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How To Face Paint A Lion

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The lion is known as the King of the jungle and are made more popular, by the film and stage production The Lion King. If you plan on dressing up as a lion for a party, you can add a unique addition to your outfit by painting your face into a lion. It’s not hard to recreate once you know how. The lion face paint can go well at Halloween parties and other costume parties.
What you'll need: 
Gold face paint
Pale yellow face paint
Brown face paint
White face paint
Black face paint
Face wipes
Wipe face with face wipes. Dip the sponge into the gold face paint. Cover the face in gold paint and leave the eye area and above the mouth paint free.
Dip another sponge in pale yellow face paint. Cover around the eyes with yellow face paint and extend it above the eyebrow and just above the cheekbones.
Dip the sponge in brown face paint. Create shading on your face with brown face paint, and sponge it all around the edges of your face. Including your cheekbones downwards and some on your nose and chin.
Dip the sponge into the white face paint. Spread the white paint above your top lip area. This will be your muzzle.
Dip the brush into the black paint. From your outer nostrils draw a black V shape just under your nose. Join the V shape with a short line to your upper lip and paint the upper lip in a triangular shape. From the corners of the painted triangle, paint a black curve to define your white painted muzzle. Paint black tiny dots in muzzle area for whisker holes. Outline the eyes with black paint.
Lightly outline the curve of the lower lip with black paint.
To add fur detail you can lightly dab brown lines with the sponge on the forehead. Paint a black line on each side of the nose. Paint small curvy lines above the eyebrows and just above cheekbones.
Your lion face is finished. You can wear a lion outfit with it if you want.
The lion face design can easily be adapted for either male or female. You can be as detailed as you want in regards to fur detail. All that’s left is for you to practice your roar.


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