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.
Over the years, Victoria Beckham has cultivated a signature look. (Stila global pro Sarah Lucero has worked with her for years.)
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.
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.
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.”
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.
And just for fun, let's look at a shot of Victoria and David in 1998.
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?