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When they contract, the skin moves. The orbicularis encircles the mouth, closes and puckers the lips and is sometimes called the kissing muscle. The auriculars function in moving the ears anteriorly and posteriorly from the face. Orbicularis oris Risorius Buccinator. The inferior muscle fibres of the buccinator arise from the anterior portion of the deep tendon of the temporalis. July 28, Revisions: