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Face Paint: Not Just For Carnivals Anymore (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/21/2009 5:12 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 1:35 pm

Face paint has been used for cultural purposes for centuries. Face painting booths are a staple at carnivals and fairs, and elaborate make-up is often used in theatrical performances. Recently, though, face paint has started to make it's way into the mainstream. Indie concert-goers have been seen with painted faces, and fashion designers have sent models down runways with paint smeared across their cheeks.

Face paint's influence on the fashion world is undoubtedly growing, but how wearable is it? Take a look at these painted faces and vote on how wearable the make-up is:


 
Face paint has been used in tribal rituals for centuries. Here, a Kunga boy's face is painted with bright colors for an annual festival.
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(Photos from Getty and Dazed & Confused Magazine)


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