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face paint

noun

a paintlike substance used for decorating the face

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  • She concealed from him that she used a lip-stick and face paint.

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • Rainbow occurs also as a design on women's wooden dice, and as a face paint.

    Mohave Pottery Alfred L. Kroeber
  • face paint and powder make the skin look worse, for they hinder perspiration.

    Applied Physiology

    Frank Overton
  • Most of the aliens about the room wore some variation of the same bandage dress, face paint, and turban.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • His face paint was confined to a conservative set of bars on each cheek, those a stark black and white.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • "Coyote teeth" appears as a face paint—a cross-barred line—in Handbook, figure 61,b.

    Mohave Pottery Alfred L. Kroeber
  • Palettes for face paint have also been found in many early Egyptian graves.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

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