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FACE TIME:

VICTORIA
BECKHAM
& HUNG
VANNGO

When Victoria Beckham met Augustinus Bader, a genius collaboration was born, and glowy, gorgeous skin ensued. She tells makeup artist Hung Vanngo all about it, on set for VIOLET GREY.


Written by APRIL LONG


If ever there were a true master of reinvention, it would be Victoria Beckham. The woman who rocketed to stardom in the 1990s as Posh Spice transformed into one of the world’s most respected and sought-after fashion designers after launching her eponymous label in 2008—and now she’s killing it as a truly innovative and dedicated beauty entrepreneur. This is also a woman who has always owned her look: her hair may be longer or shorter, her lips glossier or more matte, but there’s definitely a Victoria Beckham signature beauty MO, usually defined by a strong eye, a nude mouth, and an out-of-this-world glow—the guiding principles behind the creation of Victoria Beckham Beauty, which debuted with a smoky eye collection, followed by the chicest-of-the-chic nude lip edit, and now, the pièce de résistance, the Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer, a collaboration with cutting-edge German stem cell scientist Professor Augustins Bader.

“The line is very focused but you can get so many looks out of it,” Beckham says. “You can use the products to have a very natural day look, but then you can add a Lid Lustre [gleaming, crystal-infused shadow] and get a nice cocktail-slash-red-carpet look. You can even get ready to go onstage, because you can create quite a dramatic eye.”

Beckham maintains that in another life, she would have been a makeup artist, and she’s clearly a woman who knows her way around a kit. She first grasped the transformative power of makeup when she was very young—though her understanding of how best to harness it has changed as she’s grown into a woman who celebrates inner beauty above all else.

Watch and learn as she takes makeup artist Hung Vanngo on her personal product intel, on set with VIOLET GREY.

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THE LOOK

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For Beckham’s VIOLET GREY shoot, makeup artist Hung Vanngo set out to create what he calls “a modern take on a 1920s dark, smudgy, smoky eye” using the brick red tones from the Victoria Beckham Beauty Smoky Eye Brick in Tweed.

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For her skin, Vanngo massaged in Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader Cell Renewing Priming Moisturizer allover—no additional moisturizer needed. Once set, he followed with a little light foundation and a touch of concealer.

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And for her nude lip look, Vanngo used Victoria Beckham Lip Definer in Shade 2, then followed with Victoria Beckham Bitten Lip Tint for depth and a touch of shine.