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27th Aug '16 9:23:53 AM Goldfritha
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Finally, make-up was also associated with various groups of Native Americans, so anyone slathered with brightly colored face-paint was likely to evoke TheSavageIndian, whether themselves Indian or not.
24th Aug '16 10:09:04 PM rjd1922
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** This trope was even used to show a subtle shift in characterization for Effy Trinket. While in the first film, it's practically impossible to see Elizabeth Bank's skin under all the makeup she wears, by the second film, although Effy's clothes are still outlandish, she's wearing considerably less makeup, showing that she's begun to identify less with the citizens in the Capital and more with Katniss and Peeta.

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** This trope was even used to show a subtle shift in characterization for Effy Effie Trinket. While in the first film, it's practically impossible to see Elizabeth Bank's skin under all the makeup she wears, by the second film, although Effy's Effie's clothes are still outlandish, she's wearing considerably less makeup, showing that she's begun to identify less with the citizens in the Capital and more with Katniss and Peeta.
16th Jul '16 4:02:05 PM MsChibi
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* The term "painted lady" was a euphemism for a prostitute.
14th Jul '16 11:32:51 AM alnair20aug93
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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. 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 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.
9th Jul '16 7:16:33 PM 10-13-2
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When the trope appears nowadays, it's usually applied to ''garish'' makeup.

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When the trope appears nowadays, it's usually applied to ''garish'' makeup.
makeup. From the very beginning, PunkRock and HeavyMetal have demonstrated that a painted - and usually male - face is a sure sign that a character is mean or crazy, or at least sinister.
9th Jul '16 7:09:47 PM 10-13-2
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Finally, make-up was also associated with various groups of Native Americans, so anyone slathered with brightly colored face-paint was likely to evoke TheSavageIndian, whether themselves Indian or not.
26th Jun '16 4:57:46 PM MissLovebat
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* In ''Film/{{Elvira Mistress of the Dark}}'', Elvira checks into a motel and meets the cranky old motel owner. The owner's grandaughter then comes downstairs, only to be confronted by her grandmother, and be told that she will not wear makeup. Later in the scene, Elvira reassures the girl that she used to have the same problem with the nuns at the orphanage. (Of course, she was only 8.)
26th May '16 5:41:03 PM Goldfritha
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* In ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'', Aaron derides the other characters as using paint -- " Ye white-limed walls! ye alehouse painted signs! " -- and cites his own black skin as preferable because it could not use make-up.
26th May '16 5:38:25 PM Goldfritha
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A 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]].)

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A DiscreditedTrope 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]].)
12th Apr '16 3:34:06 PM Eievie
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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]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:304:... [[http://runninginheels.[[caption-width-right:304:[[http://runninginheels.co.uk/articles/mac-venomous-villains/ yet …yet it's still pretty fashionable]]. [[note]][[Film/{{Maleficent}} Especially]] on Creator/AngelinaJolie.[[/note]] ]]
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