This Is What 49 Looks Like

Agnes Landau, senior VP of global marketing for Clinique, says bold color is in her Latina DNA.

By Nikki Ostasiewski
agnes landau clinique
Melanie Acevedo
Photograph: Agnes Landau

On choosing the beauty biz

“I grew up in Puerto Rico, and makeup is a big part of my culture; I adore it. I moved to New York to get my MBA and because I wanted to work with the big guys in the beauty business.” 

On her product picks

“Red lips are my signature. So my must-have is Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Chunky Cherry [$16; clinique.com].” 

On getting dressed

“My favorite piece is a purple Prada jacket. Everyone in New York always wears black, but I like a bit of color.”

On her antiaging strategy 

“Jogging keeps me in shape. I also exfoliate my face twice a day with a washcloth, use Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus [$67; clinique.com] and wear black eyeliner to keep my eyes looking sharp. Also, I laugh a lot.”. I moved to New York to get my MBA and because I wanted to work with the big guys in the beauty business.”

-As told to Nikki Ostasiewski 

First Published January 3, 2012

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