Feb 19, 2016
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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.
Looks from Acne, Dior, Givenchy, Chanel and more.
Thick and full boy brows, flat-ironed hair and a statement purple lip was the look at Acne Studios.
Luminous, glossy cheekbones were all the rage on the runway at Balmain, so don't retire your strobing cream just yet.
Models' pouts were pampered with a youthful, ultra-shiny berry gloss – it reminds us of a shade we might have kept in our pencil case in elementary school.
Business in the front, party in the back! The slicked buns on the Dior runway weren't as prim as they looked, when the underside revealed four immaculate plaits. We know this look will be a summer staple when humidity levels are through the roof.
The hair at Elie Saab was sleek and straight, however, the simple move of tucking strands behind the ear elevated the look. We're also lusting over the soft pink pearlized lip, '70s shades and opulent earrings.
We loved the undone, lazy-girl-friendly braids at Etam. It's the perfect option when you find yourself in a summer hair rut. We can't wait to rock them with a pair of oversized aviators and the faint smell of sunscreen.
"Star Trek" meets "That '70s Show". While this look might not be for everyone, we couldn't help but fawn over the precision placement of the bangs.
Proof that the low pony never goes out of style.
Don't throw out your holiday glitter on boxing day. Lips at Manish Arora were garnished with metallic gloss, and paired with bushy, brushed-up brows.
Virgil Abloh's inspiration for spring/summer 2017 was the modern, empowered woman. The powerful collection was topped off with this unique hairstyle, reminiscent of the alt-Instagram girl.
When makeup is all you need for an insanely good Halloween costume.
Want to be Harley Quinn, Eleven from "Stranger Things" or a Snapchat filter for Halloween? We rounded up 10 of the most creative makeup tutorials on YouTube so that you can start banking inspo now and avoid falling into the "sexy cat" costume trap. Scroll for videos from some of our favourite YouTubers, including Desi Perkins, Roxxsaurus and Shaaanxo.
For the final State Dinner as the First Lady, Michelle Obama's choice of dress didn't disappoint, and will certainly go down as one of the most memorable sartorial moments of her time as FLOTUS. The rose gold chain mail dress by Atelier Versace looked incredible, yes, but was also a nice nod to the visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.
It's not the first time Michelle dressed for the occasion: She wore Canadian designer Jason Wu to greet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Trudeau, and Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji to dine with the Prime Minister of Japan.