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The Art of Face Makeup and Face Painting
As a lover of body painting and face painting art, I wanted to create a photo essay hub, to show this particular side of the body painting world. Face painting and adorning makeup has been around for several thousand years. Men were the first people to wear makeup. American Indian Blackfoot braves wore face paint in battle and during spirit ceremonies. If they died in battle, they were adorn in painted markings representing their spirit and life story.
The ancient Sumerians were the first people to adorn their bodies in organic body paint and face paint. However it was the ancient Egyptians who would begin wearing makeup daily. In ancient times both males and females wore face makeup. The Greecian Athenians were actually the first 'stage makeup artist'. They transformed the faces of men into young maidens. Women did not act in ancient Greece, they were not permitted to be actors.
These images truly express the beauty of wearing make up. We all have grown up with the images of the ancient Egyptians dawning black eyeliner, which enhanced their eyes and made them look more erotic. We have also grown accustom to the make up style of the Victorian Era, where pale skin and rosy pink cheeks dominated the facial makeup scene. For hundreds of years time honored traditions made Chinese Geishas paint their faces in all white and tint their lips bright crimson red. Women even survived the make up styles, of the wild and out 1960's, while rockin neon paint and trashy, material girl looks of the 1980's.
- The facial creativity and makeup applications in this article are miles ahead of the average person's abilities. They bring out a whole new uniqueness to the application of makeup.
It is my personal hope that you enjoy these chosen images. Feel free to copy the ones you like, for they were randomly found on the Internet with no copyrights to worry with. Therefore, take what you want and enjoy the show....
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