Spring Racing is here and whilst the focus is on the dress, millinery and beauty look, here are some handy must-have items that you need for Spring Racing.



Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap. Make sure that you cover exposed skin with sunscreen and make sure you reapply during the day to save your skin from the nasty effects of the sun meaning that you need to protect your face and body. The last thing you want is to be one of ‘those’ people who are red like lobsters and have to live with bad tan lines for the rest of the season. Plus who knows what kind of skin damage you will get from getting burnt!

For the face, we pick Guinot’s Ultra UV Defence SPF 50 ($54) , a sun cream with very high sun protection against UVA and UVB rays, which does not leave white film on the skin. Use on the face to give the ultimate sun protection and prevent a red nose and bad tan lines before Summer.



Also for the face, Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 ($62)  is  a customisable sunscreen formulated specifically to add SPF to your moisturise and makeup. A must-have for your face to protect against sun damage to face skin and the best part is that it’s formlated for use under makeup and with your moisturiser without giving that heavy sunscreen feeling.

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For the body, the Cancer Council’s Classic Zinc Sunscreen ($14.95)  in SPF50 provides good coverage and protection for the body and up to 4 hours water resistance (in case you decide to take a dip at the Races!).


For the hair, it’s good to have a hair oil to give your hair hydration and shine. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue ($67)  is a nourishing protective hair oil that restores life, lustre and suppleness to the hair. It has been formulated with concentrated camellia essence to re-nourish dry, coarse, damaged and colour treated hair. It also protects the hair fibre against sun damage and camouflages dry split ends, leaving hair with a shiny finish.



To keep your hair styled perfectly on race day then make sure you have a Tangle Teezer Compact Styler ($34.95) in your bag. Known as the world’s best selling detangling brush because of its innovative and patented teeth, the Tangle Teezer  comes in a compact and cute size that is perfect to keep your bag with its removable cover.




It’s important to keep lips hydrated at the races because you’re outdoors. We love Go-To Skincare’s Lips! ($14.95) which is a nourishing and moisturising lip superbalm. It’s the perfect size for your bag and will make sure that your lips stay soft and supple.

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To keep your face hydrated during the day, pick up Kosmea’s Hydrating Rosewater Mist ($19.95). This facial mist is made with delicately distilled rose petals giving your skin much needed hydration from being outside and helps to tone and refresh the skin. It also helps to set makeup!


kosmeaWIth all these must have beauty items, you’ll have all your beauty bases covered!

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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