(Closed) Airbrush or Standard Makeup????

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think it depends on your skin. if you don’t need a ton of coverage skip it IMO 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I had standard because it was what I could afford. If I could have afforded airbrush I probably would have gone for it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m airbrushing. I did it for a boudoir photo shoot and it looked great on the photos. It is flawless and if you do the silicone base it is cry proof, sweat proof and will last the whole day. Why did the place you went for your makeup insist on standard makeup? Even the ladies at Sephora told me to go with Airbrush. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I hated the air brush foundation I had on for my engagement pics. It did look good in the pictures, but I felt like I had a mask on. It also rubbed off really easy. Maybe it was just the application was done poorly. I felt more like myself in regular foundation because I know I would have felt self concious in the airbrush makeup at my wedding. I also know people who love air brush. My advice would be to do a test run of both because a lot of it has to do with your skin. In my opinion, a good make up artist can do wonders with just regular foundation.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

For me, airbrushing was only $20.00 more. The owner of the company (who I assume would want the upsell) told me that it wasn’t really necessary. As long as you set the liquid foundation with powder, have some blotting papers and a translucent pressed powder (Nars has an amazing one) for touch ups you should be fine. Make sure the makeup artist uses a primer if you’re worried about slippage.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I did standard make-up. It covered up any acne I had and smoothed my skin out. I didn’t see the point in spending more when my make-up looked great with standard make-up.

I also did some (admittedly, not a lot) of research online on which one would be better for the wedding and there was quite a bit from make-up artists saying that they preferred traditional or standard make-up over airbrushing.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I had the same question a little while ago. I didn’t get many responses but what from the ones I did, everyone was recommending regular makeup. I still have to do my trial but I would like to try both and see what everyone means with the airbrush. Comfort is a priority but I also would want to look pretty flawless on my wedding day but not a caked on look.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I had airbrush for both my engagement shoot and wedding.

It was awesome and everyone was telling me how natural my makeup looked.

AND…it lasted all night!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My best friend had airbrush done for her wedding and I felt it was caked looking. Came out great in photos though. I’m leaning towards traditional with touch ups. I bet airbrush can look amazing depending on the skill level of the artist.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My first makeup trial was airbrush, and I thought it looked very flat, and you could tell where colors weren’t blended well. I am also olive-skinned, and none of the colors looked like my natural skin color either. My second trial was standard makeup, and it looked MUCH better – it felt heavier, but it looked much more natural in photos. Who knows, the airbrush makeup artist might have not been as skilled as the standard makeup artist, but I am so happy I went with traditional makeup for my wedding day. And actually the airbrushing would have been cheaper for me! I am sure if you find a really skilled makeup artist and are happy with your trial, then the technique shouldn’t matter!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I used standard makeup for my outside wedding on a 90 degree, sunny, late June day. I have oily skin and during the ceremony I sweat like I was running a marathon. My makeup still looked amazing and natural by the end of the night! I was so worried it would sweat or rub off (that’s what usually happens to my makeup) and was beyond surprised by how long it lasted.  I loved feeling like I had barely anything on but still looking like the best version of myself for over 9 hours.

That said, I was going for a soft/natural look, so if you are aiming to look more glam airbrush may be better.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had airbrush for my sisters wedding and loved it. It felt light and lasted all day/night. That being said, my make up artist for my wedding recommended airbrush as well – so I will be doing that again. Maybe different skin types take differently to the airbrush and that’s why your MUA recommended standard? 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ll start by saying that I hardly ever wear makeup, and I never wear a full face of it, I end up taking it off because I hate how it feels. The makeup artist for my wedding only does airbrush, and it felt really light. I thought it looked natural and it came out well in the pictures I’ve seen so far (only got a few back from the photographer). I liked that I didn’t have to think about my makeup at all, aside from reapplying lipstick a couple of times.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Im curious about this too..does airbrush make you break out?  I find if I wear foundation for longer than 5 hours my skin gets clogged and looks horrible :S

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