A burnstache might occur when a non-moustached individual has spent a rigorous, considerable length of time kissing or massaging faces with a moustached individual. The location above the upper lip becomes really purple and natural, and may even develop bloody scratches which may cause scabbing. A method of undesired facial hair preferred during the civil war but still respected even today. The burnstache comes with sideburns leading into the mustache - it like the beard however the tresses on the chin is shaved. A prime illustration of the burnstache could be compared to major-general Ambrose E. Burnside of this Union Army.