My beauty weekend

26th January 2013

Estee Lauder and Aerin STYLE SLICKER 1

Estee Lauder Aerin STYLE SLICKER 4

Estee Lauder Aerin STYLE SLICKER 5

Estee Lauder Aerin STYLE SLICKER 2

Estee Lauder Aerin STYLE SLICKER 3

An opportunity arose today, I’ve managed to handnap my sister May’s (also a blogger of Red Velvet London) beautiful veinless hands for my beauty still life shoot, with these lovely products from Estée Lauder and Aerin.  No snowfall, mild weather, and fantastic indoor lighting…just about.

I must admit, Estée Lauder and Aerin weren’t on my radar until I started following Bonnie Tsang on Pinterest late last year, she’s also a guest pinner for Estée Lauder.  Tsang’s enticing lifestyle photography and her involvement with Estée Lauder led to my curiosity and interest with the brand, her photography combining both cosmetic products and lifestyle in Tsang’s own interpretation made the images look rather pleasing and un-calculated.  I’m having what she’s having.

After all, Estée Lauder is my type of market for Style Slicker, as an Asian woman whose insight into beauty industry and Asia consumer markets are still in infancy.  The brand is hugely successful across Asia especially of those who are in my age group…the over 28s, my mum uses their skincare products too. ”Skincare is our largest and most profitable category overall – accounting for 43% of our sales.  In Asia-Pacific it is even important – accounting for more than 60% of sales in this region” – Fabrizio Freda, company president and CEO (source: Cosmetics Design Asia).

Luckily, I’ve had the samples delivered to my home on Christmas Eve and sampled the ones I would use often – Estée Lauder’s Stay On Shadow Paint ‘Chained’, and ‘Sinister’ applied as eyeliner, Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara ‘Bold Cobalt’, and Aerin’s The Mini Lipstick ‘Lolabird’.  I’ve used the products in my previous post (click HERE), I loved the creamy texture of the ‘Lolabird’ pink lipstick, its multi pink undertones can be seen at every angle (if you have an artist eye) which flatters my pale-yellow Asian skin.  One thing for sure, is that the pink shade really really defines my bee stung lips, thanks Mother.

All cosmetic samples courtesy of Estée Lauder and Aerin.  Thanks to my sister May of Red Velvet London for being my superb hand model.

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  • Cool Milk 26th January 2013 at 22:39


  • Stephanie 26th January 2013 at 23:04

    Wow! Amazing photography as always. Will check out Bonnie Tsang on Pinterest, thanks for sharing.

  • Leeann 26th January 2013 at 23:43

    Okay, let’s start by pinning your photos.
    Gorgeous post. x

  • Jen Li 27th January 2013 at 00:17


  • HFD 27th January 2013 at 00:20

    Great use of dried flowers for still life shots, is that hydrangeas? Beautiful beauty editorial as always, Kit.

  • Mao Mao 27th January 2013 at 00:21

    Lolabird 是真爱 😀

  • Rico 27th January 2013 at 01:59

    Beautiful still life shots and gorgeous hands.

  • Jonelle 27th January 2013 at 02:02

    This is one of the reasons why I always come back to your blog, great content, great eye in detail, great photography, great selection of brands and products to work with. Stay true to your blog, your work is epic, your talent is indescribable.

  • Sara 27th January 2013 at 02:26

    Lovely photos… your sister is blessed with delicate hands 🙁 x

  • Rika 27th January 2013 at 03:05

    Awww, these are so pretty.

  • Lola 27th January 2013 at 08:00

    I’ve always been a fan of Estee Lauder skincare and have bought some of their make up. , the blue mascara looks so cool! XX

  • Winnie 27th January 2013 at 10:59

    I always love your photography concepts – these colours are lovely. That pink must be the one you were wearing in a recent post? It’s stunning. Wish my sisters were as willing to be models for my blog – even if it’s hand modelling!

  • Sherry 27th January 2013 at 18:15

    The photos feels like a romantic poetry, I sense Spring is approaching your way.

  • Yuna 27th January 2013 at 18:24

    Utter perfection!

  • Fashion Hot 27th January 2013 at 18:26

    Impressive photography. Your still life editorial is imaginative and creative, your post makes me smile 🙂

  • Vanessa 27th January 2013 at 19:08

    I love their skin care range, works every time! Did you know they’ve launched a new brand aimed specifically for the Chinese market? I think it was called Osiao?! so yeah, it’s amazing.

  • Penny Chun 27th January 2013 at 19:11


  • Rainbow Tang 27th January 2013 at 19:24

    I love Estee Lauder and I love your blog.

    Rainbow from HK.

  • joy @OSS 27th January 2013 at 19:37

    this is the most gorgeous beauty post i’ve seen ever! just lovely work here.

  • Anaisey 28th January 2013 at 00:37

    What a beautiful weekend you have here.

  • Sarah Lise 28th January 2013 at 01:43

    @joy @OSS Ditto to that! I want to steal her talent.

  • Rachel 28th January 2013 at 05:08

    What beautiful hands!

  • Belle Monde 28th January 2013 at 05:59

    I’m a big fan of yours.

  • Renna Odo 28th January 2013 at 12:08

    Such a pretty and thoughtful beauty post, the best I’ve so far in 2013.

  • Melissa Cuentas 28th January 2013 at 12:41

    Beautiful photos ! Great post!

  • Sam Style 28th January 2013 at 15:07


  • EmerJa 28th January 2013 at 17:08

    The pink lipstick is my favourite. Love its bright colour, ideal for these cold days we are having in the UK. I miss my sunny Spain!
    Your pictures are all amazing. You’ve got an amazing blog. It’s been great to discover it!

  • steph 29th January 2013 at 00:42

    such pretty images! not entirely huge on makeup but this is very inspiring..

  • Kayleigh Owen 30th January 2013 at 02:39

    My sister and I loves your blog. xox

  • Beatrice 30th January 2013 at 19:31

    Beautiful still life shots.

  • Brando 31st January 2013 at 18:09

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog, I’m inspired!

  • Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies 31st January 2013 at 18:42

    I’m always inspired by the way you style your shots. These gorgeous colors make me think of spring.

  • Lily KG 31st January 2013 at 21:50

    These photos are beautiful! A great way of laying out your beauty posts. Really colourful beauty- great for spring

  • Strawberry Funda 4th February 2013 at 06:09

    Feels like Spring when I see the dried flowers.

  • Megan Eltringham 4th February 2013 at 07:24

    Aw, this was a definitely nice post.

  • emuptraLaquat 16th February 2013 at 07:29

    very nice post, i definitely enjoy this web page, keep on it

  • Alice 17th February 2013 at 13:01

    really nice photos you took!
    I tend to not use Estee Lauder cause they test on animals :((