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Video:How to Do Lion Face Paint

with Mary Morris

Learning how to do lion face paint is easier than you may think. Here, see step-by-step instructions for doing lion face paint.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Do Lion Face Paint

Hi! I am Mary Morris with All Star Entertainment in Houston, Texas, and this is my lovely little model Zoe, and today we are going to paint a lion on Zoe's face.

Supplies for Lion Face Paint

Now, I have decided to use dry paint today, for the most part, with the Sponge Tipped Applicator, and I am going to start light to dark.

Applying Lion Face Paint

We are going to put it under her eye. I am going to do the same thing over here. Then we are going to put some more paint on what we call her muzzle.

Now, I am going to put a little white up here, like so, and later on we will blend that with some other color.

We are going to switch to a kind of a brown color. This kind of go all around, like so, and you can bend your little powder puff to get in the creased areas. I would call that a medium brown.

Now I am going to go with a little bit darker brown for some contrast, and we are going to put it right here, like so. Now I am going to follow this white right here. Then we are going to shade it downward. I will blend it down, like so. Now we are going to put some right here, giving her that defined look of the nose right here.

So now all we need to do is do the defining part, and using our brush, and now here is where we switch to a wet paint. Outline her nose. I want to underline under her eyes too. The lips are black, so I am just going to paint that bottom lip, and then I am going to come around, like so, in a little curl, that motion like that.

Finishing the Lion Face Paint

Next, I am going to put some little dots like here. Now I want to take my brush and kind of wisp your eyebrows here. So I am going to do some little whiskers on you, and you just have quite a few whiskers. You have how many you want. This is just detail that you can add if you want to. We will just give her a little bit of a glow right across the cheeks. There you are.
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