It's often overlooked that Victoria Beckham, though assumedly the poshest of the Spices, is delightfully funny. After her Spring/Summer 2017 show at NYFW, she presented her debut makeup collection with Estée Lauder, and interrupted herself to question whether she could say her go-to makeup was sexy. "I'm not saying that I'm sexy," she laughed.
"I’m not a model. I am a woman who has four children," Beckham told us. "I’m a working mom and I am hoping that women all around the world can really relate to me."
"I’ve worn makeup for as long as I can remember," she continued. "I remember going to school when I was really really young, and my mom getting her lipstick and literally putting it on my cheeks and saying, 'You look a bit peaky.' I don’t think I ever go out without makeup on, I like to celebrate being a woman. It is definitely a huge part of who I am, and who my customer is as well."
See some of the standout products in the limited-edition Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Makeup Collection and Beckham's thoughts on them, below:
Eye Ink in Bitter Clove ($55), now available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
Eye Ink in Charred Emerald ($55), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
Eye Ink in Black Myrrh ($55), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille ($36), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
"I’m super excited about this Morning Aura," says Beckham. "I said to Sarah [Creal, global partnership initiatives at Estée] when we started to work together, 'Though I know this is a makeup collection and not skincare at this stage, when I get on a flight from London, sit on the plane for 11 hours, then I get off and I am photographed, I want something that is moisturizing, something that will act as a primer, close the pores, lift and give me that beautiful, youthful glow.' I mean who doesn't want that youthful glow? Especially when you’ve been sitting on a flight for so long. They helped me [create] that – because that was asking a lot! – and actually we did it with Morning Aura. This is something that I use underneath and on top of makeup. I’ll put it on my collar bone, on my legs, it's so yummy."
Morning Aura Illuminating Creme ($115), available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
The Paris City Look includes: Eye Foil in Burnt Anise, Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille, Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Charred Emerald and Lipstick in Chilean Sunset. Available at select Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom locations across Canada.
"When I travel around the world, I am staying in hotels where the lighting is horrible," says Beckham. "You can never get a decent mirror in the right lighting. So I said, 'Wouldn't it be great if we could create a mirror that had proper makeup lighting around it, and you could travel with that thing, whatever it is?' Sarah [Creal, global partnership initiatives at Estée] and Richard [Ferretti, global creative director for Estée] came to me, very excited with a light box that comes with a collection of makeup. You can actually take out [the mirror]. It's battery operated, it's really light, you can throw it in your suitcase and you have proper makeup lighting."
Victoria Beckham Collection Daylight Edition ($1,465) includes: Highlighter in Modern Mercury, Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Charred Emerald, Eye Foils in Burnt Anise and Blonde Gold, Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille and Lip Pencil in Victoria. Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew.
Oprah Winfrey Source: Getty
Her skincare specialist explains.
When you get a bespoke facial from Jennifer Brodeur at Bella Clinique in Montreal, you’ll also meet “Max,” the LED-light-therapy machine that Brodeur designed in 2003 and always refers to as a person. (It’s actually called “Max+.”)
The machine, she explains, harnesses research from NASA and uses light wavelengths to treat skin concerns. Skin cells absorb the UV-free light as energy. Red-light wavelengths, for example, are said to stimulate fibroblasts to create collagen, while yellow light tightens skin.
“It’s interesting because you don’t feel anything, so a lot of clients at first were like, ‘Are you sure you’re doing something?’” she says, laughing. Any disbelievers can call Oprah; Brodeur has been treating her since 2012.
Source: Courtesy of Netflix
Okay, first – look, we have exciting new (Canadian exclusive!) posters for the Gilmore Girls sorta-sequel, premiering on Netflix November 25!
Second, OMG we also have never-before-revealed plot details of what's going down in the four 90-minute episodes!
In a release accompanying the photos, Netflix very casualllllly shares this little blurb about where we find our favourite Stars Hollow-ians, 9 years after the first series ended.
"...Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our leading ladies at a major crossroad: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill; Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it's even begun; and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard."
Take a moment to scroll through these posters (organised according to the four seasons, aka 'winter, spring, summer or fallllll, all you have to do is call'), digest, reread and come find us in the comment section to share how you're processing all this.
It looks like a pint of Guinness, tastes like a cold brew, and is only available in one Canadian Starbucks location—but it's not on the secret menu. So what is this mystery drink launching RN in Canada?
It's nitro coffee, which in terms of coffee trends is 2016's answer to 2015's obsession with pour over (and apparently an extension of our obsession with cold coffee in general, which Starbucks says is actually a growing part of our morning coffee order, even in the winter).
So what is it, and how is not just cold brew? Well, it is cold brew in the sense that it's based on the same intial process (steeping coffee for 20 hours in cold water) but then things get science-y when they infuse it with nitrogen. This is key because it's crisp and cold without any ice added, excellent news for anyone who's ever hated how watered down the end of your iced coffee sometimes tastes.
Nitro cold brew is currently only available at one location in Canada (Brookfield Place in Toronto) but word on the street is that they'll be rolling it out at more locations A-to-the-SAP.