It’s not every day a guy admits to wearing makeup, but thanks to wife Victoria Beckham dobbing him in, it turns out David Beckham isn’t afraid to borrow a product or two from his wife’s makeup kit.
In a recent interview with Elle, Victoria was discussing her makeup collaboration with Estée Lauder when she let it slip that her husband loves to dabble with makeup, too: “David does steal my beauty products, it doesn’t annoy me. He looks so beautiful!” she said.
Although makeup is a common occurrence in the celebrity world, where men often partake in a light powder dust or concealer application for the camera, the Beckham’s candid revelation is leading the charge in the real world when it comes to normalising the idea that men can wear makeup if and when they feel like it.
Given the incredible (and natural-looking) things we women can achieve with makeup, like lit-from-within skin, brighter eyes and perfectly contoured cheekbones, why wouldn’t guys want a piece of the action?! It may still take a little longer for it to become the norm, but with a guy like David Beckham leading the way, there’s hope yet.
Guys -if you’re looking to up the ante on your current look sans makeup, check out our six top tips for improving your grooming game.
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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.