What’s The Deal With Victoria Beckham’s Makeup Collection?
One reader puts Estée Lauder's Victoria Beckham Collection – among last year's most searched makeup products – through a rigorous test. (And yes, KULALA Beauty Club is FINALLY up and running!)| January 18, 2017
Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we have Alverina Wijaya (@aloebella) and her review of Estée Lauder’s sold-out-errrwhere Victoria Beckham Collection. Alverina is a freelance designer and fashion hunter who is constantly searching for ways to quench her wanderlust.
Luxurious, sleek and sexy were my first impressions of Estée Lauder’s Victoria Beckham Collection. The packaging reflects very well of Victoria Beckham’s vibe – posh and sleek. I can see myself wearing the entire collection as part of my daily makeup routine. The colours are not just wearable, but the products themselves are high-performance.
First up is the Morning Aura, a moisturizing cream that acts like a primer. It really brightens the skin and gives it a glow. I wouldn’t recommend it to those with oily skin, though, because it can be too much. You will need to back it up concealers or a BB cushion for extra coverage. I think it works best as a highlighter, accompanied with some contouring on the side of your cheeks. What I also like about the Morning Aura is that it conceals pores and adds definition to my cheekbones, nose and forehead.
My ultimate favourite from the collection is the Eye Foil. The sparkling pigment and gold flecks are very concentrated, yet it blends so easily. You only need a tiny bit to spread across your eyelids to make them sparkle. And it doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue at all. It doesn’t just work for the eyes, too. Apply them on your shoulders, pair it with a cocktail dress and you are ready to party!
The Eye Ink – I tried Black Myrrh and Bitter Cove – is really deep and rich. It is so easy to blend. It is a powder, but it feels more like a creamy eye shadow. I would recommend applying on some eye primer before the Eye Foil so that the colour lasts longer and creasing is delayed. Because the colours are so intense, each can stand on its own (though there are no rules against wearing more than one at a time).
Finally, that nude matte lipstick. It is very Victoria Beckham. Creamy and lightly hydrating, I like how it glides on easily and blends very well with my skin colour. The lipstick is also long-lasting and actually adjusts a little to suit your natural lip colour better.
Thanks, Alverina! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. All photos here were taken by Alverina.