I seek to crowdsource a problem I encounter.
I paint a great face, and I use a Mehron Paradise palette. It's gentle makeup and washes off well with just soap and water, and holds up nicely to smudging. I generally seal it with a coat of Garnier Fruictics Hairspray, but have skipped this in the past and it still holds up just fine.
Problem is, we're in New Orleans, it's August, my dude-friends see my pretty face and want one, too, but the minute they go outside, BAM, their face is like a waterfall of perspiration and my hard work melts off before their eyes. Then they're like, mad bro.
We can generally get away with things in the fall and winter, but in summer-- no chance.
Even I sweat oddly on my upper lip, so I usually clog my pores with some anti-antiperspirant before I paint up and it helps it from sweating off. However, I'm reluctant to apply half a stick of Mitchum or Old Spice to a guy's face. It's probably a recipe for an adult acne outbreak.
Are there any suggestions out there for reducing perspiration, or to cause the make-up to be a bit hardier in the face of man-sweat? Maybe a spray-on antiperspirant?
I have considered buying a palette of alcohol-based makeups (Temptu) for this very application, but I'm sure the guys will also be displeased to wash their faces in Everclear to get it off. Plus it's far more expensive, and they're already a bit reluctant to cough up a few bucks to help cover the cheaper water-based makeup cost.