Five Minutes with John Demsey and Jane Hudis

Estée Lauder’s Group President and Global Brand President share their beauty and grooming secrets and teenage mishaps.

John Demsey and Jane Hudis

What’s in your purse? Jane: Estee Lauder Kendall Lipstick

What is your first beauty memory? Jane: My mother putting on Revlon Touch & Glow Foundation. I remember the smell, I remember the look, I remember the shade and I remember her face. John: My grandmother’s Bal a Versailles perfume. Also, going to Higbee’s department store in Cleveland when I was ten and buying Aramis Malt Shampoo with my own hard-earned money.

What are you currently obsessed with? Jane: John John: “Empire.” It’s dramatic, I love hip-hop, I love Cookie. And after all, someone’s who a W cover, well… What a W cover.

What is your beauty pet peeve? John: Press-on nails. I was just in Ohio. They do still exist.

What is your biggest beauty disaster? Jane: Two stand out. On the day of my senior prom, I got my brows plucked at Mary Quant at Bloomingdales. They covered my red bulging eyelids with green eye shadow. I looked like a monster. And then there was my Dorothy Hamill obsession a few years later. I had to have the famous figure skater’s famous bowl haircut, so I went to Vidal Sassoon and got it. I looked like a chipmunk. John: Over-usage of QT self-tanner when I was 14. In high school, everyone wanted to show off their tan when they came back from vacation, but mine had been rainy, so I went crazy with the Q.T. and ended up the shade of a carrot.

If you had an extra five minutes in your routine, how would you spend it? Jane: Giving myself a face massage using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Morning or night. It’s unbelievable. John: A soaking bubble bath with Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir while watching Morning Joe.