Have you ever wondered why Kiss wore so much makeup? It was perfect, and my favorite was the rockstar pirate, (Aka: Starchild, Paul Stanley - vocals & rhythm guitar) the one with just the star on his right eye. There is only one person in the world who comes close to the amount of cosmetology as all 4 members combined: Joan Rivers. She has more plastic on her left cheek, than a Mattel factory. But these boys, now old men really made their show theatrical with all the make up but least their music was cool. The closest thing we have to that is the insane clown posse (ICP) and they are just plain scary. Kiss’s makeup was simple but thick. What was the gimmick? Were they so insecure with their natural self that they needed to amp up their image? Maybe, but who cares? Kiss was cool. Don’t hate. I love KISS and I think the saddest day was when the popular show, GLEE covered their music. And everyone knows that's sad because show choir music is a mass murder on pop culture. However, I believe KISS's makeup covered up all real world emotions and demons. It's like their deal with the devil: "You shall rock but with rock you can never be the human you: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley or Peter Criss. From now on you are the sweetest temptation, Kiss, and be heroes and villains of hard rock and heavy metal." - I know this is true because I'm Catholic so I know the devil pretty well.