Beauty 

KITH Women Director Jackie Kim on the Inspiration Behind KITH x Estée Lauder's New Beauty Collab

A makeup kit celebrating women and “generational beauty.”

By
10,460 Hypes

KITH Women Director Jackie Kim on the Inspiration Behind KITH x Estée Lauder's New Beauty Collab

A makeup kit celebrating women and “generational beauty.”

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), KITH and Estée Lauder have joined forces to release a new makeup collection inspired by the bonds between different generations of women. Marrying contemporary design with a timeless, classic aesthetic, the collectible kit is housed in a KITH-branded plexiglas case, while heirloom-like products bearing Estée Lauder’s branding from 1946 are dressed in golden tubes and compacts — a nod to Estée Lauder’s original packaging.

The beauty collaboration arrives with the Pure Color Envy Lipstick in a scarlet hue “Kith Red,” along with a lip pencil and a custom sharpener, a mascara and a translucent shade of the cult-loved Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation, beautifully embossed with the lifestyle brand’s logo.

Beauty fiends can get their hands on the collection when it launches March 7 at KITH and Selfridges London. A choice of 12 lipstick shades and five powder shades will be exclusively available in-store at KITH SoHo and Selfridges, where shoppers can customize their own kits from March 7-8.

To celebrate the second chapter of the two brand’s partnership, KITH has hosted an intimate dinner with its friends and family at Soho House New York. Inviting HYPEBAE to her home as she got ready for the soirée, Director of KITH Women Jackie Kim details the inspiration behind the new launch, while also sharing with us some of her beauty essentials. Read our conversation below.

Jackie Kim’s Beauty Essentials

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation: I love using this product with a big, fluffy brush. I wear it on bare skin or I set my foundation with this powder. It’s skin-perfecting.

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon: Last year, I had a really bad eczema flare up. My skin was so sensitive and I started using The Blue Cocoon for my face. It worked wonders. It’s hydrating without feeling overly oily, and it didn’t agitate my skin.

Frédéric Malle Portrait Of A Lady: This is my signature scent. I’ve been wearing it since I was an assistant at Barneys and could finally afford to buy a travel-sized version with the employee discount. It still makes me feel so elegant and womanly. It’s a nice ritual to put it on every morning.

Jackie Kim KITH Women Director Home Book Shelf Decor Leggings Red Lipstick Estee Lauder

Ashley Soong/Hypebae

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 Moisturizer: My Korean mother always stressed the importance of SPF and protecting your skin from harsh lights. I don’t leave my house without an SPF on even on the dreariest of days.

La Mer Crème de la Mer: Incredibly decadent and healing. I use it very delicately, because the formula can become quite heavy, but it’s exactly what I need when my skin is feeling dry

Neutrogena Fragrance Free Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes: The best first step in removing makeup. I love that you can use them on-the-go too. I always carry a travel pack on the airplane as well if I’m coming from meetings, so I can take off the makeup on the plane.

As someone who works in fashion, an industry that is closely intertwined with beauty, what is your beauty philosophy?

My belief is that the most beautiful women are those who are confident and comfortable in their own skin. I truly believe that you can see an inner glow when a woman is feeling her best.

What would you say makes a woman beautiful?

I think all women are beautiful simply because of the fact that they capable of so much. I am consistently inspired by the women who balance so much in their lives, and yet still take the time and effort to honor themselves.

Jackie Kim KITH Women Director Home Book Shelf Decor Leggings Red Lipstick Estee Lauder

Ashley Soong/Hypebae

KITH and Estée Lauder have come together again this year to launch another beauty collaboration celebrating International Women’s Day. What is the inspiration behind this new kit?

This year’s kit was inspired by the idea of “generational beauty.” It’s the belief that when you look at yourself in the mirror, you can see unique traits and qualities passed down through the generations. It’s also the belief that our character and mannerisms are also inspired by women around us, or by women we have read about in the past. We wanted to create products that felt like heirlooms to represent the gifts and talents that have been passed down through the generations of women.

What is your favorite shade among the co-branded lipsticks?

“Kith Red” — it’s universal, it’s elegant, it’s timeless. (Editor’s note: this is the only lipstick shade from the collaboration that will be available online.)

Jackie Kim KITH Women Director Home Book Shelf Decor Leggings Red Lipstick Estee Lauder

Ashley Soong/Hypebae

What are you looking forward to the most about the dinner tonight?

I’m so excited to share the Chapter 2 kit with our wonderful friends and family. The KITH and Estée Lauder team worked so hard to make this product special and elevated. It was a labor of love and we are thrilled with how it turned out.

Let’s talk about skincare. Do you consider working out and eating healthy part of your beauty regimen?

As someone who deals with eczema, fitness, eating healthy and also stress management plays a huge part on how I look, but more importantly on how I feel.

This past year, I focused on having a more balanced lifestyle and a healthier gut. I cut out drinking, spent more time taking care of myself, committed to running daily and focused more on what I was putting into my body (celery juice!). I still gave myself little indulgences in moderation, but overall I feel so much better and so much more in control of how I feel.

Jackie Kim KITH Women Director Home Book Shelf Decor Leggings Red Lipstick Estee Lauder

Ashley Soong/Hypebae

Who are some of your biggest beauty icons?

Gemma Chan, because she is so elegant and classy. Mia Kang, because she is so beautiful, disruptive and powerful. Michelle Lee from Allure, because she is an EIC, a mother, and has amazing dewy skin. Kimora Lee Simmons — anyone who was a breakthrough Asian beauty in the culture will always be a beauty icon to me.

What are your favorite beauty parlors in NYC?

Only Nails in Financial District for the best dip powder nails. Moon Flower Spa in Midtown for extractions and microderm. EyeLoveLash in K-Town for Lash Extensions.

Jackie Kim KITH Women Director Home Book Shelf Decor Leggings Red Lipstick Estee Lauder

Ashley Soong/Hypebae

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

The Best New Beauty Launches of October 2022
Beauty

The Best New Beauty Launches of October 2022

The most hyped products of the month that will help you usher in the autumn season.
3,398 Hypes

Fenty Beauty's Hydrating Lip Stain Hits Different
Beauty

Fenty Beauty's Hydrating Lip Stain Hits Different

Available in “Mai Type,” “Berry Banger,” “Strawberry Sangria” and “Zesty Bestie.”
7,841 Hypes

Kim Kardashian Shares How She Started Dating Pete Davidson
Entertainment

Kim Kardashian Shares How She Started Dating Pete Davidson

“Okay, you guys have stalked me long enough. I’ll finally answer you. So this is how it went down with Pete.”
1,978 Hypes


Jordan Brand Debuts Its Own Clogs
Footwear

Jordan Brand Debuts Its Own Clogs

Add this minimal design to your footwear collection.
8,921 Hypes

Meet Terres D'Afrique, The Ethical Beauty Brand Uniquely Using African Botanical Ingredients
Beauty

Meet Terres D'Afrique, The Ethical Beauty Brand Uniquely Using African Botanical Ingredients

Well-respected in Africa and Asia, the brand is introducing a 3-step skincare routine to the U.S.
3,102 Hypes

British Musician La Roux on Her Return to Music and New Album 'Supervision'
Music 

British Musician La Roux on Her Return to Music and New Album 'Supervision'

After a six-year hiatus, the artist is officially back.
7,600 Hypes

GANNI Releases Second SS20 Drop, Including Shoes and Accessories
Fashion

GANNI Releases Second SS20 Drop, Including Shoes and Accessories

The brand is a favorite among street style stars including Selena Gomez.
4,099 Hypes

Daniel Arsham's 'Future Relics' Artwork For Dior Is Available to Purchase In Stores
Art

Daniel Arsham's 'Future Relics' Artwork For Dior Is Available to Purchase In Stores

Including a Dior-branded clock, basketball and telephone.
5,939 Hypes

Anastasia Beverly Hills is Launching Its First-Ever Mascara
Beauty

Anastasia Beverly Hills is Launching Its First-Ever Mascara

A water-resistant and long-lasting formula that adds extra volume and length.
2,948 Hypes

TikTok 101: Vienna Skye & Liv Huffman Teach Us How to Become TikTok Famous
Tech 

TikTok 101: Vienna Skye & Liv Huffman Teach Us How to Become TikTok Famous

A guide to mastering the Gen Z-focused social media platform.
7,751 Hypes



Here Are London's Best Hotels for a Staycation
Culture 

Here Are London's Best Hotels for a Staycation

Treat yourself to a luxury weekend home away from home.
3,074 Hypes


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.