Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2014 - alder manor
What are you using?
Which do you prefer and why?
I had my trial with traditional two weeks ago, it felt oily, and rubbed off onto my phone etc. I don’t want that on my day of, so I am having an airbrush trial tomorrow…… watch this space!
Interested to know how bees generally feel about this!
Post # 3
I’m tagging in because I’m curious! I am between mineral and airbrush..leaning towards airbrush because I’ve heard it photographs better, but no idea how it would look on me…
some of the airbrush photos I’ve seen look a little too done up for my taste.
Post # 4
@Merlin29: I’m doing airbrush. It photographs better and makes skin look more flawless. When I had my makeup trial she did the airbrush really lightly and it didn’t feel cakey at all.
Post # 5
Also following because i’m consideirng each! The only problem with airbrush is that the MUAs that do it near me require a minimum number of people to get it done for them to come out at all and I’m not sure how many of my bridesmaids are going to want to pay that much to get makeup done.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I had traditional for my trial and airbrush for my day-of (no idea why she did it like that… she promised me they’d look the same but airbrush would just last longer). I prefered the traditional. It’s possible my artist had no idea what she was doing with the airbrusher, though.
Post # 7
@Merlin29: My make up artist doesn’t do airbrush, and she is amazing! She actually said to me that if an MUA is really great at what they do, they can create a better finish on your skin using brushes than if they were airbrushing!
I mean, maybe she said that because she didn’t want me to not use her lol, but she did a great job at my trial!
Post # 8
@Merlin29: I used traditional, I’d only used airbrush makeup one other time as a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding and I looked very cakey. My skin is pretty even so I didn’t need a lot of coverage, and it’s a smidge on the dry side so maybe that’s why it looked so bad on me. I think your best bet is a makeup trial to see what works for you. Good luck!
Post # 9
DO NOT use mineral makeup, it does not photograph well at all in pictures. I would go for tradtional makeup..you can achieve an “airbrushed” finish with the traditional liquid foundation and brush. You can also control the coverage more when using a traditional liquid foundation….anywhere from light coverage to full. An AWESOME foundation that looks JUST like airbrushing, is the Dior airflash foundation. It actually comes in a spray can, so you “could” spray it on your face like an airbrush, but I recomend spraying it directly onto a brush and buffing it in. Look up reviews, and videos/pictures on the dior airflash foundation it is GORGEOUS. Sephora also makes their own brand version of it and it works just as good for a third of the price, color options are limited though. Makeup forever HD foundation is always amazing too for special events.
Overall I think a lot of brides think they “have” or “need” to get airbrushed in order to look flawless….not true there are SO many wonderful options that look just as good if not better, and with the right education and makeup artist it can last flawlessly all day!
I suggest going to sephora and playing around with the makeup and getting samples, find what works for YOU.
Good luck to everyone! Let me know what you end up going with!
Post # 11
@Merlin29: I had airbrush makeup for my sisters wedding and i LOVED It . It looked natural and stayed on all day ( makeup was applied at like 11, was still great at 1 am!)
I also have pretty bad skin and i looked perfect but not photoshopped. It was great!!!
It also didn’t feel like I was wearing anything on my face. I booked my sisters airbrush makeup artist for my wedding as soon as I had a date, haha
Post # 12
FWIW, I did my own makeup using bare minerals and some clinique products for my eyes and cheeks and it photographed fine. No shiny spots, cakeyness or anything weird. It actually came out really well. So, maybe it’s just some kind of mineral makeup that doesn’t work…
Post # 13
airbrush I believe is “better” but… my artist told me this: “if you don’t plan on having a touch up midday with airbrushed makeup, it is impossible to touch up with regular makeup to get the flawless look again”
so I would have done airbrushed, IF I was willing to have the artist come back once, or even twice for a touchup if I cried, or sweat alot during photos or whatever.
Post # 14
@weatherbug: That’s what my makeup artist said, too! I asked about airbrushing and she said to me that if a MUA knows her stuff, she should be good enough to recreate the airbrush effect without airbrushing at all.
Post # 15
My MUA only has two options…mineral and airbrush. I didn’t even realize there was a third “traditional” option. Is that weird that she doesn’t offer that as an option? Should I ask her about it?
Post # 16
My MUA offered both, and I went with airbrushed.
It looked awesome, didn’t need any touchups, and I forgot I was wearing makeup at all – didn’t feel heavy or caked on. I was thrilled with how a looked… and I still looked like me, instead of fake.
I had a summer wedding (Labor Day) and I knew I would dance all night, so I didn’t want to sweat my makeup off – wasn’t a problem. Mine still looked amazing at the end of the night.
My bridesmaids chose traditional and looked great, so really it’s just a preference, probably.