When it comes to smashing goals, Britney Spears knows what she’s doing. Her debut album, Baby One More Time, became the best-selling album by a teen ever (we’re proud to say we helped her with that one). Shifting over 150 million records worldwide has made her one of the best-selling artists in all of music history, and when it comes to perfume, her empire is said to rake in over £38 million ($50,000,000) each year, with 2005’s Fantasy still outstripping most other celebrity scents over a decade later. Impressive, right? More impressive still, is that Spears isn’t even done with fragrance yet. In fact, she’s just launched her 22nd scent, VIP Private Show—a sexy blend of fruity, woody and musky notes. And that’s why we recently caught up with the superstar to talk all things beauty, perfume and, of course, fitness—have you seen her abs?
Keep scrolling for our exclusive Q&A with Britney Spears, plus her number one tip for perfecting an epic handstand.
BYRDIE UK: How does it feel that this is your 22nd fragrance?
BRITNEY SPEARS: I love creating fragrances and having so many ways to express my creativity. It’s exciting that I can continue to show my fans a new side of my personality with each fragrance I create. I am so grateful and feel so lucky that I’ve been able to continue developing fragrances that I am so passionate about.
BYRDIE UK: Do you have a favourite fragrance from your collection?
BS: It’s hard to pick a favourite! I love them all, but I do find myself reaching for the original Fantasy all the time. The fruity scent is perfect for any occasion and holds a special place in my heart.
BYRDIE UK: How is this new fragrance different from the others?
BS: Private Show is a feminine and sexy scent, and I wanted to continue that empowering feel with VIP Private Show. I think this new fragrance is more intimate and personal—the raspberry wood and velvet musk notes make it seductive and powerful. While all my fragrances are created with my fans in mind, I love that VIP takes it one step further with its intimate VIP experience.
BYRDIE UK: What does your workout week look like?
BS: I love yoga when I’m not dancing and performing. It’s a full-body workout that relaxes me.
BYRDIE UK: How do you stay motivated to work out?
BS: Being able to keep up with my boys and run around with them all day is a big motivation to stay fit. I think it’s important to find something you love doing—like strength training, a fun cardio workout class, dancing, walking or yoga.
BYRDIE UK: Any favourite songs you love dancing to currently?
BS: I would say this is constantly changing. Though I am still loving the Meghan Trainor record, and I always love Selena Gomez.
BYRDIE UK: You can do a great handstand—any tips to help us master it?
BS: The key is to keep trying and don’t give up. One day it just clicks with your body, and then you won’t be able to stop doing them. Core training is a must, along with concentration.
BYRDIE UK: What does your skincare routine look like?
BS: I keep my everyday beauty routine pretty simple. I always wear a good moisturiser since I spend a lot of time outside, and a spray of perfume is also a must.
BYRDIE UK: Eyeliner seems to be your makeup signature—any tips?
BS: I love a smokey eye, and it’s super easy to do with a black kohl liner. Just line your eyes, and smudge away.
BYRDIE UK: What does the meaning of true beauty mean to you?
BS: True beauty comes from within.
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