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Eleanor Pendleton's Top Five Beauty Looks for Spring Racing

Spring racing is upon us. You’ve got the frock and the fascinator but what about the equally important accessory of hair and makeup? Here, you’ll find 5 easy-to-wear beauty looks to inspire you for a fun day on the field.

1. Lovely Lashes

The races call for two things: French champagne and super long-wearing mascara. Beat the heat, humidity and long hours spent on the track with a formula like Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara. It will help define, curl and lengthen your lashes without any clumping or flaking. Don’t forget to add a little extra definition with a purple liner like Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in Bruise, using your finger to smudge it along the top lash line.

Image source: Bobbi Brown

Eleanor Pendleton Spring Racing

2. Red Lips

A day at the races is all about fun and Fillies – not constant gloss touch ups or hair getting lodged on sticky lips! If you want to sport a bold lip, opt for a matte lipstick instead. Try MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo to lend some serious lip service to your look.

Image source: MAC Cosmetics

Eleanor Pendleton Spring Racing
3. Flawless Skin

Race day requires a flawless face, and just a little preparation goes a long way. Your first defense against a mid-champagne makeup slide is a primer. An easy-to-apply formula such as Napoleon Perdis Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer delivers a smooth, hydrated base for your makeup to stick to all day long. To finish, follow with the featherlight Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation, which gives skin a dewy, flawless finish all with the added sun protection benefits of SPF 20.

Image source: Bobbi Brown

Eleanor Pendleton Spring Racing

4. Smokey Eyes

Derby Day calls for monochrome and to complement your ensemble, smokey eyes couldn’t be more on point. Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Ready-To-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Black offers a variation of effects and textures, in three smouldering black and grey shades. Or, if you’re a little more on the adventurous side, why not experiment with colour for a modern take? Check out Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Slate Blue.

Image source: Bobbi Brown

Eleanor Pendleton Spring Racing

5. Barely There

Prefer to keep your dress and fascinator the focus? Then allow your beauty look to remain at a bare (yet polished) minimum with beautiful beige tones. A light dusting of Laura Mercier Bronzing Powder Matte Bronze along the eyelids and cheekbones will add just the right amount of contoured definition; leaving you to focus on more important matters such as champagne, canapés and winning races.

Image source: Bobbi Brown

Eleanor Pendleton Spring Racing