(Closed) I never knew airbrush could look SO bad

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Citychickvicki:  I’ve had it done as a demo and it felt like I had 100 layers of plaster on my face. And it itched! Never again. I was happy to do my own wedding makeup.

Post # 4
947 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Citychickvicki:  it probably looked bad because of the person that applied it. Perhaps try another makeup artist with better skills 

Post # 5
1522 posts
Bumble bee

@Citychickvicki:  that means they didn’t color match u correctly. Airbrush make up is like paint u hav to play with it to get the right shades. I dnt think it was the airbrush but a lack of knowledge From whoever did it

Post # 6
6531 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013




thats so weird! maybe they were putting too many layers on?

I did a trial and loved it! She did one quick spray and it looked natural and it didn’t feel heavy. I think everyone has a different experience with it. Im sorry you guys didn’t have a good one ;( 

you probably don’t need the airbrush anyway! I do because i have a skin issue called Rosecea, its not serious, (if you google it, it will show you the worst cases! but I have two red bumps that come and go and I want to make sure they are not in pictures and the airbrush covers it up completely.

Post # 7
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I loved my air makeup trail look! I def say it probally had to deal with the skill level of the person applying it.

Post # 8
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Citychickvicki:  I agree with some of the others.. The MUA probably didn’t color match you correctly and probably went over board with spraying. I have an airbrush system that I use on myself and I also wear a lot of Mac products too. I’m no makeup artist but I just love makeup. I know there are some airbrush systems that let you blend different color airbrush makeup in machine. Did the MUA do that? Did she use any kind of base before applying airbrush? Airbrush can look great if the right person does it.. Sorry you had this experience. If you are comfortable doing your own makeup, go for it.

Post # 9
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Citychickvicki:  I felt the same way so I went back for another trial, regular foundation ended up being too shiny (and I don’t have oily skin). I tried another makeup artist and asked her to do a very light layer of airbrush & it was perfect, just enough but not overkill (I typically wear power & not used to a lot of makeup). I definitely think it has everything to do with how it’s applied. 

Post # 10
4949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Usually it’s not the tools, it’s the hands on them. If you like a more translucent natural look with foundation apply it with a sponge. 

Post # 11
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had a trial as well and it looked like a lot of makeup in real life, which I did not like. I think I’ll stick with traditional makeup.

Post # 12
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh, weird. I agree with PP that it was probably the MUA, not the airbrush. I just had my trial yesterday and got airbrush and it looked great, IMO. It definitely felt heavy when she sprayed it, but once it dried it felt light and looked natural. She mixed a couple different shades of the liquid to better match my skin tone, and did two light coats.

Post # 14
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Citychickvicki:  I know what you mean. I had booked a MUA who did airbrushing, had my trial and she did a fabulous job i was so happy, looked fab in person and in photos.


The lady had a personal matter and had to cancel on my wedding so i just had a trial with a new lady, airbrushing again and it was terrible. I looked like i had SO much make up on, looked so unnatural and it looked very dry and made my skin look so old, especially under my eyes. i was really dissapointed.It also wore off really strange, almost scaly and by early evening it looked even worse.


I’ve since learnt it depends on the artist, some can do it great and some can’t, do i’m going to use this lady as she worked wonders with eye makeup, but just going to go with regular foundation.


Post # 15
3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Totally depends on the airbrush system, the actual airbrush makeup, & the makeup artist.

My mom did my airbrush makeup one time with a crappy Temptu system, & I looked horrible & cakey, as you described.

Then, my MAC makeup artist did my makeup & I looked amazing & about as flawless as I’m ever gonna get.

Here’s me after my airbrush trial before the wedding (no wedding pro pics just yet):

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