(Closed) What’s better? Make-up or Airbrushed? and Why?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went with makeup. Airbrushed made me feel like I wasn’t myself; it felt and looked weird… just my opinion.

Post # 4
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I far prefer regular makeup. I feel like airbrushed can look too perfect. Does that make sense?

Post # 6
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Not necessarily. You can use facial primers and fix sprays with regular makeup and they will last all day. My MUA used a primer and then set my foundation with powder and my makeup lasted from 10 am, when I got it done, until nearly midnight when Darling Husband and I finally got back to our hotel room.

Post # 7
3261 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve done airbrush once before, but I still prefer the look of “real” makeup.

Post # 8
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our makeup place in town told me for the wedding day to stick with regular make up as it’s more “natural” looking …

Post # 9
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014



I am a hair and makeup artist, and here is the difference.. Regular makeup.. you rub it into your skin and pores, so when you dance or your skin gets glisteny then the makeup is able to rub of or sweat off.. wear off.  With airbrush foundations tiny dots are blown on to your face and come together to make your skin appear flawless.  Since it is not rubbed into your skin it will last until you wash it off…  Depending on if the makeup is water based or silicone based (which is what I use) or dermal blends.. these all have different coverage and effects.  If you have any questions feel free to msg me. I will be happy to help.

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Post # 10
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got this explanation from a prospective make up artist, and I thought it was pretty good:

Airbrush Makeup is usually silicone base and great at being budge proof and waterproof..it doesn’t budge once on the skin; makes it hard to touch up, so touch ups are not needed.. It does have a more matte finish, so if you looking for a more natural dewy look this wouldn’t be best. Hand Applied Makeup is good in that it is flexible to be able to touch up; however silicone and waterproof formula of makeup is applied which makes it waterproof/and budge proof as well. I also spray it with an extra sealant to make sure it stays completely..
Also this, from another artist:
 I perform airbrushmakeup for weddings because it is the highest quality makeup and I only want my brides to have the best. Airbrush was made for HDTV and Photography. When HDTV came out makeup artist could no longer cake on the makeup like they once could, and that’s when the airbrush really hit the scene. I have been using the airbrush for 10 years now and have never seen a better quality of makeup. With the airbrush you will be able to cry, sweat, dance until 3am and not have your makeup affected. I set you with a setting spray that is like a hairspray for your face without feeling cakey or overdone.


I’m going to trial airbrush in April, probably – the person I ended up booking has a portfolio where the airbrush looks very natural. So hopefully it will work for me.

Post # 11
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had an airbrush trial and I did not care for it. It might have been the person who applied it, but I felt the normal make-up I wear looked much better.

Post # 12
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had airbrush makeup done and loved it. It really all depends on your skin. With traditional makeup, even with primers, it’s all gone and rubbed off my face within like 2 hours. The airbrush makeup lasted all day and through hours of dancing. It wasn’t too heavy or anything, after the initial 10 second or so drying period, I forgot I had makeup on.

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