Help me not have really lame mime makeup
October 23, 2012 10:52 AM Subscribe
How do I get vivid red and black makeup over thick white makeup?
posted by artifarce to clothing, beauty, & fashion (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My super quick costume this year is going to be a mime, and I've messed around a bit today with the thick white Ben Nye paint I've had for a few years, the sealing powder, and various red & black eyeliners and cheap Halloween makeup "crayons". Even though the white is very thick (like paste), I can get that to go on all right, but the black and red always gets mixed up with it and turns pink and gray. I understand that the powder should seal the white so I can paint over it, right?
I hardly can do my own normal makeup and don't have an inky black eyeliner like they show in these videos:
If I buy something wetter and darker, would I get the coverage I want? I don't mind buying one or two more products, but if I do, what? And how do I avoid mixing it with the white? Should I instead buy a creamier white like the guy in the first video is using?