spring racing beauty guide


Race days are one of the most anticipated parts of Spring. Make sure you land first place in the beauty stakes by getting all of the essentials right to make you look race-day glamorous!


Keep it simple. You want to look effortless glam, not overdone at the races. Simplicity is the most compelling form of glamour, especially since races are held during the day. You want to stick with a good blow dry or a simple low chignon for your hair. And to keep you stylish, you should also incorporate a hat or fascinator into your hairstyle – it’s a staple at the races! It’s up to you to keep your head piece big or small – depending on what look you’re going for! You get the added benefit of sun protection when you opt for a wide-brimmed hat.


When it comes to Spring racing makeup invest in your eyes.  Let’s face it – bold and bright lipstick is not very practical when you are spending an entire day track side. It will require too much re-touching or topping of your lip colour.  Opt for a nude or subtle lip colour instead.  To make up for that, play up with your eye makeup. Go for a makeup look that’ll stand out but will last you the entire day.  A bronzed smokey eye will do the trick.

With foundation, opt for a sheer base. You know how unforgiving it can be when you dab on too much heavy foundation on your skin during the day.  A sheer base foundation will blend seamlessly into your skin for a natural glow. Give a weightless mineral makeup formula a go.

Beautiful face of woman with cosmetic foundation on a skin.

Skin Care

Sunscreen is a must before you head out to the races. We are forever being exposed to the sun’s UV rays so it is best to protect your skin on time.

You might want to fake a tan, especially if you want to conceal the post-winter paleness of your skin. Make sure you choose the right formula so you don’t end up with the dreaded orange tan. Choose a light tanning formula that will give your skin the right amount of tan and glow so you and your makeup don’t look washed out.

A clear and even complexion is crucial in creating a flawless finish.  Use a radiance-boosting mask the night before to have your skin in tip top condition. You may also use a hydrating facial treatment mask to achieve a smoother look.


Cute, soft fingers with pink nails


Spring Racing is a day affair therefore you need to give attention to detail as everything will be noticed at the track. There is no hard and fast rules for which nail colour to wear, however make sure you have a fresh manicure and pedicure to tie in your look!

What do you consider your Spring racing beauty essentials?


Story by Abby

Abby is a writer and social media marketing manager for My Hair Care.  For additional resources on hair and beauty, you can read their blog here.

1 Comment

  • Rahnee says:

    I’m a pharmacist and I think sunscreen is so important at the races. I really love La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL which is an SPF 50 and comes in a tinted version. I use it every day and find it really good under my makeup.

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