The type of body painting where paintings are done with a person’s face as the canvas! This type of painting which was once seen commonly among rugby and cricket fans with the logo of their favorite team painted has now become more common among those who want to make a fashion statement as well.
Some interesting face painting designs
In earlier days face paintings were used more for the purpose of camouflage by the military. In some parts of the world and among certain tribal communities, face paintings had religious sentiments associated. This practice is still prevalent in certain parts of the world.
Theatre artists, circus performers and mime performers have been using face painting as a part of their overall make-up for many years. It was not until recent times that face painting started becoming common among the masses.
Cosmetic paints available in the market which are not harmful to the skin are used for face painting. The designs painted could be restricted to one part of the face, say surrounding the eyes like a mask or could cover the entire face.
There are specialized artists for face painting who are known for drawing detailed and deep paintings the contours of which beautifully gel with the lines and curves in the face. Nowadays, airbrushes are also used for face paintings… we shall see more on this in a few days.