How to Face a Paint Mexican Wrestling Mask (¡Mucha Lucha!,)

Mexican Wrestling Mask Final

Mexican wrestling (Lucha libre) is known for it’s brightly colored masks that the participants wear. They are all uniquely different and reflect the style and personally of the person who wears it. It reminds me of the vivid and bright reflections that the Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos) masks show as well. They are super fun to recreate one you’ve seen, or to make your own unique design.



Medium Filbert Brush
High Density Hydra Foam Sponge
paper towels
 or cloth
water container
(optional) Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Diamond FX Essential Black
Wolfe Face Paints Red
Paradise Makeup AQ – Brilliant Face Paint Silver (love this color!)


1. Starting with the red face paint and a hydra sponge cut in half, begin to cover the face. Make sure to leave space around the eyes and mouth.

Mexican Wrestling Mask 1

2. Next, taking the black face paint and the filbert brush, outline the eyes and mouth. You’ll want to step back from the design to make sure the design is even on each side.

Mexican Wrestling Mask 2

3. Using the Paradise Silver and the filbert brush, Paint a arrow in the middle of the forehead. Trace around the black as well.

Mexican Wrestling Mask 3


4. Continue with the black paint, tracing around the arrow, and add additional design details around the forehead. Paint two black stars on each cheek.

Mexican Wrestling Mask 4

5. Finally, using the silver trace around the design elements on the forehead, and the stars.

.MWM side


Grab some boxing gloves and get in the ring!

Mexican Wrestling mask with gloves