The Melbourne Cup 2011 was an abundance of colour, corals and colour blocking. Never have we seen so many colours thrown into a single outfit!

Hair styles mirrored what we’ve seen on the international fashion stages over the last few months, soft, effortless and sexy locks. The loose low pony was making its mark as the ‘It’ style for spring.

Make-up was fresh skinned and bronzed, with nude eye colours. Eye’s were defined with soft smudgy pencil liner and a few false lashes of course. Lips were either one way or the other- Nude or Bright as bright can be.

The hottest make-up trend this season is a bright lippy. You can’t go wrong with a bright pink or coral!

These gorgeous girls were my pick for hair and make-up choices. Jennifer Hawkins looked great in an AMAZING  Sass and Bide dress. Hair out, make-up beachy, nude and beautiful I think she ticked all the boxes with this look!

Laura Dundovic looked cute with her smoky eyes, Coral lip and side swept bun. And Rebecca Judd looked great in nude browns and a peachy lip, hair loose and tousled.

To be looking your best this spring you can’t go wrong with-

Bright Nails- try lemon, coral, candy pink, or blue.

Bright Lips- Try coral, tangerine, red or blue based pinks.

Perfectly Imperfect Hair- Loose tousled locks, either out or side swept in a bun or loose low pony tail. Be sure to pull a few strands loose around your face and don’t go overboard with the hair spray. The idea is to make it look like you haven’t used and hairspray at all.