Estee Lauder’s Holiday Interview with My Monolidded Heroine, Liu Wen

One thing I like very much about Estee Lauder is the fact they have chosen several spokesmodels in recent years from different ethnicities. Liu Wen, the Chinese supermodel, has gorgeous eyes and fierce cheekbones. On top of that, she just seems like a genuine person!

Estee Lauder interviewed Liu Wen for the holiday. Care to find out what skincare products the supermodel can’t live without during the winter months, her holiday party look, and Christmas shopping destinations?

1. What are your three must-have products during the winter months?
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme, and Pure Color Lipstick in Forbidden Apple.

2. What is your favorite overall holiday fashion look?
My primary color scheme is red…and I especially love a red knit hat! Because Christmas is during the colder months, staying warm is very important.

3. What is your favorite holiday party look?
Red lips or red nail polish.

4. Do you have a favorite Christmas carol?
My favorite is also a classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” There are also some Christmas songs by Chinese singers that I love listening to, such as “Everyday is Christmas.”

5. Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?
Since I usually spend Christmas in China, and since the holiday isn’t as influential there, they just show a lot of children’s films. Every year I watch the new Christmas movies, but I also love re-watching the older favorites, such as The Grinch or Love Actually.

6. What are your favorite places to shop for holiday gifts?
Because of my job as a model, I travel to many different cities so every year I buy a lot of different gifts from all over for my loved ones. I’m not too used to shopping online yet because I do prefer seeing things and buying them in person. Bergdorf Goodman, the shops in SoHo, and F.A.O. Schwartz are some of my favorite spots in New York!

7. What is your favorite shade from Estée Lauder’s new Red Haute Pure Color Nail Collection?
I can’t really choose! I love Beautiful Liar. I also love Chaos, Smashed, Bete Noire, and Caviar the most from the Blacks and Glitters collection.

8.What must-have items do you have in your purse when going to a holiday party?
My wallet, cell phone, and red lipstick.

9. What is your favorite holiday treat?
All kinds of candy!

10. What is your favorite holiday decoration?
I think my favorite decoration is the Christmas tree itself, especially if the tree is well-decorated.

11. What puts you in a festive mood?
When I’m gathered with my family and great friends.

12. Would you choose a white, snowy holiday or a tropical destination?
I would choose a snowy spot, because I grew up in the south of China and rarely saw snow. When I was younger, I always wanted to go to places where there was snow.

13. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or The Grinch?
I like them both, because they’re both cultural icons of the Christmas holiday!

14. Hot chocolate or apple cider?
Hot chocolate, because only during the holiday season can I completely forget about my day job and eat or drink things I usually try to avoid, hahaha.

15. Gingerbread men or candy canes?
Candy canes, because in my childhood memories every time I saw a picture of Santa Claus, there would be a candy cane in the same picture. They left a heavy impression on me!

Too ridiculously pretty, right? I want her smile and cheekbones!

Who is your favorite supermodel? What is your favorite holiday party look?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Chris El

    Great feature! I think she’s gorgeous.

    • Sunny

      Glad you like it girly!

  • beauties

    she seems nice :)

    • Sunny

      I agree :) That’s a large part of the reason why I like her!

  • Marla

    I cannot take my eyes off Liu Wen’s face. She is one of the most beautiful women I have seen in awhile. Simple perfect.

  • Teri

    I love her so much! She is absolutely stunning and I adore her looks from EL too!

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah. EL has done a lot of very dramatic looks on her, which are absolutely stunning!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Liu Wen is just pure gorgeousness and she always seems to be having a good time! :) Fei Fei Sun (love her!), Shu Pei, and Du Juan are all gorgeous Asian models too! And of course Freja Beha Erichsen and Abbey Lee Kershaw are favorites I never get tired of seeing in ads!

    • Sunny

      Oh wow you have a long list of models you love! Models seem to be the superstars nowadays!

  • Yak Man

    she is so gorgoues! ♥ I like Shu Pei and another chinese model, but I cannot recall her name at this moment haha! She was in one of the videos of Lisa Eldridge

    • Sunny

      I agree! I checked and I think it’s Ming Xi you’re talking about. She also has exquisite bone structure!

  • lippylash

    She is really gorgeous! And I have to say she seems so nice! Indeed someone who looks very genuine! Really liked this post Sunny! But I like all your posts 😉

    • Sunny

      Thanks Natasha :) I try to post stuff I’m interested in reading myself!

  • Larie

    I love her, too – she does seem so real. My other favorite is Miranda Kerr because she also seems so genuine and like she’s always cheerful!

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah I agree! Miranda Kerr is also a sweetie :)

  • Pamela Ridwan at Jadeinthepalace

    I adore her so much!! I think she’s the true definition of asian beauty, and on interviews,she seems genuine and humble and she smiles a lot 😉
    I also love Sui He too!

    • Sunny

      Oh same here! Liu Wen just doesn’t look like a model that has an attitude, which is why I really like her!

  • Taylor

    What a beauty! I remember coming across that image of her in silver shadow and nude nails and I thought to myself and then went on a hunt for a similar silvery shade. Great info :-)

    • Sunny

      LOL I want to try to recreate the look she has in the first photo. It’s such an interesting way to play up monolids!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I think it’s so important for makeup brands to choose spokes people who represent the real variety of skintones, features, and ethnic backgrounds that make up the real world. Plus, I feel that’s really the heart of makeup – celebrating the natural and unique beauty of each individual. Liu is absolutely stunning, the structure of her face almost looks unreal!

    • Sunny

      I agree! I think North American brands have been more conscious about this, but I hope the trend will soon catch on!

  • JennySue Makeup

    What a great interview, and man is she gorgeous!! Those cheekbones are ridiculous!

    • Sunny

      I know! I want those too!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    Ah, she is so gorgeous! I’ve seen her in ads and stuff… I wonder if she’s the same model in one of the Gap prints? She looks very chic. I love how much you can do w/monolids… just proves that every eye shape is special. When I was growing up, my parents always said I was the one cursed with the monolid and my brother has the sparkly eyes… they were wrong! lol

    • Sunny

      Aww I know what you mean! My grandpa was crazy about my brother’s double lids and long eyelashes. I always felt so left-out! I just hope people will learn that there are so many different forms of beauty, and one feature doesn’t make it!