• Question: Could you wear makeup in space?

    Asked by aoifeomara to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 20 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 20 Nov 2012:


      I’m not sure if it would be a good idea to wear makeup inside a spacesuit. The environment inside the suit is carefully controlled and all the air is recycled continuously. The particles from the makeup might come off your skin and clog things up. Probably best just stick to fake eyelashes and glue them on tight.

    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      Are you expecting to meet many people in space? No one will notice you are wearing make up since you will be wearing a gold-plated space helmet.