The Best Products To Make Your Face Go The Distance On Race Day
The Best Products To Make Your Face Goes The Distance On Race Day
Picture this: You're standing out on the race green feelin' fancy in your new frock -- which you specifically purchased for the day -- when all of a sudden you look down at your glass of champagne and spot your lipstick smudged all across the rim.
As important as it is to wear the right dress code for each race, it's equally just as important to make sure you adjust your makeup and beauty routine to suit those long (and hot) days out at the races.
To help you, the team at 10 daily have compiled our list for the best beauty products to make sure your makeup goes the distance on race day.
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Smashbox Photo Finish
First things first -- you need to prime your skin.
This stellar creation by the team at Smashbox is quite possibly one of the most hyped about products ever, and deservedly so.
Let's be honest, most of don't have perfect skin -- a bump here, a blemish there -- but after using this on your face you'll look in the mirror and be all 'who dat'. Yeah, it's something of a miracle worker.
It's lightweight and oil free and will also help to set your makeup while providing the perfect base for it to sit on.
You can grab it at MECCA for $52.
It Cosmetics' Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+
There isn't a bigger cult beauty buy on the market than this baby.
Apart from its sell-out success (get on that waitlist early), this multi-tasker has over 500+ positive reviews on the Sephora website proving it isn't some flash in the pan trend buy ... it's here to stay.
10 daily's managing editor Mel Cornford can't get enough: "This classic CC Cream is always sold out so I stock up whenever possible. It offers full coverage without feeling like you're wearing a stack of makeup. Skin glows, and looks hydrated, and fresh. Plus it lasts all day, and has added sun protection.
You can buy it (if you're lucky) at Sephora for $61.
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
The Mac Daddy of long-lasting foundations. It's also a beauty favourite of a celebrities including everyone's girl crush Ruby Rose, who liked the brand so much she did a collab with them.
You might think a formula as creamy as this would take ages to rub into your skin but it doesn't -- instead, it blends in seamlessly with even the tiniest drop providing Grade A++ coverage.
Honestly, this basically does what it says on the bottle -- it will stay on your face ALL NIGHT or in the case of the races ALL DAY.
It's also waterproof, so you'll be looking fiiine even if it rains.
You can grab it at MECCA for $65.
Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Edit
This cruelty free beauty brand also has hoards of followers -- celebrities and us regular folk alike -- due to its lightweight and highly pigmented formulas.
The lighting edit products (which are limited edition so get in quick) are perfect for race day because they include everything you need -- blush, bronzer, highlighter, finishing powder -- in one slick purple case.
Ed's note: "Their Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Glow completely changed my life. Plus, it's like a two-for-one deal because it adds the perfect glow to your complexion allowing you to forgo highlighter if you're keen for a more natural look".
You can buy it at MECCA.
Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full Coverage Concealer
If God had personally created a concealer this would be it.
IT. WILL. NOT. BUDGE. Until you need it to, of course. Did we mention it's also waterproof? Well it is.
Plus, it's so highly pigmented you only need to use a tiny bit to cover-up any of those niggling skin blemishes or under eye bags.
It comes in 14 shades, so no doubt you're likely to find yours.
You can grab one here at MECCA for $46.
Shiseido LacquerInk Lip Shine
This little beauty is the go if you're keen on wearing a long-lasting lipstick that isn't matte, and that doesn't make your lips feel dry and flaky by the end of the day.
While most glossy lipsticks can leave your lips feeling sticky (an absolute nightmare when the wind hits and your hair gets stuck to them) the non-tacky formula manages to do everything a gloss does without the sticky nonsense.
It's also designed to actually stay put on your lips and not end up on your champagne glass -- win!
You can grab one here for $26.
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray
OK, so please do not do what some people in our office have admitted to doing in order to make their makeup stay and use hairspray. Seriously, do not. It will clog your pores and cause more problems than it's worth.
Instead, use this little bottle of liquid gold from Cover FX.
Not only will it keep your makeup in place (we're talking all day and all night) but it will also leave an illuminating veil on your skin, giving you that 'I just got out of a hot bath' fresh-faced glow.
You can grab the travel size (30ml) here at Sephora for $22.
Tatcha's Luminous Dewey Skin Mist
Tatcha has quickly found itself a favourite among a number of celebrities including Chloë Sevigny, who told Vogue she is "obsessed" with the brand.
A quick history lesson here: The brand was started by Victoria Tsai who met a modern-day geisha while visiting Japan and was floored by her simple beauty routine. After learning a little more about it, Tsai went on to create her own brand using three key natural ingredients: green team red algae and rice bran.
Now to the product. Apart from looking absolutely gorgeous, this mist is a perfect light pick-me-up for when your skin starts to feel a little dry or tired. Bonus: it won't make your makeup go all slick and gross -- it offers a dewy and almost luminous look. Perfect to keep you going for another five (read: 10) or so hours.
You can buy it at MECCA for $70.
MODELS PREFER Blotting Paper
The perfect finisher. We know being outdoors in the sun means you're probably gonna get a few sweat or oil beads here and there.
Instead of slopping on a whole lot of powder -- which can clog skin and make your makeup uneven and clumpy -- reach for a packet of blotting papers.
They not only work to absorb excess oil over a long period of time (at the track) they'll also help to zap shiny T-zones.
You don't need to spend big either. Heck, you might even do a Sarah Jessica Parker on us and use those toilet seat covers you find in public bathrooms as blotting paper. Yeah, she went there.
You can buy a packet at Priceline for $5.99.
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