(Closed) Makeup…normal application or airbrush?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8424 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had airbrush and i loved it!! I felt it lasted longer and didn’t sweat off!

Here is a pic from my makeup on wedding day which is airbrush

Post # 4
476 posts
Helper bee

I have never tried airbrushing, but I would worry that I wouldn’t look like “myself”. I honestly think I will do my own makeup for that very reason. But definitely do a trial. You have nothing to lose.

I suppose I am also a bit biased as I have really sensitive skin and have had allergic reactions to makeup as well.

Post # 5
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve thought about this too, and I think I’m going to go with regular makeup. I don’t wear a ton of makeup normally and I don’t like the look of airbrush (no offense to those who do!). I would just talk to your makeup artist and make sure you get a trial. Either way, just make sure to blot between pictures!

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I tried out airbrush for my engagement photos and loved the way it made my skin look, so I used it for our wedding, too. I have combination skin, too, so I know it’s tough to keep your skin shine-free, especially on a long day. I found the airbrush makeup to provide a nice matte look that really held up through the heat of our July wedding day. And yes, I was able to touch up later with regular makeup.

Post # 7
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Gemstone:  +1. I always have a little bit of pesky acne and the airbrush helped smoothen out my skin for our engagement pictures. Here’s my airbrush makeup right after my MUA applied it before our engagement pictures:


And here’s how it photographed in the e-pics:



ETA: Yes, I’ve heard that mineral-based foundations and powders cause a lot of shine in photos, so make-up artists use products with different ingredients to avoid that.

Post # 8
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I LOVED my airbrush makeup for my wedding.  It lasted all day and well into the night and I didn’t need to touch it up at all.  Everyone kept commenting all night how I still looked just like I had walked down the aisle.  I loved the airbrush so much I am seriously considering buying my own airbrush makeup kit for home use.  Wouldn’t use it for everyday(well maybe if I got the hang of the technique) but def would be nice to have for nights out or special occasions.



If I have another special occasion to get all dressed up for, I will def splurge on airbrush makeup for it. 

Post # 9
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I am another vote for airbrush and I have very oily skin. It went on perfectly and lasted throughout the day and evening. As for touch ups really all you will need is a blotting tissue or mineral veil to hide any potential shine….you shouldn’t need to apply any actual foundation (unless you cry).

As for Bare Minerals and mineral makeup I have also heard they don’t photograph well. I know a lady that does makeup for weddings using ONLY bare minerals and she swears by it however I find her brides to look too shiny and powdery for my taste. It all depends on the look you want I suppose.

Post # 10
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve been wondering this. My forehead gets oily (shiny forehead, anyone?) and I want to know what makeup would keep me from blinding guests! 😀

Post # 11
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This was out on the beach.  I wanted to keep a more natural look for my beach wedding.

Post # 13
5269 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I had my MU trial in the summer here in AZ and it rubbed off when I was cheek to cheek with Fiance. You could not really tell in pics but I could. Left side here is ok:)

Right side ehh:/
I have pretty nice skin but I do not care for whatever brand she used on me.  It was pretty but not for me. But it was also 107 that day and I was sweating!

Post # 14
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used Dior air flash foundation and I cried a lot and nothing smeared no streaks…perfect make up.

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