Victoria Beckham gearing up to launch debut skincare product

Victoria Beckham is venturing into the skincare market with a new moisturiser.The fashion designer and beauty executive Sarah Creal co-founded Victoria Beckham Beauty earlier this year, with the line comprised of clean cosmetics made with luxurious ing…

Victoria Beckham is venturing into the skincare market with a new moisturiser.

The fashion designer and beauty executive Sarah Creal co-founded Victoria Beckham Beauty earlier this year, with the line comprised of clean cosmetics made with luxurious ingredients.

Now, Beckham has announced the launch of a priming moisturiser formulated in collaboration with scientists at high-end German skincare company Augustinus Bader.

“I am so excited to finally announce my collaboration with Professor @augustinusbader,” she captioned a snap of herself and label founder Professor Augustinus Bader on her Instagram page. “I have been working on this for a long, long time and it has been a dream to develop, with Augustinus, a priming moisturiser that works to improve the health of my skin and gives that fresh, natural glow that I love.”

The moisturiser will be unveiled on 19 November. In a chat with Britain’s The Times’ newspaper, Beckham explained that the product was inspired by the Morning Aura cream that was included in her 2016 capsule collection for Estee Lauder, but insisted the new version is “better”.

And Professor Bader is also very pleased with the final result.

“It was an honour to collaborate with Victoria for her first skin launch. I’m excited to share some of our skincare benefits in this product. It’s the first product of its kind to care for your skin cells while also preparing your skin for make-up application,” he commented.

Professor Bader’s The Cream, a deeply hydrating moisturiser, has developed a huge following among celebrities, with fans including Diane Kruger and Kim Kardashian. A 50ml bottle of The Cream costs $265 (£205).

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Elizabeth Hurley uses gardening as part of workout routine

Elizabeth Hurley prefers to tone up by tending to her garden rather than hitting the gym. The 54-year-old isn’t a fan of treadmills or elliptical machines and prefers to enjoy the good outdoors and yardwork to maintain her svelte shape. “I don’t wor…

Elizabeth Hurley prefers to tone up by tending to her garden rather than hitting the gym.

The 54-year-old isn’t a fan of treadmills or elliptical machines and prefers to enjoy the good outdoors and yardwork to maintain her svelte shape.

“I don’t work out, per se, but I am very active,” she told Extra. “I do a lot of exercise, but it’s really the gardening… cutting down a hedge, using my chainsaw to cut down a tree, logging, all of that stuff I do. So, I’m very active.”

The actress revealed she has tried other fun activities to stay fit, including “hula hoop practice” and “attempting to swim off the calories.”

When she isn’t focused on her fitness regimen, the Austin Powers beauty devotes her time to breast cancer awareness as part of her role as an ambassador for Estee Lauder.

“Early detection is absolutely vital,” she said. “We know that if cancer is detected and treated early, there is a 90 per cent chance of full survival.”

In an interview with People last year, the brunette beauty noted she urges her friends to stay on top of their health.

“I personally talk to all my friends about breast health,” she said. “I’ll say, ‘When was your last mammogram?’ And implore them to check their own breasts as well,” she said. “Sometimes they squirm, but it’s a conversation you have to have. So, I make it my mission.”

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Grace Elizabeth engaged

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder,…

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.

The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder, and Victoria’s Secret.

While Grace has only shared a few snaps of her with the German soccer player on social media, in a new video for Vogue.com, she revealed that he had popped the question earlier this month.

“I’m also trying to learn German. My boyfriend… my fiance,” she said, before flashing her diamond engagement ring at the camera and excitedly pumping her fists in the air.

Grace then went on to recount details of Nicolas’s proposal, explaining that it took place on his family’s houseboat.

“He put lights all over it and candles, and brought us dinner out there, and wine,” the 22-year-old recalled. “And we had wine, and food, and music and we danced, and he twirled me around three times, and then went down on one and knee and said, ‘Will you do me the honour of being my wife?’ I said, ‘Are you sure? Is this a joke? Are you sure?’ (He said), ‘It’s a yes or no question!'”

Of course, Grace accepted Nicolas’s romantic proposal and followed up with “lots of screaming, lots of crying, and more crying”.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Nicolas, 26, started dating last year, making one of their first public appearances as a couple at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party.

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Grace Elizabeth engaged

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder,…

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.

The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder, and Victoria’s Secret.

While Grace has only shared a few snaps of her with the German soccer player on social media, in a new video for Vogue.com, she revealed that he had popped the question earlier this month.

“I’m also trying to learn German. My boyfriend… my fiance,” she said, before flashing her diamond engagement ring at the camera and excitedly pumping her fists in the air.

Grace then went on to recount details of Nicolas’s proposal, explaining that it took place on his family’s houseboat.

“He put lights all over it and candles, and brought us dinner out there, and wine,” the 22-year-old recalled. “And we had wine, and food, and music and we danced, and he twirled me around three times, and then went down on one and knee and said, ‘Will you do me the honour of being my wife?’ I said, ‘Are you sure? Is this a joke? Are you sure?’ (He said), ‘It’s a yes or no question!'”

Of course, Grace accepted Nicolas’s romantic proposal and followed up with “lots of screaming, lots of crying, and more crying”.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Nicolas, 26, started dating last year, making one of their first public appearances as a couple at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party.

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Tom Ford gearing up to launch ‘science-based’ skincare line

Tom Ford is close to unveiling his “science-based” luxury skincare range.The 57-year-old served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006 and has more recently delved int…

Tom Ford is close to unveiling his “science-based” luxury skincare range.

The 57-year-old served stints as creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent before launching his eponymous fashion and beauty brand in 2006 and has more recently delved into filmmaking with critically acclaimed movies A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals.

While Tom Ford Beauty currently contains a range of cosmetics and fragrance, Ford has been developing a line of skincare formulas for several years and will begin rolling out the line next month.

“I wanted to start a serious skincare arm and have it be science-based,” he told WWD. “This is a real skincare product and regimen. I’m not a designer who has thrown his name on a beautifully packaged cream.”

To create the products, Ford insisted Estee Lauder bosses allow him to set up his own laboratory.

And he drew inspiration from his own experiences and advice he’s received from dermatologists in the past, especially in relation to the power of caffeine.

“Years ago, a dermatologist told me that the best thing for puffy eyes was moist tea bags. Every time I did it, I noticed that it also moisturised my skin,” the designer shared. “Caffeine became one of the most important things we researched.”

After experimenting with 75 different concoctions, Ford’s first products, the Serum Concentrate and Creme Concentrate, which are infused with caffeine from Japanese green tea, gyokuro, and rare ground white porcelain cacao beans, will be hitting shelves from August, and will be priced at $350 and $450 (£280 – £360). Three more products will debut in spring 2020.

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Liya Kebede: ‘I had no desire to create a brand’

Liya Kebede accidentally became a fashion entrepreneur because she wanted to help weavers in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian model, who has worked with the likes of Gucci and Estee Lauder, founded Lemlem in 2008 after going to a market while visiting family i…

Liya Kebede accidentally became a fashion entrepreneur because she wanted to help weavers in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian model, who has worked with the likes of Gucci and Estee Lauder, founded Lemlem in 2008 after going to a market while visiting family in Addis Ababa and noticing that the people who made handwoven clothes had no business. She used her own money to hire a designer, stylist and a few weavers to make Western-style clothes using those traditional techniques.

In a new interview with PORTER magazine, Liya admitted becoming the founder and creative director of a fashion brand was never one of her life goals.

“I am completely, 100 per cent, an accidental entrepreneur… I had no desire to do a brand,” she said, explaining that she had always wanted to help people in her native country but she “didn’t know in what capacity” and when she founded the label, “I thought I was just fixing something.”

Lemlem, which means “to bloom” in Amharic, now sells to vendors around the world and has recently opened offices in New York. It also employs 250 weavers in Addis Ababa and five per cent of its sales go to the Lemlem Foundation, which supports women artisans in Africa.

“Every time I see someone wearing Lemlem, I have a ‘wow’ moment – because I know how far we have come,” the 41-year-old gushed.

Liya has also collaborated with her designer friends, with her team recently adding colourful borders to “puffer” gowns created by Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli for Moncler.

“It has this feeling of depth and warmth, and a sense that there is another dimension to them,” she continued. “It bridges these things that you didn’t think could be bridged.”

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Joan Smalls stretches in bed every morning to keep scoliosis pain at bay

Joan Smalls does some gentle stretches in bed each morning to keep her scoliosis pain to a minimum.The Puerto Rican model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having landed prestigious gigs for the likes of Estee Lauder and Vi…

Joan Smalls does some gentle stretches in bed each morning to keep her scoliosis pain to a minimum.

The Puerto Rican model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having landed prestigious gigs for the likes of Estee Lauder and Victoria’s Secret.

While Joan has a constantly busy schedule, she has now opened up about her morning routine in a video for Elle.com, and shared that she always makes time to stretch her back and legs as a means of easing her scoliosis, or sideways curvature of the spine.

“A lot of the time I stretch because I work out the day before, so I’m kinda like tense, and I have scoliosis. So, I like to do it in the bed for a couple of minutes,” she said, before demonstrating some of the simple moves in her regime. “I learned the stretches when I was doing rehabilitation for my condition, so I learned it at a really young age. At the age of 13 -14, to stretch because it keeps my body well aligned and it helps with the pressure throughout the day. Standing or sitting for too long, or travelling in planes. And also, it just keeps me grounded and quiet for a couple of minutes before I get out of bed.”

Joan will set her alarm at least 15 minutes before she needs to actually get going because not only does she do some stretching, but she also spends a few minutes meditating too.

“I either say a pray or I meditate for a little while,” the 30-year-old smiled. “And I’ll say a positive affirmation until I’ve finished the whole loop (of meditation beads) around, so that will take me maybe 10-15 minutes depending on how long the affirmation is. I usually want to start with an emotion, vibe, thought.”

Elsewhere in the video, Joan explained that she doesn’t drink coffee all that often, and she prefers sweet breakfasts with lots of fruit.

The brunette beauty divulged that she combs her eyebrows as soon as she gets up too.

“I brush my brows in the morning because they look kinda crazy as soon as I wake up! I like brushing my brows upward, rather than sideways,” she added.

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Karlie Kloss uses a spoon to curl her eyelashes

Karlie Kloss swears eyelashes can be curled perfectly with the humble spoon.The supermodel has sat in the make-up chair for hundreds of hours over the course of her career, and accordingly, has picked up a few expert tips along the way. In a new video …

Karlie Kloss swears eyelashes can be curled perfectly with the humble spoon.

The supermodel has sat in the make-up chair for hundreds of hours over the course of her career, and accordingly, has picked up a few expert tips along the way.

In a new video for Vogue.com, Karlie took the chance to demonstrate to her fans some of her go-to techniques, and noted that she has a utensil-based handy trick for curling lashes.

“A (conventional) eyelash curler gets the job done but I’ve had nightmare situations. This teaspoon is very functional; it’s in my bag at all times for whatever the needs are (and) one tip and use of a teaspoon that I learned backstage from (make-up artist) Pat McGrath at a fashion show way back when, was to use a teaspoon to really get a very tight curl on the lash… You can really get right onto the lid and pinch it,” she explained, proceeding to press her eyelashes against the metal spoon with her thumb.

However, for those not keen on using a spoon, Karlie had another option up her sleeve.

“You can go all high-tech and use one of these suckers – it’s a heated eyelash curler. It moulds the lashes into the shape that you want without any risk of pulling your lashes out,” the 26-year-old insisted.

Elsewhere in the tutorial, Karlie shared how she begins her routine by applying a sheet mask for 10 minutes before rubbing in any additional serum and then applies concealer and Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place Powder to her face.

The Project Runway host, who became a global ambassador for Estee Lauder in April 2018, also uses the brand’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Sand and is a fan of the company’s lip liner and Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Rebellious Rose, a dark pink shade.

“She is not a wallflower. This colour looks good on everyone: my sisters, my friends… everyone that’s tried this colour loves it,” she smiled.

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Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into iconic Versace safety pin dress

Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into the Versace safety pin dress she first wore 25 years ago.The English model and actress made headlines around the world when she stepped out in the revealing black number, held together with oversized gold pins, when …

Elizabeth Hurley can still fit into the Versace safety pin dress she first wore 25 years ago.

The English model and actress made headlines around the world when she stepped out in the revealing black number, held together with oversized gold pins, when she accompanied then-boyfriend Hugh Grant to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

To mark the anniversary of the iconic garment, Versace creative director Donatella Versace has recreated the outfit. However, Elizabeth, 53, is adamant she can still slip into the original.

“I don’t exercise, but I am very active,” she said in an interview for U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine. “But just because it still fits doesn’t mean I would wear it today – it wouldn’t be appropriate!”

Elizabeth went on to describe how Donatella’s updated safety pin dress is much “more demure” than the one her late brother Gianni Versace dreamed up, with the new ensemble featuring draped fabric across the bodice and one long sleeve.

And even though the Versace dress launched the brunette beauty onto the global stage, leading to her scoring a gig as a brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, she insisted that she had no idea that the little black dress would have the power to change the course of her career.

“I was so unprepared for what happened that night… I urgently needed to find a dress to wear for Hugh’s premiere, and in those days I had no idea about fashion,” Elizabeth recalled, adding that she ended up collecting the dress from a PR executive’s office. “I remember going to an office where they literally fished a dress out of a white plastic bag… I took it home and did my own hair and make-up, fighting Hugh for the mirror, which wasn’t even full-length, in our tiny one-bedroom flat. It was all very unglamorous compared to how things get done these days.”

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Victoria Beckham: ‘Beauty collection is a dream come true’

Victoria Beckham couldn’t hide her excitement when discussing her upcoming beauty line, admitting that the new venture is a “dream come true”.The fashion designer made the comments during an interview with Vogue, in which she revealed that the new set …

Victoria Beckham couldn’t hide her excitement when discussing her upcoming beauty line, admitting that the new venture is a “dream come true”.

The fashion designer made the comments during an interview with Vogue, in which she revealed that the new set will include “make-up, skin care, fragrance, and also everything that comes under the wellness umbrella”.

Speaking to the publication, the Victoria enthused over the project, and hinted that it is the first in a long line of expansion plans for her eponymous fashion empire.

“(The beauty collection) really is a dream come true for me and something that I’ve been working on for a long long time,” she gushed. “Hopefully, one day (I’ll have) swimwear, and menswear, and (a kid’s collection).

“Not right now, not for quite some time, but I’m not short of ideas, let’s put it that way.”

The 44-year-old first announced the beauty line news in an Instagram post last month (Feb19), when she shared a video of herself in a striped shirt and told the camera: “So I’m very excited to announce I’m about to launch Victoria Beckham Beauty.”

She then panned the phone camera over to where she’d written “VB Beauty” on the mirror in lipstick.

Victoria captioned her Instagram video by writing: “SO excited to announce that I will be launching Victoria Beckham Beauty later this year! Cannot wait to be able to share it with you!! Subscribe at the link in bio for exclusive news and updates. #VBBeauty x Kisses.”

She previously teamed with beauty giant Estee Lauder on make-up products.

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