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September 1, 2016

“Sweaty-sexy skin. Fiercely lined eyes. Nude lips. Wet finishes, liquid metals, foil shine. Sexy, cool with a bit of rawness and edge.” Basically, a look we can get behind anytime, and also the description of what you’ll be able to achieve with the very exciting Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Makeup Collection coming up next month.

VB already gave us a taste of her brand of beauty with her collaboration with Nails Inc last year, but that was really a mere taste since it only included two nail colours; but now, we finally get to fully channel her minimal and often-copied beauty look for ourselves with the luxurious products in this collection.

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The four groups of products here have been categorised according to the different city-themed looks they’re supposed to help achieve: from top, London, which unsurprisingly is the closest to what VB herself always sports, with smoky, glittery eyes paired with a nude lip and lashings of mascara; New York City, which calls for a eye palette that marries both neutrals and brights, and illuminated skin; Paris, with an unexpected red lip and green lids; and Los Angeles, which is of course all about the summery bronzed skin.

We’re immediately drawn to the Highlighter in Modern Mercury (featured in the LA look), which is actually a relaunch of a previously limited edition Estée Lauder highlighter, since it’s a favourite of VB’s. Also, the Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron/Vanille, a double-ended eye pencil that features a classic black to be smudged around the eyes, and an eye-opening nude for the waterlines and inner corners of the eyes. And those eye colours, though – they’ll come in three different textures, one a gel-cream in black for seriously smokey eyes, two high-shine colours in a metallic finish, and the very exciting liquid Eye Foils that dry into a super-shiny vinyl finish.

The entire collection features textured black packaging accented with gold, really an accurate unity of both brands’ aesthetics. If you want to jump right in and treat yourself, go straight for the Daylight Edition, a whopping boxed set featuring eight handpicked signature items from the collection packed into a glamorous case that even comes with a removable lighted mirror.

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Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder collection, $50 to $1,680. Available at the Estée Lauder boutique at ION Orchard and the TANGS at Tang Plaza counter from October. esteelauder.com.sg