Victoria Beckham tells us about her new collection in her own words."I’ve been collecting makeup for the past 15 years, so I was excited when Estée Lauder asked if I would work with them.For me, it’s about developing something I want for myself, whether it’s clothes, makeup, a handbag or sunglasses.
It’s about creating something I can’t find anywhere else.
“When making the collection, I told Sarah Creal, our product developer: ‘I fly from London to L.
A., I get off the plane and there are tons of paparazzi.
I want some- thing hydrating and moisturizing—a primer that brightens and really makes me look good after an 11-hour flight.’ So we developed Morning Aura, which is the most amazing product I have ever owned because it does exactly that.
It instantly illuminates, and you get this beautiful glow.
“For my first meeting with Estée Lauder, I had a dining- room table full of makeup and colours that I’d mixed myself and things I like that have been discontinued or I wanted to tweak because the tone wasn’t quite right.I’m a bit of an anorak [Brit slang for a person with a nerd-level obsession with something] when it comes to makeup.[Laughs] I have such a specific eye and point of view; I know what I like.“The collection has four looks, each one based on a city I love: Los Angeles, Paris, New York and London. I listen to the advice of people around me, but, ultimately, I go with my gut instinct. I had a great day yesterday [at the launch in London] and then I went home.I’m from London, I’m very proud to be English, and I would say that that look—the sparkly, smudgy-black, slightly-sweaty- looking eye and a nude lip—is one that I wear a lot. I walked in the front door, and before I even had a chance to say ‘Hey, this is great!Let’s have some champagne,’ someone had to do their homework, someone needed to get in the bath!