Carnevale di Venezia - It always takes place during the ten days leading up to Shrove Tuesday. Carnival, being a pre-Lent festival, means 'farewell to meat' and is celebrated throughout Italy. It is a great excuse to don a mask and costume.
I predict that the next big fashion makeup will be masks, this oozes class and steampunk culture. Match with feather eye lashes and its a winner. Clipped from Stacy, thanks. Painted on mask - very cool idea!