Back To School Beauty

27th August, 2012

In honor of the back-to-school season, FLIRT! and I teamed up to create three fun, fall-ready beauty looks, with an easy breakdown on how to recreate them at home!

|STUDY HALL CHIC| Serena wears a Tibi coat and top, and a custom-made barrette and bow tie:|STUDY HALL CHIC| Using FLIRT! cosmetics, the ever-fabulous Porsche Cooper created this autumn-toned look by packing Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Bronze Splash (top right, above) all over Serena’s eyelids, then blending it out with Peach Champagne (above center). She then lined her eyes with Look of Love Eye Pencil in Brownie Points, and dabbed her lashes with Agent Lash Mascara in Black. Porsche dusted Serena’s cheeks with Peek-A-Blush in Dragonfly (above left), and finished it all off with a subtle swipe of Chickstick in Obsess (far right, above).

Bethany Brill, my amazing hairstylist and friend, pinned Serena’s ends under for an on-trend faux bob, and I finished it off with a quirky barrette, for a look that say’s, I’m proud to be Teacher’s Pet!

|ROCK STEADY| Serena wears a Tibi coat and top, with an Asos belt as bow tie:|ROCK STEADY| Serena is a modern day Pink Lady in this look! Porsche primed Serena’s eyes with Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Cream Puff (above right), then dramatically lined then all around (and side-to-side!) with Opening Line Liquid Liner in Ebony Edge. I love this product because it affords so much control over the shape you’re creating, but if things start to slip outside the desired lines, you can always nudge them back into place using a damp Q-tip.

Because I have really deep eyelids, I’d probably add a little Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Wild Night (bottom center, above), but for Serena, Porsche simply finished off with All That Lash Mascara in Black, plus a dash of Peek A Blush in Caramel Belle and a dollop of Big Flirt Lipgloss in Big Pink Kisses. Finally, Bethany scraped Serena’s hair into a super-high pony tail ~ a look I find so fresh all of a sudden!

|COLOR ME FABULOUS| Serena wears an American Apparel barrette, over a Tibi coat and top:|COLOR ME FABULOUS| Serena is Queen Bee of the classroom in this youthfully daring look, which Porsche created using a generous application of Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Electric Denim (top center, above). She blended out the edges with Cream Puff (above right), then finished with a two-part lining process: one thick sweep of Opening Line Liquid Liner in Aquamarina, and a thinner line of Indigo-go. After brushing on It Curl Mascara in Black, Porsche powdered Serena’s cheeks with Peek A Blush in Sweet Desire (a great early-fall alternative to summer’s bronzers!), and petted her pout with Big Flirt Lipgloss in Big Time Nude. With Bethany’s beehive and a Number 2 pencil at hand, Serena’s ready to ace any style test!

Back to School Beauty starring Serena Cheng (the winner of THIS CONTEST!) // photography: Jeremy James // art direction & styling: Kelly Framel // makeup: Porsche Cooper for FLIRT! Cosmetics // hair: Bethany Brill

I hope these images inspire you to try a dramatic liner or a colored lid this fall ~ for a new season is all about experimentation + fresh experiences! For more ideas, click over to FLIRT!’s Facebook page, or revisit THIS POST.

  • Abi Denton

    Love this post! I love the crayon hair slide! Wish we could get flirt cosmetics in the UK!

    Abi x

  • Anonymous

    All the looks are great, but I really love a classic ponytail look with a bow-ribbon. The combo of a sexy cat eye with a cute ponytail is really pretty and fun.
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  • Pauline T

    All of these are gorgeous! The first one is the easiest to pull off at school, but I love the dramatic accent of the second one!

  • Anonymous

    super fun and great looks for school! thanks for sharing!

  • Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    Super gorgeous and fun looks!!!

  • Anonymous

    Adorable! Totally geeky chic, and sweet!

  • liz

    great post! wish I still went to school!

  • Martha Dominguez

    I am loving the Rock Steady look….wish I could master the liquid liner around the eye technique because that is definitely my favorite look.

  • ttea

    Really beautiful looking makeup ideas. This makes me sad though because it reminds me of the end of summer holidays.

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  • Eugenia Woods

    Cute cute cute!!!

  • Colette

    Love this feature-and thanks for featuring models of different ethnicities!

  • ClosetConfections

    I’m completely clueless when it comes to makeup, but these looks are simply adorable! Also, I appreciate very much that you feature such a diverse array of models in your features. Kudos!


  • Rachel Mlinarchik

    So glad you have this post up today, as it is one more example of the independent success you’ve gained from blogging! There was a blogger bashing article in Washington Post Express on Friday, and I wrote a response featuring the entrepreneurial (and inspirational!) success you’ve gained from style blogging as an example of the many positives that were left out of the Express piece. Thank you for your class, your style, and your fearless fashion.

    Rachel from Fair Vanity

  • The Provoker

    yep, if you’re going back to school, do that with style!

    xx nathan.niche

  • Jinna Yang

    Beautiful looks – great makeup!


  • Danielle

    The hairstyles are darling, love the last one with the little bow. I might just have to copy that look. Wonderful post dear!

  • From Me To You

    can. not. get. over. the. styling. So cleaver!

  • Lindsay Wells

    I am absolutely in love with the colors and the styling omg. The makeup is totally fab and the hair is so originally clever! I think the crayons in the hair is too much for me though haha!


  • Anonymous

    I like the Rocksteady very much. I think it will suit on my Asian face like them. I love this very helpful blog post of yours.

    xx Diana

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  • La Sugarlace

    Rock steady and colour me fab are great! I would say Rock Steady is my fav <3

  • Kim

    Great styling! I could never have guessed that the first and second look were the same model

  • Katrina Mock

    Love the crayons as barrette in her hair. What a cute idea!

  • Katie Lee

    LOVE this idea Kelly!!! You are so awesome and creative — Love!!!

  • Breakfast at Cindi’s

    This post is so cute, love all the accessories : )


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  • ann

    wonderful post

  • Anonymous

    Oh, this is a very pretty post. I am so inspired to go into content marketing too.
    Really lovely.

    Lagos, Nigeria

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