(Closed) Airbrush makeup or traditional makeup, what is your experience?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@classic_girl:  I have an airbrush make up kit from Dinair, while I love the way it makes my skin look (flawless) it will streak if you cry and it is not easy to retouch, you will get a thick crackling look from the makeup building up. We had this issue when I did my cousing wedding makeup.

Right now I’m using MAC prolong wear foundation (medium coverage), I love it, it stays on for over 18 hours and doesn’t melt off my face even when it’s hot outside. I set it with the MAC pressed powder and I’m good to go.

Post # 4
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I liked the airbrush when I got it, I was afraid it wouldn’t give enough coverage but it sure did!

Post # 5
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I had the very same questions and let me tell you air brush is intially amazing. I cried a little and it didn’t streak (if you are a serious crier that is a different story). It lasted all through the day but going into the reception portion where I was moving and sweaty I wasn’t a fan of the overall lasting power. I definitely preferred it to MOST of the typical make up options with consideration for photographing well and lasting.

I would say that the best make up I have ever worn and wear for all special occasions or long days when I have an after work event is Hourglass Cosmetics Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundaton. It last a minimum of 10-12 hours and is sweat proof (especially with the Immaculate Mineral Veil Primer). Unfortunately I found this make up after my wedding or I would have happily opted for it instead as it remains matte and shine free for 10+ hours regardless of my actions/movment/temperature.

Here is a thread I posted: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/best-foundation-ever/page/2#axzz2VTvR4QZB

Post # 6
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@classic_girl:  I would have to agree with @plchansen:.. I have dinair airbrush too and once it’s on your face you can’t blend it.. It dries fast.. Although I do love it and it has great coverage if  you decide to wipe your face without realizing it, the foundation will come right off or streak.. i usually use it on areas I won’t be touching, like forehead or side of my face.. I usually use macs studio fix fluid.. It’s a medium coverage and you can build coverage.. If you are having a winter wedding, I think regular foundation will work great.. You won’t be sweating And trust me you can acheive an airbrush look with makeup brushes.. you just  have to have the right brushes and techniques..Airbrush will work great for those hot summer weddings Because if you have an oily face like I do, You will stay matte.








Post # 7
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am having a bit of a makeup drama too! while I have been really thinking airbrush after a trial with the temptu I wasn’t really 100% sold. I did like the texture from standing distance but there was a bit of tackiness on my face (though I will admit it was so light and breathable on which was surprising to me). I feel like some of my issues on the shading and tone will be solved by the professional using the dynair though….


Also I’m annoyed that the professional person is so expensive and far for the trial (bc my wedding is also 2.5/3 hrs drive). I’m willing to pay for day of but the trial charge just kills me since basically I am going to drive a few hours, get this whole look, drive home, wash my face and go to bed (though I totally get it 2 hrs of work is 2 hrs of work! I don’t fault her I just am cheap at heart! )


Add that I love makeup, love doing my makeup, know a lot about it (IMO though I don’t claim to be a professinal MUA) so I am just not sure if I am down to have someone else do it without a trial (though with makeup at least worse case is face wash and start again when I get back to my room…. even from scratch I can do my face up in 20 min or so) BUT I am afraid that I will be stressed day off and regret having to deal w makeup (or it getting fucked up and me having a OCD melt down)




 I have gone back and forth like 20 times in the past week alone!












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