History Main / MakeUpIsEvil

6th Feb '16 7:31:05 PM MsChibi
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Historically, also, many forms of make-up have been hazardous -- such as lead-based or arsenic based ones -- so a woman who used them might sacrifice her health or even life, not to mention her looks in the long term, for a brief attractive appearance. At the very least, this was a sign that she was vain and foolish.
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Historically, also, many forms of make-up have been hazardous -- such as lead-based or arsenic based ones -- so a woman who used them might sacrifice her health or even life, not to mention her looks in the long term, for a brief attractive appearance. At the very least, this was a sign that she was [[BrainlessBeauty vain and foolish. foolish]].
6th Feb '16 7:30:27 PM MsChibi
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I don't really think this is a Forgotten Trope so much as a Discredited one.
A ForgottenTrope nowadays, but one that lasted for many centuries: wearing any form of "paint" on your face is a sign of evil, particularly dishonesty, more to be expected of the DeadlyDecadentCourt or ViceCity than any more wholesome place. Only an [[TheWickedStage actress]] or some such disreputable woman would self-paint, which is why "painted woman" is -- not a compliment. The FemmeFatale and TheVamp obviously use make-up, as part of their stock in trade is unnaturally good looks. ([[VanityIsFeminine The trope is rarer but stronger for men]].)
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A ForgottenTrope DiscreditedTrope nowadays, but one that lasted for many centuries: wearing any form of "paint" on your face is a sign of evil, particularly dishonesty, more to be expected of the DeadlyDecadentCourt or ViceCity than any more wholesome place. Only an [[TheWickedStage actress]] or some such disreputable woman would self-paint, which is why "painted woman" is -- not a compliment. The FemmeFatale and TheVamp obviously use make-up, as part of their stock in trade is unnaturally good looks. ([[VanityIsFeminine The trope is rarer but stronger for men]].)
27th Dec '15 9:01:02 PM Goldfritha
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* In Xenophon's writings about Creator/{{Socrates}}, make-up gets mentioned twice: in a legend about Heracles being offered a choice between two women, one Vice and one Virtue, and it's pointed out that Vice was more white and scarlet than nature allows; the other when a husband finds his wife wearing make-up and goes to rebuke her, pointing out that she would not like it if he falsely showed her property than was not his.

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* Communist regimes were also very heavily against make-up, especially in their more rigorous programs.
17th Nov '15 4:33:26 PM FarseerLolotea
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** Two female antagonists play the trope straight: Eska, the {{Yandere}} princess of the Northern Water Tribe, wears heavy purple eyeliner (which [[YourMakeupIsRunning visibly runs]] when she's [[WomanScorned gunning for her abused ex-boyfriend]]). And P'Li, the [[BombThrowingAnarchists Red]] [[RenegadeSplinterFaction Lotus's]] [[StatuesqueStunner towering]] [[HavingABlast combustionbending]] [[TheBrute Brute]], wears red-black nail polish, understated brick-red lipstick, and subtle black eyeliner. Both, however, are ''less'' blatant than the aforementioned good gal...and both are {{Dark Action Girl}}s with no hint of [[TheVamp vamp]].
6th Nov '15 9:42:15 AM alnair20aug93
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[[caption-width-right:304:... [[http://runninginheels.co.uk/articles/mac-venomous-villains/ yet it's still pretty fashionable]].]]
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[[caption-width-right:304:... [[http://runninginheels.co.uk/articles/mac-venomous-villains/ yet it's still pretty fashionable]].]] [[note]][[Film/{{Maleficent}} Especially]] on Creator/AngelinaJolie.[[/note]] ]]
24th Oct '15 9:19:35 AM Katsuhagi
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** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1488 Her own father disapproves and has her wash it off.]]
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** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1488 Her own father disapproves and has her wash it off.]] This is later revealed to be because [[spoiler:he had a mild FreakOut seeing Annie for the first time in years due to her resemblance to her mother Surma and the TraumaCongaLine he experienced trying to see her again, which unwittingly harmed Annie due to them sharing the same LifeForce, and he later regrets doing this to her so publicly.]]
21st Oct '15 5:58:08 PM nombretomado
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* Makeup company M.A.C. has collaborated with {{Disney}} to create the Venomous Villains [[http://www.temptalia.com/mac-venomous-villains-collection-for-fall-2010 makeup collection]]. It has [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier]], [[Disney/SnowWhite The Evil Queen]], [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella DeVille]] and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficient]].
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* Makeup company M.A.C. has collaborated with {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} to create the Venomous Villains [[http://www.temptalia.com/mac-venomous-villains-collection-for-fall-2010 makeup collection]]. It has [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier]], [[Disney/SnowWhite The Evil Queen]], [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella DeVille]] and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficient]].
5th Aug '15 11:09:15 PM TheMike
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' {{Adorkable}}, plain-faced Filia is the resident NiceGirl. Her EvilCounterpart, Fukua (a clone made by an even-more-morally-questionable-than-usual MadScientist), dons eyeshadow and lipstick.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', {{Adorkable}}, plain-faced Filia is the resident NiceGirl. Her EvilCounterpart, Fukua (a clone made by an even-more-morally-questionable-than-usual MadScientist), dons eyeshadow and lipstick.
5th Aug '15 11:08:55 PM TheMike
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' [[Adorkable]], plain-faced Filia is the resident NiceGirl. Her EvilCounterpart, Fukua (a clone made by an even-more-morally-questionable-than-usual MadScientist), dons eyeshadow and lipstick.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' [[Adorkable]], {{Adorkable}}, plain-faced Filia is the resident NiceGirl. Her EvilCounterpart, Fukua (a clone made by an even-more-morally-questionable-than-usual MadScientist), dons eyeshadow and lipstick.
5th Aug '15 11:08:24 PM TheMike
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' [[Adorkable]], plain-faced Filia is the resident NiceGirl. Her EvilCounterpart, Fukua (a clone made by an even-more-morally-questionable-than-usual MadScientist), dons eyeshadow and lipstick.
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