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They're world famous – but in their down time, the Beckhams are a rather private family, and we seldom get direct insights into their lives. Now, however, Victoria has given a rare post-lockdown interview and opened up about what she's learned during the pandemic - and the life lessons she tries to live by.
In a recently released episode of the Breaking Beauty Podcast, the busy fashion mogul and mum of four talked intimately about some of the things that matter to her the most.
Speaking to hosts Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn, Victoria discussed her lifelong "love" for beauty, revealing: "My mother used to say to me, 'Oh, you're looking a little bit peaky'. And she used to take her lipstick out of her bag and she used to dab her lipstick on my cheeks to give me a little bit of blush," she laughed. "I was going to school, but in my mother's eyes, I looked significantly better with this added blush – she wasn't wrong!"
It's unsurprising then, that the 47-year-old is "pretty good" at doing her own makeup, and wanted to add a beauty line to her globally-successful brand: Victoria Beckham.
"It was very important for us to create products that were easy for people to use. You know, we're all busy. We don't have time to sit there for hours and hours applying makeup now," she explained. "People often ask me: what is the ultimate in luxury? You sit there and think, 'Oh, is there a nice watch? Is it a diamond ring?' And actually, the ultimate in luxury is time. So you've got to have products that do what you need them to do; that are easy to use."
And though Victoria draws inspiration from her own mum, the former pop star is now finding herself a source of inspiration to some of entertainment's biggest names.
"I met Beyoncé a few years ago and she actually said to me, 'it was the Spice Girls that inspired me and made me want to do what I do," she said. "I'm proud to be who I am. And when someone like Beyoncé, who is iconic and such a strong woman, says that she was inspired by the Spice Girls, I think that that's quite something."
She also opened up about the values she is trying to instil in her own children.
"With Harper, I always just say, 'be the kindest girl in the room. Who is the smartest at school? It's not important. Who is the prettiest? Not important," she insisted. "It's who is the kindest. Be that little girl, if there is someone in the playground that's on her own, be kind to her, cos guess what? Mummy was that little girl. I was bullied at school and I was miserable. So always be the little girl that's that's encouraging'."
Words to live by, VB.
Victoria Beckham's beauty essentials
Dr.PAWPAW Original Balm | £3.95 from Boots
Weleda Skin Food for Dry and Rough skin | Was £12.95, Now £9.29 from Amazon
Face Halo Makeup Remover Pad Original 3s | £18 from Boots
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