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Backstage at Victoria Beckham Spring 2017

Pat McGrath for Estée Lauder used Beckham's upcoming makeup collection to create a colorful eye look.

Backstage at Victoria Beckham seemed strict, a departure from the with-the-fingers eyeshadow application employed by makeup artist Pat McGrath, and contrasting with the “free spirit” of the collection.

For the makeup looks — which were created in three different versions — McGrath, went for a “very fresh, very natural girl, [and] very modern feel to the look — like a free-flowing, non-geometric shape on the eye…but done with fingers, and a wing in green done with a brush,” she said. Skin was outfitted with a bit of foundation and concealer, after a healthy dose of Estée Lauder brand skin care, then prepped with Radiant Highlighter. McGrath really let the lids be the focus — the “free-flowing, non-geometric” shape was done in the blue color from Beckham’s soon-to-be-launched eyeshadow palette, and extended from lash to crease and beyond the outer edges of the eye. Another eye was done with winged green shadow, painted on like liner, and a nude eye used the taupe and brown shades from the palette. Lashes were coated in brown mascara at the roots, and lips were left nude, with a bit of balm. Beckham’s makeup collection for Estée Lauder is set to launch Tuesday.

Hairstylist Guido Palau, for Redken, tamed hair back into the ultrastraight ideal of the early Aughts — complete with a center part and extensions for some models to keep the hair behind the shoulders. “It’s just to keep the hair back,” Guido said. He used Redken’s Pillow Proof and then Satin Wear, with the Elite GHD blow dryer and Elite straightening iron.

For nails, Deborah Lippmann (also brought in by Estée Lauder) created a short, rounded shape using a nail file. She cleaned the unvarnished nails up with her cuticle remover and cuticle oil. “Buffed but not shiny,” is how Lippmann described the look.