20th Sep 2017 - Beauty, Places, Style

A couple of weeks back I hopped on a plane with my Lancôme family for a whistle stop trip to one of my favourite cities in the world…New York!! Lancôme invited me along to NYC to interview the incredible Lupita Nyong’o (I was SERIOUSLY star struck!) and get the low down on her beauty secrets. Alongside the interview I also had the chance to attend a fancy shmancy Lancôme event with my lovely friend Allana who made my trip feel extra special! We literally spent no more than 30 hours in New York so needless to say that I was pretty exhausted by the time I landed back on UK soil, but I really did have the best time and made some memories that I’ll treasure forever! I actually vlogged the whole trip so defo watch the video if you haven’t already, I’ll be sure to link everything at the bottom of the post. Until then I thought I’d talk you through my NYC outfits and give you a little behind the scenes sneak peek into my super quick trip!

Before the interview with Lupita, I spent the day dashing around the city with my lovely Lancôme family on the hunt for some seriously delicious food (my fave thing to do lol!) I knew we were going to be doing a TON of walking so I made sure to pack my super comfortable silky soft tailored trousers from Mango and paired them with a simple slouchy tee. I’m loving the statement accessories lately so I decided to wear my gorgeous studded brogues by Churches with a pair of badass mesh socks from Darner. To tie everything together I threw on my staple Burberry trench which kept me nice and cozy in the chilly NYC air. We literally hopped from restaurant to restaurant and ended up in ‘Dough’ which is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE donut shops (the dulce de leche donut is the bomb!) Before I knew it it was time to get down to business for my interview with Lupita. I have literally NEVER been so nervous to meet someone! Make sure you watch the vlog to see how it all went, Lupita is every bit as amazing as I thought she would be!

I definitely feel at my comfiest and most ‘me’ in a casual pair of trousers and a comfy tee, but I actually really enjoyed wearing my evening outfit. You might have heard me obsessing over the brand ‘Paloma Wool’ recently so of course I just had to wear something from their new collection for the night. I decided to throw on the Paloma Wool ‘Filipa’ top which is actually a really beautiful forest green colour and you kinda wrap it around your body and tie it up how you like. This top is actually really cropped so it’s not the kind of cut I’d usually opt for, but paired with my high waisted leather skirt I ended up feeling really comfortable. For accessories I kept things simple with a pair of my favourite Nicholas Kirkwood stilettos (unfortunately these are old season but I did find > these < Topshop heels which are kinda similar and look just as badass!) along with my trusty Celine Trio bag. I didn’t intentionally set out to match the background (lol!!) but I’m kinda secretly happy that my outfit ended up blending in with that gorgeous wall of roses!

You all know I like to keep things simple when it comes to my makeup and lately I’ve been loving keeping things extra minimal. The Lancôme Teint Idol Ultra Wear Foundation is my go-to base product whenever I’m attending an event because it’s incredibly long wearing and always gives a super beautiful finish. I recently picked up the Teint Idol Foundation in stick form which ended up being the perfect product to bring along to NYC  because it’s just so easy to throw into my luggage and makes the process of touching up my makeup throughout the night a billion times easier to do. Lately I’ve been all about the lashes so of course I reached for my trusty Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara which gives them tons of volume and then tied the whole look together by tidying up my brows with the It Cosmetics ‘Brow Power Pencil’ in the shade ‘Universal Taupe’. I feel like my outfit was quite sultry with the cropped low neck top, sassy leather skirt and badass stilettos, so keeping things simple and fresh with my makeup felt like the right thing to do.

Big thank you to my Lancôme family for bringing me along on this trip! I’ve made a ton of amazing memories with Lancôme and I’m so grateful to have had so many incredible opportunities during this journey, I’m excited to see where the next few months takes us. Interviewing Lupita was definitely a career highlight for me and one that I’ll never forget! Definitely make sure you watch the vlog from my trip if you haven’t already. Just be warned…there’s a serious amount of food porn going on in this video lol! Hope you guys enjoyed getting a behind the scenes view of my whistle stop trip to NYC!

  • Lancôme Teint Idol Ultra Foundation Stick

    A dream come true

  • Benefit 'Hoola Lite' Bronzer

    Contour that pizza away


    Perfect universal colour

  • Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara

    Super duper volumising

  • By Terry Baume De Rose

    I literally use this every single day

  • It sounds like you had such an incredible time Estée, you look amazing!

    Sara – Flemingo

  • Holy moly you looked incredible that evening! If I knew how to whistle, I’d whistle!

  • I love your evening outfit! The forest green color is such a great transitional shade for summer to fall, and the deep V cut on the shoes is stunning!


  • Lisa Autumn

    This looks like the dream! And girl… you are stunning!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com