What Are Some Common Characteristics of Clown Faces?


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Some common characteristics of clown faces include a prominent clown nose, stylistic make up, a lot of face paint and brightly colored wigs. Clown faces are often an exaggerated version of another person, a stereotype or an emotion. Clowns' faces help develop their characters or personalities.

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Clowns' bulbous noses are a prominent feature of clown faces. There are two common types of clowns: whiteface and Auguste. Whiteface clowns use white paint and makeup to cover their faces in a neat and minimal style. Auguste clowns use variations of pink and red as base makeup to create facial features that appear grotesque and exaggerated.

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