Post # 1
So, I’m trying to decide between traditional makeup and airbrush makeup for the wedding day.
I am a total tomboy and always feel like a circus show when I have my makeup done and since our ceremony will be outside, the last thing I want is to look at pictures where all I can see is makeup caked all over my face. Gross. Keep in mind that I will also ugly cry my way through much of the ceremony.
I’m curious, what everyone else is doing or what people did for their wedding? Any regrets or any reason why you think one is better than the other?
Does anyone have any pictures of their real-life airbrush experience that they’d be willing to post? I’d love to see!!!
Post # 3
All my married friends tell me airbrush make-up is the way to go! I haven’t yet begun to learn about it for myself, though.
Post # 4
I just had a makeup trial yesterday actually. She used traditional makeup (a bit too much IMO) to even out my complexion and cover up spots. I don’t usually wear ANY makeup on my face (just some liner and shadow on my eyes), so this did feel like a lot of makeup. But I think it photographs well. On the day-of I am going to ask her not to use so much “cover up” foundation and stick to the airbrush, because it is really light and airy. When I took off the makeup last night, it didn’t take at ton of remover pads either…it easily came off and did not cause me any breakouts.
Here is a super close up picture. Remember most people will not be this close to you on your wedding day. This was also taken in natural light.
Post # 5
i just had my make-up trial with airbrush and i loved it!
although, bridal makeup is a lot of makeup (in general) i didn’t feel anything on my face! (besides the fake lashes!)
i normally wear a lil bit of concealer under my eyes and bronzer… and felt like a clown with the makeup, but feel-wise, it felt great, and it lasted all day… barely any shine (i am a combo dry/oily skin type)…
Post # 6
Cool! Thank you sboston06 and missjyc for posting your pics! You both look great.
I was just worried because one make-up artist that I talked to said that she did do airbrush, but she didn’t recommend it for brides because 1. it looked too perfect and 2. if you sweat it will run. Did either of your make-up artists say anything about sweating? Part of me wonders if the girl was right or whether she was maybe not as proficient in airbrush make-up and was trying to talk me out of it because of that…
Post # 7
I am looking into doing my own makeup, but I don’t really want to buy an airbrush kit (and have never done this).
However, I have seen a MUA just put the airbrush liquid on her face as if it were foundation (with no sprayer) and she said it works perfectly fine like that. Wonder if that’s true???
Post # 8
I gotta tell you about the crazy thing I did after my first makeup trial. I felt like such a crazy lady, but I went to the gym with my hair in an up-do, and a full face of makeup. I spent an hour running on the treadmill and the elliptical and when I finished, it still looked great! Not as great as it did starting out, but still pretty impressive. I don’t plan to go to the gym on my wedding day (or do anything nearly as intense!) so I pretty much put it to the ultimate test.
The picture I posted is of my second makeup trial, and I updated a few things from the first one. I think the longevity depends more on your skin type than the actual makeup. My skin tends to be fairly dry and I don’t sweat a lot, so mine may have more staying power than someone with oily skin. I think it’s pretty much the same as regular everyday makeup though.
Post # 9
what I’ve heard about the sweating thing (and please someone correct me if I’m wrong!) is that once the airbrush makeup is applied, it can’t be blended. So another words, if you apply the makeup and you sweat, you will see the sweat line on your face through the makeup. And I don’t know that it’s possible to reblend that area, although I”m sure you can apply powder or blush so that it’s not noticeable. As for looking too perfect, I”m not sure that it’s possible for your skin to look TOO flawless 🙂 I’m definitely doing airbrush, I loved the way it looked and felt in my trial.
Post # 10
I did not have airbrsh for my wedding and I loved how my make up looked. Sometimes I think people don’t look like themselves with airbrush make up…they remind me of those wax museum figures of celebrities. It sort of looks like them, but something is off.
Post # 11
I had airbrush done for my trial and really, really liked it. It was so light on my face and my MUA said it’s pretty much sweat and tear proof.
Post # 12
I didn’t even know there was a difference! I think I’m getting just regular makeup.
Post # 13
It’s interesting that the polling is almost 50-50, but most of the responses have only been in favor of airbrush. I love the lightness of the way that airbrushing looks, especially in sunlight… but am definitely curious why those in favor of regular make-up prefer it.
sboston06 Would’ve LOVED to see the expressions of those in the gym that day! That’s a really good idea.
SanDiegoAli Sweat proof, tear proof. You’re speaking my language. If ONLY I was a sexy crier!!!
Post # 14
I got married on an island that didn’t offer airbrush at the spa but they did use a make up sealer spray (you can get these at Sephora or Ulta…I love the Urban Decay one) that made my make up stay ALL night even after tears and sweat!
Post # 15
My bridesmaid is doing my makeup, and she is doing airbrush for those that want to buy the pods (which are $55 from Sephora). She works at Sephora and as a freelance make up artists for local models. Regardless it does look perfect, and is lightweight. My best suggestion would be to go to your local Sephora store and talk to the consaultant there. They would offer an unbiased opinion (obv reccomend their make up) but they would most likely share the pluses and minuses of both airbrush v regular. My bm reccomended that airbrush for me, so I’m trusting her experience. I am not usually a make up wearer, but since I was a teen this girl had been doing my make up!