If there's one couple's bathroom cabinet we'd like to rummage in, it's the Beckhams. The power couple have spent decades in the limelight and rarely look less than flawless.
And now Victoria Beckham, 40, has given us a glimpse into her beauty regimen, speaking about the skincare products she and David love and her go-to make-up brands.
Speaking to Elle.com, the designer and mother of four said: "I swear by Dr. Lancer products. He’s a dermatologist that I met in Los Angeles. I started going to him for oxygen facials, and I haven’t looked back. I don’t really use products other than his."
"I keep it quite simple with a really good polish, then an exfoliating cleanse, then I use a nourish cream, which is a really beautiful moisturizer. I just do that twice a day, and I think it’s very important to drink lots of water and get as much sleep as you can. But when you have four children, that’s easier said than done."
On David, 39, sharing her products, she said, "You know, he uses all my Lancer products. So we share all of our beauty products."
The star's make-up bag is full of Stila products, saying it's the brand she mainly turns to. "I also love Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat and #23 Makeup Forever Lip pencil. It’s quite a natural colour. That would probably be the thing I couldn’t live without," she adds.
"The other thing that I like as is from Anastasia, who’s a very good friend of mine. She’s fantastic, she does my eyebrows, and she has products out too. I use her eyebrow pencil. She’s the best when it comes to eyebrows."
Speaking about her infamous pout on the red carpet, Victoria said, "I think that’s not actually really how I look or how I really am. That’s just how I react when I’m in that situation. And that’s okay. That’s just me."
But when she's at home she's natural and free of make-up. "I do quite like to have a day where I’m just hanging out in the house, in comfy clothes, catching up on books that I’ve wanted to read. That’s a real treat for me. Just going about with no makeup on. I actually just found a really good face mask by a company called This Works. So I like to do a face mask every now and then, when I have the time. And actually there’s another great product of theirs: In Transit Camera Close-Up. It’s a mask, a moisturiser, and a primer all in one."
Victoria has, for the most part, stayed away from bold make-up throughout her career, from Spice Girl to designer extraordinaire. But the one feature that has dramatically transformed, is her hair. Between 1997 to the present day, her cut has changed at least 11 times from bob to pixie crop to waist-length.
With her hair currently at chest-length, would she chop it again? "I don’t know!" says the star. "I loved my hair short, but the great thing about having long hair is you can do so much more with it. It’s a lot easier. That’s what I like about long hair. But I don’t know, maybe one day, but for the moment I’m enjoying the fact that it’s actually a lot easier to have the long hair. It’s just effortless. Short hair always takes a lot longer to get looking right."
Beckham has just announced her first ever venture into the beauty industry - two limited edition nail polishes (a red and white) in collaboration with Nails Inc (available in stores in February 2015). Between that, winning Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards for her eponymous fashion label, launching her first flagship store in London and being named UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, 2014 has been a big year for her.
She admits she rarely goes to sleep early. "I go to bed later than I would like because I have a teenager. When he comes home from school and is done with all his homework, I like to hang out with him. So by the time I’ve finished doing everything I want to do in the house, sending e-mails and things like that, I never really get to bed before midnight. I’m normally up at six o’clock in the morning, because we have a three-and-a-half year old who likes to get up early and because I have so much to do during the day. I get up, work out, get the kids ready for school, take them to school, and then I go to work. So we fit a lot in a day."
To stay on top of things she keeps to a healthy diet of "fish, lots of vegetables, and a lot of fruit" and works out as much as she can to stay fit. "I work out every day, six or seven days. I do either Tracy Anderson, SoulCycle, or Barry’s Bootcamp."