Estée Lauder: The Woman Behind the Brand
Estée Lauder's story could have started on the stage. Before her head was filled with visions of making women beautiful, the woman who would revolutionize the cosmetics industry wanted to be an actress. But, the business of beauty pumped through her veins.
Explore the stories below to enter Estée's world.
Musical Musings with The Dolls
The DJ duo’s soundtrack from our Modern Muse party.Read Article
Inspiration: Women We Love
Iman talks about her journey from catwalk to boardroom.Read Article
Inspiration: A SCENT LEGACY
A Scent Legacy: Annie Buzantian
What it means to be a “nose”.Read Article
Born for Beauty
The niece of a Hungarian chemist, Estée was trained in the art of face creams at an early age.Read Article
The Start of Something Beautiful
Estée built the company with the perfect mix of know-how, dedication, persistence, passion, family commitment–and a lot of free samples.Read Article
"Success depends on daring to act on dreams," according to Estée, who turned a homespun cream into a global cosmetics empire.Read Article
Humberto Leon shares his collection of
Estée Lauder compacts.
Going the Distance
Estée Lauder began expanding internationally in 1960 and is now sold in over 150 countries.Read Article
Inspiration: CONVERSATIONS WITH AERIN
Passion for Flowers
Estée Lauder's granddaughter and our Style and Image Director Aerin Lauder
tells us her thoughts on flowers.
On the Road
Model Liu Wen's 5-point plan for great skin even on the go.Read Article
A Lasting Legacy
In 2004, Estée passed away at the age of 97 leaving behind a family and a company to carry on her legacy.Read Article