When it comes to global style icons, it’s hard to beat Victoria Beckham. (This is the woman who began her career as Posh Spice, after all.) Instead of falling into obscurity like many former pop stars, Beckham has only grown her brand—and her sophisticated style.
Her impeccable eye for all things beauty led her to create her hugely successful eponymous fashion label, not to mention a sold-out capsule makeup collection with Estée Lauder.
For her second collaboration with the makeup brand, Beckham tapped into her cosmopolitan-cool aesthetic to create an Autumn/Winter 2017 edit of must-have products, available at beauty counters nationwide.
“With this makeup collection, I want to make women everywhere feel empowered, beautiful and confident. Inspired by my favorite cities in the world, this collection reflects my own personal beauty vision,” Beckham said.
Her muse cities are Miami, London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and in addition to the 18 new products and two limited edition sets, Estée Lauder is re-introducing 10 of the most popular items from Beckham’s first collection. Those high-performance hero products are exactly what we need to achieve our own versions of Beckham’s oh-so-editorial look.
“My experience in front of the camera has taught me how the right light can create the perfect skin tone and texture, and give definition to bone structure,” Beckham said. “These signature products recreate that same effect for you.”
One of those signature products—and Beckham’s secret to her lit-from-within skin—is the Morning Aura Illuminating Crème. Part moisturizer and part brightening primer, this glowing formula uses micro-pearls to light up your skin in the best possible way.
To make it look like you were born with Beckham’s sculpted cheekbones (even if you weren’t), brush on the Miami-inspired Highlighter in Modern Mercury. The bronze shimmer punctuates your cheekbones and gives a dewy finish.
To re-create her patented smoky eye, Beckham put together a smoldering Eye Palette of pressed gel-cream formulas in tones of greys and Bordeaux, all influenced by London.
Complete the sexy, dramatic look with her Smudgy Matte Eyeliner in Graphite.
“I fell in love with London. The city is my heart and soul, always inspiring. The perfect blend of culture and edge, London is just cool,” she said.
Beckham knows that less is more, and when she’s rocking a dramatic eye, she likes to keep her lips bare. For the perfect nude lip, Beckham created the New York-inspired Matte Lipstick in her namesake color, Victoria. Victoria is the ultra-rich, cool nude color that gives Beckham her signature pout. Pair it with her creamy Lip Pencil (also in Victoria) for an even more polished look.
She drew from L.A.’s laid-back vibe to create products that give women that Hollywood, camera-ready, glowing skin. Matte Bronzer in Saffron Sun (for light skin tones) and Java Sun (for medium to deep tones) can be worn all over for a fresh-from-the-beach look, or sparingly for contouring.
If you just can’t decide which of Beckham’s must-have beauty essentials are, well, essential, then do as Beckham would and go big. Her Lit Beauty Box in Noir comes hand-packed with eight of Beckham’s very favorite products, including Eye Ink Mascara in Blackest, her Paris-tinged Eye Metals in Blonde Gold, Highlighter in Modern Mercury and everything you need for lusciously natural lips. Bonus: Each limited-edition box comes with a lighted mirror and signed note from Victoria.
> Written by Allyson Reedy
Image: Victoria Beckham, for Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder