During Spring Racing season it’s easy to focus on your outfit and forget that your makeup needs to be applied properly to keep you looking fresh all day! Couturing sought the expertise of makeup guru and Yellowglen social etiquette expert, Zoe Foster, for her beauty tips and tricks to keep you looking fabulous just in time for the beginning of the Cup Carnival at Flemington.zoe_foster_spring_racing_188ccdp-188cddj


Put your hair up or back when you’re wearing a hat or fascinator. If you do wear it out, be sure to style it – soft, brushed-out waves and curls are bang on trend this spring.


A slick, low bun or ponytail at the base of the neck is always ‘in’ and is quick and easy to do – mix gel with water and use a fine-tooth comb for a sleek and perfect finish.


Hairspray bobby pins before jamming them in for extra grip.


Wear a bold, bright long-last lip stain, liquid lipstick or lip texta/crayon instead of heavy eye makeup. You’ll still look fresh and polished six hours later, and lips are much easier to touch up quickly. This spring berry, plum, coral and orange are big. And if you are drinking Yellowglen sparkling to toast your win, make sure you dab some water on the edge of the glass before taking a sip – this will keep your lips colourful for longer and your glass, stain free.


Use primer before applying foundation, and set makeup with a dusting of loose powder at the end – this WILL keep makeup in place all day (and wear sunscreen. Please).

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Wash your hair the night before and apply mousse before blow-drying it for volume and grip. On the day, before you put it up or back (or tong it), mist sea salt spray all over and blow-dry it again. This will give excellent texture and your hair will hold all day.


Take mints, a small mirror and a small perfume. Looking and smelling fresh and polished is the trick to emerging from the races in style.

You can visit the Yellowglen House at the Public Lawn East (next to the Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure) at Flemington Racecourse and is open to all ticket holders lucky enough to be selected by the Yellowglen hosts.

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: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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