Today is the 113th Big Game where college rivals Cal and Stanford meet annually for a highly anticipated game of football. I’m going to the game, so I came up with a makeup look to match my school colors — Yale Blue (a dark blue color defined as the color of light with a 482-nm wavelength… yes, very nerdy) and California Gold. I ended up using white, dark blue, and yellow to match the look of the football uniforms and all my Cal paraphernalia.
The bear on my face is Oski, the official mascot of the University of California, Berkeley. The picture on the left shows my Oski Face-Cals (decals) that you can stick on your face, arms, etc. I used to have temporary tattoos like these that I liked to wear to college football games (which were nicer because those did not have the white outline), but I need something that I can easily remove without alcohol or astringent for today’s game since I’m going out to a nice dinner right after I leave the stadium. I also included a picture of Oski on the right so you can see how he looks like on the football field. He’s been a tradition at Cal since 1941 — prior to that, live bears were used as mascots!
Here’s how to do this Eye of The Day:
- Apply a primer like MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” on entire lid.
- With a dense eye shadow brush, pack on a bold matte yellow color on your lid, including your inner corner and tear duct. I used MAC Pro E/S in “Canary Yellow”.
- Use a dark blue eye shadow (like MAC E/S in “Deep Truth”) for your outer V, and blend it along the outer half of your crease.
- Apply a matte white eye shadow like MAC E/S in “Gesso” as highlight.
- Line your upper lash line with a black color, like Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Black Ink”.
- Curl your lashes and apply mascara to both your upper and lower lashes. I’m wearing Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express Waterproof Mascara in “Very Black” — two coats on the top and one coat on the bottom.
- Apply a decal or temporary tattoo (or draw your own with eye pencils/shadow) if you want to show off your team spirit too!
We’re the underdogs this year (with Stanford ranked in the Top 10). But I’ll be rooting for Cal as always! I’ll leave you with this super amazing clip of the famous 1982 “The Play” where Cal unexpectedly beat Stanford on the last play — the Stanford band had already rushed the field in celebration only to find out they had lost within a few seconds. Make sure the audio is on!