Find the best face painting lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to face paint. The origins of face painting can be traced to early human civilization. Face painting and body painting were used as camouflage when going hunting so the hunter would not be easily recognized by the animals. Face painting is also used today as camouflage in battle. It was also used in the past for religious and spiritual ceremonies, entertainment, sports events, on children, and as a statement to society. Today, face painting is still used each of these events.