What is Airbrush Makeup?

Airbrush makeup is very popular within the bridal makeup industry as the silicone-based formula offers a water-proof, heat-proof and long-lasting finish.

If you are unsure what it is or what it does, here is a quick guide to help answer your questions;

What is it?

Originally formulated for artists that work on film and TV, Airbrush makeup is a great way to create a ‘flawless’ finish effect on camera.

It is a lightweight makeup that is applied through an Airgun in very thin layers to build the level of coverage you require. Your makeup artist can mix colours to create a custom shade to suit you perfectly.

Most commonly used as a foundation, however you can also apply blush, highlight and contour formulas.

Who is it for?

Silicone based Airbrush makeup suits oily skins well due to its budge proof properties. For those with redness or acne scarring it is also beneficial as you can create a fuller coverage without the heavy feeling.

Airbrush makeup creates a beautiful semi-matte finish which looks great on camera, however if you are looking for more natural glowing skin you may be better opting for traditional makeup.

How does it compare to traditional makeup?

Traditional makeup comes in many different forms including creams, powders and liquids as well as the widest range of colours and tones. It is the most versatile of makeup and can be applied in various ways to create a long-lasting finish which is easily touched up when required.

Airbrush makeup doesn’t offer the same versatility and colour options. You are less likely to require any touch ups, however if you do it’s not as easy to touch up as traditional makeup.

It is applied as a layer on top of the skin almost creating a waterproof mask, so if you cry, your makeup will not budge (as long as you blot your tears away – do not wipe!).

You can get up top 16 hours wear from silicone-based formulas which is why it is so popular for brides. They can feel confident that their makeup is going to last the whole day.

If you are still unsure…

Airbrush is not for everyone and not everybody needs it. If you have great skin, then stick with traditional makeup.

I like to offer my brides the option, I talk them through the pros and cons of both types of makeup and if they are interested, I will give them a demonstration.

At bridal makeup trials, I will often do half the face with traditional foundation and the other half with Airbrush allowing them to see and feel it for themselves before making their decision.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a comment below…

Until next time,

Jenna x

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