Throwback – New York Jets (né Titans)

Team Colors

Note: Names not official

The Jets’ 1968 season led to their well chronicled Superbowl victory, but it also changed sports TV broadcasting forever.  Their game against the Oakland Raiders ( November 17, 1968) had to go past the TV scheduled slot.  Despite a very close game ( 32–29 Raiders) and having a little over a minute left in the 4th quarter, many stations (except for the west coast) switched over to a broadcast of the film Heidi right on schedule.  Only a little ticker at the bottom of the screen showed the final score (43–32 Raiders).  The viewing public that was forced to watch Heidi flooded their local NBC stations with calls, understandably upset that they didn’t see the end of the game.  In response TV broadcasters changed their sports broadcast policy.  All games are now seen to their conclusion, scheduled programs and sponsors be damned.  This moment in TV history is affectionately known as the Heidi Incident.

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Colors Used
Note: Names not official
Green – Combination.  Base layer is Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Fresh Chive.  Top layer is Urban Decay Vice 2 palette in Damaged (limited edition).
White – On lid is Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.  On crease is theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Nude palette in Matt Malloy.

The green used in Jets’ current Nike uniforms are darker than their 1968 counterparts.  It seems Nike took the original Jets’ forest green and darkened it by at least two shades.  The short sleeves of current Nike uniforms cut off the stripes seen on the 1968 uniform sleeves.  Other than minor cosmetic changes (the Jets logo tilts differently, the socks changed, occasional use of green pants, etc.), it’s not difficult to guess that a green and white uniform with white helmets belong to the Jets.

In my opinion the Jets were the team of the 1960s.  Their uniforms had a modern design, the team was young, and the quarterback had enough ego for 4.  For me, it made sense to go the complete mod style/Twiggy makeup route.  Many of you may recognize this as your party or dinner soiree makeup if I used neutral colors.  This familiar style (light eyelid with dark crease/upper eyelid) really came into its own in the 1960s.  If you don’t have a set of false eyelashes, you can go to town with your mascara like I did.  I started with a mascara with an elongating formula.  I dusted a bit of loose powder and waited for the elongating mascara to dry.  Then with a thickening mascara I brushed the wand about halfway up each lash.  Transfer is encouraged, as we want to make your eyes as large as possible.

There are still a few small things you can do if your intended effect are wide, rounded eyes:
1.  Make the line on the center of your eyelids a little thicker.  I did that on this eye shadow play.
2.  The line on the corners of your eyelids a little darker.
3.  You can also line the rims of your lower eyelid in white.  It’s a classic drag makeup trick that opens up the eyes to make them bigger and more alert.  Some people line their bottom eyelids entirely or extend it to make a dramatically different eye shape.  Though honestly this crosses the border from “Best Twiggy Impression” and into “I am Become Anime” territory.

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