Victoria Beckham releasing beauty products every month to keep consumers excited

Victoria Beckham decided to release her beauty products every month rather than all at once to keep her consumer base excited for the next drop. The singer-turned-fashion designer launched her Victoria Beckham Beauty brand in September with the Smoky …

Victoria Beckham decided to release her beauty products every month rather than all at once to keep her consumer base excited for the next drop.

The singer-turned-fashion designer launched her Victoria Beckham Beauty brand in September with the Smoky Eye Wardrobe, a collection consisting of eyeshadow palettes, cream shadows, and eyeliners, and she followed that up with Your Perfect Pout lip kit, which featured a lip tint and six lip pencils, in October.

Earlier this week, she revealed that she was making her debut in the skincare market with the Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturiser, a collaboration with German skincare expert Augustinus Bader, for her November drop.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night, Beckham was asked why she decided to do monthly drops rather than release the whole beauty line in one go and she explained that the business model “makes sense”.

“You know I launched this beauty brand because I wanted to create a beauty brand of the future, with a real focus on clean beauty, sustainability and not comprising with the formulas and making sure that things are active and going direct to consumer,” the 45-year-old explained. “It makes sense to do regular drops – it keeps it more exciting for the consumer, for my community.”

Jimmy then jokingly asked Beckham if it was necessary to buy separate moisturisers for the body and face, or if it was simply a marketing ploy, and she insisted that “there’s a lot of science that goes into these products”.

Beckham also said that she will be sending products from her line to her Spice Girls bandmates – Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Geri Horner, and Emma Bunton.

“I haven’t (yet) because I’ve only just got mine but will send it to the Spice Girls,” she added.

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Victoria Beckham regrets wearing too much lip liner during Spice Girls days

Victoria Beckham regrets wearing too much lip liner during her days in the Spice Girls.The fashion designer, who recently launched her Victoria Beckham Beauty brand, was asked about her make-up fails during an interview with British talk show This Morn…

Victoria Beckham regrets wearing too much lip liner during her days in the Spice Girls.

The fashion designer, who recently launched her Victoria Beckham Beauty brand, was asked about her make-up fails during an interview with British talk show This Morning, and she pinpointed one look from the American Music Awards more than 20 years ago.

“There have been way too many! Way too much lip liner in the Spice Girls, way too much lip liner,” Beckham shared. “The American Music Awards was probably my worst ever make-up look. It was just a lot of everything. A lot of eye, a lot of lip, a LOT of blush but you know, it was the 90’s.

“I look back at those pictures and it makes me smile. It’s been a journey, it’s brought me to where I am and made me realise that quite often, you know, less is better.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother-of four revealed that she’s okay with growing older, and wants to look good for age, rather than trying to look younger.

“I’m fine with growing older. I’m not trying to look any younger at all. I just wanna look good for my age,” the 45-year-old explained. “I want to look like the best version of myself. I want to look after what I have. I don’t really want to change anything. And I’m okay with that. I like how getting older feels… I’m okay with how it looks, because it is what it is. Everybody is going to get older. (But) I don’t love how it sounds.”

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Victoria Beckham shares her favourite Spice Girls look

Victoria Beckham has shared her favourite look from her days in the Spice Girls.The fashion designer has revealed that she looks back fondly on her outfit from the girl group’s Goodbye music video from 1998, as it was when she was pregnant with her fir…

Victoria Beckham has shared her favourite look from her days in the Spice Girls.

The fashion designer has revealed that she looks back fondly on her outfit from the girl group’s Goodbye music video from 1998, as it was when she was pregnant with her first child.

“My favourite Spice Girls look would be the Goodbye video actually,” the 45-year-old said during an appearance on British talk show This Morning. “I was pregnant with (her oldest child) Brooklyn at the time and I had a pixie haircut, I was wearing a Jil Sander dress, which was super chic, and just really natural, nice makeup.

“I was at that stage of pregnancy when you are a little bit glowy. It was just very natural and I look back at that video and it really does make me smile because I had little Brooklyn in my tummy.”

And the star wasn’t the only Spice Girl who was pregnant while filming the video – Mel B was also expecting her first child, Phoenix Chi.

The British designer shares son Brooklyn, now 20, along with son Romeo, 17, son Cruz, 14, and daughter Harper Seven, 8, with husband David Beckham.

The naturally slim star recently revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that becoming a mother has affected her body image, and she makes sure that she eats meals with her kids.

“When you have children, it also puts a lot into perspective. You realise they notice everything,” she explained.

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Victoria Beckham doesn’t buy into anti-ageing skincare products

Victoria Beckham no longer buys into skincare products claiming to be “anti-ageing” or “anti-wrinkle”.The fashion designer has teamed with Sarah Creal to unveil Victoria Beckham Beauty, with the new brand offering cruelty-free, cleanly-formulated skinc…

Victoria Beckham no longer buys into skincare products claiming to be “anti-ageing” or “anti-wrinkle”.

The fashion designer has teamed with Sarah Creal to unveil Victoria Beckham Beauty, with the new brand offering cruelty-free, cleanly-formulated skincare and make-up products.

Beckham appears in the accompanying campaign imagery, and in a new interview with U.K. Glamour magazine, explained that she requested no airbrushing be used on the photos.

“What’s real and what’s not has become so blurred with Photoshop,” she said. “I believe people want to see pictures that are real. When I was going through the imagery with the team, it wasn’t about perfectly retouching things. I also hate seeing the words ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘anti-wrinkle’ (on products) – what is that about? It should just be about having the best skin you can have.”

Beckham displays her own wrinkles in the accompanying photoshoot for the October 2019 issue of the publication. And she is hopeful her products will help empower women to be the “best version of themselves”.

“There’s something really liberating about embracing who I am at 45 years old and owning it, feeling confident, feeling content. Doing beauty has really helped with that – it’s been very liberating,” the star shared. “I want to spread the word that everybody should feel like the best version of themselves. To look after what you have. I want to tell people to own who you are. Yes, we – and I – have wrinkles, and that’s OK!”

Elsewhere in the chat, the former Spice Girls singer noted that she continues to champion the “girl power” message that the group promoted in the ’90s.

“The fact that I can talk to (my eight-year-old daughter) Harper about that and how girls should be kind to girls… really I use my own experiences and share that,” she added.

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Mel B relying on exercise following ADHD diagnosis

Mel B finds working out helps focus her mind and cope with her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Spice Girls star has opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast. The 44-year-old – who has al…

Mel B finds working out helps focus her mind and cope with her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The Spice Girls star has opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast.

The 44-year-old – who has also been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia and anxiety – revealed exercise “helps her mind”.

“I work out to help my mind. I do have ADHD, as well as dyslexia and dyspraxia,” the Wannabe hitmaker shared. “Exercise helps me meditate and get rid of my anxiety. It helps me focus on me for that one hour. I do have mental illness, you have to be a little bit crazy to do what I do.”

The singer, who recently completed a 13-date trek across the U.K. for the girl group’s Spice World – 2019 Tour, revealed stepping away from the spotlight and spending time in nature helps her deal with her mental health struggles and not get “too stressed”.

“I sit outside in the countryside sometimes and stare at sheep for six hours, it feeds you,” Mel continued. “To be around green and nature. I know I sometimes intimidate people and I’m too brash and I’m too loud, being humble and grateful is important too. I’m trying to live my best life.”

Mel’s comments come after Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported the star was set to return to the U.K. permanently following her split from husband Stephen Belafonte. She relocated to the U.S. 15 years ago.

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Costume designer elevated Spice Girls’ tour outfits with Swarovski bling

The Spice Girls are making sure they shine on their trek around the U.K. and Ireland with one million Swarovski crystals sewn onto their costumes.The girl power originators, now a foursome after Victoria Beckham declined to join them for the reunion sh…

The Spice Girls are making sure they shine on their trek around the U.K. and Ireland with one million Swarovski crystals sewn onto their costumes.

The girl power originators, now a foursome after Victoria Beckham declined to join them for the reunion shows, are currently on their Spice World 2019 Tour, kicked things off in Dublin last week.

As well as delighting fans with their catchy pop tracks, the singers – Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B – have also made sure their costumes bring the wow factor.

In a statement regarding their outfits, costume designer Gabriella Slade gushed: “It’s an absolute dream job to design for a tour like this, and to be working with such brilliant women as the Spice Girls. The use of Swarovski crystals is really important and integral in designing for a pop show – it really elevates the costumes. You can always tell it’s a Swarovski crystal costume, even from the back of the stadium!”

The Wannabe hitmakers are taking their show all over the U.K. before finishing in London for three nights at the city’s famous Wembley Stadium.

Among the 100 costumes worn by the singers and their dancers is a new take on Geri’s famous Union Jack dress, the animal prints that Mel B became famous for and glitzy sportswear for Mel C, aka Sporty Spice.

And Swarovski executive board member Nadja Swarovski jumped at the chance to work with Gabriella and the British stars.

“(We wanted to) celebrate the amazing, empowering and iconic spirit of Girl Power for the Spice World tour,” Nadja said. “We are thrilled to help magnify the magic and dazzle of this stellar show.”

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Victoria Beckham detoxes on lavish healing holiday

Victoria Beckham rid herself of toxins during a lavish healing holiday in Germany this week (beg13May19).The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul took some time off to detox at the Lanserhof health and spa resort in Tegernsee and she couldn’t b…

Victoria Beckham rid herself of toxins during a lavish healing holiday in Germany this week (beg13May19).

The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul took some time off to detox at the Lanserhof health and spa resort in Tegernsee and she couldn’t be happier about the solo experience, joking her husband David Beckham missed out on not joining her.

“Loved staying at @lanserhof. Thank u @healingholidays and everyone who sent me their top tips on staying balanced,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday as part of a caption attached to a close-up image of herself lying down on white sheets in a white towel and robe.

“Seems I need to be listening to true crime podcasts and having a glass of wine every now and then,” she added. “And if all else fails, keep wearing some good shoes. @davidbeckham you’re just jealous you didn’t come,” signing off the post with a laughing emoji and her initials.

The luxurious Lanserhof resort and medical centre is located in the Bavarian Alps with stunning forest views. The facility has psychological and traditional medicine practitioners on site to offer attendees state of the art wellness services as they detox as part of the company’s signature LANS Med Concept detoxification, purification and de-acidification programme, which lasts from 12 to 16 days. The detox programme costs around $10,000 (£8,000), according to The Mirror.

Victoria shared a number of updates on Instagram Stories as she detoxed at the wellness facility, posting shots from her adventures riding a bike in the Bavarian hills, the vitamins she took, and the Mondquelle branded water – a product which taps into special bio-frequencies in the body.

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Victoria Beckham shows off ballet skills as her former bandmates rehearse for Spice Girls tour

Victoria Beckham has showed off her fun side – as well as her ballet moves – by slipping into her old pointe shoes for her youngest son Cruz.Cruz, Victoria and David Beckham’s third child, recently uploaded a video of his mum demonstrating her dance sk…

Victoria Beckham has showed off her fun side – as well as her ballet moves – by slipping into her old pointe shoes for her youngest son Cruz.

Cruz, Victoria and David Beckham’s third child, recently uploaded a video of his mum demonstrating her dance skills on his Instagram page. The clip showed the fashion designer rising to her toes in a garden as Amy Winehouse’s Tears Dry On Their Own plays in the background.

A voice can be heard saying, “I’m very impressed. Look how good mummy is”, before Victoria, dressed in black leather trousers with a red waistband and a white T-shirt, loses her balance and cracks into a smile.

The 45-year-old previously revealed that she dreamed of a career in dance when she was a child.

“I was never going to be a model. I studied dance until I was qualified to be a dance teacher. My mum said I had to have something to fall back on if it all went wrong. So if it does go wrong, I can always be a tap-dancing teacher,” she said during a 2015 Q&A in New York.

The video comes as Victoria’s former Spice Girls bandmates Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Horner and Mel C finally reunited to begin their joint rehearsals for their upcoming U.K. tour.

Emma, Geri and Mel C had been practising their moves and songs without Los Angeles-based Mel B, who recently caused a media storm by claiming she’d had a lesbian encounter with Geri when the Spice Girls first started out, but Scary Spice touched down in London earlier this week and headed straight to the rehearsal room.

The Spice World 2019 Tour kicks off in Dublin on 24 May (19), and finishes with three nights at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium in June.

Victoria has chosen not to join the Wannabe hitmakers.

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Spice Girls makeup artist used bold cosmetics to distract from breakouts

The makeup artist to the Spice Girls during the height of the girl power band’s fame used over-the-top cosmetics to distract from the stars’ breakouts. Karin Darnell worked with Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Geri H…

The makeup artist to the Spice Girls during the height of the girl power band’s fame used over-the-top cosmetics to distract from the stars’ breakouts.

Karin Darnell worked with Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Geri Horner, throughout the 1990s, and helped the stars perfect their glam looks before taking the stage or appearing at events.

One issue the beauty guru had to work around was the frequent breakouts the singers would experience as a result of their busy schedules and poor diets, but she didn’t have the advanced makeup and technology modern pop stars have at their fingertips – and she had to improvise.

One special trick included applying bold products to draw the eye away from zits.

“We live in an airbrushed world now but back then you didn’t have filters; it was day lighting,” Darnell tells PopSugar. “So if someone had spots, and one of the girls really did, I had to alter the looks for that.”

Among the products in her emergency kit were red lipstick and heavy brown lip liner, which were popular throughout the decade.

Darnell has since worked with the likes of Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and Gemma Chan but she looks back on her work with the Wannabe hitmakers with a laugh.

“What I absolutely say to this day is if you can’t laugh at what you used to look like, then you really achieved nothing,” she jokes.

Darnell recently looked back on her time with the iconic pop band for a Hunger TV essay, in which she recalled the highly-publicised moment in 1997 when Horner kissed Prince Charles on the cheek while wearing bright red lipstick.

“It was completely against protocol,” she says. “It was a king dare and we were saying, ‘You won’t do it!’ I have never put so much red lipstick on one person… I think she was probably wearing a MAC red, and such heavy lip-gloss. It’s amazing it didn’t drip… We then actually flew to Cannes (France) that night and were reading the papers about it in the morning. We just laughed.”

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Victoria Beckham mixes cooking oil into beauty products

Victoria Beckham has made cooking oil a part of her skincare routine. The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul relies on an extensive regimen to maintain her flawless glow and she tells Into the Gloss that can involve a few unconventional ingr…

Victoria Beckham has made cooking oil a part of her skincare routine.

The former Spice Girls star-turned-fashion mogul relies on an extensive regimen to maintain her flawless glow and she tells Into the Gloss that can involve a few unconventional ingredients.

In addition to using her favourite affordable product, the 44 year old also relies on coconut oil.

“My body secret is Weleda Skin Food,” she explains. “What I love about it is that it’s not particularly expensive and you can find it anywhere. The formula is so thick and buttery. When I have a tan, I’ll mix it with coconut oil – the same you use to cook with – and cover my entire body with it. I suppose some people may not like the greasiness, but it helps me hold on to the colour. And by the time I leave the house, I feel as if it’s really sunk in. Like my skin’s had a good drink. I go through so many of these (bottles)… I wish they had bigger ones.”

And the brunette beauty admits her skin gets more manageable as she ages.

“The older I get, the more my skin settles down,” she adds. “I used to have quite bad skin when I was younger and I was constantly covering up spots and things like that. Luckily, I don’t have to worry too much about that anymore.”

Meanwhile, Beckham reveals she perfected her fashion sense while experimenting with looks during her Spice Girls years.

“Over time, you learn what works for you,” she tells the website. “I tried some interesting looks in the Spice Girls… At this point, I’ve done so many photoshoots and red carpets that I’ve learned so much about my beauty style by looking back at pictures of myself.”

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