I attended a Halloween block party this year and went as the classic comic strip joker. This simple makeup wheel was all I needed for painting my foam latex facial appliance and skin. I covered my entire face, ears and all the way around my neck with the white (used almost all of it to do so because I needed it REALLY white). The red worked perfect for the lips. As for the black, I used a brush to put some black on a paper plate and mixed it with some 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to thin it. I used this for shadowing (going back and forth with the thin black and white. It let the black fill in the "wrinkles" without being TOO black. (This paint is okay to brush on around your eyes but DON'T get near your eyes with the Isopropyl Alcohol. Even the vapors from the alcohol will make your eyes burn.
I am someone who doesn't even usually wear mascara. I wore this for three days in a row this Halloween. It's face make up, so it's not the most comfortable, but it did not destroy my skin or cause after effect pimple explosion.
I love doing dark eyes or bright red eyes and this color wheel did just what i wanted; while it's a little heavy, a little DOES go a long way, and it does take some practice to see how little or how much you need.
I had never tried anything by Ben Nye before and was very impressed by how well this stuff worked. I applied it to a freshly washed face with a foundation brush, powdered over it with colored eyeshadow, and went to an outdoor ren fair. The makeup last ed all day through sweat and even rain. As a makeup artist I highly recommend this product