If you’re ready to switch up your facial hair style, you might want to start paying a little more attention to your mustache. While we spend a good deal of time making sure that our beard looks healthy, feels soft and grows properly, we tend to neglect the mustache. The truth is that the thickness of your mustache has a lot to do with your overall appearance, so maybe it’s time to give it a little more love.
Many men wonder if they’ll look good with a mustache that’s thicker than their beard. As you’ll see, that depends on a few different factors.
Your Face Shape
Your face shape has a lot to do with how your facial hair should look, and that includes the thickness of your mustache compared to the thickness of your beard. If you have less prominent bone structure, you’ll probably benefit from having a thick mustache and a thin beard. That’s because it draws attention to the center of your face so that your jaw and cheekbones aren’t as noticeable. It can also enhance the masculinity of your appearance.
If you have a lip shape that you’re not totally happy with, a thick mustache is a great way to conceal that. If your lips are unusually thin, growing a thick mustache can help detract from that. And, having a mustache that’s thicker than your beard will only enhance the appearance of your lips.
If you have teeth that aren’t exactly gleaming, you may want to actually avoid having a mustache that’s thicker than your beard. That’s because a thick mustache will draw attention to that area of your face, essentially putting your teeth on a pedestal. If you don’t want people noticing your teeth whenever you speak to them, keep the beard thick and the mustache average or thin.
Your Hair Type
Lastly, your hair type is another important factor to consider. If you have coarse hair, a thick mustache can look extremely natural, even if your beard isn’t that thick. However, if your hair is extremely fine and thin, a thick mustache might look a little unnatural. If you’re not sure of your facial hair type, just run your fingers through your beard. Does the facial hair feel wiry and thick or thin and silky?
The Look is Up to You
As you can see, whether or not you should have a mustache that’s thicker than your beard is up to you. Take all of the factors above into consideration before deciding what to do about your facial hair. And, from this point on, pay a little more attention to that mustache of yours.