(Closed) Airbrush makeup: Should I or shouldn't I?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Airbrush makeup
    GET IT! it's amazing. : (20 votes)
    69 %
    Dooooo noooot get it - you'll regret it : (5 votes)
    17 %
    I don't have a strong opinion one way or another : (4 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @mu_t:  My Mother-In-Law tried it and she said it was amazing. She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup normally but she looked so put-together when she got home my Father-In-Law insisted he take her out to dinner. If you and your FI prefer the freckles and you trust your MUA to do a nice job with hand-applied makeup then go that route. I think I’m doing airbrush but my trial isn’t until March so I can’t personally help, sorry!

    Post # 4
    419 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I am a self procclaimed makeup junkie lol I have had airbrush and you can get a lighter coverage but honestly I prefer liquid foundations. If you know what you’re doing you can get the airbrush effect with liquid foundation and it is easier to control the coverage. I use a stippling brush with Makeup Forever HD foudation for any special events or photography. It gives the skin a soft focus effect and can be thinned out to a light coverage or built up to a medium/full if wanted. It does not flashback in pictures at all and honestly just looks like your skin but better! It is pricier foundation but you will have that whole bottle to yourself to use after the wedding, not just a one time airbrush price. Ask your artist about this foundation, I’m sure they’ll rave about it! Good luck and I’m positive you will be beautiful!

    Post # 7
    4040 posts
    Honey bee

    My mother got it, for my sister’s wedding, and didn’t like it. She thought it was too heavy, looked too orange, etc. She also has freckles (nose and chest) and they dissapeared. I don’t think she’ll do it again, especially not for my wedding, which is at the end of the summer, so she’ll have some natural coloring.

    Post # 8
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mu_t:  I’m a makeup junkie and used to work for Smashbox so I’ve used the whole spectrum. I can get phenomenal coverage out of liquid foundation, but on my wedding day, I wanted to look absolutely flawless. I wanted something that I could cry in and still look perfect. Airbrush was PERFECT for me. It lasted all day (and night!) and I still looked good in the morning. Yes, I slept in my makeup. I was kinda drunk and exhausted. I just wanted to eat my Wendy’s chicken nuggets and go to sleep lol! Here’s a pic of me in regular makeup and on my wedding day. 

    Post # 9
    2958 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    I got it, and it was AMAZING!! My skin has never looked so good, and it stayed on well. I am so not a person who is into doing much makeup, but it kind of made me wish I could do it on my own ha.

    Post # 11
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I was hesitant to do airbrush as well. I didn’t want to look too perfect and unnatrual, and I worried about peach fuzz, streaking, etc.

    I’m really happy I went with it though. It lasted for more than 12 hours, and looked just as good at midnight as when it was applied at 11am. 

    I’m also glad I had a trial. The first time the airbrush was a bit too orange in person. It still photographed beautifully, but in person it had an orange tinge. I let the MUA know, and she made sure to leave out one of the more orange colors on the big day, and it was just perfect.

    Now, I do think it would cover the freckles, so if that is a deal breaker, then go with traditional.

    Post # 12
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I had an airbrush trial and didn’t like it. It photographed great but it looked heavy in person. 

    Post # 14
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @mu_t:  You could still squeeze a trial in! I had mine on December 19th, so less than a month before the wedding.

    Post # 15
    48 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had a similar concern… I have lots of freckles and wanted them to come through too.  In my first trial I asked for more coverage, but due to wanting a change in eye shadow I had a second one too.  In the second I asked her to do less coverage.  She blended a bunch of different shades and types of liquid to make it perfect.  I had just enough coverage, you could still see my freckles, and I LOVED that it stayed flawless throughout the day! I would suggest just talking to the makeup artist, telling her specifically want you want, and doing a trial run.  I would 100% recommend airbrush! 

    Post # 16
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @mu_t:  I just had my trial, and my MUA did airbrush foundation and blush. I absolutely loved it! It stayed on, looked flawless, and is waterproof and sweat proof. Win all around! 


    Have a trial and see how you like it. It didn’t feel heavy at all to me, and the color was perfect. I think it really depends on the talents of your particular MUA.

    ETA: I just saw you’re having a destination wedding. since you can’t have a trial, schedule your makeup earlier just in case you don’t like it, they’ll have time to redo it.


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