from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of painting faces or portraits; the art of representing faces in painting.
  • n. The act of applying rouge or other coloring matter to the face.


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  • Good news for the company, not so great news for anti-obesity campaigners, particularly those who are concerned about the way it popularises itself with children - all week it has been promoting half-term face-painting and doughnut-decorating activities in its stores.

    The Guardian World News

  • Parisian markets are serious -- no face-painting, no balloon animals, no clowns.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: French Lesson

  • With a long twist of hair plaits and a face as beautifully blue as any character in the blockbuster film Avatar (thanks to Sandy McConnell's face-painting skills), she rivets the class for an hour-long exercise in English and writing.

    Outstanding new teacher: dazzling performer

  • There were potato pancakes and jelly donuts—traditions on this holiday—and there was also Dreidel-decorating, cookie-designing, airbrush face-painting, photo-snow-globe-making, robotic Lego-playing and a gentleman sculpting candy in the shape of dragons seemingly out of thin air.

    Art of Home Building, Gingerbread Style

  • This year we have DC (Robin Year One, Batgirl Year One, Gotham Knights) & Dynamite Ent. writer, SCOTT BEATTY, debuting his new BUCK ROGERS comic from Dynamite Ent. We also have someone coming in to do face-painting for the kids, etc.

    FCBD | Events busting out all over | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • In keeping with the WTT's fan-friendly ethos, the area around the stadium will have family-oriented activities, such as "QuickStart" tennis, in which children play on smaller courts and hit oversized balls; face-painting; a moon bounce; and an autograph zone where fans can collect players' signatures after matches.

    Washington Kastles plan to relocate to Southwest waterfront development

  • A special YogaBugs session – face-painting and dressing up as a ladybird or caterpillar is optional – will offer a chance for over-excited souls to unwind a little.

    This week's new events

  • The mobile world offers football-centric smart phone apps for everyone from the sports dilettante to the face-painting football fanatic: You can track news, tweets, and stats; research the history of the sport; and check out some of the funniest commercials from past Super Bowls.

    Eight free football apps for Super Bowl XLV

  • During South Korea's victory against Greece last Saturday, she said she used her face-painting skills to paint the South Korean flag on the faces of children who had gathered with their parents and grandparents at another bar nearby.

    World Cup Buzzed

  • And if that wasn't carnivalesque enough for people, there was an actual carnival following the meal that included face-painting, drag queens, and of course Rubell's giant piñata of Andy Warhol's head that when smashed open was revealed to be full of Twinkies, Ho Ho's, and other sorts of corn syrup-laden sweets -- a stark contrast to the earthy and pure dinner dishes.

    The Brooklyn Ball 2010: Food, Glorious Food!


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