VICTORIA BECKHAM + ESTEE LAUDER MAKEUP

The former Spice Girl turned successful fashion designer turns her gaze toward a limited-edition cosmetics collection
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The former Spice Girl turned successful fashion designer turns her gaze toward a limited-edition cosmetics collection
Victoria Beckham to launch a makeup collection with Estee Lauder, Fall 2016

Victoria Beckham is teaming up with Estée Lauder to launch a limited-edition makeup collection this Fall.

Another big-news makeup collaboration, lovelies, this time between designer Victoria Beckham and the Estée Lauder brand. This isn't the first time the former Spice Girl has dipped her fingertips into the beauty arena; she launched a limited-edition Nails Inc. x Victoria Beckham lacquer duo last year. Her limited-edition collection for Lauder will launch this Fall, 2016.

Victoria Beckham has collaborated with Estee Lauder on a limited-edition makeup collection launching this Fall

Victoria Beckham + Estée Lauder = a limited-edition Fall 2016 collection.

Over the years, Victoria Beckham has cultivated a signature look. (Stila global pro Sarah Lucero has worked with her for years.) 

Victoria Beckham + Estee Lauder = a limited-edition makeup collection launching Fall 2016

Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder – shades of black and navy and chocolate and nude, do you think?

Smoky neutral shadows (with strategic sheen) applied to give her eyes an exotic winged effect, strong brows, minimal colour on her face and nude lips – it looks good on her. It's also a wearable palette for most women.

Victoria Beckham Vogue Australia (photo: Patrick Demarchelier); the designer is launching a limited-edition makeup collection with Estee Lauder this Fall

Victoria Beckham by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Australia last year.

Even on cover shoots – this one was for Vogue Australia last year – her makeup generally stays within the same signature sphere. Occasionally there's a hint of pink in her cheeks or on her lips.

Victoria Beckham to release a limited-edition Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder collection

Victoria Beckham – definitely a signature makeup look, right?

About her Estée Lauder collaboration, Victoria says via the press release: “The whole process has been both inspiring and eye opening - from going back and revisiting the Estée Lauder archives through to working on the product with the Estée team, this feels like the perfect makeup partnership for me and my brand. I had long admired Estée Lauder the woman, and the powerful brand that she created, so I am excited to offer both of our customers this makeup range and play a small part in her vision for women.”

Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder limited-edition makeup collection to launch Fall, 2016

Victoria Beckham in 2016; her eye makeup makes her eyes look larger than they are.

In 2013, Victoria told The New York Times, “Normally in a fashion shoot you’d be plastered in makeup, in amazing clothes. I find it embarrassing when you don’t look like yourself, when you’ve had tons of retouching. I don't want to be made to look like I'm 25. I'm 39. I don't have any issues with my age."

I love the quote although it's possible it's not quite true. But I absolutely appreciate that for the most part, Victoria's makeup, while dramatic, isn't a mask of product.

Victoria Adams and David Beckham in 1998

Victoria Adams and David Beckham, engaged in 1998. (They married in July of the following year.)

And just for fun, let's look at a shot of Victoria and David in 1998. 

The Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder collection will launch this Fall at select retailers, esteelauder.ca, esteelauder.com and victoriabeckham.com.

So what do you think? Should we expect a signature Victoria Beckham palette of shades (in sleek, understated packaging, of course), or might there be a few surprises?