Spring Racing Season is one of the best times of the year for beauty lovers!

From feminine frocks to striking headpieces, we absolutely love scoping out the seasons trends! One of the finishing touches, makeup can make or break a Spring Racing look! Whether your client will be rocking a bold bright dress or more subdued attire, make sure you've got a plan to get their makeup on point! 

With the Melbourne Cup right around the corner, we've put together the top 3 makeup looks to try for the 2018 Spring Racing Season!

1) Subtle Smokey Eye & Nude Lip

Our first Spring Racing look is the perfect pick for ladies looking to compliment a bold fashion choice! According to Trend Spotter, vibrant block hues of red, yellow, green, pink, or purple wiill be a winning look at the Melbourne Cup! If your client is on board with this fearless fashion trend, suggest a softer makeup look to prevent clashing. Start by suggesting a daytime twist on the signature smokey eye.

Our resident makeup artist Vy loves using Runway Room cosmetics to achieve a universally flattering smokey eye. "When most women think of smokey eye they picture an evening look," says Le. "A smokey eye can be adapted for day or night, and can be a great choice for someone who wants to compliment their dress without overpowering it." 

Finish off this subtle polished look with a natural nude lip. We absolutely love Runway Room's Lip Prep for dreamy soft lips and a dash of effortless colour. This nourishing lip gloss keeps your lips in prime condition with exfoliating and hydrating properties. Re-apply throughout the day as desired, without stressing about smudging. If you're looking for a little more colour Vy recomends a light pink shimmer gloss like Fairy Lights.  

2) Golden Goddess Eyes & Statement Red Lips 

This look is a little more bold, with an eye-catching red and a hint of gold! 

Tiered dresses in pastel pink hues are the second fashion trend forecasted to take Spring Racing by storm! If your client opts for this chic fashion choice, encourage them to up the drama with their makeup palette! A soft pastel dress pairs perfectly with a golden bronze eyeshadow palette. Depending on your client's skin tone and preference, begin with a neutral base and build up the bronze to suit their style.

"A classic never dies," says Vy. She recommends suggesting this look to clients who love a traditional formal glam. 

We suggest working with golden hues of Runway Room's eye dust. These professional shadows are available in both pressed powders and loose dust. Consider your client's skin tone and begin with an appropriate shade of pressed eyeshadow and increase shimmer with your choice of loose powder. Two shades Vy loves include Chaps (a matte brown for the corners of the eyes) and Rust Lust (a beautiful bronze).

Keep in mind, Spring Racing makeup needs to last all day long! This can be especially trialing for a bright red lip!

A product we adore to help your lip colour last is Runway Room's Lip Definer. Think of this liner like insurance for your lips! "It’s my life saver! I swear by this!" says Vy "I’m such a foodie, before I know about Lip Definer, my lipsticks were always ruined and went everywhere after meals, but this product completely prevents my lipstick from bleeding!" Simply apply before your chosen shade of lip colour to seal the edges and prevent colour from smudging or bleeding. Nothing better than a lasting red lip, even after a few sips of Prosecco! 

3) Pretty in Pink 

Our third pick for perfect Spring Racing Season makeup is a girly palette of shimmery pink shades! This look is perfect for ladies opting for floral or lace dresses. A palette of pretty pink hues is a great choice for clients looking to keep their makeup soft while still turning heads! 

This look represents everything we welcome about the Spring Season. Score the perfect base with Runway Room's Skin Primer, This base layer helps to prevent skin shine and set the stage for a full day of flawless skin. Next, apply Face Base foundationThis high quality foundation is perfect for warmer months and keeps skin fresh without caking or flaking. 

For the first punch of pink, we recommend the beautiful Runway Room Blush in Peach Punch. This highly pigmented mineral powder blush brings out a healthy glow in any skin tone. Next, light up your clients eyes using Runway Room's luxurious Illiuminator. Simply sweep all over the eyelids and for a smooth even shadow base. Follow with Summer Dust Eyeshadow to begin your pretty pink eye palette! Then apply a healthy dose of Runway Room's Power Lash Mascara (perfect for a long day at the races!) Finish the face by applying the illuminator to the upper cheek bones to add depth and drama to your clients features. 

Last but not least, pack a punch of pink on the lips using Runway Room's Coral Matte Lip Pencil. This thick pencil is easy to apply and perfect for longwear. Line the edges of the lips and apply a small amount all over. Lining with pencil is essential for a long daytime event, especially in a powerful shade like coral! Finish off with a gorgeous glow using Gold Rush LipglossThis premium gloss is non-tacky with a weightless feel and brilliant shine. 

With your looks planned out, it's time to stock up on the perfect products. Just in time for Spring Racing, our entire Runway Room collection is Buy 2 get 1 free! Shop Now to find your perfect trio!