The Beauty Prep Behind Victoria Beckham’s Catwalk Glow…

Dewy, glowing skin this way

Victoria Beckham Autumn Winter 2020

by Emma Stoddart |
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Every season Victoria Beckham delivers a classic, timeless show with a fresh-faced beauty look – and Autumn/Winter’20 was no different. Healthy, glowing skin was the order of the day for pro-facialist, Melanie Grant and the 'mother of make-up', Pat McGrath who were called upon to create the look. We had the chance to speak to the beauty team and VB herself to get the low down on how to create that handsomely healthy, radiant glow…

The Skincare Preparation

‘The girls are all so beautiful, so for me it wasn’t about plastering them in make-up,’ says Victoria Beckham. ‘All the girls had a facial by Melanie Grant before the show. It was really about looking after their skin, being kind to their skin, hydrating their skin.’

Melanie Grant prepped the models with the new Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum, £180. ‘It’s suitable for everyone, is extremely calming and hydrating and every model has commented on how nice it feels on their skin.’ The best application technique: ‘Always massage the product in an upwards direction, until the product has really sunk in,’ advises Grant. Following the serum, she applied the Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Primal Moisturiser, £92, which was created in collaboration with skincare genius, Augustinus Bader.

Augustinus Bader, who was backstage at Victoria Beckham, explains, ‘The cream is a stand-alone product that can be used on it's own. But for dry skin types, that need more of a hydration hit, you can layer the cream on top the serum to really give that long-lasting protection and moisture.’

The Make-up Method

Natural, individual beauty was the order of the day for make-up legend, Pat McGrath. ‘Victoria wanted us to enhance the girl’s natural beauty, focusing on their skin,’ explains McGrath. ‘We’re adding a little concealer where needed, highlighting the cheekbones in a very natural way and adding mascara just at the root of the lashes.’

To get that enviable glow, balm and moisturiser were used. ‘It’s really about massaging the highlighter into the cheekbones and not leaving any product sitting on the skin.’ The idea is for the make-up to be barely detectable, only visible to the trained eye.

Victoria Beckham A/W 20

Finishing Touches

To complement the make-up, hair stylist, Guido Palau, went for a natural, individual look. ‘We’re enhancing natural textures, so if the hair is curly we’re making the curls the best they can be and if it's straight, we’re adding a bit of movement.’ Palau called upon the Babyliss Cordless Iron, £200, to ‘simply bend it down the hair to add movement.’

Over on nails, backstage regular, Marian Newman used a very delicate, sheer nude called Bonjour by Peacci, £10. ‘The VB woman is very expensive and chic, so we didn’t want an extravagant nail look,’ says Newman. Rather, it’s all about healthy nails – making the nails a better version of themselves. Newman prepped with lots of oil before applying one delicate coat of polish and voila.

Victoria Beckham Nails A/W 20

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Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2020 Beauty Products:

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum, £1801 of 4

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum, £180

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturiser, £922 of 4

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturiser, £92

BaByliss Cordless Straightener, £2003 of 4

BaByliss Cordless Straightener, £200

Peacci Polish in Bonjour, £104 of 4

Peacci Polish in Bonjour, £10

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