Goodwood Revival is a one of kind, extravagant three-day racing event held at the Goodwood Circuit near Chichester. Revival has become one of the world’s most popular racing meetings and perfectly transforms the event into a snapshot of the golden era of racing, the fifties and sixties. As the popularity of the event has grown, the weekend has attracted more than just the racing and classic car enthusiast. The whole circuit is set in period, even the police, security and emergency services are all dressed appropriately, attracting a wider audience interested in the food, drink and glamour all on display. As the majority of attendants do choose to dress up, glamour oozes out of every corner. Men are often dress as sailors, policeman or in vintage raceteam outfits to name a few and women can be seen in anything from a vintage 50s bikini, Land-girls all the way through to sixties mod chicks. The enthusiasm and attention to detail is mind-blowing and feels like you’re walking through a filmset.
My family come from a classic car and motorsport background, so we’ve always been excited to see some of the world’s most iconic cars race. As I’ve got older, my appreciation for the sport has grown, but what I love about the event is the costume and the makeup (of course!). Most years, I head in a 60s mod direction but this year whilst shopping for an outfit, this beautiful, vintage yellow and pale blue caught my eye. My mum and I both decided to coordinate and wear original 1950s dresses, found in the attic of some rickety antiques shop:
I accessorised with a cream embellished bag and some cream pumps, which were also vintage.
Now the fun part, I’m not personally a big wearer of red lipstick, so this was the perfect opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. I created the whole look around the Sensai Silky Design Rouge in ‘Soubi’, this is a true red satin lip colour with tiny flecks of glitter which help to make the lips appear fuller. To make the colour more intense and last longer, I first lined my lips using the Pure Colour Lip Liner in ‘Rich Red’, these liners are cheap but so creamy – I love them! I kept the eye make-up very simple and true to the era, using the Tarte ‘Rainforest of the Sea’ palette to add a touch of definition and a classic cat eye using my trusty L’Oreal SuperLiner Perfect Slim. The day is long and hot, so I needed to create a base I knew would last, the combination of the Bodyshop InstaBlur and Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation did the trick. To add some shape to my face, I used the Nars Powder in Talia to contour (and it did so beautifully) and the Sleek Face Form Palette in ‘Light’ to add some warmth and highlight. To finish off, I popped on the Eylure ‘Fleur Loves’ lashes and a coat of mascara and gave a quick spitz of Urban Decay De-slick setting spray to lock everything into place.
Hair is not my strong point, so I twisted the top half of my hair into two loose victory rolls either side of my side part, doused it in hairspray and hoped for the best. I did curl my hair the day before, but the British weather let me down and rained, so I did my best with the Unite Texturiza Spray for a bit of volume. My nails were YSL Nail Lacquer in 01, I was amazed that I only needed one coat for an opaque finish. This was my finished look, fitting to the era but also simple to achieve – I managed to get this glam whilst camping!
If you’ve never heard of Goodwood Revival, I’d recommend you hop over to their website or have a look for some videos just so you can get a feel for what a truly amazing event it really is.
Photos – @morganhenshawphoto