a red or vibrant raspberry paired with a more simple, pretty eye look in neutral tones and lashes suits any look and is flattering on every race goer!

What beauty essentials should you carry with you on the day to keep hair and makeup looking fresh?
This one is important! Your four handbag must-haves are lipstick, concealer, powder and hydration spray.

What are the best hair styles to sport when wearing a hat or headband?
Braids, wispy ethereal up-styles and low ponytails are the perfect hair looks to sport when wearing bold hair accessories like a hat or headband.

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What headwear is stylish this season?
Beaded clips, pearl hair accessories and silk scarves.

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Reliquia Hair Clips
Morgan & Taylor Rachel Scarf

What are some quick tricks/hacks for looking great throughout the day?
A lip hydrator and a Dirty Thirty sponge are two good products to have on you to keep your makeup fresh all day. Runway Room Lip Prep is an all-time favourite for keeping lips hydrated between lipstick applications. You can quickly re-blend any lines or creases in your base by activating a Dirty Thirty sponge with water, this will instantly refresh your look!

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Lip Prep Runway Room
Dirty Thirty Sponges

What are some beauty don’ts for race day?
Doing your makeup in unnatural fluorescent lights without checking in natural light before leaving the house is a big beauty don’t! You’ll be spending your day outdoors so double check that your foundation matches before heading to the races.

Grab your tickets to the Autumn Racing Carnival at Morphettville Racecourse here.