(Closed) Airbrush VS Traditional

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Would you choose Airbrush or Traditional Makeup application?
    Airbrush : (11 votes)
    61 %
    Traditional : (7 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

    I chose traditional purely based on cost. I have no problem touching up my makeup. My sister paid $$$ for airbrush, she says she wouldn’t do it again. She could have bought $$$ worth of makeup, and would still have the product to show for it. 

    Post # 4
    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I used airbrush and loved it. My sister-in-law/bridesmaid bought it for me as part of my wedding gift, so I wasn’t 100% sure how much it cost, but I know that it was between $65-80, which is not all that much in my opinion. Yes, I could have bought other makeup and kept it, but I also know from experience that even the high-end makeup will wear off at the end of the day. I use department store/sephora makeup daily, and while it’s great quality stuff for my day-to-day, my wedding day was different, and I didn’t want to worry one bit about whether or not I needed a touch up.

    Post # 6
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My understanding of airbrush is that it is great when it works, but if you accidentally smudge something or want to do a touch up for some reason, it is pretty much impossible to fix.

    I would suggest that you invest in a makeup trial and see if it is for you. My friend was set on airbrush makeup for her wedding but when she tried it out, she hated it. It’s entirely a personal preference. I had traditional style makeup for my wedding and it lasted very well apart from needing some extra powder to combat shine halfway through the day.

    Post # 7
    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Personally, I would never do airbrush. I find it looks way too heavy and fake.. I’d rather touch up throughout the day than have something blasted onto my face.

    My makeup artist was adamantly against it for many reasons, namely that it can look very unnatural and its impossible to fix if you mess it up.


    Post # 8
    767 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve done both airbrush and traditional, and honestly I can’t really tell the difference.  So I wouldn’t pay more for it.

    Post # 9
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    mrsdevries:  From weddings I’ve been in I’ve had both high end traditional and airbrush.

    While getting the tradtional done a few years ago the MUA pointed out how dry my skin was, regardless the makeup, minus lips stayed all night and looked great.

    Last year I had airbrish done for the first time, while the MUA didn’t comment on my dry skin, by the end of the night the airbrush makeup looked all cracked and wrinkled on my face. I’m guessing it could be because of my skin.

    I’ve started a cleansing/mostiurizing routine for better skin but I still think I will most likely go the traditional route for my wedding day.

    Post # 10
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I did airbrush and would absolutely do it again without a doubt! I am kind of all things beauty obsessed and have tried/worn tons of different foundations, primers, concealers etc. but nothing compares to the lasting power of airbrush. However, I would only do airbrush as foundation-no blush or eyeshadow. The airbrush foundation, when done right, looks flawless in person and in pictures, natural, and feels like skin. I got married in August of 2012 and it was hovering around 100 degrees with 90% humidity and while I was sweating, the makeup did not come off, even with blotting and wiping! I would say if you don’t want to have to worry about checking in a mirror and touching up go for the airbrush, especially if you’re getting married in a hot climate!

    Post # 11
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    mrsdevries: My makeup artist did a combo of both. She kind of finished with the airbrust to set it in… I loved my makeup for my wedding. It was also hot, humid and I cried during the father/daugter dance…EVERYTHING held up. Hope this helps. 🙂  

    Post # 12
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    mrsdevries:  Hi Lady! I too was alittle worried about this for my wedding. I don’t wear a ton of makeup on a daily basis, just some bronzer around the edges, blush and mascara. I was worried about looking cakey or not looking like me because thats what everyone seems to say about airbrushing.  

    I chose airbrushing and for me, it was the best decision ever. I mean its exactly that, airbrushing. So it was really light on my face but held everything exactly in place ALL DAY and NIGHT with no feelings of stifness, etc. I am not sure why now everyone says it looks cakey or too heavy. This could’ve been due to the quality that was used, this is definitely something to spend your $$ on for the wedding! (IMO)

    I would’ve regretted getting regular makeup I feel. Even on nights I go out and put more makeup on than my usual, I see a photo later and I am like “why the heck do I look so washed out like I have no makeup on?” You definitely want to have that extra punch on your wedding day and look beautiful in photos and in person.  

    Regardless, either way, my advice is just def do a trial with your makeup artist before hand, see how it holds up. Even if that means getting two trials trying out both methods, totally worth it for the way you’ll look on your wedding day. 

    good luck!

    Post # 13
    1404 posts
    Bumble bee

    airbrush airbrush airbrush!!


    I actually own Temptu’s airbrush kit, so I wear airbrush makeup almost daily (when i go out). It looks a million times better than regular makeup.

    I’ll probably have a makeup artist do airbrush makeup on me with her own supplies, since i’m sure she’s better at it. 

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