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Check out “kathakali” makeup for something even more elaborate. I read about it in “The God of Small Things”.
Edit: I love Chinese Opera make-up too. I’ve heard these are really striking so people in the back rows can see the facial expressions – https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/bertrandlinet/7823465398/ & http://www.tibettour.org/uploads/allimg/130110/1_130110164506_1.jpg