How to master your Spring Carnival makeup

As you know there are many factors to consider when it comes to putting together the perfect Spring Carnival outfit. With the likes of headwear, the weather, and dress codes to adhere to, makeup often gets left to last on most of our lists.

I recently caught up with L’Oréal Paris’ Makeup Director of Australia, Tobi Henney, in conjunction with the launch of the L’Oréal Paris Powder Room at the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival, to get the inside beauty scoop on all matters of trackside makeup to ensure nothing is forgotten in your race day preparation.

Tobi Henney

L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director Australia Tobi Henney

What are the biggest makeup trends leading into this year’s Spring Carnival?

Spring makeup trends are all about a less is more approach. Blush is back – go for cool pink tones. Glossy skin and lips are everywhere this season. Try a bold lip, I am loving L’Oréal Paris Eva’s Red.

Describe your ideal race day beauty look.

I like to focus on one feature and keep the rest of the makeup clean and sophisticated. Overdoing too many features can take away the beauty of makeup. Derby Day is all about elegance, I love a classic winged liner using L’Oréal Paris Super Star Super Liner.

What’s the biggest mistake racegoers make with their makeup?

Setting your makeup is key during the Spring Racing Carnival. No one likes a shiny T-Zone, especially in photos. Make sure you use a powder which will lock your look in place. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Powder is the perfect product to get longevity out of your makeup.

2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival
2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival

What can racegoers find in the L’Oréal Paris Powder Room?

The Powder Room will have something for everyone! Contour and Highlighting station, Nails, Hair and Lipstick touch ups plus a Brow bar. The best part is that the racegoers who visit the L’Oréal Paris Powder Room will also walk away with a gorgeous L’Oréal Paris gift bag with products worth almost $90.

When’s the best time to check your makeup and the best process for touching up?

Friends are great to ask if you need a touch up. Ask your girls if you need more lipstick or check how your makeup looks on the camera on your phone. Come to The Powder Room throughout the day and get a makeup touch up done for you!

Name three must-have beauty products everyone should carry in their clutch.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick, Powder and a powder brush to apply it with.

Georgia Connolly

2016 Flemington Ambassador Georgia Connolly

What’s your number one beauty hack for a day at the races?

Skin prep is key when doing your makeup for a day at the races. Start by cleansing your skin with L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water. This will ensure any excess oil or makeup residue is removed before you add your primer. My go to primer for Spring Racing is L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer, it creates a luminous glow and gives your base more staying power throughout the day.

What’s your favourite L’Oréal Paris product and why?

That is hard one! I love so many. Right now I would say my go to mascara is L’Oréal Paris Butterfly Wings Intenza. It has the perfect amount of volume and fans out your lashes on the ends for the perfect lash lift.

L’Oréal Paris Powder Room

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The L’Oréal Paris Powder Room is situated in Flemington’s new fashion and entertainment quarter, The Park. Share your race day look with L’Oréal Paris on Instagram with #DesignYourRaceDayLook and #LorealParisPowderRoom.

By Anne Fedorowytsch

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