Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Victoria Beckham On The Cover of Allure August 2008

I am really liking Victoria Beckham‘s look on the cover of the latest Allure August issue. The soft, natural makeup and toussled hair – she looks almost like an angel!

Since “Victoria vamps it up a lot”, makeup artist Scott Andrew decided to give her a “bit more natural and unexpected” look for the shoot.

Mix your favorite moisturizer into your foundation for a dewy look. Apply a sheer creamy blush in a rosy color onto the apples of the cheeks.

To create Victoria’s “soft and pretty eyes”, sweep a shimmery beige eyeshadow and rim your eyes with a black pencil . Apply several coats of black mascara on both the top and bottom.

Blend a beige lipstick with a pink lip stain on top for uber soft, kissable lips.

Products Used
* Rimmel London Color Rush Mono Eyeshadow in Spun Gold ($3.05)
* Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer in Noir ($5.35)
* Rimmel London Mousse Blush in Frozen Cherry ($6.95)
* Rimmel London Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Birthday Suit ($6.25)
* Rimmel London Lip Bloomer Lip Stain/Plumping Gloss Duo in Killer Kiss ($6.25)

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I really love her hair in the third photo, the one with all the curls.

    I’m surprised that most of the makeup listed is so inexpensive.

  2. Well it seems that PS (Photoshop) has a good job here. Uber perfect skin that any cosmetics can make :) Anyway, her look is great in the cover.

  3. hi phyllis!!!! i just wanted to say i have been reading your blog for a long time now. one constructive comment is that i was wondering if you can post tutorials, step by steps videos/pictures/text on how to apply makeup. that will be very helpful. your blog has been an immense help to me so far! thank you for updating it often!!
    also, i was wondering what are you using on your lips of your profile picture? thank you!!!!! :)

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