(Closed) Airbrush makeup… was it worth it?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh HELL yes.  All $180 dollars of it.  It stayed all day and didn’t move, and I have oily skin and I usually need to powder at lunch and wash my face right after work.  It stayed flawless for 15 hours, and it didn’t make me want to claw my face off like foundation normally does.

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Airbrushing worked really well for me and all my bridesmaids.  Another selling point is that the make-up application is thinner than traditional foundation, so it feels alot lighter.  I also had a tattoo covered with airbrush.

Post # 5
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Thank god I had a trial first- I walked out looking like a drag queen. When I walked out to the car my mom and sister were cracking up. I’ve seen people look great with airbrush, I’m not one of those people. Note* I don’t wear foundation. For the wedding I used Perfekt clear foundation (more like a lotion) and Laura Mercier clear powder. I’m not a big make up person.

Post # 6
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i had decent experiences with it as a bridesmaid but when i did it for my trial, it looked awful. i think you really have to go to someone who is very good at it and does it often as opposed to an artist who can do it but doesn’t do it much. it ended up all in my hair as well. GROSS. i had a 2nd trial with a very well known artist who did airbrush also but she said i really didn’t need it because i have good skin and she could achieve the look i wanted without it. she also said it is VERY drying (which is why perhaps the earlier poster with oily skin did well with it). i was very concerned, but i followed her advice (airbrush was more $$ so she easily could have just done what i wanted and earned more). makeup stayed perfect all night  – i touched it up a little between afternoon pictures and ceremony, but didn’t really need to. my wedding was also in august.

i think bottom line is that its nice and good but not absolutely necessary. if you do it, use someone who has a lot of experience as there are many different kinds and ways to blend the colors so that it best matches your skin tone.

Post # 7
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

YES!! I didnt plan to do airbrush but my MUA just decided to (I have some de-pigmentation spots on my back) and I am so happy I did so! My make up looked AMAZING!! Then I did my own mascara (I do the best job on my own mascara) and then I had my own lipstick and my MUA gave me lip gloss that reduces the brightness of lipstick and makes the lipstick stay. I loved my make up so much!

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also as a warning, if you do use airbrush, make sure you don’t let any tears roll down your face.  It leaves a line of no foundation, and it’s pretty obvious, especially if you have blush too.  The only way to “touchup” is with more airbrush, whereas with regular foundation you can sort of blend it in with your finger or apply more.  My makeup artist did not recommend airbrush for this reason, but if you know for a fact that you won’t let any tears roll, I say go for it!

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