Autumn brings with it cooler days, golden leaves, lots of wardrobe layering and of course the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival! Read on for some fashionable tips worth punting on!
For Sydney-siders this means two major racing carnivals at Rosehill and Randwick. If you plan on attending the Autumn Racing Carnival it is best to draw inspiration from upcoming winter trends rather than look back to the Spring Racing Carnival. Looking season appropriate is the key to dressing for success; hats, gloves and long sleeved dresses tick all the right boxes. Be sure to match your beauty look with your chosen fashions for a head to toe style that will see you take out top spot as the most fashionable filly on the field.
Even though we see less of the sun during autumn, harmful UV rays are still out and about so make sure you remember to apply sunscreen if you are attending the carnival. Soléo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is a great option as it is an organically produced sunscreen designed as an alternative to common synthetic-based sunscreens. Apply it over your moisturiser and before your foundation to ensure you're well-protected on race day.
Groomed brows are a must - make sure you check out our article 'To the Benefit of your brows', where we decode the best brows around and how you can achieve and maintain the perfect face framers. For the eyes, sultry brown smokey eyes are a great look for fall. If smokey eyes are not your forte, try the B by Bloom Col.lecta Eyeshadow Duo in 'Waikiki'. Use the light brown as a base colour over the lid and apply the darker olive brown to the corner of the eye (make sure you blend it well!). Then take the Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Pencil, apply it to the top and bottom lash line and use the smudging tip to blend out the liner. Finish it off with a few coats for Napoleon Perdis Mesmer-Eyes Mascara for sexy sky-high lashes.
Don't let autumn stop you from wearing colourful lip colours - simply switch from bright pinks to pretty berries and plums (à la Miss Miranda and her gorgeous deep red lippie). OCC Lip Tar in 'Strumpet' is a seedless grape red that would be perfect for the occasion. It's also lightweight but amazingly long-lasting, so you can sip your champagne without worrying about the colour rubbing off.
If you're going to be holding a champagne glass - and we bet you will be! - a chipped mani is a big 'no no'. Try LAQA & Co. Nail Polish Pen in 'Nookie' for a bright pop of berry goodness and add it to your race-day clutch for handy touch-ups during the day, if you ever run into a nail emergency!
So there you have it, all the inside tips to look your best at this year's Autumn Races! Are you attending the Autumn Racing Carnival? What look will you be rocking? Let me know below! - Lucy