Victoria Beckham Loves This Fancy Face Mask, So Now I Love This Fancy Face Mask
Victoria Beckham is a major source of inspiration for us—and no, we're not just talking about her perfectly smoked-out cat eye, nor her repertoire of era-defining haircuts. She's built a fashion empire, launched genius makeup products in collaboration with Estée Lauder and has raised four children. To make a long story short, it's 2018 and we still want to be Posh Spice. Can you really blame us, though?
Just like we plan our seasonal wardrobes around her every fashion move, we're also very much on ball when it comes to sniffing out beauty products she loves. And she makes it easy for us. Seemingly almost every day, VB shares her latest beauty find in her Instagram Stories, and we've found plenty of our now-favourite products that way. This week, it was the turn of Lancer's Radiance Awakening Mask Intense ($178).
VB recently took to the platform to talk about her love for this super rich, hydrating mask. She wrote, "After a full on week my skin needs an intense mask," and that's exactly what Lancer's formula provides.
Not wanting to miss out, Byrdie UK's deputy editor Shannon got herself a tube and tried it out last night. "Imagine the thickest moisturiser you've every owned—that's exactly what this mask feels like," she says. "It contains brightening antioxidants, as well as ingredients that knock back hyperpigmentation and neutralise redness. I can get why VB loves it—you paste it on at night and go to sleep without washing it off. When you wake up, skin is noticeably more uniform and just looks intensely nourished. Who wouldn't be into that?"
She also let us in on the rest of her beauty routine in an interview with Into the Gloss. In it, Beckham revealed her entire beauty routine, opening up about the $22 moisturiser she always has with her, the one product she's applied religiously to grow out her pencil-thin '90s eyebrows and the in-flight habit she swears by for a bright, firm airport complexion. BRB, we're going to go copy everything. Keep scrolling to see our favourite tips and tricks we've learnt about Victoria Beckham’s beauty routine.
First up, we have to make mention of the body lotion that Beckham calls her "body secret." This $22 moisturiser (so affordable!) is formulated with essential fatty acids, vitamin E and pansy to calm irritation. "What I love about it is that it's not particularly expensive and you can find it anywhere," she said. "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… I wish they had bigger ones." Other celebs like Julia Roberts, Adele and Rihanna also love this product, so you know it's something special.
Like us, VB can't resist the allure of a jade roller, after which she applies a light layer of La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion ($370). "It's just a very easy, light moisturiser. My foundation goes on really well on top of this," she told ITG.
Another product that she religiously applies to her skin belongs to her makeup collection with Estée Lauder. The so-called Morning Aura is an illuminating moisturiser and primer hybrid. She uses it especially before she deboards an international flight since it makes her skin look luminous and wide-awake in paparazzi photos despite the "horrific" aeroplane air.
Interestingly enough, this is the specific reason for its development. "Right before I get off the plane, I always use the Morning Aura we developed for my line," she said. "When we started working on it, I said to the team that when I travel to L.A. and I get off the plane after 12 hours, and there's always tons of paparazzi. So I need a product that's going to hydrate, moisturize, lift, give a glowy, dewy feel about it… something that's going to make me photo-ready. That’s how we came up with Morning Aura."
Beckham has famously said that the airport is her runway since she is so often photographed while coming to and leaving Los Angeles. It only makes sense she would develop a skincare product to cater to her famous post-flight photographs.