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Michael Brown’s Trackside Beauty Advice

October 26, 2020

Whether your joining the races on or off track, these beauty tips and tricks will help your look go the distance. From long lasting makeup to working the natural light to showcase your beauty looks at home, take these notes as inspiration and step into spring with a fresh perspective.

SKIN It’s important to prep skin for long-wear makeup days, but mots importantly keeping the face balanced. Use a blurring mattifying primer through the T-zone to control excess shine, then dab face oil onto the cheekbones, before foundation, for a fresh skin glow.

EYES Coloured liners are a big trend right now and perfect for Spring. Keep your shadow bases neutral and apply a coloured liner to the inner & central eyelid in a tone that compliments your outfit and smudge it up with a brush to lift, pop and bond to your eyelid for great staying power. I recommend going for a sleek, chic, elegant hair using oils, hydrating lotions and dry wax.

LIPS Spring racing is definitely a celebration of colour, but be sure to not let colour take over your entire look. If your outfit is more neutral, dress it up with a bold lip colour. But if you’re already wearing a colour or busy pattern, compliment it with just a hint of colour to the eye or lip and blend any excess on the apple of the cheek.

HAIR Think of hair as a ‘finisher’ of your entire look and overall framing. If your millinery is large then keep hair simple to create balance and if small, then try a more styled look. Wearing your hair down is a great spring look, but try a side part, or tuck hair behind your ears to show off the face and headwear. Don’t forget to work in Everest Carnival’s hair care partner TRESemme.


  1. If using an additional highlighter, remember the races is in day light, so avoid over sparkly/metallic textures. If posting to social media, angle your face toward the natural light to showcase this glow to camera.
  2. A metallic liner makes this effect so much more interesting and contrasting for the eyes a great way to highlight or compliment your fashion attire, especially if you’re entering the virtual Spring Style Stakes.
  3. Moisturising lip balm textured lipsticks and lip oils are a big trend, perfect for light pops off colour and a great texture for long-wear race days.
  4. Try using less hairspray, which can dry hard and not wear well over time. Instead, try dry texture spray which gives minimal hold so hair can move freely, yet look textured and defined, especially for waves.


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