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San Francisco, Day Two: Layer Up
Saved 5/13/08 to Beauty Product Junkies

Makeup for the Ball! (With gratuitous black tie photos...)


I promised a while ago that, come time for my college ball, I'd do a post on the makeup for the evening, which turned out not to be as extravagant as it could have been, but... whatevs. :-p It was still pretty good, and it stayed on the entire night (6:30pm-3am), through a 4-course dinner and way, way too many drinks.

The Boys:

Total preparation time each, including shower: 20 minutes, maximum.

The Girls:

Total preparation time each, including shower: 4-6 hours. How is this fair?
(I'm the one in the massive brown ballgown in the middle, by the way...)

My makeup was fairly simple:
MAC Studio Fix Concealer SPF 35
Boots No.7 Translucent loose powder
Bobbi Brown Blush in Desert Rose
Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
Urban Decay Primer Potion, naturally!
MAC Shadows in Sumptuous Olive, Era, and Ricepaper
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink (for tightlining and lower waterline)
Bobbi Brown Creamy Lipcolor in Bronzed Pink
Urban Decay Ultraglide in Video

Resulting in eyes that looked like this:

And, rather impressively, a face that at 2am still looked relatively presentable:


(Yeah, I know, my hair's gone spaz and I look like I've had a few too many of those Blue Heaven things... but the makeup's not too shabby, eh? That's like... four courses, several hours of dancing and drinking and some crepes and samosas after original application!)

The next college ball will be in 2010, so makeup planning for that shall commence imminently :-p

khorshid-khanoom khorshid-khanoom 6 years 6 weeks
i love youuu and your gorgeous pictures! :D
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 6 years 9 weeks
i love that you said UDPP, naturally!!!! ROCK ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF SISTER!!! :D
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years 14 weeks
I'm a little late, but you look great. Thanks for the pics.
ecochick ecochick 6 years 15 weeks
I love your blog. It's so cute!
kahribar kahribar 6 years 17 weeks
Awwww, you all looked amazing and you looked very beautiful even at that hour, which is def something I could never have pulled off!
hvanness331 hvanness331 6 years 17 weeks
At first I was reading the guys caption and I literally thought you got ready in 20 minutes. I was going to congratulate you on that impressive feat, but now I realize I was a tad confused. You looked wonderful! Hope it was fun, and worth the hours it took to get ready!!
POPSUGAR-Beauty POPSUGAR-Beauty 6 years 17 weeks
Gorgeous! Everyone looks so happy!
TheUrbanMommy82 TheUrbanMommy82 6 years 17 weeks
You guys look cute, your dress is pretty!
liltandweave liltandweave 6 years 17 weeks
You look great! I love a good green, but for some reason they never look good on me. I'm extremely jealous of your formal British fanciness. Lucky, pretty girl!
lily8206 lily8206 6 years 17 weeks
You look great! LOVE the eyeshadow!
wren1 wren1 6 years 17 weeks
Pretty! Glad you had so much fun :) Very impressive that your look held up all night!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 17 weeks
Great pics! :) Love that olive color. __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
rgrl rgrl 6 years 17 weeks
You all look so great and I am so jealous that you had an occasion to dress up for! :) Love the eye makeup! ANd now I want crepes. :feedme:
dreamlover823 dreamlover823 6 years 17 weeks
You are awesome at makeup!
details2 details2 6 years 18 weeks
Gorgeous!
sofi sofi 6 years 18 weeks
Oh, your eyes look beautiful and it all held up so nicely. Sounds like you had a great time and you looked fantastic, too!
tdsollog tdsollog 6 years 18 weeks
Wow. The guys had next-to-no prep time, and the girls had to work so long. But.... all the hard work paid off. You look great before and after! Awesome!
AParker AParker 6 years 18 weeks
You look amazing, girl! Pretty and polished, without looking overdone. Gorgeous for spring!!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 6 years 18 weeks
and it is so funny how you pointed out the vast difference in the amount of time the guys and the girls too to get ready. :)
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 6 years 18 weeks
I like your eye make up! and how you do your hair, is so pretty too!
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 18 weeks
Awe, you all look great! I love your make-up. You should post make-up lessons.
JennaV JennaV 6 years 18 weeks
I love greens!
scully22 scully22 6 years 18 weeks
I'm in awe that your makeup looks so good even in the wee hours! Lucky girl :) The close us of your eyelids are so pretty, love the colors!