To airbrush or not to airbrush…that is the question

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For me, airbrush doesn’t do as well to control my oil than traditional foundation. I use Simple spf lotion, Sonia Kashuk mattifying primer, and Sonia Kashuk foundation applied with a beauty blender with tons of Elf Hd translucent powder and I’m shine-free all day. I have a really oily nose too.

Post # 3
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1987 posts
Buzzing bee

Toronto2014:  I had a really bad experience with airbrushing. I had never haad it done before my wedding day (no trial–stupid, I know!). My skin is very fair and even the lightest shade looked heavy, shiny, and thick. I ended up taking it off an using my regular Bare Minerals and had no shine at all. 

Don’t know if this helped, but that was my own experience with it. 🙂

Post # 4
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oil blotting tissues should solve that problem

Post # 5
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My FSIL had her makeup trial for her wedding a few weeks ago and they used airbrush. It looked AWFUL, she was so upset. She is a beautiful girl with great skin, but the airbrush foundation settled into every single line, wrinkle, and pore, and made her look old and dry. She found a new MUA, thankfully, but seeing her like that turned me off from airbrush. I’m sure a lot of it had to do with the skill level of the artist, but still. Yuck.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had airbrushed and it looked amazing – flawless and held up well. I also have combination skin and can a little shiny in spots – it held its own without showing any signs of breaking down. If you’re not sure do a trial run. Everyone’s skin reacts different, plus less experienced MUA’s can apply it incorrectly causing a lot of the issues stated above.  

Post # 7
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1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Toronto2014:  I have an airbrush kit that I use on my girls when they are in a pageant. Great stage makeup, not good for anything else, really. IMO.

Post # 8
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2763 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have dryish skin, had airbrush, and thought it was ok. It was better than regular foundation, that’s for sure. I had to wipe some of it off half way through the night because it seemed a little dry & settled a little bit into my pores. I never ever wear wear foundation because of that very issue.  I just don’t like the way foundation looks on my face…almost like I’m dead. Some people look amazing with it, I’m just not that girl. I’m pretty sure it’s because my skin is dry.

Post # 9
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve heard great things about airbrush from some girlfriends that recently got married so was dead set on getting. I have oily skin and getting married outside with a first look so I’m really worried about my makeup not looking good at the end of the night. I thankfully had a trial about a month ago and didn’t like it at all. It made my skin look good in pictures but not in real life. Also I don’t know if she didn’t apply enough or what but you could still see red spots on my face when she was done. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had mine done today for engagement pics. I think it looked great to start with, but its definitely heavier than what I wear on an everyday basis (and I wear foundation every day) My problem was that it was so hot today I could feel it sliding off my face. I will probably use it again for my wedding in November since it will be cool and just make sure I have setting powder and oil blotting sheets. 

Post # 11
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92 posts
Worker bee

I’ve never airbrushed, I’m considering doing it for the wedding but I’m definitely gonna do a trial first. If you can get a trial at a decent price, you could try it out if you want. I have dark circles from insomia and generally just use the ole foundation and powder.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Definitely do a trial first to see how you like it.  I got airbrushed & LOVED the effect.  My skin looked flawless & it held up all night.

Post # 13
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1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Toronto2014:  I was really torn on this too. I wanted airbrush make-up because I had heard such amazing things about it, but couldn’t find an artist who could do it for my date. Everything I read said that the skill of your make-up artist was far more important than the type of make-up used (airbrush or traditional), so I booked an artist that came highly recommended by many friends and other vendors and went with traditional make-up. I loved it and my combination/oily skin held up perfectly for 12+ hours without any shine/sliding/settling.

My sister (my MOH) had gotten airbrushed make-up as a bridesmaid in another wedding a couple of months earlier and said she much much prefered the tradtional make-up we had done. She said it looked way better (more natural) in person, and lasted well. Apparently when she got the airbrushed makeup it looked great at first but a bit scary up close (as in seriously thick) and then began to sort of crack after a couple of hours.

I think it really comes down to the skill of your make-up artist but the impression I get is that if airbrushed make-up isn’t executed perfectly, it’s less forgiving than traditional foundation. As long as you have a trial, I’m sure you’ll be fine either way. Good luck!

Post # 14
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4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I went with airbrushing for the wedding, and I loved it. I definitely recommend getting a trial though to see if you like it.

At my trial, the foundation was way too orange. I also found out that airbrushing makes every bit of peach fuzz stand out in the worst way possible. I was able to discuss everything with my MUA before the wedding, and she toned down the orange. I also made sure to tone down my peach fuzz beforehand! Ha. My makeup for the wedding was spot on and lasted the 12 hours I needed, but it wouldn’t have been perfect without the trial!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

So I have a question about airbrush.  I had a trial done for my engagement photos and it was ok.  I’m having another trial in a few weeks to kind of bump up the eye color and blush a bit because it just wasn’t noticable at all in photos. I expected the whole thing to be airbrushed on, but she seemed to use regular makeup first and then finished with an airbrush spray.  Is that how it’s supposed to be?

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