Facial Hair Styles

How to Shave a Pencil Moustache

How to Shave a Pencil Moustache

The pencil moustache is a classic style that oozes old-school Hollywood glamour. Made famous by the likes of Errol Flynn and nowadays more likely to be seen on stars such as Brad Pitt, this thin but bold moustache style can help you to make a real statement with your look.

At Gillette, we’ve got all the tools and tricks you need to master the pencil moustache and make it your own. Here’s everything you need to know:

How to Style a Pencil Moustache

A pencil moustache looks especially sharp teamed with a smart suit and slicked-back hair – particularly if your hair is dark. Thinner moustaches don’t tend to work quite as well if you have fairer colouring, but there are plenty more moustache styles that will suit your personal style.

man with a pencil thin moustache

The upper lip is where facial hair tends to grow fastest, so a pencil moustache can be quick to grow if you want to change up your look for a special occasion.

Decide if you’d prefer a double pencil moustache (one that’s in two halves with a slight gap in the centre) or one that’s just straight across. Bear in mind that if your face shape is slightly square, adding a straight moustache could make it look a little too angular – a pencil moustache is more likely to flatter an oval or heart-shaped face.

Pencil Moustache Shaving Toolkit

Here’s everything you need to trim and style a pencil moustache yourself:

Moustache Grooming Tools

  • The Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer allows you to trim, shave and edge your facial hair, so you can use it for everything from trimming longer moustache hairs to shaving a clean line down the centre of your ‘tache for an edgier pencil moustache look
  • Sharp blades are essential for reducing your risk of shaving cuts. You’ll get a Fusion5 ProGlide razor blade included with your Gillette Styler, but you can make sure you never run out of fresh, sharp blades by signing up to our shave club
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Shave Care

  • Use our Fusion5 Men’s Ultra Sensitive Shaving Gel to work up a lather before you start shaving. This will help to improve your razor glide for a smoother shave, while also protecting your skin from razor bumps and ingrown hairs – make sure all eyes are on your ‘tache for all the right reasons
  • After shaving, apply our Gillette Aftershave Balm to keep your skin soothed and hydrated

How to Shape a Pencil Moustache

When you’re styling any type of moustache, you need to be careful, trimming just a little bit of hair at a time to avoid any mishaps. Our All Purpose Styler has a precision trimmer function to make this easier to navigate, while its Fusion5 ProGlide blade will help you to capture virtually every hair for a smooth finish all around your ‘tache.

The Styler is 100% waterproof too, so you can even do your moustache grooming in the shower – just make sure you have a mirror to hand.

If you have sensitive skin, using the Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor will provide extra protection during shaving, thanks to added lubrication in between the blade and your skin.

Make sure to use a shaving cream that’s designed to be sensitive to your skin too as well – our SkinGuard Men’s Sensitive Shaving Gel is a great choice.

Whatever your skin type and whatever moustache style you’re going after, you can build your shaving toolkit at Gillette.

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2019-01-04 22:08:45By Gillette Editor



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