Throwback – Buffalo Bills

Team Colors

Note: Names not official

Athletic abilities does not equate to a decent human being.  Take O.J. Simpson.  He was a lightning quick as a Buffalo Bills running back in the 1970s.  His record for fewest games to 1000 yards and 2000 in a single season still hold up.  He made Hall of Fame defenses look like high school JV linemen, especially the Steel Curtain of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  I’m sure O.J. Simpson would regularly be in the list of greatest rushers of all time if it weren’t for his life outside of football.  Where to begin?  The murder trial circus, bankruptcy, jail time, drug addiction, and a tell all “confession” book that made more headlines from the circumstances of the publication rather than the contents of the actual publication.  Well, his acting career wasn’t that bad.

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Colors Used
Note: Names not official
Red – Kryolan Blusher in 80
White – Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Penccil in Milk
Blue – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos

I have to give a football team credit for having a buffalo on the side of its helmet rather than a cartoon abomination of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody.  The 1970s Bills uniforms are Spartan, just a few striped sleeves and a red buffalo on a white helmet.  For all the design pizzazz Nike is known for, the Bills’ owners continued the design restraint in their current uniforms.  In fact, the Bills’ owners decided to switch from the red/dark blue color scheme Reebok had for them to a bright red/bright blue color scheme reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s.  It’s not an exact color match from the photos and video I’ve seen, but I’m sure the spirit of these bright colors are the same.  Current uniform material technology and HD filming/broadcasting makes colors really vivid.

It would take much more time, patience and small, expensive brushes to draw a buffalo on my eyelid.  Instead I noted the Bills’ away jersey color breakdown.  Blue numbers, red border, on a white jersey.  The red accent stripes were everywhere, so I added an extra stripe on my eye shadow play as well.  Argh I need to switch up my eye shadow primer.  That red transferred as soon as I blinked.  Too bad I can’t voluntarily stop blinking.

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