The Estee Edit from Estee Lauder
Of course, you love this beauty blog, but if you want to have a wee look at another one, then we suggest the newly launched ‘The Estée Edit’ from Estee Lauder.
This online magazine/blog/resource into all things Estee Lauder past and present launched this week, and is definitely worth a click or two.
Beauty fans, vintage fans, Kendall Jenner fans – there’s something for everyone on this nicely laid out extra at the Estee Lauder website. Models interview each other, there are superfood recipes, cocktails based on classic Lauder fragrances, and my favourite – images from the archives.
I loved the little insight into the original Estee Lauder lipstick shades – Duchess Crimson, All Day Rose, and Dancing Red? What I would give to try one of those!
Or maybe Spanish Melon, Grecian Lilac or Sorrento Pink?! Click through to The Estee Edit for a browse through the ages.
Images of Estee Lauder’s (jam-packed) diary made me want to resurrect my old Filofax, and fill it full just like the brand founder did!
Estee worked non-stop, sometimes even seven days a week, and had a social calendar that was equally demanding. Family, however, was always her priority. “She loved to cook, and she always cooked with her hat on, a purse, and blush,” her son Ronald recalls.
And while society luncheons and dinners abounded, Estée always made sure to remember birthdays, and to hand out her favorite chocolate-covered marshmallows as little gifts to family and friends.
As well as all of this nostalgia, there are summer trend beauty features, a Q&A with Kendall Jenner, and an intersting tale about a cocktail based on classic Lauder fragrance, Youth Dew.
Estée Lauder’s entertaining skills were legendary. The frequent host of many a fabulous dinner party, she made sure that no guest left her table without a lipstick or compact, and that the evening stuck to a schedule. Rather than dedicate a full hour to cocktails, Estée famously only allotted 45 minutes!
But, she had an acute understanding of, and appreciation for the quality and characteristics of, a good
beverage, often referring to the glow from her original Youth Dew bath oil as “the light
That provided plenty of inspiration for Paris-based mixologist Carina Soto Velasquez Tsou, who created a holiday cocktail for The Estée Edit based on Youth Dew’s opulent notes of heady flowers, rich spices, and precious woods. Click on the site for the recipe.
If you fancy a beauty-filled lunchtime read, then visit The Estee Edit – esteelauder.co.uk/estee-edit – after this site, of course!
You can also buy straight from the pages of The Estee Edit.