Web edition: September 7, 2012
When you hear the word “makeup” you may think about the stuff your sister uses to cover a zit or what your aunt uses to camouflage wrinkles or dark spots. But sometimes makeup serves to hide not a facial imperfection but rather the whole face. Consider hunters and soldiers who may paint their faces a mix of green, brown and other natural colors to blend into the environment.
A new type of camouflage makeup can also protect troops from burns that can be associated with exposure to explosives.