Inspiration: Beneath the Surface

Runway Ready

Go backstage for Victoria Beckham’s
Spring/Summer ’17 fashion show to see the runway
beauty looks she created to showcase her
first-ever makeup collection with Estée Lauder.

Victoria Beckham the woman is known for embodying the ultimate in chic. Her fashion line represents the same sophistication. And when it came to the beauty look for her Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show in New York City, Beckham did not disappoint. She seized the opportunity to unveil her new Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder makeup collection, showcasing bold swipes of color across her models’ eyes, complemented by fresh, modern, ethereally glowing skin.

“The starting point for my new makeup collection was beautiful skin,” Beckham explained about her inspiration for the look. “The makeup really reflects the assured free spirit of the Ready to Wear this season, so the use of color is quite carefree and applied in bold strokes across the eyes.” Indeed, each model represented one of three beauty looks. Some carried through the theme of beautiful skin with simple, shimmering nude sculpted eyes, while others wore flashes of geometric color in either metallic blue or green, painted free form across the lids.

Inspired? Here’s how to recreate the full look for yourself, starting from the clean, fresh skin to—if you’re feeling brave—the bold clash of color. Just keep in mind Beckham’s vision: “Overall, the look doesn’t feel too perfect or considered,” she says. In this case, elegance lies in the imperfect.

Step 1
Give skin a boost with Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm, applied all over.

Step 2
Layer on the new Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Morning Aura Illuminating Creme—one of Beckham’s personal favorites from the collection—to give skin that luxe glow.

Step 3
Even out the complexion with a thin layer of Double Wear Light foundation, and add Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear concealer where needed. Top with a dusting of Perfecting Loose Powder along the T-zone.

Step 4
Glide a light layer of Sumptuous Extreme Mascara through lashes.

Step 5
Accentuate cheekbones with a swipe of the new Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Highlighter in Modern Mercury, another of Beckham’s must-haves. (In fact, she specifically brought this previously discontinued cult favorite back for her collection!)

Step 6
Line inner lashlines with the Eye Kajal Duo, using just the Vanille shade.

Step 7
Depending on your mood, opt for one of three eye looks. If you’re feeling blue (in a good way), sweep the Fired Sapphire shade from the Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Eye Palette free from across lids, or do the same with the Burnished Sage shade. If you prefer to stick to nude, sculpt lids with a blend of Blonde Cumin and Metal Saffron.

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