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A pouty problem...

Post by donwyn on Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:42 pm

Does anyone have any advice for painting little people's lips. I say, "Just keep your mouth closed..." and before you know it my cute little tiger has a mouth full of black paint! Other than not painting the lips altogether can anyone offer tips on getting lips to not be licked and keep paint in place?
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Post by Perry Noia on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:42 pm

skip the lips on little ones... some people go so far as to not paint anything below the mouth or on the mouth at all. I paint it, but not lipstick type stuff... just sponge the base colour over and call it good enough.
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Post by contrachapado on Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:13 am

I use actual lipstick, which I keep in a 7-day pill container and apply with a q-tip. Manic Panic has odd colors, and you can get red and pink at Walmart. Kids and parents like the lipstick option, rather than the paint.
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Post by TheGildedCat on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:31 am

I use real lipstick as well for "princess lips" applied with a 1/2 cotton swab. If I do tigers on little ones, I don't paint the entire upper lip, just the little upside down "v" to indicate the split upper lip.


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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:55 am

I skip the lips unless it's a tiger. I tell the kids, "Don't hide your lips or I can't paint them." This usually works... If it doesn't, I just do the best I can. There will always be kids that can't cooperate & you just chalk it up as a cute face they'll love, but not photo worth Very Happy
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Re: A pouty problem...

Post by artyfacesbyluz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:02 am

contrachapado wrote:I use actual lipstick, which I keep in a 7-day pill container and apply with a q-tip. Manic Panic has odd colors, and you can get red and pink at Walmart. Kids and parents like the lipstick option, rather than the paint.
How do you get them? online or in stores? I am looking for green and blue lipstick.
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Post by anniel on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:44 pm

I get them to open their mouths...and explain to the mom the paint is it's just for the picture shes taking.


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Post by contrachapado on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:21 pm

artyfacesbyluz wrote:How do you get them? online or in stores? I am looking for green and blue lipstick.

I had to order them online. I think I got them from Amazon. They were about $7 each, but when you consider how many applications that is, it's not too bad. They do have blue and green, but the coverage isn't as opaque as I though it would be. Still, I'd purchase it again.
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Re: A pouty problem...

Post by CottonKandyClown on Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:56 am

Just painted 8 little ones for a nativity scene(all animals). I only did the corners of the mouth(muzzles). I did not put any black on the lips. I did end up having to touch up two of the kids before the play because of smudges.
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Post by KaraMundy on Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:32 pm

If I paint the lips, I always make sure the paint is more creamy than watery and the least amount of paint on the brush. If you need it on both lips to be colored have them press their lips together (like when putting on lip stick) and fill in with whats left on your brush. I never reload for lips.
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Re: A pouty problem...

Post by donwyn on Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:16 pm

Brilliant! Thank you so much everyone. I think a little lipstick is going to be my way forward. x Very Happy
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Re: A pouty problem...

Post by eireannah on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:59 pm

snicker snicker... I was soooo confused - I read "a poultry problem" was wondering why there was no chicken talk
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Re: A pouty problem...

Post by Stacia on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:11 pm

eireannah wrote:snicker snicker... I was soooo confused - I read "a poultry problem" was wondering why there was no chicken talk

*LMAO*!!!! I read the same thing! Bawk Bawk Bagawk!
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