(Closed) Facial Wax and Airbrush Make Up

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am a pro MUA and have been doing airbrush makeup for a long time.  I do not think that facial hair will effect your airbrush makeup in a negative way – unless you have dark or a lot of facial fuzz – however you said that you don’t.  So, I would say that you don’t need to wax.  

I would simply recommend to exfoliate your skin the night before your wedding to make sure you get any dry dull dead skin cells of the surface of your face.  

Other then that, I think you should be fine, without waxing.

p.s. Have you done a trial run with your MUA yet?   

Post # 4
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was going to say that you could always do a "trial wax" along with your "trial make up" run.  That way you could see how your skin will react to the waxing before the big day.  

Post # 5
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ditto pp’s advice for a trial run with your makeup artist. It will help you and your MUA figure out color palettes, if you want fake lashes, heaviness of application, as well as, how the airbrushing feels on your skin, prior to your wedding day.


We did airbrushed foundation for myself, MOB, MOG and all the bridesmaids. I was told to exfoliate, but having no facial hair, waxing wasn’t even mentioned as something to be aware of.

One of my bridesmaids is Italian and her makeup came out just as flawless as everyone else’s.  

Post # 6
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you do a facial wax, definitely do a trial several weeks before to see if you react…and get the final wax at least a couple days before.  It is not uncommon to have a reaction, and you don’t want red puffy skin for the big day.

Post # 7
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you’re worried about a reaction from waxing, you could always shave off any fuzzies from your face. It wouldn’t last for weeks like waxing, but it would be just the same for the day-of.

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