Victoria Beckham and Estee Lauder, in my opinion, both as brands and in person, have sophistication and elegance that is common and is always looked upon for. As the craze for the first launch of the Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Collection last year, it has been the same or I would say more than that for this second collection which has new additions to some of the products from the previous collection. From the first launch, I was able to order the most coveted Modern Mercury highlighter before it sold out, which I reviewed here. In this post, I am writing about the Skin Perfecting powder, Eye Matte duo in Electric blue and Nude, Lip Gloss in Fired Crystal and Matte Lipstick in Black Cassis.
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder (CAD $110) is part of the signature look which is the starting point for every other look in the collection. The product is described as Pore-blurring, translucent sheer powder that creates an airbrushed finish. It sets the makeup and minimizes the look of imperfections. It is available in one universal shade which is perfect for all skin tones. The powder has a soft yellow undertone that brightens and awakes the complexion.
The Skin Perfecting Powder is soft, lightweight, and blends easily onto the skin giving a very natural finish. It did not leave any whitish cast or cakey on my medium tan skin tone. I have used it both as a setting powder and as a powder to touch up during the day, I would say it looks more elegant in my bag, so I just like keeping it there, most of the times, I do not need a touchup. I pick up the product with my powder brush, just a swirl or two is enough to set up the makeup. It did not emphasize any pores or imperfections but did give the blurring effect to the problem areas. The packaging is so beautiful, a heavy metallic golden case inspired from the vintage cigarette case that Victoria Beckham in the Burlington Arcade in Mayfair, London.
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Eye Matte duo in Electric blue and Nude
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Eye Matte duo in Electric blue and Nude (CAD $78) is an eyeshadow duo with a unique combination of shades that look perfect for the holiday season as well will be a great companion for vacation. The pairing of electric blue and nude, as per Victoria Beckham is very strong. It was inspired by Miami's vibrant Latin influences and its art deco vibe. The Eye matte duo is described as a directional shade pairings for a cool, graphic eye look. The two intensely pigmented matte shadows in unexpected color combinations. The packaging is the classic leather heavy metal case, the leather look is slightly different from the first release, you can refer to the pictures to see the difference in packaging and the size.
Both the shadows in the duo have a matte finish. The product is soft and blends easily. It is buildable and can be used wet and dry. The nude or camel shade seems to be more versatile than the electric blue but both make a really unique and fun combination for the holidays. Nude can be used as an overall shadow or in the crease area and the electric blue can be used on the outer eye to give it a dimension and depth or along the outer crease for a fun and stylish look. Both the shades can be used to define the eyes by using the product with a thin eye definer brush. I am definitely going to put this duo to use this holiday season and my upcoming vacation, the Latin vibes are already coming.
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Matte Lipstick in Black Cassis
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Matte Lipstick in Black Cassis (CAD $65) is described as a sumptuous, creamy-smooth matte lipstick with highly pigmented color in a velvety French wine shade. The shade is strong, confident and sexy. The packaging is a luxurious golden fluted case. Shade Black Cassis is a bold deep Bordeaux. The lipstick has full coverage and matte finish. This lipstick is part of the Paris Look.
The shade is very beautiful. I am always drawn to wine, berry shades and I am glad this lipstick came into my life. I have medium tan skin tone and it suits me so well. It did not dry my lips, being matte. It can be applied straight from the bullet for a full bold look or can be toned down with a napkin or applied with a light hand, either of which I do for my work. The formula is comfortable to wear.
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Lip Gloss in Fired Crystal
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Lip Gloss in Fired Crystal (CAD $47) is described as a clear gloss sparkle with multi-pearl shimmer compared to the glittering city lights. It can be worn alone for a water-shine effect or over a lipstick to enhance its shade. The formula is very hydrating and moisturizes the lips. It did not dry my lips and is comfortable to wear. This gloss has a shimmer finish. I like the way it looks on the lip, not like over-the-top kind of sparkle but the kind that looks wet and shiny, just like a sheer touch of color for a casual look. Based on the light, it gives multi-color effects. When used over the lipstick, it gives a gleaming finish.
Out of all the products I have reviewed, I am satisfied with the formula of all, the shades are nice and unique. Overall, another winning collection from the collaboration of Victoria Beckham and Estee Lauder. I would recommend you to check this collection before the products are sold out, as it is a limited edition collection.
From top to bottom – Electric Blue, Nude, Lip Gloss in Fired Crystal, Matte Lipstick in Black Cassis
*DISCLAIMER – These products were sent to ‘The Velvet Life' as press sample, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.