Rachael Finch

Melbourne Cup – the week that was

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Myer-6 Derby Day

Dress – Toni Matecevski
Headpiece – bespoke Viktoria Novak
Shoe – Tony Bianco
Clutch – Olga Berg

Hair + makeup notes

Hair down, parted in the middle with a clean sleek feel. No height on the crown of the head to overpower the headband.
Next-to-nothing makeup. Flawless foundation with a little concealer, mascara and a light cream base eye colour. Lip balm only.

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Dress – By Johnny
Headpiece – bespoke Natalie Bikicki
Shoe – Tony Bianco
Clutch –

Hair + makeup notes

Hair down, raw & natural with light waves. Parted in the middle. Minimal product.
Fresh, glowing makeup kept to a minimum. Fluffy lash created by building single lashes. Foundation buffed well into the skin. Highlight on top of cheek bone. We used the Colour Theory Bronzer/Highlighter Duo.

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Dress – Self Portrait
Headband – bespoke Natalie Bikicki
Shoe – Tony Bianco

Hair + makeup notes

Hair down, flowing backward behind headband. Light brushed out waves, not too bouncy with minimal product (no hairspray).
Glowing makeup with use of gold dusting on the eye lid and rim. Slightly deeper lip colour to compliment olive and navy in dress. All week I used the Creme De La Creme nail polish from Colour Theory.

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Dress – Alex Perry
Headband – bespoke Viktoria Novak
Shoe – Tony Bianco
Clutch – Olga Berg

Hair + makeup notes

Hair parted down the middle, pulled back into low sleek pony. Pony to sit at nape of neck. Can use shine spray to complete look.
Flawless skin with highlighted cheek bone. Fluffy lash created by building single lashes with a couple of coats of mascara. Creamy tones used on the eye.

All elements of my outfits are available at Myer. Any other queries, send me a line!

  1. Sarah

    Rachael, you are utterly perfect. Your smile is infectious and your down to earth style of presenting a refreshing change. Thank you for the break down of each of your looks. Each day of the Spring Racing Carnival I have shown your photo to my teenage daughter, pointing out the minimal makeup on healthy skin and the clean hair moving naturally without the weight of excess product. You looked not only elegant and graceful, but youthful and full of life! I would welcome an even more detailed list of the products you used, and even an insight into your skincare regime. So much thanks. x

    1. Rachael Finch Post author

      Such a beautiful, inspiring comment to read thank you very much for your kind words. I will be sure to include more skincare and beauty products in my posts!


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