Traditional vs Airbrush Makeup?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

"Traditional" uses essentially the same products that you use yourself at home everyday. ("Regular" liquid or powder foundation, etc.)  It’s applied just like you do at home.  I guess the more accurate comparison is like going to the fancy makeup counters and having them apply it for you, using their stuff.

"Airbrush" uses a special type of liquid foundation and it really is airbrushed on to you. The makeup artist uses a little air compressor and nozzle-y thing.  It feels a little weird — tickly and cold — and you have to remember to hold your breath.  The result is that your foundation (and they can also do your blush, etc.) is applied in a really, really, ultra thin layer that blends w/ your pores.  You can get more subtle countouring, etc. by using it (if the artist knows what s/he’s doing, of course!).

I totally vote for airbrush — some artists charge a lot more for it, though. Which is the con.  The pros are that it lasts a lot longer – b/c it’s so weightless – and you feel like you have no makeup on; also, in my experience, you feel less sweaty and oily. (Not everything will be airbrushed on: you’ll probably also get regular powder, eye makeup and lipstick.)

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I’d go with airbrush, especially if you don’t wear a lot of makeup normally.  Airbrushing provides excellent coverage, yet doesn’t feel like you are wearing a face full of makeup.  I’m going with airbrush as well. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Also, nancEE, if you are in the Bay Area, I recommend Nam Vo — she is my makeup artist; I did a trial with her and then booked her. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

i did three makeup trials, and one of them was with a stylist who used airbrushing (including contouring). holy moly, what a difference. not only was my makeup still perfect after a night out (and 5 hours of sleep), but my face was literally glowing.

i also found that airbrushing felt better. i’m not used to wearing makeup, and i hated the sensation of having makeup caked on my face. seriously, i felt beautiful and comfortable all night – just the way i want to feel on the night of my wedding. my vote is definitely for airbrush!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

For my wedding day – I knew that I had a LONG day ahead (that would start at 6am and continue to midnight) so I opted for airbrushing which was light, amazing, and it LASTED!

 If you need an airbrush makeup artist in Chicago, let me know – I’d recommend mine again in a heartbeat!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Question- What happens if you cry at the ceremony?? Is the makeup ruined?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Airbrush is going to look better in pics and wont let you get that wet oily look as fast.. if kyou get oily skin like me.. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

to add to th tradtional v airbrush debate..I had 2 airbrush trials…and I am definitely doing traditional…aside from making your peachfuzz quite visible as some others have pointed out in other threads….I have pretty clear skin and Im in my early 20’s, yet airbrush brought out lines on my face I didnt even know existed (especially my smile lines that are otherwise invisible) it just settles in every tiny line. If you want to try it for free go to your local sephora and ask them to show you the airbrush system, thats what I did the second time just to give it a second try….The only positive is yes it stays on all day

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2003

I am a Master Makeup Artist and I found this thread and had to post to this thread.  I have done makeup for 13 years and in my experience, I will get more natural results with traditional makeup.  Airbrush is great when you have someone with excessively oly skin, or with issues that need to be covered with something more then concealer could ever do.  E.G tattoos, intense scaring, birthmarks.  Traditional makeup will look the most natural because it will look like SKIN.  All of this is dependent on your makeup artist, their skill level, and the quality of makeup they are using.  It is not fair to compare it to “your own makeup you have at home”.  I don’t know anyone else who has over 5k in makeup sitting on their counter.  That doesn’t include the 13 years of knowledge and expertise I bring to the table when I do your makeup.  I make skin look like skin and take great pride in hearing time and time again that my Brides feel like they are wearing nothing.  The key is PRIMER.  This will keep your makeup wearing longer.  The other key is application and using good products.  I only use Makeup Forever for my foundation.  I just wanted to put my 2 cents in cause I know most here are pro airbrush…which I am fine with airbrush, but tradition can be just as good!  

-Veronica

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

@vsitterding:  Everything you just said x2.

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ladysu:  I’m new on here, not sure if there are private messages, so I thought I would ask here. Would you be able to recommend someone for airbrush makeup for my wedding in Il? I would appreciate it so much. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Ok this is me freshly airbrushed and vefore the wedding then after the wedding champagbe toasts dinner dancing and finally cake. The airbrushed makeup still held up but more faint. She airbrushed my lips too with a little pink so even when my lipstick vanished the color was stil slightly there. I loved it and would suggest it to people. I had a sit down with the make up artist a few weeks before to talk about the look I wanted. I basically said I want enough makeup to look good in photos but not too mug that I don’t look loke myself in person. Lol. She did it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sorry for the terrible typos. On my phone typing!! 

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