The sun is officially shining and Royal Ascot has kicked off which can only mean one thing the summer party season has officially started. If your diary is brim full of posh parties, now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to do beauty wise – especially if you are heading to ladies day at Ascot later in the week. So never let it be said that we don’t spoil you here at Shumaila as we have the best Ascot beauty tips for you.
Going to the races means you are likely to be wearing a hat of fascinator which can pose a problem for your hairstyle choice. The key is to opt for a style that complements and looks right with your headpiece (some simply don’t go with updos for example) and one that is going to stay in place all day as you don’t want to spend all day worrying about your hairdo. If you are getting your hair done especially for the event make sure you take your hat in with you so your hairdresser can help you choose the best look to go for, as the style of headpiece will make all the difference.
That said, there is loads of celeb based inspiration from Royal Ascot which can help you and your stylist decide what’s best. If you want an updo you can take inspiration from Katherine Jenkins who wore her hair in a neat French Pleat at the first day of the event and it complemented her striking and sculptural fascinator perfectly. Meanwhile Aishwarya Rai proved that flowing glossy locks can perfectly complement a gorgeous hat.
The key to the perfect race day makeup is subtle sophistication. This isn’t the same as going out clubbing, so instead of dramatic makeup you want to opt for a look that not only matches your outfit but is slightly understated. Again the look needs to last all day so it’s best to opt for something that is easy to retouch. If you are getting your makeup done for the event your makeup artist will be able to advise you on how to keep your look fresh throughout the event.
Again it’s also a good idea to take your hat in with you because the style of it will help determine your makeup style. For example if you are wearing a heavy brimmed hat it is better to focus on your lips as your eyes will be in shadow.
Don’t forget the little details
To look truly polished make sure you pay attention to the little details like a fab manicure (a French manicure always looks chic for the races), a pedicure if you are wearing sandals and getting your eyebrows threaded so they are neat and tidy for the event. Also, if you are getting your legs out make sure you have defuzzed them properly (get booked in for a wax now) as you don’t want to be worrying about the state of your legs and most of all have fun.