Saturday I was busing with makeup all afternoon. Our dear friend's daughter was celebrating her 15th birthday, and in South America it's a really big deal. It is a coming out party, a debutant ball, except there is only one debutant. The event was massive, over-the-top spectacular with members from the National Orquestra, 3 dress changes, 3 hair styles, 2 makeup looks, sushi bar, pizza bar, the most amazing hors d'oeuvres, every drink imaginable, chocolates, pastries, gorgeous cake, DJ, the traditional waltz, horse drawn carriage, smoke, fire works -- a really big ass deal.Amanda looked like the princess she is. I did a more burgundy golden and sparkly look for her first dress. This is the one she wore to arrive in the carriage and greet all the guests, dance a bit and grab a bite to eat - literally one bite and then she was whisked away for her second change.
She changed into her white debutant gown for the walts and to walk down the stairs and be received by her escort/date - officially (here they call him the Prince). For this dress I did a traditional bride/debutant look with flawless, luminous skin, flushed cheeks, liquid eyeliner, nude shadow with MAC reflects pearl glitter on top.
This was after she had cried and everyone had kissed her and rubbed all her makeup off. Not bad.
She later changed into a green dress which was short and easy for her to dance in. We left at this point because we were drunk, full, and not about to join all the 15 and 16 year olds on the dance floor for a humiliating round of you're-too-old-to-dance-to-this (insert trashy song of the moment performed by 18 yr old who looks like they were born and raised in an opium den).
The party was a huge success with over 300 people present. Amanda is really loved - she's such a darling princess, she really deserved all the attention she received.
I'm still trying to get my makeup pics from Greti (hint, hint). I'll post them as soon as I have them.