grease paint

an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
theatrical makeup.

1885–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The grease paint withstands hot sun and water, but it is messy.
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