Everything You Need To Know About Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup is the preferred foundation application technique used by many professionals for photoshoots and other events like weddings and proms because it looks beautiful and natural both in photographs and in person. Additionally, airbrush machines spray makeup in a fine mist, so it offers full coverage and even application that can last all day. Continue reading to learn more about airbrushing, and find out if it’s the right makeup technique for you.

How is It Applied?

The airbrush machine makes use of the same technology as car spray painting. You first mix the makeup till you get the right shade. When the makeup is ready, you only need to spray it using the airbrush gun. Simply point the nozzle on your face and pull the trigger of the airbrush gun. It’s as simple as that.

Why is Airbrush Ideal for Special Occasions?

Events like proms and weddings usually last for a few hours. Sometimes, even until the wee hours of the night because of the after-party. That’s why women need makeup that can last long after the party is over. Additionally, women tend to cry and sweat a lot during events like weddings. With traditional makeup, their foundation will likely smudge even before the veil gets lifted for the kissing of the bride. With that said, brides need makeup that has serious lasting powers that won’t smudge easily.

Is It Only Ideal for Special Occasions?

Airbrushing is perfect for special events like weddings, but that doesn’t mean you cannot use it on regular days. It is so weightless that you’ll forget you’re wearing makeup at all, and it lasts all day too. This is why it’s also ideal for everyday use. Even people who don’t usually wear makeup will be able to appreciate how weightless it feels on the skin.

Is It Okay to Use Regular Foundation on the Airbrush Gun?

The foundation used for airbrush guns is more watery and thinner than traditional liquid foundation. According to qcmakeupacademy.com, it’s possible to turn your regular liquid foundation into an airbrush foundation by mixing it with an airbrush makeup thinner. However, if you are not familiar with how to use one, it is best that you stick with the ready-to-use airbrush foundation to avoid breaking your airbrush gun.

More Tips and Tricks

Airbrush makeup application is not as complicated as it seems. You just need to follow some basic rules. With that said, here are some more useful tips and tricks that can help you with your airbrushing.

  • Avoid using the wrong primer. For example, make sure to use a non-silicone based primer if you are going to use a water-based airbrush foundation since silicone is not water-soluble.

  • Avoid applying too much to prevent it from caking.

  • Stylcraze.com suggests that you hold the airbrush gun at least 6 inches away from your face before spraying.

If you want full coverage that will last the whole day without caking or smudging, then airbrushing is the most ideal solution for you. Just make sure to follow all the instructions carefully.

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