(Closed) To airbrush or not?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I splurge for airbrush?
    No it's not worth it. : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Absolutey there is no other way to go. : (14 votes)
    56 %
    Not much of a difference so who cares. : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

    Ive never done airbrush and I loved my wedding day makeup.
    It really depends on you, your skin, your budget.

    I dont have skin problems so normal foundation covered my flaws perfectly without it being caked on. If you have more imperfections, then maybe airbrush could be for u. Its light and coverage factor is high.

    It also depends on what makeup you use. I used. M.A.C and love their products.
    So even if I had the money, I would of done it the same way.

    Sorry im not much of a help.
    Just giving my two cents

    Post # 4
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    From the pictures that I’ve seen of people that have had their makeup airbrushed on I think it makes them look too perfect. I know, that sounds crazy, but to me it looks more like a mask than a real face. Makes me think of those little girls in beauty pagents that look like living dolls. 

    Like Mrs. Flamingo my MUA used MAC products and I was very happy with how it looked (and lasted). My skin looked flawless (but still real) and looked great in photos.

    If you really want to try it maybe you could find a makeup artist that does both and have her do airbrush for your trial to see what you think of it.  

    Post # 5
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    I love airbrush for weddings. Did it for a few friends weddings as a bridesmaid. It is light and airy feeling- almost like you arent wearing anything, and its a great smooth foundation. That being said, a great makeup artist can make regular makeup look fabulous too. I decided to splurge and go with the airbrush, because I have a tendency to rub/touch my face, and I sweat a bit when dancing- so my makeup always wears off after a few hours.  if its going on me at 9am and needs to last until 10pm- airbrush is the only thing that has proven to stay put on me. Also splurge on the trial- you should know if you like it and the artist before your wedding day!!

    Post # 6
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    JessinNY – Does airbrush really stay on that well?  I was going to go with traditional make-up, but you make me question that if the airbrush lasts that long!

    Post # 7
    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

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    Post # 8
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    I’ve had it for three weddings now as a bridesmaid, and it literally does not wear off. I loved the freedom. I never thought twice about my makeup, other than lipgloss reapplication.

    Post # 9
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I am doing airbrush for my wedding.  I have to say, the price for airbrush vs. regular makeup were basically the same when I looked (in Boston).  Anyway, the airbrush felt very light to me.  I felt like I really needed it because I have hyperpigmentation on my cheeks (stupid sun!), so I really wanted to cover that up and not look like I had a ton of makeup on.  My trial session looked great.  I even went out dancing that night and it stayed on, no smudging.

    Hope that helps.

    Post # 10
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had my makeup airbrushed when I was a bridesmaid and it was absolutely amazing.  We never needed any touchups and it felt very light.  It covered imperfections flawlessly.  I haven’t priced it out for my wedding yet but I would put a lot of stock in it.  <span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space: pre”>

    Post # 11
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If you airbrush all the time and you ‘feel your best’ when airbrushed go for it! Otherwise, I am personally against any kind of fake-tanning as I think it does not look natural on anyone. No one notices a slightly pale bride, everyone notices a fake tan bride!

    Post # 12
    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I considered airbrush, but after speaking to different mu artists and my wedding planner, I decided against it. I never had a trial … that’s actually something I’d like to do before I hire my mu person. In terms of price, there is no difference and actually traditional mu application is sometimes more pricey.

    My planner said that you have to pick an artist who is very experienced or it will look awful. Like really heavy, drag makeup looking! … that scared me and I’m like … ok nevermind. 

    I have a trial this week with a really wonderful mu artist and she doesn’t do airbrush, but I do know of one who does airbrush and I really should go in for a trial just to see.

    Post # 13
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    I want to clarify, there is a difference between airbrushing and fake tanning. Airbrush makeup is applied just like regular makeup in the sense that the artist must match the makeup to your skin tone- otherwise it would be silly, you would have a different face color than body color!  I will still be nice and pale in my airbrushed state 🙂

    Post # 15
    7 posts

    Hello fellow brides;

    To answer all of your questions: Airbrush is the way to go..You not only get a flawless picture perfect look. But the makeup will last all day. Unlike traditional foundation, airbrush doesnt feel caked on or heavy. Its great for the bride who wants a natural look or the bride who wants dramatic. Hope that helps.

    Post # 16
    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Hope all goes well with your trial run.  I am NOT GOOD with makeup application, so I wanted something to last through the day without my having to reapply/touch-up.  I did have to reapply my lipgloss, but that much I can handle.  But the airbrush still looked almost as good by the end of the night; I got so many compliments.  My bridesmaid also had our artist do her makeup, and she also looked GREAT; I told her she was trying to outshine me! 😉

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