Spring Racing Beauty Survival Tips: 4 fail-proof beauty treats to get you through a day at the races.

For a girl at the races, side-stepping some steamy horse poop in your Jimmy Choos is probably the least of your worries. If you are going to survive the sun, humidity (possible rain) and alcohol fuelled festivities without ploughing face-first into a beauty meltdown before the main event has even started then you need to plan ahead. Here are 4 fail-proof beauty treatments that will keep you looking fresh as a race-course daisy, all day long:

Survival Tip #1: Skip the DIY tan application

There’s no better place to show off your beautiful spring glow than at the races… but let’s face it… wearing a cute, flirty dress that shows your tan smeared hand print on the back of your arms and legs is not what would be considered winning, race day fashion. Some things are better left to the professionals.

For just $39.00 you can book yourself a professional, natural looking spray tan at Brazilian Beauty. Perfectly applied and seamless, full body coverage using superior tanning formulas that give long-lasting results. The tan develops in just 2 hours and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple with a stunning, bronzed look.

Pro Tip: For best results, give your body a quick exfoliation in the shower before your spray tan appointment and be sure to book at least one or two days before the races!

Survival Tip #2: Forget the mascara!
Every woman aches for long and luscious lashes… that’s a given. But constantly worrying about your strip lashes popping up at the corners or if your mascara has made its way down to your upper lip does not make a fun day at the races. Instead, take the plunge and go for a full set of lash extensions that will give you that long, thick and polished look without the worry.

Choose a silk individual application for a long and fluttery, natural look or go for a 3D, 4D or Hybrid application if full and fluffy is more your style. With no need for mascara, your lash extensions will look on point and fuss free at the races and best of all, the application will last up to 4 weeks before needing a refill, or not…if you want to go back to basic. But I think you’ll want to keep them (wink). Click here for more info.

Survival Tip #3: Prep your skin right.

If you want that flawless make-up look to last the day then you need to give it the perfect base to sit on. A skin that’s thickened, dry or flaky is not ideal and your make-up is going to look more like a shake down very quickly.

Give your skin a fresh start with an exfoliating skin treatment about a week before your race day event. There are several to choose from such as Hydramicrodermabrasion, ProPeels Glow & Go Facials and Dermaplaning. These treatments will not only slough away the build up of dead skin cells that dull your complexion but will also nourish, hydrate and firm your skin to create a smooth and radiant base for your make-up to sit on. Check out these skin perfecting options offered by the skin specialists at Brazilian Beauty.

Survival Tip #4: No fuss brow perfection.
Pulling together the perfect race-day-worthy beauty look can be a little daunting and if you are not sure where to start, my recommendation is to focus on the brows! Like the perfect little black dress; beautifully sculpted and defined brows are a staple beauty favourite and when done right can have you looking race-day ready with little effort.

Brow Lamination: If you have thin or unmanageable brows or brows with course or curly hair that just won’t sit the way you like then a smoothing Brow Lamination treatment is the answer. A Brow Lamination smooths and flattens the brow hairs and redirects them to sit in a brushed up position. The brows will look fuller and sleek and will easily conform to your preferred styling. Results last up to 6 weeks with minimal home care needed. Just a quick application of brow oil at night before bed and your brows will always be photo finish ready!

Henna Brow Tint: Add some structure and definition to your brow shape with a Henna Brow Tint. Available in colours of soft blond right through to rich dark brown, the great thing about a Henna Brow Tint is that it will actually stain the skin behind the brow hair to create a powdered-in brow look that lasts up to 7 days. That means come race day, your brows are ready to go with no need for pencils or powders and… no smudging!

Eyebrow Mapping & Sculpt: Get the perfect brow shape for your face with an eyebrow mapping and sculpt session. Using the ‘Golden Ratio’ rule the brow gurus at Brazilian Beauty will measure and map your brows to find your perfect shape then expertly wax, trim and tweeze your brows for a flawless, on-point finish. Team this up with both the Brow Lamination and a Henna Brow Tint and you’ll wake with race-day ready brows before you’ve even brushed your teeth!