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About the lampshade mustache

Lampshade Mustache, a facial hair style

The Lampshade mustache is a close relative of the Painter’s Brush mustache. The origins of the name are clear, the shape of this mustache resembles the shape of a lampshade.

The Lampshade consists of straight lines only. The edges of the mustache should form a diagonal line from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth.

Who wears the lampshade mustache?

The Lampshade mustache was worn famously by Eddie Murphy, who shows this mustache can look as slick and sophisticated as many of its rivals.

The Lampshade mustache looks particularly good on men with square faces, as the shape accentuates a chiseled jawline. Although, this mustache does also look great with an oval shaped face, as do most facial hair styles.

This particular mustache is a simple style to perfect, so is a great option for someone who does not want to give a great deal of their morning to styling their facial hair. It is also a great option for the man who is just starting out on his facial hair journey. It is a unique but not uncommon style, which looks great on all age groups.

How to grow the Lampshade mustache

It should not take longer than 4 weeks to grow out the Lampshade mustache. It is important during this time to be patient with the hair on your upper lip and allow it to grow thickly before you begin to shape the style.

The rest of the face should be completely shaved. We think the lampshade mustache looks best with no other hair on the face. It is important to take great care of your skin, as the regular shaving can take its toll on the face. Using a great quality shaving foam will be very beneficial, as well as a moisturizer packed with essential oils. It is important not to miss the hairs on your neck, as stray hairs on the neck can seriously ruin the whole look.

You can play around with the length of your sideburns for this look. Shaping the length of them to compliment your face shape.

There should be no curved edges to the Lampshade mustache, as opposed to the Painter’s Brush mustache. The edges of the mustache should not surpass the width of the mouth and should be completely straight, at a diagonal angle. 

Maintaining the Lampshade mustache

Similarly, to the Painter’s Brush mustache, the Lampshade facial hair is very easy to maintain. Use a pair of sharp scissors and your mustache comb to trim away at the length of your mustache, which should not pass the upper lip. This may need to be done a couple of times a week, depending on the rate of which your hair grows. 

The main focus of the maintenance of this style is keeping the sharp edges of the mustache. This can be a tricky process to perfect and may take a few attempts to get just right.

This style looks best with thick hair growth, meaning you will need to pay particular attention to keeping the hair clean. Invest in a good quality beard shampoo and conditioner and wash the beard daily to keep it looking and smelling its best.

The look does not require a massive amount of styling, and simply running a small amount of beard oil through the hair will be sufficient.

Overall, a great style for men who like to rock something a little bit different.