TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO LOOK RACE READY
THANGOOL races kick off tomorrow and hairdressers around the region are booked to capacity with women getting ready for a spring day out.
It is a 12 month waiting list for a hair and make-up appointment for Thangool race day in Biloela so you have to be quick to snap up an appointment.
Didn’t book in time? Never fear, owner of Bombshell Hair and Makeup Michelle Duncan, is here to give her last minute tips and tricks on how to look race ready.
While she recommends booking an appointment to take the stress out of doing hair and make-up yourself, she said there were some basic guidelines to follow to ensure you were looking your best.
RACES are on during the day, so this means going for a lighter make-up look.
Michelle said it was all about balance.
“If you are going to do a bold lip then do a super natural eye and vice versa,” she said.
“So with a bold lip maybe wear a winged liner or something simple like that.”
Michelle said it was important to start with the eyes and build from there.
“Start with the eyes before the foundation goes on so if there is any fallout you can just wipe it off without taking your whole face off,” she said.
“Before you do that though you need to moisturise and prime your skin so the make-up stays on all day.
“Then just set with a powder and a setting spray.”
Michelle said this season it was all about statement brows, bold lips, glowy cheek bones, rose gold eyes and winged liner.
However if you are new to these looks and pushed for time, try to avoid them as they are just going to cause stress.
“Just go with what you know and play it safe if time is the problem.”
Once your make-up is complete, ensure you only powder your face once to avoid looking cakey.
“Put powder on when you first do your make-up but then for the rest of the day just blot it with blotting papers or a tissue,” Michelle said.
“Dab the oil off the skin because if you put powder over it you will look cakey.”
THIS spring racing season high pony tails, soft waves and loose braids are all the rage.
Michelle said a clean base to achieve these looks was absolutely necessary.
“Everyone talks about coming in with dirty hair for up styles but we don’t like that, it is a no no,” she said.
“We like clean hair so that it has body and fullness and we will put the lacquers and products in.
“Even if you are doing it at home you need clean hair and then add products to it to make it rough. No one likes oily roots, it doesn’t work with any style.”
Michelle said hair coloured and trims should be done a week before race day. The same applies to waxing.
“Eyebrows should be done a week before because make-up won’t adhere to freshly waxed skin. The make up goes on okay but a couple of hours later it will wear off and you will be left with patches where you waxed.”
RACE READY: Sallie Heid, studio owner Michelle Duncan and Georgia Atto are the team at Bombshell helping you get race ready for the weekend.