Face paint is an old and well-known element of the pro-wrestling world. Throughout different generations, there have been several memorable performers who did their best work with their faces painted, including (but in no way limited to) guys like Jim Hellwig (Ultimate Warrior), Steve Borden (Sting), and Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow (Ax and Smash of Demolition).
Just like masks, the paint helps to extend a wrestler’s visual style and personality above the shoulders, and care needs to be taken to pull it off right. A good piece can enhance a character and present more cosmetic options than masks. A bad piece, however, can completely nullify them.
Without a doubt, there have been some ugly face paints, but that doesn’t necessarily make them bad. Aja Kong springs to mind… she will not be on this list.
This is simply a collection of the ten more poorly-conceived,