(Closed) Tell me your experiences with airbrush makeup

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had my makeup trial on saturday and got airbrush. Honestly it was just alright. I personally didnt see any difference between the airbrush and how i normally do my face makeup. About 6 hours after i had it done i had to touch up my blush and eyeliner and that was it so it stayed on quite well and felt like i had nothing on my skin. 

I was kind of bummed because i imagined getting airbrushed and having awesomely flawless skin that you see in the magazines. She did ask whether i wanted my freckles covered up or not, i did say covered up. In person i could still see them but i guess that she meant they wouldnt show in photos.

I’m still getting airbrushed on the day so i will have to see how it turns out in photos but all in all its sweat proof and tear proof which i think is a must for my big day.

Post # 4
11303 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I LOVED it.  Great coverage, stayed on and perfect until I took it off.


I swear, I am so tempted to buy one of those air brush ma hines from eBay to use at home.


Post # 5
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I really really loved it for my weddng.  I think it’s worth it.  Unfortunately I had a crappy photograher so none of my photos really show how well the makeup was.


Post # 6
1889 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had airbrush makeup done… I’m not sure how well it held up compared to if I’d just had regular makeup, and I don’t know if it made much of a difference but I wanted to look as good as I possibly could for all those pictures, and airbrush seemed like the best option.  I did touch up throughout the night with compact cream foundation (I used Chanel Vitalumiere cream compact since it has good, smooth coverage and is easy to apply quickly).

I can vouch for the convenience factor of having the hair/makeup come to you when you’re getting ready.  Even if you don’t get airbrush makeup, it’s really nice to have someone else come right to you rather than dealing with traffic, parking, waiting for your appointment, etc.

Post # 7
11303 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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ITA about having your stylist come to you.  I couln’t even imagine the inconvenience of driving over to the salon and then to the venue.


Post # 8
1521 posts
Bumble bee

The coverage is amazing but ur face doesn’t feel cakey. I bought my own airbrush system I luv it!

Post # 9
3682 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I loved the airbrushed makeup I had for my wedding.  I want my own airbrush system for home!

Post # 10
8683 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I loved my airbrush trial! I would also prefer to have someone come to me vs go to them on my wedding day.

Post # 11
8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I prefer it for the staying factor and it stayed put until I took it off!

Post # 12
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My trial was great. Lasted all day and didn’t feel cakey. It actually looked better as the day wore on.

Post # 13
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t wear foundation on a regular basis, so having airbrush done for a friend’s wedding was pretty much my only experience with having on that much base.  The finish looked good in pictures, but in person it still *felt* like a lot of makeup.  It did last all afternoon/evening (10 hours+) without caking/smearing, even on my combination-to-oily skin; but if you’re expecting it to feel ‘weightless’ compared to traditional application, I don’t think that will be the case.

I’m having makeup and hair stylists come to me for my wedding, but they’re also doing the moms (makeup) and sisters (hair).  If it was just me doing hair/makeup, I definitely would have saved the travel costs and just gone to a salon.

Post # 14
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I invested in an airbrush system and have been using it for months for my every day face routine. I have bad skin and old acne scars, etc. I find this system works better than anything else I’ve used as far as make up or brushes goes. I can put it on in the morning and it looks just as good 12-15 hours later. I actually can look at myself and be like – say what? 😀

But I guess it would be easier to see a huge difference on flawed skin, then on good, clear skin 🙂 I guess, don’t expect your face to EVER look flawless because the only way that is achieved is through Photoshop.

Post # 15
1594 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I loved the look of it but I have extremely sensitive skin and by the end of the night,I was super itchy And I broke out a little afterwards. My sisters and mom were not affected and they didn’t break out. 

Post # 16
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had airbrush make up done for a wedding I was in last month (the bride paid for us), and it was wonderful! I had it done at 9 am and it looked fresh 15 hours later when I finally got home. Well worth the money 🙂

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