(Closed) Traditional Make-up vs. Airbrushing?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
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Bumble bee

Bumping this because I’m interested too!

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

 I went with traditional! I was considering airbrushing but my stylist insisted on traditional. find a good makeup artist and do many trials beforehand. One photo is from the ceremony and the other is towards the end of the reception. I had no issues and makeup kept fresh for ever 9 hours. Best wishes.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mine insists on traditional and I love it.  I did a trial with another MA prior to this one and I really didn’t like it.  which surprised me bc I’ve heard great things about it

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I went airbrush for engagement pics but traditional for the wedding. The airbrush does look good in pics, but I didn’t feel like myself wearing it (and I wear makeup daily). I knew for the wedding I’d want to feel comfortable walking around not feeling like I was wearing a mask, and I couldn’t do that with airbrush. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

As a makeup artist, I think that anything you can do with an airbrush, you can do with a brush or sponge. I also feel i have more control with traditional foundation and it has a lot more options to cater to many different skin types and textures. That being said, I do prefer airbrush for skin with acne.  

I do airbrush quite a bit, but only because the industry demands it and a lot of brides insist. 

My advice would be to save your $ and go traditional. 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

My MUA commented that any good MUA can do just as good a job with traditional makeup as they can do with airbrush – often times better if they are really skilled.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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newmrsk:  thank you! Best wishes to you!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I read on here that airbrush is close to impossible to touch up throughout the day, so for that I say go with traditional.  I’ve also read that airbrush tends to stick to the small hairs on your face or something?

My make up artist during my trial did a TON of layers.  She said that is key for getting make up that will stay throughout the entire day…putting on a ton of make up in very very thin layers.  I can’t remember exactly how she did it but I know she had one or two primers of some sort, concealer, foundation, powder…there were more, but she was VERY particular with how the layers went on.  I asked her if I would have to touch up and she said it would stay.  My trial looked flawless for the 6-7 hours I left it on after the trial was complete.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

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newmrsk:  I’m surprised to see a lot prefer traditional! My MUA has consistently won top MUA in my area (for like the past 7 years) and I did my trial with her about a month ago. I loved it – it looked flawless on my not so flawless skin. She did moisturizer/primer, foundation, spot treatment, airbrush, (powder?).. I think that was the order. But she did very thin layers. With the foundation she made a sort of rainbow of beige so she could contour as she applied. It was awesome. Then she did a quick light spray of the airbrush. She did say as she was doing both my mom and I’s trials that a lot of MUA’s use airbrush as a “coverall” that they essentially spray paint it on, whereas it should really be used as a thin layer. So maybe a lot of people who’ve done trials with it have had MUA’s apply too much and it got cakey? Either way, I loved it 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Without knowing your skin type, general preferences and the brands of foundation you’re considering it’s hard to say what you’ll like more or what will look best.  Traditonal and airbrush both definitely have their pros and cons. Also airbush makeup can be used without an airbursh machine, so if you don’t necessarily like the experience of it, but enjoy the finish, you can ask for it to be applied with a brush or a sponge. 

I would recommend trying out a bunch of stuff before your big day.  Either way, if you have a good MUA you will be fine.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got airbrushing and i really loved it. But I don’t think the final result looked much different from traditional makeup. It felt really nice, the air blowing on your face. I felt pampered. But the look of it in the end seemed pretty similar.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I had a MUA tell me that she prefers to do traditional for the sole fact that airbrush does not do well with water- so it you start sweating or cry, it will mes up a lot easier. Also, it is hard to touch up afterwards, as well- espicially if the MUA does not stay the whole time.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I got airbrushed and am so happy I did! My MUA absolutely loves doing airbrushed makeup and said that she does it for about 95% of her clients, so she is very VERY good at it. She managed to make my skin look flawless without feeling or looking heavy. It looked very natural. At the same time, it was pretty durable…it held up amazingly well despite the record breaking temperatures we had (and all my sweat…holy crap, did I ever sweat!). 

Regardless of what you go with, make sure you do a makeup trial!

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