“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”
On the other side of the world, make-up is what makes a Chinese opera beautiful.
Black faces characterize roughness and robustness. Mostly used to represent strong-willed and brave military officer.
White faces implicating suspicion, deceit and insidious often represent treacherous court officials.
Golden faces signify majesty, boldness, and the quality different from ordinary people.
Five-color faces using five or more colors represent the monster or the gods of constellation in the heaven and the mysterious characters reincarnated from deities.
From my previous post Chasing Beauty, which one would you marry? Or, which one will pay you to marry him?
Source: Vancouver Public Library