Victoria Beckham Proves That Minimal Beauty Routines Work Anywhere

No one makes a case for a beauty uniform quite like Victoria Beckham. For many of her post-Posh Spice years, the pop star-turned-fashion mogul has sworn by a classic singular look that she rarely, if ever, strays from. After all, when there are companies to run and royal weddings to attend, who needs to waste one extra moment deliberating on which color eye shadow to wear today? Not Victoria Beckham, that’s for sure.

But Beckham’s signature look doesn’t fall under the category of, say, wearing the same red lipstick on the regular, or making a cat eye part of her “brand.” Rather, the star always goes back to the same overall look every time — with her eyes, lips, cheeks, and even hair forming a beauty uniform that’s all her own.

Need proof? In honor of the designer’s birthday, we’ve pinpointed the most crucial features of her signature style. Ahead, the five looks Victoria Beckham always wears…

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Dewy Skin

Despite the fact that Beckham is a beauty-product savant — just ask her husband — she maintains a nearly naked base no matter where she is. Maybe she has her very own Estée Lauder highlighter to thank for her dewy glow… or maybe she just looks that good with some serum and SPF.

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True, Beckham’s skin-care routine is more involved than your average, and very expensive, too. But with results like this, you might agree that the $1,000 price tag is worth it if it means you can ditch the full-coverage foundation for good.

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Sleek Ponytails

Whenever her hair isn’t cropped into a shoulder-grazing bob, Beckham rocks a middle-parted side-ponytail like it never went out of style.

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage.

Adding a few loose tendrils gives the perfect messy-on-purpose touch.

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Girl-Boss Bun

Beckham puts a loosened-up spin on the no-B.S. girl-boss bun with tousled, slightly undone texture.

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Beckham’s ponytails may be pristine, but her buns usually have a more mussed-up vibe.

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Gray Shadow

While everyone else reaches for black or brown shadows, Beckham tends to opt for a smoky gray. The subtle swap for a subtler, slightly metallic shade puts a Beckham spin on a classic.

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A soft gray marries the flattering effects of a brown shadow and the sex appeal of a matte black — just without all the mess.

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Natural Contour

Beckham’s cheekbones are chiseled with or without bronzer, but she knows that enhancing one of her best features with a wash of contour never hurts.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

Beckham has said that she’s struggled to find the perfect matte bronzer… but her red-carpet history begs to differ. This one looks pretty perfect to us.

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage.

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