(Closed) Traditional vs. Airbrush makeup

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do not know too much about it, I’m curious as well.

*polite bump*

Post # 4
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am curious too. I was quoted $450 for standard makeup and hair. How much is the airbrush?

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am getting airbrush and makeup for $300 day of…..trial is costing me about 150.

Post # 6
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve had both and think I am going with the traditional for my wedding. To be honest, I can’t really tell the difference. I had traditional twice and airbrush once (in March in Fl so I guess it was a little warmer than what I am used since I’m from MD). Both stayed on and looked great by the end of the night. From what I can remember the only thing that may have bothered me with the airbrush is that I think it magnified all the little hairs on your face. Kinda hard to explain but similar to what happens when you put on too much foundation. 

Post # 8
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Kandee Johnson has a youtube makeup how-to channel, and in one video I saw her use airbrush make up right out of the bottle without the airbrush machine thingy. I kind of want to buy some airbrush make up and see how it works. She said the trick is to get it on and rub it in fast.

Post # 9
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had two weddings and did two make-up trials.  I preferred the traditional make-up because the airbrush did not photograph as well.  The airbrush had a little sheen and waxy texture to it (and I took portraits outside in the middle of June – HUMID – and the airbrush did “move” a bit).  For the traditional make-up we used a matte foundation with no SPF (very important). Lorac products are great and are made to be photographed.  I was completely happy with my traditional make-up.  My make-up artist also used non-shimmer bronzer and a setting powder. From my experiences, traditional make-up can last 12+ hours if applied correctly and if the right products are used – photograph better.  Good luck!

Post # 11
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I believe my MUA used traditional makeup with a “photo-ready” primer.  I loved the way it looked and it lasted all through the night (of course I had to re-touch my lip gloss and powder my nose later that evening, but that was no big deal).  The best thing is that my makeup looked flawless in my wedding photos.  🙂

Post # 12
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My MUA actually told me she recommends traditional over air brush because any streaking (from sweat / tears, etc) cannot be touched up once you have air brush make up without redoing everything.  Traditional is more “manageable”.  I did trials with both, and I prefer the feel of traditional.  Also, I found that the air brush rubbed off on my cell phone, on tissues, etc.  So, I will be doing traditional and bringing blotting papers to touch up shine.  🙂

Post # 13
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had airbrush and it was great – at first. But it did not last through the entire day. At the end of my reception you could tell that I didnt have as much makeup on and I looked tired. I was also told that airbrush is more for far away pictures because it looks good on camera from a distance. My airbrush makeup was only $25 (originally $40) because I got a discount for having 10 people get their hair done. Here is how airbrush looks when first on



After 5 hours of having the makeup on in 95 degree heat (and eating and drinking – this is right after our ceremony)


This was at the very end of our reception



Post # 15
17 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have heard different opinions about both and I finally decided to have a trial of the airbrush. The airbrush made my face feel “tight” and I also felt that it made my imperfections more noticeable (you could see my pores, any small hairs on my face…they seemed to be magnified) it did last but I felt like it started to look like it was caking. Any minimal wrinkles that I do have (ie under my eyes) looked worse than without makeup. 

I have not done my traditional trial yet but I think that airbrush is a no for me.

Post # 16
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This really helps me with my decision. Thanks…I think I will go with traditional although airbrush is only $65 here in Iowa at a salon I know of so not so bad. The comment about the hair showing up helped with my choice….I know what you mean when you wear too much foundation and you can see the little hairs and I do not want that. Thanks.  

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