(Closed) Airbrush vs Traditional Makeup applications

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I don’t know anyone in NJ, my woman travels, but I don’t know NJ well enough to know the area.  You’ll get it for less if you can find someone in your area (no travel costs).  Her website is naomimartinez.com. At the least, it will show you pics of the airbrushing.

I’m not a make-up girl, so I think the airbrush (I’ve had it before for a friend’s wedding) was perfect.  It felt like there was nothing on my face.  They only use a few drops of make-up in the airbrush. I’m a face toucher and it lasted all day/night.  It looked natural and really nice in pictures.  I’ve seen other people use traditional make-up and to me, it looks heavy.  But, some people like to have more of a make-up look.  It really depends on your style!

Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

Here’s the site for the woman doing my hair and makeup for my wedding (and she also did my sister’s):


Her prices are really reasonable for the area.  I wasn’t planning on having airbrush b/c I thought it seemed like too much (I have fairly clear, even skin and thought airbrushing would be overkill) but in light of the above comment, now I’m considering it.  Hmm.

Post # 5
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I LOVED the airbrush makeup!  If I could have someone do it for me everyday, I would! (Actually, the artist I used sells the kits, but how can any human aim that thing at herself and accurately spray??!)

It felt totally weightless, but lasted 12 hours.  It really smoothed out my skin tones, and like MJ said, it looks really natural.  I think you can get a really glam look thru the eye/lip makeup and not have to wear heavy foundation, but that’s just MHO. Also, it’s humid here, so wearing cake-y makeup would just not be fun.  If you’ll be outdoors in the sun, you also might want to consider airbrush, since sunlight can really affect how the makeup looks and sweat can make traditional foundation run. I’m on the complete opposite end of the country, so I can’t help you on figuring out your area’s competitive pricing, but my gal only charged $10 extra to do airbrush. (On top of her over $100 hair/makeup package; she gives a discount on the bride’s makeup if there are more than 2 attendants.) 

Either way, I suggest you do a trial run no matter what. That way you can see how you like the feel of whatever you choose, how it stands up to hours of wear, and if you like the look of the makeup application.

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Are you a sweater? Because if you are, I would not go for airbrush in august. I am a sweaty gal, so I know. Also, if you are trying to go for the more natural, dewey-look, I would definately go for the traditional makeup application. I think airbrushing is perfect for pictures, but it doesn’t seem like it lasts if you plan to eat, drink, and party (especially in the summer). If you can, you should do a trial to see which works best for you, but just a note: airbrushed makeup really settles into ANY fine lines you have on your face, so if you do have some (I learned the hard way), be sure to apply a primer first.

Post # 7
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Traditional makeup application is the way you normally apply makeup. Airbrush is a technique where the makeup is sprayed on to your face, allowing a theoretically more even distribution. Supposedly, airbrush is longer lasting but is heavier, but I have heard arguments both ways. You could visit an SKII makeup counter at Saks Fifth Ave and ask to try their airbrush foundation to get an idea. Good luck!

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