Estee Lauder is a cosmetics company that was founded in 1946. Named for its creator, businesswoman Estee Lauder, the company owns several well-known cosmetics lines, in addition to the Estee Lauder brand. The company also licenses many fragrance lines.
According to Estee Lauder's official website, the company's main brands, Estee Lauder and Clinique, produce make-up, fragrance and skincare lines generally aimed toward women. The company's core men's line is Aramis, which produces upscale men's fragrances and grooming products.
In 2004, Estee Lauder began to establish several brands that are distributed through other companies, including the Kohl's department store cosmetics lines Flirt!, Eyes by Design, American Beauty and Daisy Fuentes. Estee Lauder teamed up with the upscale accessory line Coach for their line of fragrances and cosmetics.
Professional Makeup Lines
The company owns the cosmetics and skincare lines Prescriptives and Origins. Estee Lauder acquired make-up artist Bobbi Brown's professional make-up line, Bobbi Brown, in 1995, as well as the upscale M.A.C. Cosmetics in 1998.
La Mer, a luxury skincare line known for its signature Crème de la Mer face cream, has been an Estee Lauder brand since 1995. The company also owns the Aveda and Jo Malone skincare and fragrance lines.
Estee Lauder bought the rights to the New York-based haircare line, Bumble and bumble, in 2006.
The Estee Lauder company produces and distributes fragrances by the Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Sean John and Michael Kors lines.