Halloween makeup - on a scooter
September 9, 2012 9:01 AM Subscribe
Day of the Dead full face makeup for Halloween. On a scooter. Wearing a helmet. How do I keep the makeup from smearing?
posted by raisingsand to clothing, beauty, & fashion (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm excited about attending the Crescent City Crawl in New Orleans this year, the weekend before Halloween. It's a scooter rally culminating with a full-costume ride through the city on Saturday night. I have most of the components for my Day of the Dead costume and want to make the full-face makeup worthy of winning a prize. This
is my helmet. The inside padding hits my face about three inches in front of my ears and I need to know how to keep the makeup from smearing. I do intend to buy and experiment with the better brands mentioned in previous questions, BUT I'll probably be putting on and taking off my helmet numerous times during the night. Is there a specific kind of white face paint makeup that will set enough to survive the night? Or a fixative that I can spray that will keep it from smearing? Will hairspray really do the trick? Or do I need to just give up on the intricate makeup altogether? I really, really want to stop at a red light, flip up my visor, and smile at the car next to me showing my full skull makeup. Please help me make this happen.