In a true meeting of creative minds, Victoria Beckham and Estee Lauder have teamed up to give us an exciting autumn/winter 2017 makeup collection that’s packed with sophisticated, pigmented colors and extraordinary formulas. VB x Estee Lauder includes everything from deep-black mascara, illuminating cream, and perfecting powder to a gorgeous sparkly gold gloss that can be used on cheekbones, eyes, and along your collarbone to make you glow.
But right now, we’re all about that limited edition Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder nude lip gloss because it’s pretty much everything.
This creamy, high-shine gloss in Desert Heat is the exact shade of nude-pink-beige that the former Spice Girl herself would be seen wearing everywhere. Wear it alone or over lipstick or lip liner and it instantly provides a more sensual look and hydrated and plumps your lips so that they look their best. (Beckham also has a clear, iridescent lip gloss shade called Fiery Crystal that we’re pining over).
As is to be expected from a huge collaboration, a tube of Desert Heat will set you back $36. If that isn’t in your budget or you’re worried that you’ll fall in love with this lip gloss and then have it snatched from you in a season or two (a legit concern), here are five Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder lip gloss dupes to keep on your radar.
1) Glossier Lip Gloss
Glossier’s clear lip gloss is reminiscent of transparent ‘90s tubes — it’s clear as glass and intensely hydrating. But that’s where the comparisons end. Unlike earlier version of gloss, this one is never sticky, gluey, or disco-ball sparkly. Infused with vitamin E, it’s simply moisturizing and refreshing — wear it over nude lipstick and you’ll instantly add life and definition to your lips. It’s vegan, hypoallergenic, and just $14 a tube.
2) Gerard Cosmetics Nude Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss
With 20 lip gloss shades that range from dark-as-night Borneo to pastel-pink Spring Fling, Gerard Cosmetics provides a slew of shiny options that keep your lips looking healthy. The brand is gluten and cruelty free and its neutral Nude gloss closely mimics vb x Estee Lauder’s Desert Heat shade — it even contains collagen peptide technology to plump your lips.
3) Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss
Metallic shades are huge this season, and Makeup Geek’s Foiled Lip Gloss collection offers 10 shiny metallic glosses that provide buildable coverage so you can decide if you want a subtle or dramatic finish. Each application of this cruelty and paraben-free gloss lasts about 6 hours and reviewers confirm that it really stays in place. Its prettiest nude shades include VIP, a peachy pink, and Set List, a medium rose with light pink reflects.
4) Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Rihanna’s latest amazing beauty line is already scoring rave reviews — and it’s off-the-charts beautiful lip luminizer in a universal rose nude shade is one of its most requested products. Not only does this gorgeous color look great on a variety of different skin shades, it’s made with hydrating shea butter, provides a subtle plumping effect, and smells super sweet. At $18, it’s also a lot more affordable that Beckham’s gloss, with the same celebrity cache.
5) NYX Butter Gloss
The ultimate budget option (one tube costs less than $7), NYX Butter Gloss is as smooth as butter and comes in 24 vibrant shades. Cinnamon Roll is its gorgeous nude shade, one reviewers say works for everyone and is perfect for daytime.