I remember several years ago (omg was it really that long??) when chambray was the hottest thing since sliced bread. Finding the perfect shirt was a mission and your wardrobe was not complete without one. I must say I’m glad this fashion staple has not disappeared, as it is such a go-to of mine. I currently have two different ones, and used to have a third, but the poor thing had to be retired. I pulled this outfit together one Sunday morning when I had some errands to run (and a husband’s birthday to shop for!) It was perfect- deceivingly comfortable and pulled together chic. Second day (okay maybe more..) makes for a playful pony and a monochromatic beauty look in red hues create attention and brighten the face. Yay!
Getting all dolled up can be so fun (especially when someone else does it for you!) and I wanted to share some behind the scenes action of my recent collaboration with Em Smith. These images show some fun images of the process and all the shenanigans that went into the tutorial. If you haven’t seen the post, go check it out here! There’s two tutorials on how to get the perfect fall lip for any occasion (or time limit!)
What fall lip color is your go-to? Or is there any trend that you’d like to learn? Let me know, as Em and I are planning a future collaboration!
If you saw my post on my 5 Minute Makeup featuring Beauty Counter, you know what makeup means to me. While I don’t discriminate and pick favorites, a strong lip is definitely a go-to of mine. Even if I can’t get my life together enough to do a full face or do an eye, throwing on a strong lipstick color instantly pulls my outfit together enough to venture out into the world. Personally, it makes me feel confident and proud. When Em Smith reached out to me, we started brainstorming on what we wanted to show as our first collaboration. After many hours on Pinterest, we narrowed it down to Fall 15 beauty trends and decided on a lip tutorial featuring a deep, dark wine color (one of my faves and a hot, hot trend for the season!) I thought this would be a great entry post because lipstick is very Obviously Elizabeth. I get asked frequently how I apply my lipstick and how I make it last all day (through eating and drinking, too!) We hope you enjoy this tutorial! I’ve given two versions- a brief and a detailed. Depending on your time, the look, or most importantly the color, there are steps you can skip or add. Let me know what you think and can’t wait to see how everyone tries out this amazing trend for fall!
Steps for the Perfect Fall Lip:
- Prep the lip with lip balm and let it sit and soak into the skin. Gently wipe off excess (we used Rosebud Perfume Co.’s Rosebud Salve)
- Lightly dust the lips with a pressed powder (this will help it last all day!)
- Line the lip with a lip liner that is close in color to the lip stick.
- Fill in the lip with the lip liner
- Fill in the lip with lip stick (Em carefully applied with a brush, but you can also use the actual stick. Whatever you are most comfortable with!)
- Gently blot off excess lipstick with a paper towel
- Optional: Add a highlighter above the upper lip for an extra glow!
Running short on time? Try out these 3 easy steps!
- Line outside of lips (if applying a matte dark color, otherwise you can even skip this one!)
- Fill with color
I found this peach blazer at Zara during my recent trip to Chicago (Chicago recap post to come!) and I instantly fell in love with it. First off, it was on killer sale (less than $40!) and the linen is so appropriate for the Texas heat. Peach is such a wonderful color and I loved that the feminine color was kept in check by the oversized, boyfriend feel, of this blazer. To keep the blazer from being too professional on a day where I wanted to be comfy, I paired it with my new fave muscle tee and cargo pants. The peach and olive go together in a fun, unexpected way and I added some glam with my J. Crew statement necklace. Voila! Edgy without the jacket and work appropriate and fun with the jacket. 2 for 1 thank you please!
Makeup: Beauty Counter Tint Skin Foundation mixed with MAC Studio Fix Foundation, MAC Kid Eyeshadow (for blending) MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow (for dimension in the crease), MAC Nylon Eye shadow (for dimension and the crease), Laura Geller Bali blush, LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip tint in Humble Brag