The act or art of painting faces or portraits; the art of representing faces in painting.(noun)
The act of applying rouge or other coloring matter to the face.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "face-painting" in a sentence
"Good news for the company, not so great news for anti-obesity campaigners, particularly those who are concerned about the way it popularises itself with children - all week it has been promoting half-term face-painting and doughnut-decorating activities in its stores."
"Parisian markets are serious -- no face-painting, no balloon animals, no clowns."
"With a long twist of hair plaits and a face as beautifully blue as any character in the blockbuster film Avatar (thanks to Sandy McConnell's face-painting skills), she rivets the class for an hour-long exercise in English and writing."