If there’s one thing you need to nail when going to the races (aside from your outfit of course!), it’s your make-up. Perfecting a long lasting look for a day at the races can be tricky, so take your cue from the experts at M.A.C by embracing a bold rich lip or bend the day-wear rules by rocking a races-appropriate smoked eye.
The Bold Lip
Winter-ise your lip look for the races by starting with some good skin prep utilising MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER REVITALIZING ENERGY MIST lightly spritzed on the skin followed by a small application (about the size of a pea) of MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER MOISTURE GEL all over.
Using a foundation brush apply MINERALIZE MOISTURE SPF15 FOUNDATION to the face and then correct any blemishes and dark undereye circles with MINERALIZE CONCEALER. A light dusting of MINERALIZE SKINIFINISH NATURAL will set your base foundation, to which you can now add a flush of ‘HUSH’ CREAM COLOUR BASE on the cheekbones.
Moving onto the eyes, which are to be kept clean & fresh, start by covering the eyelid with SUBLIME NATURE PAINT before sweeping ERA EYESHADOW right across the lid. Set your brows with CLEAR BROW SET and finish the eyes with a generous lick of HAUTE AND NAUGHTY LASH.
Hydrate the lips ready for your lipstick with PREP + PRIME LIP before lining and lightly colouring in the lip with BURGUNDY LIP PENCIL. Lastly, apply your SPLURGE MINERALIZE RICH LIPSTICK to the lips and then blot with a tissue.
the smoked eye
Like the look above, skin prep is the place to start, so softly apply LIGHTFUL C MARINE BRIGHT FORMULA SOFTENING LOTION all over the face. Next, apply a small amount (approximately the size of a 5 cent piece) of STUDIO FACE AND BODY to your fingertips and then apply to your face using your fingers to warm the product while blending into the skin. Use STUDIO CONCEAL & CORRECT DUO to cover any blemishes and darkness around the eyes before lightly dusting MINERALIZE SKINFINISH NATURAL all over the face to set your base. Brush HAVE A LOVELY DAY CASUAL COLOUR over the cheekbones to finish the face.
Using a flat eye colour brush, cover the eyelid with GROUNDWORK PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT. Next apply the darkest colour from the A GLIMMER OF GOLD MINERALIZE EYESHADOW X4 across the lower eye lid up to the socket (hollow part of the eye). From here blend out with a blending brush and a small application of bronze shadow around the edges to often the look. Keep stray brows in place with QUITE BRUNETTE PRO LONGWEAR WATERPROOF BROW SET and then line the outer rims of the eye with FELINE KOHL POWER EYE PENCIL before applying two coats of EXTREME BLACK FALSE LASHES MASCARA to the lashes.
With a strong eye the lips should be kept more understate, so define the lip with NAKED LIP PENCIL and fill with VIVA GLAM II LIPSTICK. Add a lick of MODEST MINERALIZE LIPGLASS to keeps the lips glossy and light.
If you need a little more help, why not book an appointment with one of our Makeup Artists at a M.A.C counter in-store and let them do all the hard work for you?! They’ll be able to create a makeup look that suits your style and match colours to your complexion.
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