Oh and speaking of clowny experiments... I was at a kink event this weekend and I tried an Auguste look for the first time. I moisturized my face beforehand, and then applied some regular, non-clowny foundation as the base. (I used Covergirl Simply Ageless and some Wet N' Wild pressed powder, for reference.) Then I just applied the greasepaint and powder over it. I felt comfortable wearing it all day, there was minimal smudging, and my skin was fine when I took the make-up off. Actually my face felt really soft and smooth afterwards.
Fantastic! Moisturizer, eh... Intriguing!