Question: what are your race day essentials? 'Comfortable' heels, a long wear lip colour and foundation with an SPF? You are on the right track! But finding the transport to actually get to the track should also stack up as an essential, otherwise you'll be all dressed up, with nowhere to go!
That's where Metro Trains come in. For the second year, bellabox is teaming up with Metro to bring a little style to travel during one of the most fashionably fabulous events in Australia; the Melbourne Cup Carnival! Read on to learn how you can get in on the race day beauty fun, more info on your Metro Train service, as well as the 3 tips every woman needs to know before heading trackside...
If there was ever a time to go glam, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is it! But maintaining your look throughout the day can be challenging. This is why bellabox have bagged up the best beauty items for Metro travellers to take with them to the major race meets of the season.
Attendees to the Melbourne Cup Carnival who travel with Metro will have the opportunity to be gifted a beauty loot to help them stay looking fine all day long, plus the opportunity to be touched up by the amazing Metro Style Crew of beauty and grooming experts before travelling to the track, not to mention enjoying a refreshing complimentary drink from the waiters on hand! But make sure you get in early, as there is limited stock for each race day.
The bellabox Metro Style Crew will be stationed (pardon the pun!) at Flinders Street Station in front of the Metro information booth on the following days of the major Flemington race meets from 9am until 1pm for beauty giveaways...
AAMI Derby Day:3rd November 2012
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day:6th November 2012
Crown Oaks Day:8th November 2012
Emirates Stakes Day:10th November 2012
Inside your bellabag you'll find fantastic products from these incredible brands...
Plus, a handy card with plenty of product info...
We didn't forget about those attending the Caulfield Cup either! Race goers had a sneak peek of the bellabox Metro fun at the Caulfield train station on 20th October too, with the Metro Style Crew on hand for all beauty and grooming touch-ups...
To get glam, thanks to these guys, make sure you visit them on your journey to the races with Metro Trains!
Stay tuned for more info by following bellabox on facebook as well as twitter, and don't forget to check out the Metro Trains website for your train timetable and journey planner. Remember that during the Melbourne Cup Carnival you’ll also be able to check live service updates on-the-go for Flemington Racecourse lines at metrotrains.com.au. It's all part of making your journey with Metro, a better one.
Not going to the races this year? You can still get in on the fun by entering the Metro and bellabox 'Travel in Style' competition. With plenty of amazing beauty prizes up for grabs, you'll be sure to always have what you need to look stylish on-the-go!
BELLABOX BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE RACES:
Last but not least, here are 3 handy tips you need to know now, before you hit the track...
1. Hold on to your head piece!
Headpieces come in all shapes and sizes, from dainty fascinators, to bold (and sometimes heavy) hats. Make the most of the in-built clips and elastics that come with them, but never underestimate the power of bobby pins, backcombing and hairspray either! Backcomb the hair under a small hat/fascinator before clipping it in - this way it will have something to hold on to. By spraying it, you'll also increase the grip available to the in-built clips (especially if you have freshly washed hair). Bobby pins can also be used to hold small headpieces in place - just make sure to push them right into the hair, so they stay well hidden.
2. Powder is your friend
Translucent powder is the key to keeping your base lasting until well after the last race has been run. Lightly dust a small amount over the top of your liquid foundation to help set it in place. A soft illuminsing one will also brighten your complexion! Try the Inika Mineral Illuminisor.
3. A bold lip is sometimes better than a bold eye
A bold eye often takes multiple layers of eyeshadow, liner and mascara, which can easily slip and slide around before the day is out (especially if it's going to be a hot one!) Opt for a bold pout instead. Try one of the Savoir Faire Mini Lipsticks, which are super pigmented and come in tiny little bullets, perfect for the smallest of clutches!