Post # 1
I have a dilemma over my wedding makeup. I’m getting married overseas and have booked a makeup appointment but might not have time for a trial before the big day. The salon I’m using offers airbrushed makeup which I can upgrade to, and I’ve heard that the finish is better.
The problem is that I have the kind of oily skin where makeup usually slides off after an hour unless I use a heavy duty long lasting formula, and even then it’s usually almost gone after about four hours. Does anyone have experience of airbrushed makeup on the same kind of skin?
I’m also a bit concerned that it’ll look mask-like… plus it’ll be very hot and I do tend to sweat a bit from my face. I want to look as flawless as I can for the pictures but don’t want to scare my future husband!
I’d be grateful for advice and pics on the airbrushing and also if anyone has experience to share of the Cristophe salon at the MGM in Vegas.
Post # 3
Sorry, I have really dry skin. But I hope someone else can help you!
Post # 4
Is there anywhere near you that you could do an airbrush trial with (not the artist you will be using on your actual day)? I’ve heard good things about airbrush, but none specifically related to oily skin.
Post # 5
Doing a trial here is a good idea. I know my skin will be a little less well behaved in the sun but it’ll at least give me an idea how it lasts compared to my usual foundation.
Post # 6
I have combination skin and used airbrush on the big day– and it held like a rock! I would definitely recomend it! It rained the day of my trail and wedding day , too… and that make up went no where!
This was a pic after my initial trial:
Post # 7
Ohh, yours looks beautiful, Amanda! It’s a nice natural finish too, which is a big concern for me.
I saw a few forum posts saying that using sunscreen products on your face can give you a ghostly cast to your skin with a photo flash, and another saying that makeup that looks good in person will be almost invisible in pictures and that you need to have a lot more makeup on than normal. I wish I could just put my trust in the pros and stop fretting, but my trial (with Mac Pro Longwear not airbrush makeup) was a bit of a disaster… the word ‘clown’ comes to mind!
Post # 8
@MissBehavin: I understand totally! I had a consult with a MAC artist and it did not turn out well at all. One thing I did the 2nd time around was to go to the consult/trial with a full face on like I would do every day and let him/her see what my look is and just amp that look up more.
Barefaced you vs you with make up is a big difference and they may do things way differently that you prefer!
Post # 9
Well I don’t know where your wedding will be but mines is in my hometown of The Bahamas where it can get up to 94 degrees but the humidity over here is what really kills you I also have oily skin so airbrush will most likely be my choice for my big day I will show you the difference in my contemporary makeup application and my airbrush application hopes this helps
This is my airbrush makeup application
My contemporary make up hope this helped both give a nice finish if you use a good foundation and pressed powder it will do the job just as good just make sure your Maid of Honor has facial blotting tissues to get any excess oil before you begin taking your pictures
Post # 10
I had airbrush makeup done for my wedding and I loved it. I was also unable to do a makeup trial but it worked out fine.
The wedding was outdoors in Savannah, GA which is very hot and humid. It was 90+ on my wedding day and my makeup stayed flawless.
Post # 11
I had my makeup airbrushed also and I have very oily skin. I got married on a beach in Florida and it was humid, but my makeup didn’t budge. It looked flawless all day. They were even able to cover a birthmark I have on my face. I would definitely recommend airbrushing.
I didn’t have a trial either because it was a destination wedding, but so many people suggested airbrushing of how great it looks in pictures and they were right! Go for it!
Post # 12
Thank you, ladies. I think I’ll give airbrushing a try since it seems to have lasted well for you guys. And thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures too!