Bobbi Brown launches three new primers: SPF, Hydrating, and Mattifying

Bobbi Brown launches three new primers

Beauty brand Bobbi Brown, established by American professional makeup artist Bobbi Brown, debuted with a range of ten natural lipstick shades, back in 1991. The shades, which made a huge success, were launched under the name Bobbi Brown Essentials, at Bergdorf Goodman. Even though Estée Lauder Companies Inc. bought Bobbi Brown Essentials in 1995, she retained complete creative control of the makeup line.

Makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident.

Bobbi Brown

Through Bobbi Brown cosmetics, makeup and skin care, Bobbi enables every woman to enhance her unique beauty. With straightforward, easy-to-use cosmetics in timeless hues, all formulated to create a smooth, natural, and healthy appearance.

Now the leading industry makeup artist has launched three new great primers as part of their Primer Plus collection.

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier


A fresh, lightweight face primer that extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep skin’s moisture level balanced. Skin looks matte, never flat. The Primer Plus Mattifier absorbs oil and reduces the appearance of pores with special powder technology. It refreshes and smooths skin with a cool, breathable finish, and helps keep moisture level balanced with Sodium Hyaluronate

bobbi-brown-primer-plus-mattifier-716170193526-front_1024x1024Application: After cleansing and moisturizing, smooth primer onto skin, avoiding eye area. Use before applying foundation. For a fresh matte look, pair with Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15.


Bobby Brown Primer Plus Protection SPF50


Bobby Brown Primer Plus Protection SPF50 is a lightweight, fast-absorbing face primer that enhances the quality of your foundation and helps prevent sun damage and premature signs of aging with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and helps balance skin’s natural moisture level with Sodium Hyaluronate. Its vegan. Paraben.- mineral oil.- sulfate.- phthalate free.

bobbi-brown-primer-plus-protection-spf-50-716170210919-front_1024x1024Application: After cleansing and moisturizing, smooth primer onto skin, avoiding eye area. Use before applying foundation.


Bobby Brown Primer Plus 3 in 1 Setting Spray


A sheer, nutrient-rich mist that preps skin for foundation, finishes makeup and instantly refreshes the complexion for a healthy-looking glow. Its vegan. Paraben.- mineral oil.- sulfate.- phthalate free.


How To Use It: With eyes closed, hold bottle at arm’s length and spray lightly over face. Applies evenly and invisibly.

The Primer Plus SPF and Primer Plus Mattifier are priced at $38 USD for a 1.3oz tube while the Setting Spray is $34 USD for a 100ml spray. The new primers are currently sold at, Sephora, and everywhere Bobbi Brown cosmetics are sold.





Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil

This concentrated face oil provides a boost of intensive moisture. Perfect for normal to extra dry skin types, this lightweight formula absorbs easily to moisturize, soften, and condition skin. Its blend of oils – including sesame, sweet almond, olive, and jojoba – leave a light layer of glistening moisture. Vitamin E protects skin from environmental damage, especially with continued use.

This product contains all the rich, moisturising benefits you’d expect from a face oil without the greasiness. The lightweight formula absorbs easily and immediately into the skin (so skin always feels luxurious, never slick). Plus, it smells amazing, thanks to a soothing blend of natural essential oils, including neroli, patchouli, lavender, and sandalwood.

How to use:

Pat on clean skin in the morning and/or at night – or whenever you need an extra shot of moisture.




Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launches Havana Brights Collection

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A beautiful limited edition make-up range has just been launched by Bobbi Brown. The Havana Brights Collection draws inspiration from the vibrant colours as seen on the streets of the Cuban capital. This exciting launch, perfect for daytime or night-time, features a range of products in a multitude of warm coral hues for cheeks, eyes and lips.

Havana Brights – Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette

The Illuminating Cheek Palette is available in two shades − peach and guava – and contains a blush to add colour, a highlighter to give a gentle glow and an illuminator to reflect light.

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Havana Brights – Dual Ended Cream Shadow Sticks

The Duel-Ended Long Wear Cream Shadow sticks give double the colour to shade, define and highlight eyes, lasting up to eight hours, being sweat-proof and water-resistant.

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Havana Brights – Liquid Art Sticks

The chunky, easy-to-apply Art Stick contains a Shea Butter formulae and is available in a choice of three shades to both colour and condition lips. And finally, the new Art Stick Liquid Lip is a squeezable, easy-to-apply lip colour, available in three versatile shades, giving a semi-matte finish and lasting up to eight hours.

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Festive polish at your fingertips


You don’t have to step away from the classic red, but this year gold and silver shades are also vèry suitable to celebrate in.

The season’s penchant for ‘precious’ varnishes has appeared everywhere from Dior and Sally Hansen, to MAC and OPI, Bobbi Brown and Essie, Mavala and Burberry. There’s a shade to suite any skin tone, any personal style, and any occassion. We could go on, but for now we’ll just recommend you pay attention to a few further bejewelled tones, and our utter favourites; in the form of bright emerald (‘Emerald’ by Dolce & Gabbana), a dark cherry with golden pollen-like particles (‘995 Minuit’ by Dior).

Those who prefer to channel a demure palette should investigate the pearly pink polish in ‘Le Charm’ by Marc Jacobs, and perhaps browse through our defined polish edit, should you require any more direction with your festive digits:
















Bobbi Brown To The Rescue Detox & Hydrate Set for Holiday

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Bobbi Brown’s six-piece set with cleansing, detoxifying, and ultra-nourishing skin care formulas to help you take the night off for Holiday 2016

This super-charged skin care routine is all you need to survive party season. This set features an Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover to gently and thoroughly dissolve your makeup, while the emollient-rich Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser leaves skin squeaky-clean without stripping away moisture. The Instant Detox Mask extracts even the most deep-seated toxins and impurities, and the chamomile- and aloe-infused Hydrating Face Tonic soothes stressed-out skin and preps it for hydration. The bestselling Hydrating Face Cream and Hydrating Eye Cream instantly infuse skin with nutrient-rich moisture to help revive your skin.

Bobbi Brown To The Rescue Detox & Hydrate Set contains:

  • Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover 30 mL/1 oz
  • Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser 15 mL/0.5 oz
  • Hydrating Face Tonic 30 mL/1 oz
  • Instant Detox Mask, 75 mL/2.5 oz
  • Hydrating Face Cream 30 mL/1 oz
  • Hydrating Eye Cream 7 mL/0.24 oz

The set is availble now, for $85

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk


Bobbi Brown has just announced the launch of a new nourishing treatment, the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk. The product, which nourishes skin on the inside and outside, is an emollient hydrator that blends moisturizing benefits of Extra Face Oil with the rejuvenating benefits of a repair treatment.

As Bobbi Brown explained, the idea came to her after she once layered her cult-favorite Face Oil with a cream. The result of the rich blend was a radiant, lit-from-within effect, so she decided to infuse renewing benefits of a repair treatment in a lightweight milk texture, which would be suitable for all skin types.


The Extra Repair Nourishing Milk is formulated with same powerful ingredients as Bobbi’s Extra Face Oil – olive, sesame, sweet almond, and jojoba oils. In addition, the formula blends Sodium Hyaluronate, which retains moisture on the surface of the skin; as well as natural lipid supplements and corrective Extra Repair Complex, which may fortify skin’s protective moisture barrier. The Complex, which is made of Argireline Peptide Technology and Clary Sage Ferment, also boosts natural collagen production.

The Extra Repair Nourishing Milk is an interesting hybrid formula, which unites both properties of an oil and a moisturizer. The emulsified milk is composed of fine dispersion of miniscule droplets of one liquid in another, so it feels feather-light on the skin, and is easily layered with other skin care and makeup.



The Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk renews and rejuvenates the skin by boosting its own regenerative properties. Not only that it helps smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, but it also promotes healthier skin, in the long run. It hydrates immediately and long-term, thus making the skin look visibly plumper, lifted, and firmer.

How to use:

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk should be applied on clean skin after the serum. One may follow with moisturizer as needed. It can be used all day round, and it works on all skin types. The Milk doubles as an ideal night treatment, as it boosts and supports the skin’s renewal processes that happen overnight.

New face masks from Bobbi Brown

Who doesn’t love a good face mask? A truly well formulated one can do wonders for numerous issues you might be having with your skin. There seems to be 1001+ mask options for every type of problem from dryness, to dullness, acne, redness, enlarged pores, excess oil, and everything in between. With so many choices available it is difficult to choose just one. There are too many great ones!


In my almost 30 year carrer I must have tried over 100 different face masks in my lifetime so far. What I have found over the years, is that I have always gravitated towards face formulated for exfoliation, dryness and detoxing. Which is why Bobbi Brown’s new trio of face masks is so ideal,  they address all 3 of those issues.

Bobbi Brown Radiance Boost Superfine Walnut Grain & Orange Oil Exfoliating Mask

Bobbi Brown Radiance Boost Superfine Walnut Grain & Orange Oil Exfoliating Mask

I was a bit skeptical and cautious when I first tried this one. I was thinking “okay walnut grains…..I hope not like the go to apricot scrub of my early teens”. Obviously that was before I knew better. I was so pleasantly surprised by this one however, the grains really are superfine. My skin was retexturized and very smooth.

The addition of Vitamin C rich orange oil gives an antioxidant boost and extra exfoliation. For such an intense formula, I was surprised that my skin wasn’t slightly irritated. I would however, caution those who have a sunburn to not use this mask (or other xfoliating products) until after the burns have healed. I can imagine it would sting!

Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Coral Grass and Green Algae Moisture Mask

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This mask is my most absolute favourite out of the three, and I will never be without it! It is so deeply mositurizing and soothing, yet it is pretty lightweight. Your skin just drinks up the nourishing natural oils, butters, plant extracts, and proteins.

Everyone should know by now that algae is extremely good for your skin, and green algae is one of the main ingredients. Aside from the algae, coral grass is the star component to the mask. Coral grass, also known as Eucheuma Cotonii or ‘sea birds nest’ is a type of seaweed that is extremely rich in enzyme nutrients, calcium, iron, and proteins. When applied topically, coral grass will help to generate collagen production and protect it, as well as lock in vital moisture. This would be perfect to use after any in office microdermabrasion treatments or chemical peels.

There are also numerous health benefits to eating coral grass as well, and it is being touted as the next ‘big health food’. So don’t be surprised if coral grass starts popping up in all kinds of new skin care products.

After using this mask my skin was more plumped, even more toned, and perfectly moisturized. The directions say to rinse it off after a few minutes, but, I leave it on all night for a twice a week, overnight deep treatment. I truly cannot say enough about this one.

Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Hawaiian Sea Water and White Clay Mask 

Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Hawaiian Sea Water and White Clay Mask

Clays in skin care are all synonymous for cleansing or/and detoxing. Unfortunately, I have found that many of them are also synonymous for overly drying my skin out in the process of detoxing. That is why I love this one, it did not dry out my skin at all! I was just left with a soft and clean skin.

As for my pores, I noticed a difference, but nothing to write home about. There has yet to be a mask invented that will completely eradicate your pores for all time.

The white clay intrigued me, as I believe I have never used a mask that contained it, and I find that the white clay is much easier to work with when rinsing off. Black clay masks have become very popular as of late, but they can sometimes be a pain to remove; the black residue seems to linger.

I believe this mask is a perfect option for someone who wants to detox but also has sensitive skin.

This trio has the makings of being the only mask collection you will ever need!




Bobbi Brown creates a laid-back ‘Malibu Nudes’ makeup collection for spring 2016

The American cosmetics firm is releasing a new Malibu Nudes spring makeup line, focusing on natural and neutral shades for a carefree, effortless look, like after a day in the California sun. The collection is due out this month.


Bobbi Brown Malibu Nudes collection is inspired of those carefree days at the beach in California. Easy-to-apply products that give you an instant healthy look. Actress Kate Upton is once more the face of the campaign.

As the seasons go by, Bobbi Brown updates her makeup collections with new inspirations. After taking in Florida then the mountains of Colorado for spring and summer 2015, the beauty brand is heading to sun-soaked Malibu, in California, with an effortless look for spring 2016. This brings a flush of color to the face for a healthy glow, like after a day in the Sunshine, and adds color to lips in brighter shades.


Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15,

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Instead of a heavy foundation, Bobbi Brown proposes a lightweight tinted moisturizer, fortified with SPF 15. The product is designed to give a fresh, natural, and healthy look to your skin. Instead of masking your skin with makeup, this spring you should focus on soft color-correction. Use the Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer to even out the skin tone, and treat your skin with moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, and nourishing jojoba oil.


Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder,

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder, available in six shades, complements the launch of the Tinted Moisturizer. This creamy pressed powder is designed to give a natural warmth and healthy looking glow to the skin, without drying it out.


Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder

The powder incorporates moisturizing spheres of hyaluronic acid, mulberry and grape extract. There will be six shades to choose from

  • Porcelain
  • Bare
  • Nude
  • Buff
  • Golden
  • Rich.


Bobbi Brown Blush duo,

For those of you who prefer more sculpted, colorful cheeks, Bobbi presents the new Bobbi Brown Malibu Nudes Range, which includes Bobbi Brown Blush Duo. This natural look is lifted with a perky touch of color, highlighting cheeks with a healthy ‘just pinched’ glow thanks to the new Blush Duo palettes.


Bobbi Brown Blush Duo

These powder blush pairs match two bright shades inspired by cheeks’ natural colors after a day in the Malibu sun. These blush duos are limited edition, and they come in four different color harmonies, each designed to give your cheeks the natural-looking flush in complementary neutral and pop shades.

  • Pastel Pink/ Powder Pink
  • Sand Pink/ Pale Pink
  • Tawny/ Peony
  • Plum/ French Pink

This natural look is lifted with a perky touch of color, highlighting cheeks with a healthy ‘just pinched’ glow thanks to the new Blush Duo palettes. These powder blush pairs match two bright shades inspired by cheeks’ natural colors after a day in the Malibu sun.


Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette:

Bright, vivid shades, metallic finishes and iridescent shimmer are out for Bobbi Brown, as this season’s eyes stick with neutral shades. Nudes are subtly used to define and sculpt eyes without making them a stand-out part of the look.


Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette eyeshadow.

What better time for the Nude on Nude Eye Palette to make a comeback? This Bobbi Brown classic features four complementary nude eye shadows plus one darker brown shade. The colors can be worn alone or with black liner for a bolder look.

Colours: Nude – Cement – Wheat – Espresso – Malted


Bobbi Brown Art Sticks,

Lips flush with color. Art Sticks complete the collection, bringing color to lips in three neutral shades and three brighter, more eye-catching tones. Bold color that packs a one-two punch. This chunky pencil gives you lipstick and liner in one, comfortable wear and a creamy matte finish


Bobbi-Brown-Malibu-Nudes-Collection-Launch-6Bobbi Brown Art Sticks

With a moisturizing formula for day-long hydration, these chunky pencils give a velvety, matte finish. Formulated with Shea Butter and emollients, Art Stick has a creamy texture and a featherweight feel, for comfortable wear that lasts hours. Available in four colors:

  • Hot Berry
  • Electric Coral Punch
  • Brown Berry
  • Rich Nude, Bare


Products from the Bobbi Brown Malibu Nudes collection are on sale now.


Estee Lauder, the fabulous story!

Estee Lauder

The most beautiful face in the world? It is yours.

Estee Lauder

She shows us her passion for the beauty through this quote. It is the very famous Estee Lauder! This lovely lady has completely revolutionized the world of cosmetics in 1946.

Did you know that Estee Lauder was at the origin of the samples, serum, the first line treatments for men, the muses and many others things that seem so normal to us today, and was simply yet revolutionaries at the time? Touch the heart, the spirit and the face of every woman, such was the philosophy of Estée Lauder, this visionary woman who revolutionized the beauty industry.


Estée Lauder at work (Click photo to enlarge).

With a journey like his, carved on the determination and the frenzy, there are what become a true legend. Zoom on Estée Lauder, quite surprisingly wife, saleswoman and marketeuse outstanding… and his eponymous line of cosmetics… to become an empire!

A true passionate of beauty! Estée Lauder, of his real name Josephine Esther Mentzer, born July 1, 1906 into a family of Czech-Hungarian Jewish immigrants has always been drawn by aesthetics. And to increase his drinking for this magnificent universe, from a young age she decided to join his uncle John Schötz – brother of his mother – who worked in the field of chemistry. His goal? Estée wanted at any price creating beauty products. His many years of work and research alongside his uncle marked the beginning of the beginning.

Even if his dream of becoming dermatologist failed, Estee was motivated to start something again. Between the hours spent in the laboratory and in the kitchen, she managed to concoct care for home-made skin for his family. And in 1946 with the help of her husband, Joseph, she designs a range consisting of a lotion, a cleansing oil and two creams.

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Estée Lauder Privat Collection 1970’s ad

And it is in her own hairdressing salon, called The House of Ash Blondes, she was doing his marketing. The women of the neighborhood came not only for hair care, but also to discover the labeled earnings Estée Lauder. While these ladies were ‘imprisoned’ in the heated helmet, Mrs. Lauder was personally and for free to beautify their face. Very quickly, the new toured the region and sales figures rose dramatically

To top it all, Estée gave samples of its new products to its customers. At times, she scratched a small piece of red lipstick, just to give it to the ladies so they can try it at home, and of course they came back immediately! Namely that the concept of the free gift for any purchase is actually inspired by Mrs.

It is with the help of her husband (design, manufacture…) Joseph Lauder, it managed to attract clients and proudly presented these first four products: Super Rich All – Purpose cream, cream Pack, Cleansing Oil and Skin Lotion. After the tour of New York, these products home made specially by the Lauder couple, gave life to a real cosmetic empire. And this empire is now one of the world leaders in the world of beauty!


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A true classic: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

To return to her love life, it is found that Estée was immediately charmed by Joseph Lauder. Real name Lauter, he decided to change it to Lauder before he married her in 1930. From this union was born their first child Leonard, three in later. In 1939, the couple divorced!

During their separation, Estée will be a meeting that will change his life, that of the wealthy Dutch industrialist Arnold Lewis Van Ameringen, who will become her lover (they will break apart because he refused to leave his wife but will remain very good friends) but also and above all ‘financial’ mentor. After their separation, she returned to New York to rebuild ties with Joseph. This is so in 1942 the couple remarried. A love that will last until the last breath of Joseph…

I wanted to see my name in lights, but I was willing to settle for my name on a jar.

Estée Lauder

The company began in 1946 when Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph Lauder began producing cosmetics in New York City. They first carried only four products: Cleansing Oil, Skin Lotion, Super Rich All purpose Creme, and Creme Pack. Two years later, in 1948 they established their first department store account with Saks Fith Avenue in New York.

In 1953, Lauder introduced her first fragrance, Youth Dew, a bath oil that doubled as a perfume. Instead of using French perfumes by the drop behind each ear, women began using Youth Dew by the bottle in their bath water. In the first year, it sold 50,000 bottles, and by 1984, the figure had jumped to 150 million. Lauder was a subject of a 1985 TV documentary, Estée Lauder: The Sweet Smell of Success. Explaining her success, she said, “I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard”.


Estee Lauder Youth Dew Eau de Parfum

Estée Lauder Youth Dew Eau de Parfum (Click photo to enlarge).

They expanded the range and continued to sell their products in the United States. In 1960, the company started its first international account in the London department store Harrods. The following year it opened an office in Hong Kong.

In 1964, they started Aramis Inc., designed by Arame Yeranyan, with the fragrance named after Yeremes, a city in Armenia, producing fragrances and grooming products for men. In 1967, Estée Lauder herself was named one of ten Outstanding Women in Business in the United States by business and financial editors. This was followed by a Spirit of Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in 1968. In that year, the company expanded again, opening Clinique Laboratories, Inc. Clinique was the first dermatologist guided (Dr. Norman Orentreich), allergy tested, fragrance-free cosmetic brand created by Estée Lauder.

Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph in 1972.

Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph in 1972

Estée Lauder’s Clinique brand became the first women’s cosmetic company to introduce a second line for men when, in 1976, they began a separate line called ‘Skin Supplies for Men’, which continues to be sold at Clinique counters worldwide. In 1981, the company’s products became available in the Soviet Union.

In October 1992, the BCA campaign was launched by Evelyn Lauder (Estée’s daughter in law) who co-created the ‘Pink Ribbon’ with SELF magazine as a symbol of breast health. Since then, millions of people globally have heard the message about the importance of breast health and early detection can save lives. The Estée Lauder Companies’ annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign involves all of the 18 brands that make up the Estée Lauder Companies. They collectively represent The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s first and largest corporate supporter. Estée’s daughter-in-law created BCRF’s signature pink ribbon. (Over $10 million were raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation between 1993 and summer 2003. Another $1 million were raised from their retail partners between July 2002 and summer 2003).

Since at least February 2001, Estée Lauder and its brands have been the target of a boycot campaign. The boycott has been led by pro-Palestinian activists who have targeted the corporation because of the pro-Israel activities of Ronald Lauder.

While Lauder’s son Ronald has been an outspoken conservative in most of his activities (including leadership of the World Jewish Congress), the Estée Lauder company has given most of its political contributions to liberal Democratic senatorial candidates in New York. Nevertheless, the company’s products, including Aramis, Prescriptives, Clinique, Aveda, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Tony Burch toiletries products, have been targeted for boycott by pro-Palestinian activists, in opposition to Ronald Lauder’s support for the Likud party and his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

In June 2003, the San Francisco-based Queers Undermining Israëli Terrorism (QUIT) took up the boycott with their ‘Estée Slaughter’ campaign.

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Estée Lauder and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

At age 95, Estée Lauder died of cardiopulmonary arrest on April 24, 2004 at her home in Manhattan.

The company has had sometimes iconic spokesmodels, sometimes referred to simply as ‘faces’. Past ‘faces’ for Estée Lauder include Karen Graham (model), Bruce Boxleitner (actor), Shaun Casey (model), Willow Bay (television correspondent, editor, author, model). Pauline Porizkova (model), Elizabeth Hurley (actress and model), Anja Rubik (model), Carolyn Murphy (model) Hilary Rhonda (model), Liu Wen (model) and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

As of 2010, Estée Lauder sold its products in department stores across the world and has a chain of freestanding retail outlets. On July 1, 2010, the company acquired Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Inc., a brand created in Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California by brothers Dean and Davis Factor (as in Max).

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection 2012 Ad

Estee Lauder ‘Mad Men Collection’ 2012 Ad.


Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection 2012

The Mad Men Collection by Estee Lauder boasts vintage-inspired packaging much like the original Estee Lauder’s items of the ’60s

In 2012, the Company launched AERIN Beauty, a luxury lifestyle beauty and fragrance brand inspired by the signature style of its founder, Aerin Lauder.

In 2013, philanthropist and cosmetics tycoon Leonard Lauder donated a cubist art collection, worth $1 billion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The enormous gift, estimated to be worth $1 billion, includes 78 works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Leger, and ‘will transform the museum’. That may seem extravagant, but Lauder can afford it, Forbes estimates he’s worth $8.5 billion, due mainly to the cosmetics empire founded by his mother, the late Estée Lauder.

In 2014, the Company acquired two insider beauty brands, RODIN olio lusso, a skin care brand renowned for its ‘Luxury Face Oil’, and Le Labo, a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with an emphasis on craftsmanship.


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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème

In 2015, the Company acquired Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, a fragrance brand dedicated to the art of perfumery, and GLAMGLOW, a Hollywood skin care brand that delivers camera-ready resultsl.

Tom Ford Fragrances Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford fragrances

Today, the Estée Lauder empire now owns 29 other big-name brands and reported sales of just over $9.7 billion to investors last year. Not that difficult with these brands: Aerin, Aramis, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and Bumble, Clinique, Darphin, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Editions de Parfums Frédèric Malle, Estée Lauder, Glamglow, Goodskin, Jo Malone London, Kiton, Lab Series, La Mer, Le Labo, M.A.C, Marni, Michael Kors, Ojon, Origins, Osiao, Prescriptives, RODIN olio lusso, Smashbox Cosmetics, Tommy Hilfinger, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Ermenegildo Zegna.

And how the Lauders spend all that money is almost as interesting as the rags-to-riches story of how the daughter of two Hungarian Jewish immigrants left behind a beauty dynasty.





Oribe Canales

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Who would have guessed that the next hair legend would be the one-time ‘bad boy’ from Cuba with the movie star good looks and the tattooed sleeves? Today , one can’t really know fashion without knowing Oribe. It seems as though Oribe has been there for some of the most important milestones of the past 30 years, from being one of the first American hairstylists to style the European collections to working with photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist Francois Nars on the invention of the supermodel and the rise of one-name wonders like Christy, Linda and Naomi.

Oribe’s work has graced the runways of nearly every well-known designer and the covers of almost all major magazines around the world, as well as several international ad campaigns and commercials. His collaborations include countless photographers such as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier and Bruce Weber. And then there are all the models, celebrities and icons that Oribe helped transform throughout the years. Oribe is always in the right places with the right people at all of the right times – read on to discover his story

Oribe Canales

It all began for Oribe in the late ’80s with an era-defining partnership with Meisel, a magical combination that demanded notice almost immediately. It can be said that, during that time, Oribe brought back the wig (after Diana Ross taught him how to properly secure one), made wild colors en vogue and started the trend back to rollers.

His work in the early ’90s with Gianni Versace demonstrated a shared love for Miami decadence and led to powerful imagery that is now iconic. He was also known during that time for the Oribe Agency, which represented future beauty heavyweights including Laura Mercier, François Nars, Kevin Mancuso, Bobbi Brown, Serge Normant, Danilo and Jimmy Paul.

In 1991, Oribe made news when he opened his palatial Fifth Avenue salon at Elizabeth Arden in New York City. In 1992, he received the honor of being asked by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to design hairpieces from raffia and papier-mâché for the reopening of the Costume Institute galleries, a sculptural mission well suited to his artistic hand. Oribe spent months completing the wigs, which went on mannequins specially designed in Christy Turlington’s likeness. It was a refined expression of the masterful underpinnings of his fashion work.

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In 1992, The New York Times noted that runway hair, once designed to show off clothes, had itself become a big deal. The occasion was a Chanel show at which the deliberately disheveled hairstyles created by Oribe – already a lauded ‘top stylist’ and ‘hair maestro’ – received as much attention as the clothes.

All Karl Lagerfeld, the designer, asked me to do was make the girls feel beautiful. And they did.

Oribe Canales, New York Times, 1992

In 1997, Oribe’s focus turned from fashion to the new faces of fashion: celebrities. This shift came via a new face to the music scene, Jennifer Lopez, who called for Oribe after a childhood spent reading his name in fashion magazines. He accompanied the rising star to Miami to shoot the cover of her first album, On the 6, for which he lightened her hair and pulled it tightly over a wig into a long ponytail. It was a done deal – Sean Combs, her boyfriend at the time, told Lopez not to let Oribe get away, and she didn’t. Oribe worked with her during her meteoric rise (when he created the JLo persona with her) and at the heights of her millennial celebrity.

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Jennifer Lopez by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, US Vogue, April 2012

Lopez was excited by fashion and dared Oribe to translate his editorial sensibility for her, creating a new vocabulary for the masses (the last pop star with comparable influence willing to represent the extremes of high fashion was Madonna). For example, Oribe had full license to create the outrageous permed wigs Lopez wore for her ‘Play’ video and NBC concert special. And while most of Hollywood was feeling glamorous in wedding hair at the Academy Awards in 2002, Lopez arrived with classic Oribe ‘over-the-top sexy 60’s fashion scary hair’, as he describes it. Many critics panned the hyperbolic bouffant, but Lopez had the good taste to absolutely love it. Lopez was everywhere and so was Oribe. The two continue to collaborate nearly two decades later.

Oribe is always where the news is occurring. While working on the winter 2003 Louis Vuitton campaign, Oribe met the photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. They were leaders of a new generation of hyper-fashion image makers who recognized Oribe as the perfect creative accomplice. Together Mert and Marcus and Oribe captured Kate Moss as Marilyn Monroe for W. Then, after a Giorgio Armani campaign shoot with the model Agyness Deyn, they shot the rave-inspired cover story for Katie Grand’s style magazine Pop with Oribe giving Deyn’s signature pixie cut a sparkling metallic makeover brushed into shapes usually reserved for video game characters.

Throughout the past 15 years, Oribe has continued to set new standards in his craft, with countless covers of Vogue around the world, red carpet work with nearly every A-list celebrity and ad campaigns for celebrated brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana. His current salon off fashionable Lincoln Road in Miami attracts a ‘who’s who’ of clients and employees many of the hair stars of tomorrow.


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In 2008, Oribe took his 30-year heritage of hairdressing and his love of glamour and individual beauty and translated it into the collection of products he always imagined and envisioned—a range grounded in old-world hairstyling and blended with new-world technology and the finest ingredients. The end result was an edited line focused on the needs of the most discriminating people: Oribe, his clients, his peers and anyone who believes in elegant beauty, high performance, handcraftsmanship and luxury. Oribe loves what he does and does it passionately, continuing to invent and reinvent. Perhaps more in demand as an editorial stylist than ever, Oribe is constantly building his body of work and strengthening his influence on the hair and fashion that defines generations.