The company, Estée Lauder was founded by a lady by the same name in the year 1946. It started off with four cosmetic products, with a vision based on some key principles: innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Estée Lauder believed that every woman had it in her to be beautiful. Today the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is popular as a U.S. based marketer and manufacturer of luxury skin-care, fragrance and hair-care and makeup products. The company boasts of a portfolio that has multiple labels. The products are sold globally in high-end department stores. The company is headquartered in New York City.