Well-Kept Beauty

23 Questions w/ a Well-Kept Beauty: Libby of Libby Living Colorfully

Well-Kept Beauty
23 Questions w/ a Well-Kept Beauty: Libby of Libby Living Colorfully

Libby is a self-proclaimed Washingtonian by way of Oshkosh, Wisconsin inspired by all things vibrant and colorful. 

Libby is the author and content curator of Libby Living Colorfully, which she created in 2014 as an outlet from her day to day work in corporate law.  Libby Living Colorfully is a collection of all things interior design, cooking, travel, beauty, fashion, and all in between.

We caught up with Libby to learn more about her, her take on skincare and beauty....and living life as as Well-Kept Beauty.


How would you describe yourself?
Wisconsin native and that’s really important to me, even though I’ve lived in DC for longer than the average person. Very much a part of me and who I am. Energetic, I’m in a good mood most of the time, I love my friends and meeting new people. I love DC. I love color and documenting. I think anything could be wrapped up in that.

How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging since 2014. I was working in corporate law at the time and I needed a creative outlet. Just recently I’ve taken an interest in writing about skincare, but I’ve been personally interested in skincare for 10+ years. I started following Glossier as a brand in late 2015, and watching the brand grow has been crazy. It’s like seeing your favorite artist in concert when they were playing the little shows and now they’re selling out arenas. I love that about the beauty industry. 

How do you feel about beauty?
I’m all about expediting my beauty routine—I have my eyebrows microbladed, and I’ve gotten lash extensions before.  I’d be a liar if I didn’t say I didn’t love the more lengthy skincare ritual I do every morning. 

Who is your beauty muse?
I have two. I love Olivia Muenter, she’s a beauty editor at Bustle, and her drunk skincare videos are hilarious. I also love Laura Pia Baroncini. 

If you were a combination of any three beauty icons, who would they be? 
In my dreams I’d have MIA’s eyes, Laura Pia’s eyelashes, and Brigitte Bardot’s hair.

A beauty rule you’d wish would go away?
I wish everyone would collectively decide to stop getting lip injections. 

What’s your current skincare obsession?
I love ice rolling. It’s not going to cure wrinkles or anything, but when I take my ice roller out of my freezer and you roll it on my face—it just feels good and helps de-puff. A close second are keeping collagen eye patches in the fridge. Honestly, keeping any skincare in the fridge is my new favorite thing. And sun protection.

What are three beauty items you can’t live without?
Mascara, mascara primer especially. I love my Glossier Cloud Paint. I also love using Vitamin E capsules by poking a hole in them and rubbing them all over my lips/eyelids/brows.

What’s in your beauty regimen that we would be surprised to know about?
In high school I used to literally separate my lashes with a safety pin which is horrifying. I do love a little bit of self-tanner because I’m trying to stay out of the sun.

A beauty habit you need to give up or be better at?
Taking off my mascara at night!

Lipstick of choice?
I’m not a lipstick gal, but I just started using this stuff called B’Lighter, it’s a cream blush highlighter I’m really in love with.

What is your walk-in song?
Anything by Tove-Lo.

Who would you like to introduce you for your most important keynote speech?
My best friend AJ, like always. He would be the best. I would feel at ease.

What’s most important to you? 
Authenticity. In high school I thought that meant telling everyone exactly what was on my mind all the time-—which got me in trouble! As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized it goes hand-in-hand with being honest and real.

Three people you would like to have over for a dinner party?
Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, and Ben Sinclair from High Maintenance.

Do you have a nick-name?  
Libby—my real name is Elizabeth.

What are you most proud of as a founder?
I am most proud of my genuine connections with people I’ve met in DC. I don’t just want to be a girl with a cute outfit who blogs, I really want to connect with people when I meet them in real life. 

What does family mean to you?
Family is home. I really love my parents, I gave them a lot of hell in high school. I don’t talk about my family and my relationships on social media.

Who’s a skin care professional you can’t live without? 
My microblading gals at Dollistic! They did such a great job—truly the best in their profession and it’s worth the investment.

How do you relax?
I don’t. Sitting still is pretty difficult for me, I’m not good at leisure activities. I like taking walk and taking photos of nature. I used to take a lot of baths and still love a good soak.

What does natural mean to you?
The first thing that comes to mind is nature—I love being outside. I’m not into camping or anything too extreme, but going on long walks and taking photos is my happy place. 

What are three things you can’t live without?  
My friendships, Instagram (so sad but true), beets

What is your favorite phase to say?  
I say this a lot to my friends—trust the process.