Victoria Beckham x Esteé Lauder Review & Swatches

Ermmm YAS. This is exciting. Two of my favourite things, fashion and beauty, coming together in a MAJOR way.

I love Victoria Beckham. And I love Esteé Lauder, so this collaboration is very cool indeed… Made even cooler by the fact that I got a handwritten letter from the designer herself when I received the collection! Little Alfie (one of our new kittens!) loved it too… He crashed the photoshoot but made it way better so I included a pic of him too, obvs.

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I’ve tried three of the new products from the collection out here… Let me know what you think/if there’s anything else in particular from the line that you’d like me to review!

First up, the packaging. It’s chic, slick, luxe – very VB. The lipstick is my personal favourite, it’s understated but beautiful at the same time.

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Much like Victoria’s fashion collections, the products are all very wearable and flattering. They’re the kind of products that you’ll want in your make-up bag forever – at least, I will! #VBfan4ever

I started with the Morning Aura Illuminating Creme (£68) in the gold bottle. This is part moisturiser, part brightening primer and uses micro-pearls to illuminate and brighten the complexion.

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I love this stuff because it’s a great multi-tasker – being perennially time-stretched (!), I get a bit impatient having to use moisturiser and primer on before applying make-up, so this kills two birds with one stone. And it works a treat – my skin felt refreshed and illuminated, and it made for the perfect pre-make-up base.

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Next up, the Eye Foils (£28). This liquid formula gives an intense vinyl-like shine, and I used the Blonde Gold. So this felt a tiny bit Christmassy… But I loved it. I find it quite difficult to apply evenly, but perhaps that’s because I didn’t use a primer beforehand (I always forget this step).

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Now for my favourite bit – the lipstick! This shade is Chilean Sunset (£36) and it is bold, bright and really beautiful. A spicy red, it’s very Estée Lauder and it made me feel uber glam. Plus, it withstood a good few rounds of Friday night drinks, all while keeping my lips moisturised.

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