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Your guide to racing beauty, Dior style

Nadia Fairfax Dior Beauty Look Nadia Fairfax. Photography by Jessie Obialor.

For the Spring Racing Carnival the fashion stakes are always high, and this year beauty takes centre stage. Nadia Fairfax’s look at Caulfield Cup made us want to step back in time. Taking inspiration from ultra-feminine beauty looks of the ’60s, Dior Senior Makeup Artist Susan La Vu created a glowing, dewy bronzed complexion with a striking winged eye.

Here, Susan talks us through how she achieved Nadia’s race day look.


To achieve the perfect complexion, I used Dior forever foundation #20 with a foundation brush, starting from the centre and blending towards the hairline. The foundation has a 16-hour wear and provides a lively matte finish that will also control shine throughout the day.

DIOR | Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation SPF20

Under the eyes I used Forever Undercover in shade #20 to instantly conceal and reduce under eye darkness in one smooth application. I then used our Flash Illuminzer to highlight and brighten.

DIOR | Diorskin Forever Waterproof Concealer

Next I applied our Dior Forever Perfect Cushion to the areas that required additional coverage; this must-have product also sets the makeup without the need to use powder.

DIOR | Diorskin Forever Cushion

Once I set the foundation, I contoured using AirTan in Golden Honey to sculpt Nadia’s face.

DIOR | Diorskin Nude Air Tan

Next, I highlighted on the highest point of Nadia’s face using our Air Luminzer – 002, before applying Rosy Glow on the cheeks for a natural blush effect.

DIOR | Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder

DIOR | Diorskin Rosy Glow


Nadia likes full, natural brows, subtle shadow on her lids and a winged-liner look. So, to prepare the eyes I applied our Dior Backstage Pros Eye Primer to the lids to enhance the adhesion and longevity of the makeup, and also to intensify the colour of the shadow applied on top.

DIOR | Backstage Eye Primer

I then used our 5 Coleur Eyeshadow palette in #457 Fascinate – a soft wash of the pearly light shade was applied before being defined and intensified with the palette’s various cool brown tones.

DIOR | Coleur Eyeshadow

Nadia Fairfax Dior Beauty Look Nadia Fairfax. Photography by Jessie Obialor.

Next, I used our Diorshow Art Pen Felt-tip to create a winged eyeliner look for Nadia’s desired retro-inspired look.

DIOR | Diorshow Art Pen Felt-Tip Eyeliner

For Nadia’s eyelashes, our Dior Show 3D Maximiser Primer was used first to amplify the volume and add curl and drama to her lashes. This was followed by Dior’s favourite Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara.

DIOR | Diorshow Maximizer

DIOR | Diorshow Iconic Overcurl


Nadia lovers our long-wearing Nude Lips with ultra-plump and hydration. First, Nadia’s lips were prepared with our Dior Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub, leaving her pout incredibly soft and health. Next, our Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Reviver in pink was applied to instantly awaken the lips, leaving them hydrated and glowing with a soft pigment.

DIOR | Lip Sugar Scrub

DIOR | Dior Addict Lip Glow

Next, our Rouge Liquid lip in Chic Matte was applied. To finish, Dior’s Addict Lip Maximiser was layered on top to achieve the plump and glossy look that Nadia had requested – the perfect look for race day!

DIOR | Rouge Dior Liquid

DIOR | Addict Lip Maximizer Collagen Active Lip-Gloss