(Closed) Has anyone hated their airbrush make-up trial?

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2570 posts
Sugar bee

I didnt think I liked airbrush makeup because I went to a few weddings and the people looked like they had masks on… Until I was in a wedding and her makeup was great! and it was airbrushed.  Turns out is all in the makeup artist and not necessarily the makeup.

Maybe try someone new and let them know ahead of time of your worries and experience with this trial

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would try another makeup artist. I had airbrushing done and LOVED it!!! It lasted all day…here’s pics

This is right after getting it done… Photobucket and 5 hours later…. Photobucket Does it look too cakey??

Post # 5
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry you had a bad experience, no one needs that kind of stress a few months before her wedding.

I would call a few make up artists in your area and explain your experience. Ask how they would do your make up to avoid you feeling like it was to heavy.

I’ve never had airbrush make up but am going for a trial on Aug 6th (the same day as a photoshoot with my fiance. I want to see how the make up photographs). I wish I knew of their work so I could recommend them to you since were in the same city.

I hope you have better luck next time.

Post # 6
20 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hi i’m an airbrush makeup artist and it defiantly sounds like its the artist.

Airbrush should feel light and defiantly not cakey. It also sounds like the reason why it was blotchy  is because you have combo skin and they probably used a silicone (oil) based airbrush.
Look for a new artist and ask if they have a water based airbrush.

Good luck! I hope you have better luck with the next trial!

Post # 7
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I HATED my airbrush trial. I looked like a drag queen.

Post # 8
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012


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@lefeymw: Its not the airbrush and I agree it is the person applying the makeup. Possibly got to close to your face .

Go someplace else, stress the fact that you want a light coat and not a look like you are wearing a “mask” be upfront so the get where you are coming from. Look at the makeup artist their and if you like it ask them what they use.

Post # 9
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

bare minerals has the new line for the foundations in “matte” instead of the old one. the old foundation always made me feel shineybut the matte collection is awsome!!! maybe go to your nearest store and try and perhaps get the bisque if you have any imperfections your worried about!!

Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

The problem I am noticing is that makeup artists come in 3 flavors:


Cheap and Bad; And lead you to think they are amazing with good pricing

Expensive and Bad: As in your case

Right on, Great: Nice, professional, artist.


A Makeup Artist is just that, an artist. When I first got into makeup I dived head first into color. Took 8 months of training and even learned anatomy. Then worked for 2 different cosmetic lines for 3 years before getting into weddings.

Now granted, I took it far, but its my art. Please, pleas, PLEASE. Find an artist that shows their passion. I have never had a bad trial or consultation and if I did, I would have gave you ever penny back. You are paying for a service and its your special day! **sorry Ill get off my high horse now**

Good luck, I am sorry about this experience. Your bare minerals will work fine, you have to shape your face with blush and bronzer. (extra) because Bare minerals reflects a lot of light and you can look washed out in your pictures.

Message me with any questions.  

Post # 11
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it must be the artist, because I had airbrush done and it looked so natural and made my skin look flawless! 

Post # 12
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I hated air bursh too.  My skin was just too dry for the airbrush, so I looked like an oil slick (I overproduce oil to compensate dryness).  It was gross.

I usually don’t wear foundation at all and if I need some coverage, I go with a tinted moisturizer that I “water down” with lotion and luminizer.  I had the makeup gal do tinted moisturizer and I don’t regret it!  Even as she was putting it on, she told me that I made the right decision.  My skin look great and I didn’t feel like I had a thick mess on my face.

Oh, and she was able to do all the contouring, etc, with the tinted moisture too.

Post # 14
1741 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hated my airbrush makeup trial.


I live in Australia, and had it done by a very well respected artist, and to be frank it looked like [email protected]

I am a wearer of full makeup daily, and know how it should be applied to highlight my best, and diminish my worst features. This person seemed to have no clue- despite costing $100 for the trial alone.

I ended up with a regular artist doing my eyes and I did the rest- and it was 100% better, less cakey and stood up wonderfully in photos.


@jneden: I don’t think yours looks cakey at all, but I do think it is a little on the shiny side, and possibly a touch too yellow with the base. However I do LOVE what was done with your eyes, they look magnificent. 

Post # 15
20 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so glad I’m not the only one.  I read this post right after my makeup trial yesterday (before my engagement pictures…ack).  I was so unhappy with how my airbrushed makeup looked.

It looked clumpy, cakey and looked orange on my t-zone area and cheeks (closest to my nose).  The rest of my face looked fine though.  My fiance said it looked like stage makeup.  Is that even normal?  You could see all of my pores and it rubbed off too easily only an hour after application.  All I know is that she used a MAC foundation. 

Not to mention I felt like a freakin clown with the super dark makeup.  On the way to have the pics done I couldn’t take it and re-applied my own makeup in the car.  I felt so much better and my fiance said I looked more like me.

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