Post # 1
I don’t have acne, in fact I really don’t have too many skin imperfections that I’m hoping to cover up but for my wedding I of course want to look beautiful.. so my question to you would be if airbrushed makeup is really worth the extra $$$. I want my face to look silky smooth and I defnitely want photographs to come out great but I have zero knowledge about airbrushing. Here’s what my makeup artist is thinking for $150
– false eyelashes
Is that worth the $150.00? Specifically is that worth spending for airbrushing? Have any of you ladies had airbrushing done? Was it worth it?
Post # 3
I think it was $80 for a trial with airbrush and custom false eyelashes and $95 for the day of makeup with my girl, so $150 is a good deal if it includes day of makeup? I tried the airbrush and it did give a nice finish and stayed on for a long time, so I think it is worth it there. My skin is very nice and even, but super dry, so we were worried that it might dry me out, but it didn’t dry me out too much. I am not using it, because it felt like not me and heavy (I don’t wear that much makeup usually), but I think it’s worth it. Make sure they use a finishing spray to set it.
Post # 4
@BackyardLoveBird: Yes it did include day of makeup as well :). I have dry skin as well though! Did it feel cakey at all?
Post # 5
It didn’t feel cakey to me. It felt very even and different than regular makeup (that does feel cakey). It just felt like a layer on my skin. It’s hard to describe. I usually wear a tinted moisturizer mixed with a lotion, so I really don’t like that makeupy feel and I could tell it was there. However, it feels much lighter than traditional makeups.
ETA: From what I understand, the airbrush makeup is silicone based which can wick moisture from your skin like crazy. I moisturize well, but I made sure to put extra lotion on before I had it done and it worked fine. Let her know you have dry skin and she can work with you on that. I say try it out and if you don’t like it, she can use something else on your day.
Post # 6
That is hella cheap!
Top industry artist’s charge 200 for makeup only. Not airbrushed that’s extra, and NO trials.
I guess urban Vancouver like the housing here is stupid expensive.
Post # 7
Oh as for the airbrush, I asked my artist about it and she said it’s good with a big BUT: if you smudge it, it’s very, very hard to get it fixed without more airburshing.
That was a big deal to me, I’m a crier and will likely wipe my face (and some makeup) off.
Post # 8
@vmec: Good point, I also am a crier so thats also something to take into consideration. Thanks!
@BackyardLoveBird: Thanks for all your advice. I will definitely let her know I have dry skin and have her do a trial with and without the airbrush makeup.
Thank you both for all your help!
Post # 9
thats an awesome deal, 3 trials is crazy good. i think i get one and it will be at least 120, im excited to try it i hope it works out but for cost that you are giving thats good so if it works on tril 1 and 2 and 3 GO FOR IT! 🙂
Post # 10
My trial of airbrushing and hair just kinda “pinned up” was 165$. I would say totally do it! It’s worth it!
Post # 11
no, it’s not worth any price! I hated my airbrush makeup trial! It ruined my bachelorette party pics! Go with normal HD makeup.
Post # 12
I just had my make up trial and I LOVED my airbrush make up…I wore it all day for my bridal portraits…inside and out and it just felt great and looked very natural.
I think the price that you were quoted is GREAT! Three trials?!??! unheard of/awesome!
Post # 13
I had an airbrush trial for free….THANK GOD I did! It was terrible….after a few hours it was darker than when it was applied and almost had an orange tint to it, and felt strange on my face….I can’t describe the feeling. I felt it made me look very fake, but I have freckles and it did cover them (so it is good coverage if that’s what you’re looking for) I didn’t like the porcelin look since I do have freckles it was obvious to everyone that I was “trying to cover up” something. I also don’t usually wear makeup so my comment may not be valid to you. I would definitely try the trial, so you know. Do you have to pay that price up front before the trial? If you decide that you like the airbrush and go with it, I do however think you would be getting a great price!
Post # 14
I think the quality of airbrush makeup is directly related to the skill of the person applying it. Some people have great results and others look horrible. Have you seen a portfolio yet?
Post # 15
@meladoug: completely agree.
And $150 for all of that is a FANTASTIC deal! My salon charges $50 per application. I had my trial a few weeks ago and it was amazing! It feels so light on your face. And as far as crying goes, I was told to NEVER wipe my face with it on, always BLOT the areas and you’ll be fine!
Post # 16
That is a good deal. Most charge full price for a trial. My first trial, I did not like the actual look, but I loved the airbrush. I have great skin (so I have been told), but airbrush lasted all day and night – I even slept in it!
My second trial was cheaper and the MA deducts it from the price if I booked her. I did. I agree that the skill of the artist plays into it.
It was very light and did not feel heavy at all. Remember that you need to have more makeup for pics.