How to Paint a Mustache


The next time your child goes out for Halloween, have him dress as a pirate and paint his face with facial hair, including a mustache. Use a dark color, like black or dark brown, so it will stand out on your child's face. Whether for face painting or to just add character to something, painting a mustache just requires two strokes. So, get out your paintbrushes and get ready to paint a simple, yet striking mustache.

Things You'll Need

  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Paint (if painting on an object)
  • Face paint (if painting on a person)
  • Extra paper
  • Makeup brush
  • Paper towel
  • Take a small paintbrush or a makeup brush and dip it into water. Squeeze or dab out excess water onto a paper towel. You want the brush to be damp, not wet.

  • Dip the brush into a paint of your choice. Tap off any excess paint that may be attached to the end of the brush. If you are painting a mustache on a person, use face paint.

  • Hold the brush close to the bristles, to steady your hand while painting.

  • Begin at the center of the mustache, and paint a line that curves up in almost a half-heart shape.

  • Continue the line so it curves slightly the opposite way and comes back up. It should resemble a loose,

    horizontal backward "S" shape.

  • Dip the brush back into the water, until it is damp, dip into the paint and repeat the process on the other side of the mustache.

  • Fill in any part of the line that may be missing paint.

Tips & Warnings

  • Practice first on a piece of paper until you have got the technique down.
  • Use a single stroke when painting this mustache, to make it more fluid.

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