Derby Day Makeup Inspiration

Spring racing season is here! Giddy Up!

You’ve brought your outfit and show stopping head piece, now let’s talk makeup! Add a pop of colour to your black and white attire with a bold red lip. You can’t go wrong with a striking Marilyn Monroe inspired look, is the perfect fit for Derby Day… a match made in heaven.

To get this makeup look right, focus on achieving a flawless complexion, beautifully groomed brows and a bright red lip. Miss Universe Australia 2008, Laura Dundovic, looked amazing with a vivid red lip at last years Derby Day.

Want to know how to get this look? Follow this simple step-by-step makeup guide to achieve this universally flattering makeup look, it’s sassy and sophisticated, and a sure way to turn heads at this years Derby Day.

Prep skin with a spritz of D2O. This model Catherine, has slightly drier skin so a little spritz is the perfect way to add moisture to the skin. Next, apply Dream Tint (Medium) using the foundation brush to prime and protect the skin. Finish with Amazing Base Loose minerals in Warm Sienna, apply in layers. Spritz in between layers to ensure the minerals lock onto the skin. Use the Chisel Powder brush to apply your loose minerals.

To cover redness and conceal the under eye area, use the large shader brush and apply Amazing Base Loose Minerals in Bisque to problem areas (use as a highlighter too). Spritz with D2O.

To contour the cheekbones, apply PurePressed base in Teakwood below the cheekbones and out towards the temples using the white fan brush.

Prime the eyelids with the Eye Highlighter pencil in white using the camouflage brush to create natural light and shade. Next, apply PurePressed Eyeshadow in Wink to the area below the brow and inner corner of the eye using the eye shader brush. Blend PurePressed Eyeshadow in Taupe into the crease of the eyelids using the Crease brush.
To create a fluid eyeliner, use the black liquid eyeliner. Draw a clean line in one direction using the angle brush. Add volume to lashes by using the Purelash Extender & Conditioner before applying the PureLash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black.

To define the brows, use the Bitty Brow kit in Blonde, finish by combing brows with the PureBrow Gel in blonde to add extra depth.

Before apply lip colour, prep the lips with the Just kissed Lip and Cheek Stain to lightly moisturise the lips. Next, using the Lip Pencil in Crimson, draw the contour of the lip. Use the sable lips brush to slightly blend the liner into the lip before apply PurePressed Eye Shadow in Red Carpet on the entire surface of the lips and over the liner.A classic look that will never date. Its sultry, sexy and bold.  Just don’t team it up with a smokey eye, or you’ll look over done. Keep eyes neutral and cheeks light. Remember this iconic look is all about skin, brows and lips!

Makeup by Julia Kur,  jane iredale Educator based in Moscow, Russia.

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