(Closed) Wedding makeup

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Airbrush is designed to be very light.  If you have flawless skin, I say go for it.  But if you have a few blemishes to cover, stick to regular makeup. 

I had an airbrush trial and it felt great, nice and light, but I wanted full coverage because I wasn’t sure if I’d have an acne flare-up or not.  Luckily I didn’t! Smile

Post # 4
2366 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I got airbrush done and it looked amazing. 🙂

I actually have light freckles and I thought it covered me pretty well. I did already have clear skin, though. (For once!)

Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got airbrush makeup done for the first time when I was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding last year. I have a few freckles but my skin is otherwise smooth… no big old scars or anything.

It was fine at first but later on in the day my make up cracked around my smile lines.  Despite that my makeup looked just fine in the photos. I have no idea if this was just because I smiled and laughed too much or if this is the consequence of crap airbrush makeup. I personally didn’t like it… too much and too matte.


Post # 7
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Orchd12:  just bc someone works for MAC does not mean they will do a better or worse job. Also, many MAC MUAs apply makeup heavier than some of the other brands. Airbrush makeup IMO is great for pictures but it does tend to feel a bit heavier. I also think airbrush lasts a bit longer. However, most good MUAs will use a setting spray so you shouldnt have issues unless your wedding is somewhere tropical in the middle of summer directly under the sun.


ETA: I noticed someone said airbrush is “light.” There are many different types of airbrush makeup. I have HORRIBLE skin and scars and my airbrush trial flawlessly covered every mark on my face. 

Post # 8
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had considered airbrush but then I read that it can severly dry out your skin if you typically have skin on the dryer side rather than oily. I have eczema so this is definitely a no-go for me.

Post # 10
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I have a great make-up artist who uses a really expensive airbrush solution. She has guaranteed it won’t crack and that it is the best full coverage make-up out there. She’s an actress/model and it’s what she uses before photoshoots. I’m definitely going for it!

Traditional make-up is a lot more likely to smudge, budge, and just overall not last. Having said that, you need a make-up artist who is certified and not someone who has just watched some YouTube videos! I wish the industry was better regulated.

Post # 11
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve never had airbrush (nor know anyone who has had it done), but if traditional makeup is applied properly it won’t smudge or budge. If you go the traditional route remember to us an oil free moisturizer, primer (face and lids), foundation that will last (matte is better for staying power), set face with powder (if needed), top creams with powders (like shadow, liner and blush) and when applying lips, use lip liner and fill all in and then blot, use lipstick and gently rub into lips and then blot, add another layer of lipstick. After your makeup is complete, set with setting spray. (:

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