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10th May '18 6:18:01 PM JJHIL325
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: everyone in a film or television show is wearing makeup to some extent, to make them look natural under the lights.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: everyone Everyone who performs in a film or film, television show show, or a theater performance is wearing makeup to some extent, to make them look natural under the lights.
10th Mar '18 10:50:21 AM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'', the [[ElizabethBathory Bathory]] [=PaleGrace=][[superscript:TM]] makeup line carries a youth-projecting glamour and uses VirginSacrifice as an active ingredient. That said, thanks to stem-cell research and PostModernMagik, the manufacturers have cut the virgin blood down to just 14 parts per million, so at least it's [[PragmaticVillainy efficiently evil]].
1st Mar '18 2:27:42 PM PiDa
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The trope faded out as make-up became acceptable, with points at which heavy make-up rather than make-up in general was the mark, and the degree of evil entailed varies widely. Using non-toxic materials also helped in this. In the process, it became a way to mark out some characters as strict and rigorous, that they disapproved.

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The trope faded out as make-up became acceptable, with points at which heavy make-up rather than make-up in general was the mark, and the degree of evil entailed varies widely. Using The transition towards non-toxic materials also helped in this. In the process, it became Fastidiously-applied makeup might indicate a way to mark out some characters as strict character is rigorous and rigorous, strict, usually a trait found on villains, or WickedCultured; a male character wearing makeup suggests a character who ignores normal gender roles, with a whole host of SissyVillain and OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous readings that they disapproved.
have stuck around even as attitudes towards gender have relaxed.
26th Jan '18 9:52:31 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: everyone in a film or television show is wearing makeup to some extent, to make them look natural under the lights.
31st Dec '17 12:54:07 PM MJC
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* Played with in PowerRangersInSpace. One of the first things Astronema/Karone does after her HeelFaceTurn is ditch her wig(s) and most of her makeup. The Rangers certainly consider it an improvement.
16th Nov '17 1:44:29 PM pinkdalek
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** The Doctor's EvilCounterpart, the Master, is often associated with makeup, with the Delgado and Ainley versions wearing heavy {{Guyliner}}, the Simm version being shown applying it, and Gomez's "Missy" incarnation using a makeup compact as a weapon, as well as often being seen applying lipstick or doing her nails. The Master's gimmicks are disguises and HypnoticEyes, playing along with the 'beguilement' and 'deceitful' part of this trope.
31st Oct '17 8:59:01 AM Nire
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* Mimi from ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' wore infamously garish makeup for which Drew often mocked her, and she was often a grade-A bitch. The trope is a bit [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], however, in that the mocking was overall more because she ''was'' a bitch, rather than the fact that she was wearing makeup. Given the nature of the show, a similarly painted but nicer character probably would have gotten much lighter and more good-natured riffing.
24th Oct '17 7:33:16 AM captainpat
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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', Charlotte is not the villain--she is not even particularly evil, but more SpoiledSweet. Nevertheless, the scenes where she puts on make-up emphasize her silly and vain side.
11th Oct '17 12:33:08 PM lalalei2001
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* Major WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls villain Him always wears a lot of make-up, and he's basically the devil with lobster claws for hands. There is also the one-off villain Mask Scara who ran across the city covering everyone in make-up that wouldn't come off. When she came across the already made-up Him she dressed him in clown make-up.

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* Major WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' villain Him always wears a lot of make-up, and he's basically the devil with lobster claws for hands. There is also the one-off villain Mask Scara who ran across the city covering everyone in make-up that wouldn't come off. When she came across the already made-up Him she dressed him in clown make-up.


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* In the fifth 1980s ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' TV special, Sour Grapes' obsession with making the perfect perfume causes a huge, rotten-smelling cloud to form and threaten Strawberryland and the Berrykins, and she tries to capture and shake the scent out of the Berrykins to get it right.
2nd Sep '17 7:52:13 AM thatother1dude
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* Asami Sato in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen initially meant to be a case of this when designed as a villain]], but ended up [[SubvertedTrope subverting it instead]]. She wears noticeable amounts of lipstick and eyeshadow, in contrast to her rival for Mako's love, the protagonist [[UnkemptBeauty Korra]]. This along with her [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver color scheme]], helps give the [[SheepInSheepsClothing false]] impression that she's a dangerous FemmeFatale.
** Two female antagonists play with the trope: 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 6'8"]] [[HavingABlast combustionbending]] [[TheBrute heavy artillery]], 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]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
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Asami Sato in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen initially meant to be a case of this when designed as a villain]], but ended up [[SubvertedTrope subverting it instead]]. She wears noticeable amounts of lipstick and eyeshadow, in contrast to her rival for Mako's love, the protagonist [[UnkemptBeauty Korra]]. This along with her [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver color scheme]], helps give the [[SheepInSheepsClothing false]] impression that she's a dangerous FemmeFatale.
** Two female antagonists play with the trope: 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 6'8"]] [[HavingABlast combustionbending]] [[TheBrute heavy artillery]], 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]]. In Eska's case, the makeup mostly just serves as a way to [[IdenticalTwinIDTag distinguish her from]] [[HalfIdenticalTwins her twin brother]].
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