Bellum Artistry by Gabriel M. Frank
The Pros and Cons of Airbrush Makeup
Article from http://www.carriejohnsonbridal.com/blog
The Pros and Cons of Airbrush Makeup
The date has been set. Now it's time to think about your wedding day makeup. Makeup is like the accessories added to your wedding attire. It's the icing on the cake. We are asked quite often what are suggestions are for wedding day makeup so we thought we would dig in and give you the pros and cons of a professional applicational of airbrushing.
Airbrush makeup is makeup misted onto your skin using an airbrush gun rather than being applied by hand with your fingers, brushes or sponges. If your artist is skilled and has acquired special techniques and understands their products ability and your skin type, one application is not superior to the other.
Understanding these formulas can help you choose what may work best for your makeup on your wedding day.
1) Water based - great for oily skins as it has a matte appearance but can tend to be drier and sometimes “crack” or not be durable.
2) Silicone-based - great for dry skin and has a real skin appearance, is long lasting, moves and flexes with your skin. Great for humid weather conditions.
3) Alcohol-based - generally used to cover tattoos or birthmarks, special effects or body painting.
On your wedding day, this is an important factor. A silicone airbrush makeup is durable and sweat proof and great in humid conditions. If applied well and your skin suits the application, you can survive without touch ups.
Airbrushing creates a flawless, smooth base which helps for the rest of your makeup to be applied well. Touch ups are at a minimum due to its durability. You’ll be camera ready all day.
GREAT BLEMISH COVERAGE
The airbrushing technique application allows a minimal amount of makeup to be applied and buildable in areas that need more; like over blemishes etc. It is a preferred medium for those who have pimples and pigmentation, as the coverage really adheres longer than traditional makeup. Nothing covers a pimple like airbrushing! The artist’s technique, however, needs to be on point for this type of flawless, minimal application.
QUICK TO APPLY
Airbrush can be great for large bridal parties as it can be applied quickly by a skilled professional.
BEFORE AND AFTER - AIRBRUSHING
Unfortunately things are not always perfect so we do need to mention some of the Cons:
NOT ALL SKIN TYPES LOVE IT
If you have hydrated, well-moisturized skin, airbrush sits beautifully. If not it can be quite dry looking. It can flake and crack or look flat. Traditional makeup has a creamier more radiant look.
TOO MANY TEARS
It is easier to reapply traditional makeup over tear filled makeup than it is airbrush makeup. Too many tears can speak disaster due to the different type of foundation formula. Something to consider.
Because this makeup is a little more expensive and more involved the price is definitely higher. Larger parties can tend to run into higher pricing. If you are sticking to a budget this may not be an option.
LIMITED COLOR RANGE
The color range is limited and so are the brands you can choose from so a traditional makeup artist may be better suited to you with a larger line of brands and colors to choose from.
LOSE DIMENSION IF APPLIED INCORRECTLY
If not expertly applied, your makeup can look flawless but flat-lacking dimension. Losing dimension means you run the risk of your makeup looking like a mask. That’s why finding a skilled professional is extremely important.
We are not experts and these are our opinions. Choosing the right airbrush artist is very important and highly recommended.