(Closed) Help! liquid vs airbrush foundation, I know I’m going to be crying…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: what's your wedding day makeup foundation?
    Airbrush, it's the only way to go. : (13 votes)
    45 %
    I'm sticking with traditional foundation, airbrush is over rated. : (13 votes)
    45 %
    Undecided : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    A big pro for airbrushed makeup is that it photographs well. That’s why it’s a hot “must have” item for brides-to-be.

    I personally had airbrush makeup done for myself and my bridesmaids. I am so happy I did! Our makeup still looked flawless at the end of the night.

    If you could pinpoint the particulars of the trial that you weren’t happy about, your makeup artist will be able to change it up to your liking.

    Post # 4
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have never had airbrush, but we all had clinique makeup done. The lady now owns her own makeup artistry company. We used the Clinique SuperFit. Man that stuff stayed on all freakin’ night. I didn’t sweat, I didn’t drip, I still looked great at 1130pm, even though it was late june, 80% humidity, and id’ been dancing for hours. But this was a foundation specifically made for athletes and weddings she said. i was SUPER duper pleased with it. She did an amazing job priming my skin, too. And their waterproof mascara? ridiculous. It forms little sleeves on your lashes and only comes off by laying a rag with hot water over your eyes, then you peel the sleeves off. Gross for every day, perfect for a wedding. And I bawled a ridiculous amount during the ceremony. So much I had trouble getting my vows out. So yeah. I’m a serial crier and it worked for me!

    My friend wore bare minerals for her wedding and it just looked bad by the end of the night. Definitely not enough coverage for a wedding I think. Her mom and sister had it, too–same effect. I brought HD Sephora forever makeup and did my own and mine looked good all night, but i wasn’t the bride so i wasn’t as concerned, either. But it’s something you may want to try on your own. They have a great return policy, too. My friend’s face looks a different shade than her body in the photos…ONLY in the photos. I didn’t notice this in person. It’s really obvious, so I’d shy away from minerals.

    Do you have a Nordstrom near you? My nordies did a free trial on me….she taught me some makeup tips and I ended up buying some stuff anyways and I ended up using the same lady for the wedding. But it was a great way to try the makeup out

    Post # 5
    426 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I personally prefer airbrush foundation for weddings.  However I think it might not be the foundation that is the problem.  Maybe you didn’t like the way or amount that your makeup artist applied.  If you prefer more coverage its just a matter of voicing that to your artist.  Thats part of the fun of a trial – to try different things.  

    I think the key is finding an artist who can deliver not only quality (long lasting makeup) but the “look” and style you like.  Photos of yourself with your everyday look along with photos of makeup you like always help as tools for your artist to go by….  That way they can take what you like from your “everyday” look and translate it into a Bridal Look.  

    My advice would be to either ask for another trial or find another artist to have a new trial run with.  Have a long consultation with visual tools to know your both on the same page.

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Just saw a commercial for Revlon, I believe, it’s called photo finish make up and it has the effects of airbrush and has light reflecting something or others for a “flawless” look when taking pictures. I don’t know if it’s waterproof though. It might be worth looking into, I’ve been busy looking for good foundation to last all day, and so far I’ve come up short. Good luck!!

    Post # 7
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Ponypi, you sound very stressed out!! I’m sorry you are going through this and that your trial didn’t come out the way you expected it to be!

    Just like the market having a so many different kinds of foundations, there are a range of ‘airbrush’ equipment and various foundations the makeup artist COULD HAVE USED and not knowing exactly what she used and what MIGHT have went wrong means we (the fellow weddingbee forum members) cannot, cannot help you decide or determine whether or not liquid foundation is BETTER than airbrush for YOUR wedding~

    Believe it or not, I’ve heard horror stories about a ‘makeup artist’ using one of those aersol cans (Sally’s foundation at drugstore, or the dior skin flash foundation) and claim that that’s “airbrush” makeup!!!

    In my professional opinion, I would definitely eliminate drugstore foundations AND MINERAL MAKEUP.  This is just my opinion what I would do, first.

    Secondly, professioanl artist don’t use just ‘regular’ makeup, but they should use the best quality makeup for your purposes (wedding day).  And ALSO, it depends greatly on your skin type and current skin condition.  i’m not trying to suggest you have bad skin or anything like that since I dont know what you look like or anything, but I always tell people that makeup is just makeup – it’s not plastic surgery, and it’s not photoshop.  So what it comes down to, really, is finding the RIGHT products for your skin type.  To do that you need to communicate with the vendors you are working with, and go through all the options, instead of basing what you think about Airbrush vs. Liquid foundation on other people’s experience or what they BELIEVE the difference about Airbrush vs. Liquid. 

    I can give you my personal experience – I went with what you call ‘traditional’ makeup because I understood that essentially cosmetics work about the same~ (at the high quality range, that is). And I KNOW my skin type very well – combination, acne prone, blahblahblah~ so even the most expensive makeup, with the BEST primer, I would still need to ‘retouch’ and touch up my skin every 4-6 hours! I had realistic expectations about how LONG it’s going to last and touch up accordingly. Getting airbrush (just a different way of applying foundation….) will NOT make even the best makeup last more than 6 hours on me~ so that’s how I came to my decision.

    I would NEVER tell my client that the makeup will last ALL DAY if it will last 4-6 hours, because people with true combination/oily skin will PRODUCE the sebum NATURALLY even with the most mattifying products. That’s just how skin works~

    Sorry my post is long – but I wanted to help you see the full picture.  Those images you see of so-called FLAWLESS makeup on the magazines are just photoshopped. I just wanted to reinforce the idea that yes, it’s natural to want to look our best, but by using airbrush makeup or even certain MIRACLE products (that are advertised as MIRACLE products), it will not look like the magazines~!! even those mascara ads you see everyday are FALSE~ they are wearing FALSE LASHES and each lash is then DIGITALLY photoshopped….I’m not saying you won’t look great or anything or that we as brides shouldn’t expect to look our best, I’m just saying that by really communicating with our vendors, and selecting the correct vendors is really important in the process…it’s not simply about airbrush vs. liquid/traditional makeup. 

    Post # 8
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m  a makeup artist and am not a huge fan of airbrush. I suggest doing a trial with both and see what you feel most confortable in. As far as crying, you should be fine. I do a lot of ttd shoots and these girls are rolling around in the ocean with no smudges. 🙂

    Hope this helps!

    Post # 10
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Sooo…long story short, my trial had airbrush, and i.loved.it.

    My real wedding day?  A different MUA showed up; sans airbrush.

    Both are totally lovely.  Try both in trials and see what FEELS best for you!!

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