(Closed) Airbrush or Traditional Makeup?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
9230 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I did airbrush & loved it.  The coverage was excellent–I never looked better.  That said, I do think it depends on the skill of the MUA.

Post # 3
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I actually thought my airbrush makeup for my e-pics had a little too much coverage. For pics it was fine because it ended up looking natural, but I didn’t care for the way I looked in person. It was just a bit much. 

Post # 4
1210 posts
Bumble bee

I did airbrush and loved it. It stayed on all night long and looked great in the photos. 

Post # 5
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also did airbrush and would recommend it. The coverage and finish is flawless. She forgot to spritz me with setting spray (and I also totally forgot too) and it still looked amazing at the end of the night.

Post # 6
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I never wear makeup in my normal life, but I loved the way the airbrush looked. I don’t like how regular foundation can get kind of cakey, but I didn’t feel like I was wearing anything at all with the airbrush. All my girls had it too and they looked incredible.

Post # 7
1031 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve had my make-up done both professionally with regular make-up and airbrush.  I ultimately decided to go with regular make-up for the day of my wedding.  Airbrush is nice don’t get me wrong but the coverage didn’t last all day like I had hoped.  My MUA works for MAC so all her brushes were top notch and her make-up collection was super extensive.  She always said “a good make-up artist can give that airbrush look with regular make-up as long as they have quality brushes and know how to use them”.  She’s 100% right because my girls and I looked flawless.  My wedding was end of June and the make-up lasted all day.  When I hear girls say they worry about their make-up looking caked on it makes me wonder if their MUA properly prepped their skin and if they mixed a special moisturizer with the foundation before applying … this gives that smooth light finish with coverage.  Good luck!

Post # 8
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had my makeup done professionally and the foundations she used was Estee Lauder double wear light.  It photographed amazingly!

Post # 9
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You can get beautiful, long-lasting results from either option. It’s more about the technique and products of an individual MUA than it is about airbrush vs. traditional. Find a MUA whose work you love, and go from there.

Post # 10
6586 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Airbrush all the way! I did it for my wedding and it was flawless and lasted all day. I’m a wedding photographer, and I suggest it for my brides as well.

Post # 11
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Novation:  I wasn’t sure until I discussed it with my MUA during my trial since she provides both options. I wanted good coverage without looking cakey, but because I have super oily skin and based on my skin texture, she recommended I give traditional a try first but would do airbrush if I didn’t like it.

I ended up not even bothering to try the airbrush since her traditional application was exactly what I was looking for.  It felt light, looked completely natural and I didn’t look like an oil slick 6 hours later!  People have great results with both types, so I’d definitely give both a try with your MUA to see which one you prefer.

I also just wanted to add to Mrs.Sawyertobe‘s post about Estee Lauder Double Wear – that stuff is amazing!  I did my own makeup a few weeks ago for my engagement photos using this foundation, and even though it was a bit humid that day and I tend to start becoming oily an hour after applying make up (even in winter), I was matte and shine free throughout the whole session. Not only that, but the color is truly a match for my Asian skin tone. 

Post # 12
767 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had airbrush and traditional done by professionals, and done traditional myself for weddings (and I’m far from a pro!)  Honestly, for just the foundation part, I couldn’t really rell the difference.  I’d just pick a good makeup artist and not let airbrush v. traditional be a deciding factor.

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