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->''"UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan is a triumph of the embalmer's art."''
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal'''

Generally, people use cosmetics to make themselves more attractive. A little extra colour or definition can make a world of difference. In the wrong hands, however, or taken too far, that dab of lipstick, powder and paint can push a person straight into the UncannyValley. The human face disappears into the make-up, leaving something profoundly unnatural: a [[MonsterClown clown]], a [[CreepyDoll porcelain doll]], or a something just plain [[{{Gonk}} grotesque]].

This is disconcerting enough even if accidentally incurred in an honest effort to achieve [[StepfordSmiler perfection]] - if a character cultivates UncannyValleyMakeup ''on purpose'', like the semantic colors on a venomous snake, be on the alert for serious, premeditated creepiness.

Bonus points if the person is wearing an old fashioned PimpedOutDress, a frivolous multicolored outfit, or an all black outfit. Or they may also dress in a skimpy outfit that was intended purely for {{Fanservice}}.

Depending on the circumstances this trope can be considered a good source of NightmareFuel, FetishFuel, or FanDisservice.

See also MakeUpIsEvil, CosmeticCatastrophe, ImpossiblyTackyClothes and ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow.


[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' (anime adaptation of ''Film/SevenSamurai''), Gorobei, Rikichi, and Heihachi are forced to dress in drag [[DisguisedInDrag as part of an undercover mission.]] Gorobei and Rikichi sport laughably gaudy visages - Heihachi, however, [[AttractiveBentGender makes for a very pretty lady.]]
* An example occurs in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' when the host club dresses as women to cheer up Haruhi. They wear makeup that is hilariously overdone, wigs, and gaudy dresses. Likewise, every [[{{Takarazuka}} production]] done by the Zuka club features a lot of this. Likely this is because most of the characters already look like that...
** And it's actually lampshaded by the Host Club when they see Haruhi in it, claiming "IT'S TOO THICK!"
* In ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', Ryoko applies makeup to herself ''by the pound''. The result is her face looking so creepy and silly looking that her rival [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Ayeka]] all but pisses herself with laughter at the sight of it.
* Shortly after joining UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi in ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'', Tetsunosuke gets jealous at Yamazaki Susumu, who does his spying work crossdressed as a beautiful woman. Tetsunosuke grabs a spare kimono and borrows Susumu's makeup box, ending up looking more like a Kabuki clown than a lady, to the horror of innocent bystanders.
* Ms. Chono in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' wears so much makeup, it may as well be a mask. After a run in with Yami Yugi, it breaks off like a porcelain mask.
** In the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], he causes it so she'll never be able to cover up her perpetually angry face. In the anime, she has to apply on thick amounts just to look normal, and any time she tries to act mean her face will crack.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Emporio Ivankov wears so much makeup it really is a mask. When he runs into a guy that throws acidic poison on his face he just peels off a layer of makeup and goes on with his business.
* In a season 1 episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Misty recieved a makeover from Team Rocket's fake salon that made her face look clownlike and oddly decorated. Ash was laughing his socks off over it.
* Done for laughs (though very slightly dramatic) in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' when Eureka tries make up.
* The Ganguro girls in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}''. So much makeup...
* Ripple-chan from ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' is a living lipstick tube that loves to give the girls of Anpanland makeovers. Unfortunately, the dresses she gives them are a bit too flashy for everyday wear, and the makeup is this. However, at times, she can give an appropriate and beautiful amount of makeup with a less showy outfit (like she did with Dokinchan to make her look like a princess).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Little Lotta'' tries on makeup to impress her boyfriend Gerald. She passed by her friend Little Dot on the street and from what she sees of the makeup job, Dot thinks that her friend has caught a fever and tells her to get well soon.

[[folder: Film]]
* Queen Narissa from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', especially in her live-action form.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZLQW2qr5Hs Mystery Man]] from Creator/DavidLynch's ''Film/LostHighway'' has no eyebrows, as well as a fairly subtle combination of eyeshadow and lipstick that renders his face fairly... uncanny.
* In ''Film/MyBigFatGreekWedding'', Toula's family is preparing her for her wedding, and they are in such a hurry that everyone pitches in to do her hair, makeup, and dress her. The end result is that she, in Toula's words, "looks like a snow beast".
* In ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'', the hero's love interest [[UnnecessaryMakeover tries getting a makeover to look prettier]]... [[GlamourFailure but it fails spectacularly]], with excessively heavy makeup and a huge EightiesHair wig.
* Pavi's faces in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' have a shade of this to them. It helps that they're skinned off of various women and hooked onto his face with clips. Features like eyebrows and lip color are pretty clearly redone in... post-production, as it were.
** Blind Mag's makeup in her first appearance, too. It's partly because of her UhOhEyes, but the heavy eye-makeup and impossibly long fake lashes don't help matters. Subverted, though, in that Mag is one of only two good-hearted people in the entire movie, and the makeup is probably imposed on her- when she's viewed in flashback before she was lured by [=GeneCo=], her eye makeup looks much more natural.
* Creator/MarkHamill had just suffered a car wreck before the shooting of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''. To hide his facial scars- [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/vlcsnap-2009-11-18-16h30m48s15.png AAARGH! SEND IT TO HELL!]]
* Creator/NataliePortman's makeup in ''Film/BlackSwan''.
* ''Film/TheWarriors''. The very, er, colourful gang colours give it a {{camp}} quality in hindsight.
** The Furies, especially. Particularly because their glowering expressions never seem to change under the bright Day-Glo face paint.
* "Baby" Jane Hudson as an adult in ''Film/WhatEverHappenedToBabyJane''. Bette Davis suggested the idea she never washes her face, she just cakes new makeup on every day.
* In Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', Creator/BruceCampbell plays the Surgeon General of Beverly Hills, a man obsessed with achieving physical perfection through plastic surgery. The prosthetic makeup he wears for the part -- sculpted cheekbones, a thinner nose, a squarer jaw, visible hairplugs -- makes the character look more like an animated mannequin than anything else.
* [[EnfantTerrible Blithe]] in ''Film/TheSitter''.
* The matchmaker's makeup in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. It falls even more in the UncannyValley after Mulan causes trouble.
* Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', seeing as how he was intentionally meant to invoke UncannyValley (makeup was used to make his skin look unnaturally pale and flawless, and Christopher Lloyd avoided blinking when the camera was on him).
* The Dee Dee twins from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' - Jack Napier as the Joker wears makeup over his white skin that doesn't have the depth or shading of real skin and gives him a creepy mannequin look.
* As mentioned in Literature, Effie Trinket from ''Film/TheHungerGames.'' The contrast between her and the residents of District 12 at the reaping scene is unsettling.
* Divine in ''Film/PinkFlamingos''. Her character's charming personality isn't helping things, either...
* ComicBook/TheJoker (as played by Creator/JaredLeto) in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' uses this to emphasis his sociopathic MonsterClown look.
** What's particularly notable about Leto's Joker is his lack of eyebrows…but yet, unlike eyebrow-less animated characters, such as [[WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians Pitch Black]], Joker's face ''still moves as though he has eyebrows'', which ''majorly'' creeps some viewers out.
* Creator/HeathLedger plays The Joker in Film/TheDarkKnight and has his face painted in such a way to emphasis his GlasgowGrin and makes it appear that his makeup is peeling/dripping off.
* ''Everyone'' in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGBZnfB46es "Find the Fish" segment]] of ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''.
* In ''Film/DaftPunksElectroma'', this is the unfortunate result of the main characters' attempt to [[BecomeARealBoy Become Real Boys]]. The prosthetics might have even worked, were they not applied over Music/DaftPunk's [[CoolHelmet signature helmets]], which made the faces way too large and obviously fake. Also, the bit where they [[BodyHorror melted under the heat of the sun]] really didn't help.
* The iconic [[LittlePeopleAreSurreal Oompa-Loompas]] in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' have bizarre orange faces with white eyebrows.
* YourMakeUpIsRunning causes this trope in the railroad car scene of ''Film/TwinPeaksFireWalkWithMe''. Laura and Ronette's smeared and melting lipstick and eyeliner makes them look like terrified clowns, and the result adds to the horror of the scene.
* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', the pre-transformation prince in the prologue has his face completely caked with powder and makeup and looks garish and creepy as a result. When he transforms back into a human at the end of the film sans makeup, he looks ''much'' better.

[[folder: Literature]]
* In ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Count Olaf has a group of henchmen that help do his bidding. In his group, there are two women, with white powder all over their faces, and they are never depicted without the face powder.
* In ''Literature/BridgetJones' Diary'' Bridget goes out partying with a "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friend]]" who is always able to bring down her self-esteem with cutting remarks, and ends up convinced that she is horribly prematurely aging. As a result, the next time she goes out she spends ages applying lots and lots of makeup, to the point that when she arrives her friend Tom tells her she looks like Barbara Cartland.
** In the sequel, she goes out to a fancy dinner with Mark Darcy and, in a hurry as ever, makes up in the cab on the way there. She can't work out why everyone at the party is looking at her strangely, til Mark sends her to the ladies' room and she finds that, in the dark, she confused plum eyeshadow with rouge...
* In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Magrat goes overboard on powder and mascara when going out to rescue Nanny Ogg from the Duke's dungeons, and is described as looking like "two flies that had crashed into a sugar bowl". She also leaves a guard tempted to make a sign to "ward off the evil eyeshadow".
* In ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'', the sociopathic culture of the young is partly indicated by the crazy way they dress and the insane makeup the girls are described as wearing:
-->These sharps were dressed in the heighth of fashion too, with purple and green and orange wigs on their gullivers, and make-up to match (rainbows round the glazzies, that is, and the rot painted very wide).
* In ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'', this is apparently the standard of beauty - among the [[LongList many, many preparations]] Li Kao claims a beautiful woman makes every morning are "checks to make sure that her makeup has hardened into an immovable mask" and "looks into the mirror for any visible sign of humanity, and is relieved to find none".
* Effie Trinket from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. She wears technicolor ''wigs'', but then you find out ''the whole Capitol wants'' to look like this.
* Queen Beatrix of ''Literature/CounselorsAndKings'' is already a CloudCuckooLander with an often disturbing LackOfEmpathy, but the whole effect is ''not'' helped by her habit of wearing white wigs, heavy white makeup, and thick eyeshadow, lending her the appearance of an automaton or a reanimated corpse (and behind her back, it's often gossiped that she's forgotten she ''isn't'' one of those options). In the third book, she's explicitly noted to look both younger and more beautiful without her makeup [[spoiler: though even that is an illusion]].
* In the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''The Haunted School'', Tommy's classmate Talia is bullied because she wears a huge amount of makeup that makes her look unnatural and even creepy (they are only twelve years old.) It turns out that [[spoiler:she escaped from the colorless world and is completely gray from head to foot, so she uses the makeup to hide her real appearance.]]
* In the later part of Creator/ToniMorrison's ''Literature/SongOfSolomon'', Pilate's granddaughter Hagar goes and buys makeup along with new clothes in the hope of impressing Milkman Dead so that he would find her attractive again. However, on her way home, her clothes and cosmetics get ruined in the rain, as her bags tear, so by the time Hagar returns home and tries all that stuff on, Pilate and her daughter Reba could see that her new clothes are ruined and her makeup is now so smeary that it makes Hagar cry until she catches a fever.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'' has Papa Lazarou. His face really is black and white like a minstrel, and he has to paint over it with makeup to appear normal. Well as normal as a demonic, polygamist blackface minstrel who runs a CircusOfFear, can look anyway. Papa learned the makeup skills to cover his minstrel face from his various wives.
* The porcelain doll look is used to a fantastic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrtQCCT8kpk this advert]] for ''Series/EastEnders''.
* Mimi Bobeck (played by Kathy Kinney) from ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' frequently wore more makeup than was [[strike: necessary]] healthy for the proper brain functioning of those around her.
** Taken up a notch when special guest star Tammy Faye Bakker would play Mimi's mother, Tammy Bobeck, for two episodes.
** This was a running gag for a long, long time. One episode had her recovering from skin damage to her face and unable to wear makeup. Instead, she covered her face with a fan until she could get sat down and set up a small projector to shine strongly colored light on her face to replicate the effect of her normal makeup.
** Another episode had a followup to the earlier "Mini Mimi" gag where the woman she hired for the prank reveals that she kept the look afterwards because it gave her Mimi's KavorkaMan powers.
** And of course, the cherry on this joke sundae is that the one time we see Mimi actually do makeup for another person, she does a very tasteful and restrained job. And of course, what department in the store did she first apply for? Cosmetics.
* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':
** In the episode "The Tale Of The Many Faces" a struggling model named Emma visits a strange woman named Madame Visage who gives her some powder that apparently helps her get a modeling job. The powder didn't really do anything, considering that Emma was pretty to begin with. (It does seem to almost hypnotize those around her, who will drop everything to mention how pretty she is.) However, it's revealed that Madame Visage is [[spoiler: a VainSorceress and the face powder has properties that keeps girls' faces looking younger and the skin smooth. She wants the faces to be in peak condition so that she can steal them and use them as her own face as a way to keep herself looking younger.]]
** Another episode called "The Tale Of The Mystical Mirror" features another VainSorceress named Mrs. Valenti who hires only in her words "beauties" to work in her clothing boutique and she is later revealed [[spoiler: to regularly kill young girls in a ritual to keep herself eternally young and beautiful while she was actually centuries old.]] She gives her employees a compact filled with makeup, and she makes sure to keep her "youthful" face covered with so much makeup that her face looks like its made of plastic and she appears rather StepfordSmiler-ish.
* ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras'': The excessive make up that includes heavy eyeshadow, unnatural blush, fake lashes and a fake tan is specially unsettling since the girls of the show don't pass from the age of 10. This, combined with AgeInappropriateDress is the reason why many people criticize the show and many others watch it due to morbid curiosity.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', the makeup that makes Barney look fat ([[UnreliableNarrator possibly just Ted's imagination,]] we'll never know) is positively horrifying. Just take a [[http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2681/4093917491_6ed4727370_z.jpg look]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The makeup worn by the Sisterhood of Karn.
** Worn as part of Gallifreyan formal wear in "The Deadly Assassin" - a whitish lipstick, pearlised white powder on the brows and cheekbones. Notably, [[MakeupIsEvil more sympathetic characters are not shown wearing it]].
** Used as literally as possible in "The Robots of Death", where everyone, male and female, wears makeup to make their faces resemble the RaygunGothic robots of the setting - beings that cause UncannyValley in-universe. In particular, a delusional man who identifies with robots paints his face to more closely resemble the stylised faces of the robots - literally using makeup to make himself resemble a being that causes an in-universe uncanny valley effect.
** Helen A imposes this on all the citizens of Terra Alpha as part of her StepfordSmiler dictatorship in the story"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]".
** Tasha Lem's makeup in "Time of the Doctor".
** Done intentionally with the actresses playing the Weeping Angels, to make them look *really* creepy. It works.
* ''Series/TheItCrowd'' has one character who Roy says puts on so much makeup that when he breaks up with her will be like breaking up with ComicBook/TheJoker. They show her and his description seems accurate, especially when she starts crying and her makeup gets smeared.
* Cruella De Ville as portrayed on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this. It is revealed in a flashback that the result of exposure to magic ink painted her face with overdone makeup and caused her blonder hair to become black and white. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* Endora of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' wears far too much makeup, especially for a woman her age.

[[folder: Music]]
* The Music video for Music/FallOutBoy's ''America's Suitehearts'' features Pete Wentz in some freak facepaint that makes him look like he has a large smiling black mouth full of teeth.
* Music/EmilieAutumn has some sort of creepy porcelain doll/french aristocrat look going on.
* From the world of 90's VisualKei, ex-Lareine bassist [[http://s24.photobucket.com/user/jk_angken/media/Emiru01.jpg.html Emiru]]. Any grown man who can have a little girl as a stage persona and get away with it definitely has a place here, especially if that stage persona has a distinct air of CreepyChild about it, what with it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjUrQ9PZe24 twisting off a doll's head (3:27-3:35) ]] whilst looking blankly into the camera amongst other things.
* Most of Music/LadyGaga's music videos, including "Born This Way." The protruding horns/cheekbones, flesh colored eyebrows and [[http://gagadaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Born-This-Way-Video-54.jpg this little ensemble.]]
* Music/{{Vocaloid}} has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTcZJdunaEE&feature=related Matryoshka]]''. It's either this or [[WTHCostumingDepartment something else]].
* Every Robert Palmer video featured a group of models made up to look like emotionless mannequins.
** WordOfGod was that Palmer did not find that look attractive, and was bemused at his female fans showing at concerts trying to look like the models in the videos.
* Music/NickiMinaj looks like an IMVU character in the video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JipHEz53sU&ob=av3e Super Bass]]'', especially the eyelashes.
* Music/{{Kesha}}: "We R Who We R".
** Her make-up usually alternates between this and [[ThePigPen just plain dirty]].
* Music/JoanJett's album cover for ''[[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SdWb7pa_l5c/SmllreVKMUI/AAAAAAAAAjU/DdUmYLSrF5g/s320/Joan-jett_Bad-reputation.jpg Bad Reputation]]''.
* Music/DavidBowie's more exotic looks tend to fall into this territory: consider Ziggy Stardust, the Pierrot clown in the "Ashes to Ashes" video, and the characters in the ''1. Outside'' booklet. When he did some self-parody as the BritishRockStar Screamin' Lord Byron in the ShortFilm ''Jazzin' for Blue Jean'', he made sure that "Mr. Screamin'" used such makeup too, with full-face, metallic makeup complete with painted-on shadows that give him the look of a living painting.

* An audio example in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho's "Jubilee" - Miriam insists that the purpose of women is to cover themselves in makeup and look colourful for the men. She herself is convinced she's really ugly and that looking 'like a sow rolled in cosmetics' is the best that she can hope for.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Great Fairies from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Combined with their NoblewomansLaugh, it's kinda hard to notice they're on your side at first.
* Tarohne from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' with that godawful white lipstick.
* Eikichi Mishina, the DreadfulMusician and kei groupie from ''VideoGame/Persona2''. This is something of an InvokedTrope, as Eikichi's traditionalist father is hostile to his son wearing makeup. This forces Eikichi to disguise himself under a blanket of hair dye and makeup, and [[ClarkKenting completely ditch his glam persona]] while at home.
%%* Tira from the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries''.
* Baby Jane Splicers in the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series look like they've taken makeup lessons from the Joker circa ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Not helping are the crisscrossed scars.
* Darlene the Psychopath from ''VideoGame/DeadRising3,'' who combines this trope with the female version of FatBastard and VillainousGlutton.
* The Wellies from ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'' wear white makeup to make it look like they're smiling. It works, sort of, but it's more a case of TechnicallyASmile. The Bobbies have it worse, they have a downright SlasherSmile.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Tomboy WrenchWench GadgeteerGenius Kat tried to wear makeup once and kind of [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=241 ...overdid it.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='s=] [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/trickster.php?s=6&p=007619 "Trickster Mode"]] (normal on the left, Trickster'd on the right) can make characters colorful, invincible, and ''insane''.
* The BigBad of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' 'GOFOTRON' arc, Zorgon Gola, is difficult for most of his subordinates to face, except [[DarthVaderClone Lord Grater]]:
--> '''[[RealMenWearPink Zorgon Gola]]''': ''Are you staring at my lips?''\\
'''[[NoSocialSkills Lord Grater]]''': Yeah. Do they hurt? Did a bee sting you?

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website{{YouTube}}r '''Catie Wayne''' first rose to prominence with her original "character", Boxxy, a parody of the "scene" internet subculture. She later filmed a makeup tutorial on how to achieve Boxxy's [[ManicPixieDreamGirl deranged]] chic.
-->"What's important to remember about this step is that if [[AchievementsInIgnorance you're not any good at it, that's okay]] because Boxxy isn't either."

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** At least two episodes feature Helga's older sister Olga break down crying so much tears that her makeup runs down her face and it looks like she's [[YourMakeupIsRunning crying black tears]].
** Another episode has Helga give herself a makeover, in order to make herself look more girly for Rhonda's party. When her mother opens the bathroom door and sees the finished product she gasps and faints, causing Helga to say "Maybe I should've gone a bit lighter on the eye shadow."
* In the [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon]], a cosmetics robot looked like this to begin with. When Mega gave her a bad facial it got even worse.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Seen in "Sonic Rainboom" when Rarity [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism lets her new wings go to her head]]. She enters the Best Young Fliers' Competition herself wearing heavy make-up and a PimpedOutDress.
** Also done in "Brotherhooves Social" as part of Big Macintosh's "Orchard Blossom" disguise.
* All of the female characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' have brightly colored eyeshadow and facial markings.
* One late episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had the VillainOfTheWeek , "Mask Scara," fly around giving horribly trashy makeovers to everyone in Townsville as well as some of the billboards. Not as uncanny when it's supposed to be funny, but still really, really ugly. In fact, according to her backstory, she used to be CEO of a cosmetics company that promoted a look like this, and it was a fad for a while, but she thought it would last more than it did, and after the fad became passé, she was out of business.)
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - Tina falls in with the new girl at school, who insists on makeovers. She puts a lot of makeup on the two of them in the girl's room - when they step outside, the two Pesto brothers see them and yell "AAAA! Bathroom clowns!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheSecretDoor'', the BigBad, Malucia, wears a lot of makeup. Her lipstick in particular looks ''very'' creepy since she's a little girl.
* The 12-year old PowerTrio in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' try to look glamorous in one episode by wearing makeup they made themselves, as Ginger's mom thinks she's too young for makeup and doesn't let her wear any. The fact that they have no prior experience in applying makeup is made very clear.

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Theater makeup when seen up close can have this effect. Since the purpose is to make it easier to read facial expressions from a distance, it often heavily emphasizes the eyes, mouth, and cheekbones. Even the most diplomatic of people would have to say a stage actor up close looks a little overdone, and this only applies to the most standard look. Any time makeup is used to certain effect, such as making a young actor look older, invoking an animal-like look (see ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' or ''Film/BlackSwan''), or deliberately going Uncanny Valley to make a performer look like a corpse, puppet, etc., the creepy effect can be multiplied tenfold.
* Combined with ValuesDissonance, this applies to most historically accurate recreations of historical makeup styles, such as the English Renaissance fashion for caking on a pale, lead-based makeup- which often ended up horribly disfiguring long-term users, incidentally.
** From the 16th-18th centuries, the style for rouge was to apply it in a round (or occasionally triangular) pattern with no attempt to blend it into the foundation, creating a rather clownish effect to modern viewers.
** Much like the ''Film/WhatEverHappenedToBabyJane'' example under Film, it's been suggested that some women never washed their face, they just caked new makeup on every day.
** There are theories about the high numbers of mentally disabled children in noble families in 18th century Japan, for being caused by babies touching the lead makeup of their mothers and suffering from lead poisoning when it got from their fingers into their mouths.
** There were also unpleasant cases when electric lighting started spreading. A woman with makeup meant for gaslight or candles looked like "a badly painted doll".
** Throughout the 18th and 19th century when smallpox was one of the most common serious diseases in the Western world, frequently leaving its survivor's skin horribly disfigured with deep pockmarks, a kind of face powder that was really more like grout became widely used in disguising it. The visual effect must have been worse than the scarring.
* Pageant photography, [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/beauty/5418581/Childrens-beauty-pageant-might-come-to-NZ especially of kids.]]
** That owes at least as much to aggressive use of Photoshop as to the makeup.
* The late great Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (née La Valley), wife of infamous televangelist Jim Bakker (1961-1992) and later Ronald Roe Messner. The woman's makeup would have scared the Joker.
** Not incidentally, she was cast as Tammy, the mother of Mimi Bobeck on ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''.
** Lampshaded in ''When bad videos happen to good artists'', as CarrotTop refers to Music/ChristinaAguilera's rather... unfortunate looks in ''I turn to you'' as: "Make-up by Tammy Faye, body by [[Series/AllyMcBeal Calista Flockhart]]!"
* Chris Crocker demonstrates in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XeUHA5RiE4 this video]] what the Joker would have looked like without his white face powder.
* Spray tans have been known to produce this effect, creating a [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation strange orange skin tone]] not unlike the [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Oompa-Loompas]] mentioned above under {{Film}}. See Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from ''Series/JerseyShore'', US Representative John Boehner (R-OH), and President UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump for examples.
* Ganguro.
* The late Dame Barbara Cartland, prolific romance novelist. Clive James famously described her face as looking like "looking like the corpses of two crows that had flown into a chalk cliff".
* That "two crows flying into a chalk cliff" analogy could also apply to Taylor Momsen as of late. Ever since she's said she "doesn't fucking care" about being a good role model, she has begun layering her make-up on pretty thick. Michael K of Dlisted has unfavorably compared her multiple times to a panda.
* Music/LadyGaga, at least in the early years.
* [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]].
** Especially on his appearances in I Love the (Era), when he's... not so [[StupidSexyFlanders Pretty]] and still wearing heavy amounts of makeup.
* Some more ValuesDissonance examples: Heavy makeup for women was especially popular in TheRoaringTwenties, TheFifties, and TheEighties. Usually ladies from these eras were tactful in their application of cosmetics, but at times they overdid it. This was especially the case with actresses who were playing characters in historical movies set ''long'' before the advent of mass-marketed cosmetics.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtc4SNspw5A&feature=related Some youtube tutorials]] will teach you how to enter the uncanny valley of makeup, by trying to make you look like an anime character. No, not uncanny valley like an anime character wearing makeup. Looking ''like an anime character''.
** Worse is when you try to make yourself look like a character that simply doesn't have human facial proportions to begin with. As is the case with this tutorial on how to paint your face to look like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj0-4m2mWTk&feature=player_embedded Sonic the Hedgehog.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLvSSyTgmsM This]].
*** Would that be Eye Eye Shadow or Eye Shadow Eyes?
* When girls are just beginning to wear makeup and experiment with it (usually in their pre-teens), sometimes they can look downright clownish. Maybe they used foundation multiple shades too dark or too light compared to their actual skin color (since many girls' first encounter with makeup is sharing with their mother, sisters, or friends, this is fairly common). Or maybe they used a little too much eyeshadow and blush. Or maybe they had put on the brightest shade of lipstick they could find. Possibly all of that.
* Lots of the more OTT makeup styles amongst alt fashion wearers in Japan (and the fashion followers in western countries). Contact lenses that make your eyes look impossibly round and huge? Check. Two to three pairs of false eyelashes? Check. So much pale foundation and powder that you look like you're made of chalk? Check. Foundation'd-out lips? Check. Perfectly round clown blusher? The list goes on. [[http://www.yaplog.jp/cv/milukyun/img/145/miluu3_p.jpg The effect is often adorable, but it doesn't make it less creepy.]]
* The late Jan Crouch of {{Creator/TBN}}, [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr4meuOkbk1qe6put.jpg a particularly notorious case]].
* Any attempt at bleaching dark skin usually has this effect. Instead of a natural caramel or honey complexion, the cream washes out ''all'' color from the skin, and the end result tends to be unnervingly pale and corpse-like. One of the less controversial uses of bleaching creams is to even out skin ravaged by vitiligo (as was the case with Music/MichaelJackson), leaving afflicted people in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" position.
* Many {{Drag Queen}}s have this look, though it's ''usually'' intentional if they're going for a campy larger-than-life persona.
-->'''[[Series/RupaulsDragRace Trixie Mattel]]:''' "Some queens paint for the back row. I paint for the check cashing place down the street."
* Common with {{burlesque}} artists.
* Many makeup artists on Instagram try to go out of their way to avoid this and look as natural as possible. But trends such as advanced contouring, overlined pouty lips, heavily filled eyebrows in a perfectly angled shape, and RealIsBrown neutrals applied to all skintones, tend to have this effect anyway.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18867_5-creepy-ways-humans-are-plunging-into-uncanny-valley.html According to Paul K Pickett of]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eoljjang an internet trend among Korean girls]] of experimenting with cosmetics and digital manipulation in order to achieve their "best face".