If you need to know how to blackout teeth in order to add to a costume or for use in a photoshoot, you are probably wondering how to do so in a way that is safe for your health as well as being safe for your teeth.
In this article, we are going to explain the process of tooth blackout and how to achieve this look safely with your own materials. Let’s get started!
The Ultimate Guide To Tooth Blackout
Below, we will go over the steps you need to take in order to achieve the look you are going for, and how to blackout your teeth safely and easily.
Step 1: Decide What Look You Are Trying To Create
Once you decide what your costume is going to be, and what you want your teeth to look like, you will be able to choose the method that works for you much more easily. It will also be helpful to know how long you need your look to last, and how durable you need it to be.
For instance, a costume party where you will be drinking is going to require a different method than a quick photoshoot for your Instagram or Tik Tok account. Additionally, blacking out one tooth will be different than blacking out all of your teeth. Make sure you know what you are needing to achieve before you move to the next step.
Finally, there are a few different looks you can achieve when you black out your teeth. Are you looking for your teeth to be entirely blacked out, or do you want them to look like they are rotting? Make sure to set your intention beforehand.
Step 2: Decide Which Product To Use To Blackout Your Teeth
There are a few products that you can use to safely blackout your teeth. Here are a few that we recommend:
Black Liquid Paint
When choosing a black liquid paint, make sure to choose one that is non-toxic and safe to ingest. We suggest looking at paints that are made to be safe for use by small children, as these are made to be safe to ingest. This will be the most affordable option.
Black Tooth Wax
These professional supplies are easy to use and easy to procure from the internet or your local costume makeup or special effects store.
Black Tooth Enamel
You can also procure black tooth enamel in the same places where you will find black tooth wax. This will be the most durable option.
Black Liquid Eyeliner
While this will be one of the least durable methods, liquid eyeliner is made to be safe for your body as it can get in your eyes. In a pinch, this can be used to blackout your teeth.
Step 3: Choose Which Method You Are Going To Use
Now that you know the different materials that you can safely use, you need to decide the method. Be sure to look at examples of makeup done with each product to ensure you can achieve the look you are going for. Also, be sure to choose a material that is going to give you the durability you need for your intended activity.
Step 4: Blackout Your Teeth
Now it is time to blackout your teeth. While you may need to alter these steps in order to achieve different looks, the basic steps for tooth blackout are as follows:
1. Completely Dry Your Teeth
First, you need to completely dry your teeth. Be sure to have your paint, wax, or enamel ready to go so that you can apply while your teeth are perfectly dry. If you are doing both your top and bottom teeth, only do one row at a time.
2. Apply Your First Coat
Apply the first coat of your material and let dry by holding your lip away from your teeth.
3. Apply A Second Coat If Needed
Apply a second coat of the material for full coverage if needed, and let dry.
4. Avoid Eating and Drinking If Possible
Avoid eating and drinking as much as possible. If you need to drink something, be sure to have straws on hand. Straws will help keep liquid off the front of your teeth, which will help prolong the effect for much longer.
What Methods For Tooth Blackout You Should Avoid
Now that you know how to safely blackout your teeth, you may be tempted to use another method that you already have on hand in order to be easier and more affordable. However, you should not do that. It could be bad for your teeth and your health. Here are some of the methods you may see on the internet that you absolutely should not try.
Using A Permanent Marker
Using a permanent marker is often recommended as it will give you fast and fairly durable results. However, you should not use a permanent marker. The chemicals in these markers are highly toxic and are not safe for you to put in your body.
Using Shoe Polish
Shoe polish is a method that was used by our parents and grandparents. However, it should absolutely be avoided as a method used to blackout your teeth. Shoe polish is made of toxic chemicals that are not safe for you to ingest.
Using Nail Polish
Many people have black nail polish on hand, so it may be tempting to use it on your teeth. However, you should not do this. Nail polish is made of toxic chemicals that are not safe to put in your mouth. Make sure to put nail polish on your fingernails only.
How To Blackout Your Mouth
If you are looking to make your whole mouth look black and rotting, and not necessarily make your teeth entirely black, we have a final method that you can use. You can mix black gel food coloring with a mouthwash of your choice, and swish it thoroughly in your mouth. This will give your mouth that fully black look.