Since last summer, I've had the pleasure of working with Estee Lauder on a few of their events. Beauty High reports on the new upcoming ad campaigns featuring diverse models Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski, and Liu Wen. This is the first time an asian model is a part of a big cosmetics brand. For me, this is huge. Growing up in the Bay Area in the 80's, I never had a good experience getting makeovers done at cosmetics counters. No one understood my Asian skin or my almond eyes. Thankfully things have gotten better in the last few years. I'm really happy that Estee Lauder has been taking the lead to bring diversity to the forefront.
I would also like to mention that ever since last summer, my skin has been radiant and in no small part due to the skincare and makeup tips I've learned from the folks at Estee Lauder. So much so that I migrated onto the Re-Nutriv line when my Chanel cleansers were done just before Christmas. (I was using Chanel for 6+ years.) Not once this winter season has the skin on my face ever felt dry. It's been soft and hydrated. This is the first time in years I've felt this way. I also will note that I rarely wear foundation or powder. I probably only wear powder twice a week, and foundation maybe once or twice a month. I really don't think most people need to wear foundation daily as it can really clog your pores. The key for me that I've learned from older Asian (and French) women is that it's more about skincare and less about covering things up with makeup.
In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing some videos with wonderful tips from Estee Lauder makeup artist Alan Pan from when I filmed him in San Francisco last November.
Here's my favorite Estee Lauder products that I use everyday:
Perfection Wrinkle Lifting Serum ($55-$125)
Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Cream SPF 15 for dry skin ($58)
If I am going to wear makeup here's what I do:
This product is amazing! It really evens out your skin tone and gives you a good natural glow. If you have to get one product, get this one.
Here's a tip I learned from Alan. Put a bit of powder on the cap of the bottle and gently dab it on the sides of the powder brush. You really don't need a lot of powder on the brush for it to be on. It's amazing how a little can really go a long way.
Advanced Night Repair ($49.50-$125)
My next purchase this spring will be for a Clairsonic. I'm still figuring out which one to buy - Classic, Mia, or Opal. I have tried the Classic twice while having facials last fall and loved the exfoliating results.