Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m currently in the process of selecting a makeup artist for the big day and I’ve heard some buzz recently about airbrush makeup, and I’d like your thoughts on it vs “regular” everyday makeup. I work from home so I don’t typically wear makeup on a daily basis – typically only when we go to a gala or other special occasion. Some concerns I have about wedding day makeup:
1. I don’t want to feel like I’m wearing a mask or that I look like a clown
2. I (obviously) want it to last all day and NOT run *when* I get emotional
3. What exactly IS “airbrush makeup” and will it do what I need it to do and also be light enough for a low-maintenance, au natural gal like me?
Post # 3
@sdbeachgirl: it’s liquid foundation that is put into a hose and blown on the face for a more even coverage and less cakey (although just like any make up if u put to much of it on u will look like a mask)
Post # 4
My advice is to get a trial! I too thought airbrush was the way to go but it did NOT look natural on me. It looked great in pictures sure, but in real life I felt like a drag queen. I much prefer regular liquid/powder foundation. I also don’t wear face makeup regularly and I found that that method looks a lot more natural on me. Some people love airbrush, others hate it so the only way to know what works for you is to test it out.
Post # 5
I’ve heard that airbrush is not a good idea if you have skin that is on the dryer side, so maybe take that into consideration if its applicable to you. I have eczema and my skin is always dry so air brush isn’t even an option for me.
I remember reading a thread on makeup and a bunch of bees said that by the end of the night their air brush makeup started to look really bad, whereas those with regular were mostly still happy. I’d maybe try a trial though because I have met people who swear by air brush.
Post # 6
Un less ur using a generally very thin liquid foundation like face and body then normaly you would use a specific air brush foundation. often silicone based which is why they tend to stay on so well. I only use mine on brides that prefer a heavy look as the usual 2-3 light layers looks heavyer than putting normal foundation on. the only other time i use it is on people that want no foundation but i manage to pursuade then to have 1 light coat of this just to even any redness. but for normal medium coverage i personally recommend a regular foundation as i know i can get a smoother better looking result.
They often dont need powedering or just very lightly as they are already usually a drier more matt product.