WHAT TO ACTUALLY
PACK IN YOUR HANDBAG
Race-day handbags are notoriously tiny, so you need to be selective about the products you take. Justine Cullen, ELLE’S editor-in-chief, Myer Fashions On The Field judge and seasoned racegoer, knows this all too well. She shares her must-haves...
I have the most pathetic low-stamina feet ever, so I carry Emla numbing cream in my bag to relieve aching feet by Race 6.
EXTRA BOBBY PINS
I always seem to leave mine scattered behind me like Hansel with the breadcrumbs.
Lanolips lip balm is a must. I don’t wear lipstick, but when you’re doing this much eating, drinking and talking, your lips need constant TLC.
M.A.C’S BB compact enables maximum touch-ups with minimal bathroom-mirror queuing (and has sun protection to boot).
They need to be super thin and light so they don’t leave pesky nose marks once removed and can easily slot into my clutch post-sunlight.