How to Make Fake Facial Hair With Makeup

Making fake facial hair with makeup is a great way to change your look without going through the trouble of shaving or waxing. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add some edge to your look, fake facial hair is the way to go. You can use makeup to create everything from a simple mustache to a full-on beard. 

In this blog post, we will discuss how to make fake facial hair with makeup. There are a few different ways to do it, so choose the best method for your needs. Whether you’re looking for a full beard or just some sideburns, these tips will help you achieve the desired results. Read on to know more!

How to Make Fake Facial Hair With Makeup

Summary: How to make fake facial hair with makeup: 1. Start by applying foundation all over your face. This will help to create the desired look of a full beard or mustache. 2. Next, use a brown eye shadow to create the appearance of a beard. Use a light hand when applying this, as you don’t want it to be too harsh. 3. Finally, use a light brown eyeliner to create the look of whiskers. Be sure to blend these colors together well, as they can be quite stark.

Seven Methods on How to Make Fake Facial Hair With Makeup

Method 1: Using Wool Roving for Long Beards

Cut the length of your fake facial hair to the desired length. Then, hold open a hot water bottle and press an iron on it with medium heat for just a few seconds. You don’t have to keep it pressed for too long, or else you’ll melt your faux facial hair. Place your fake facial hair in your desired place. Hold the hot water bottle on top of it for one minute to make it fixed before you put your makeup on.

Method 2: Using Felt

First, cut the felt into small rectangles with about 1 cm width. You can use any color, but black is preferable since, try as you might, fake facial hair made out of wool roving might turn out to be somewhat reddish or orange. Next, cut the rectangles into about 6 cm in length, depending on how long you want your fake facial hair to be.

Cut the rectangle in half vertically, then fold the halves over each other from one end to form an upside-down U. Sew the sides together with matching thread colors to make it easier to stick to your face.

Now, stick them anywhere you want your fake facial hair to be with spirit gum or liquid latex adhesive. After that, apply some powder or foundation with a powder puff onto your fake facial hair. You can even use a concealer to make it more convincing.

Method 3: Using Faux Moustache Wax

You don’t need any hot water bottle or iron for this one! All you need is your faux mustache wax (can be bought in some costume shops), an old spoon, and petroleum jelly. So first, take a small amount of faux mustache wax onto the old spoon.

Then, spread it out evenly with your finger until it forms a rectangle shape on the spoon. Next, use petroleum jelly to stick it on your face to put your fake facial hair. Make sure to spread the petroleum jelly over the area where you’ll put your fake facial hair on. Now, the only thing left to do is scratch it off with your nails!

Take a Small Amount of Faux Mustache Wax

Method 4: Using Mustache Tape

First, cut out little pieces of mustache tape (can be bought in some costume shops) that are about 2 inches long. You can cut them into any length you like but make sure that they are at least 2 inches long, so it’s easily visible. After you have cut out your mustache tape, place two pieces together with the sticky side facing each other.

After that, you can stick your fake facial hair anywhere you want on your face. You can even buy mustache tape in different colors to try out different styles!

Method 5: Using Fake Eyebrows

First, decide on the desired shape of your fake facial hair. Then, use spirit gum or liquid latex to stick it onto your face where you want it to be. Next, take some black eyeshadow and use a fine brush (can also be bought in any costume shops) to apply it to your fake facial hair.

After that, take a red or pink lipstick and use the fine brush again to color the edges of your fake mustache so it will look more natural. You can also buy different colored lipsticks so you can experiment with different colors for even more unique styles! Then, just put on any normal eyebrow pencil on top of your fake mustache to make it more convincing.

Method 6: Sewing a Faux Fur Beard

Sew the fake fur onto a nylon stocking that is big enough to fit on your face. Cut out fake facial hairpieces that are long enough to fit on your chin area.

Next, sew these fake facial hairpieces onto the nylon stocking until it covers your entire chin. Now you have a fake mustache and beard without having to shave! When coloring time comes, use hot water or heat the edges of your fake facial hair with an iron before applying the different colors.

Method 7: Creating a Realistic Beard

You will need a bit of adhesive spirit gum for this one, as well as some small scissors and petroleum jelly. First, use petroleum jelly to grease your entire face where you want your fake facial hair to be.

After that, take the adhesive spirit gum and apply it onto your face, where you put on the petroleum jelly. You can even spread it out a bit with your fingers. It’s essential to make it as smooth and even as possible so you’ll have the most realistic-looking fake facial hair there is! Then, let it dry for about 5 minutes before cutting out your desired fake facial hairstyle with small scissors.

After that, color the edges of your fake facial hair with fake eyebrow coloring techniques so it will blend in with your skin tone. Last, use some spirit gum remover to remove the adhesive spirit gum before leaving home!

Adhesive Spirit Gum for Realistic Beard

Some Helpful Tips and Advice

1. If you will use this for Halloween, be sure that you can get your hands on fake facial hair. Some stores sell them at the beginning of October, though they may go quickly.

2. As stated above, make sure that the fake facial hair is of good quality. Not only will the look be more believable, but it won’t be as difficult to apply either.

3. For an even more realistic look, you can use eyebrow pencils or eyeshadow of similar color to draw fine hairs on your upper lip area.

4. Depending on the type of facial hair you are trying to achieve, use different colors of eyeshadow or eyebrow pencils. For example, if making sideburns, use brown eyeshadow or eyebrow pencil to match your hair color.

5. It is recommended that you apply hairspray to your fake facial hair before applying makeup on top, in order to make it last longer.

6. Depending on what kind of facial hair you are trying to make, it may take a while. If making sideburns, for example, it will probably take at least an hour in total. The time spent depends on how good you are.

7. If the fake facial hair is being used for a costume party or if you will be taking pictures, do not wear any foundation or concealer. This may make it appear too real and draw attention to its fake.

Fake Facial Hair for Costume Party


If you want to be a master of disguise, it’s time for some makeup magic. You can make your fake facial hair with the right tools and knowledge! In this blog post, we discussed how to make fake facial hair with makeup. We hope these tips will come in handy when creating your next costume or if you’re going out on Halloween night.

Remember that it doesn’t happen overnight and takes some practice before mastering this technique! Have you tried making any other types of faux-facial hair? Let us know in the comments below!

Jane Hubbard

Jane Hubbard

Jane has always been passionate about hair and beauty. After many years of working as a hairdresser specialist, she decided to start her own consultancy business. She is an experienced haircare and beauty consultant, and she loves helping others find the perfect look for them. She has been writing articles for DIY quickly for over 3 years. In her free time she enjoys keeping up with the latest news in the industry, practicing yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.

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