If you are a Virginia Beach bride seeking a makeup artist for your wedding day, you may be wondering about the term “airbrush makeup.” Here I’ll explain the difference between airbrush and traditional makeup and why my experience as a bridal makeup artist has led me to lean into a more traditional approach.
What Is Airbrush Makeup?
Airbrush makeup is liquid makeup combined with compressed air that is pumped out through a machine into a fine mist. It can be used to apply foundation as well as blush, bronzer and highlighter. The product goes on the skin in a very uniformed way and can be applied for light or maximum coverage.
On the contrary, traditional makeup can come in a variety of finishes and can be applied and layered in several difference ways.
Does Airbrush Makeup last longer then traditional makeup?
Airbrush makeup does not necessarily last longer on the skin or is more waterproof than traditional makeup. When used with proper primers and setting powders, traditional makeup can last just as long.
Is Airbrush Makeup more natural looking?
Although it can feel weightless, airbrush makeup can give a glossy, plastic look to the skin – something that could be a turn off for someone wanting a more natural bridal makeup look.
Why don’t you provide Airbrush Makeup as a service option?
I have worked with airbrush makeup in the past however, I currently don’t offer it as a service right now. Given the humid climate and beauty trends of Hampton Roads brides, I haven’t felt it’s necessary plus, I prefer the finish of traditional makeup.
Many makeup artist favor airbrush because it is faster to apply and they can charge more for it however, in my experience using airbrush certainly has some downsides.
Airbrush can accentuate texture in skin including scarring, fine hairs and dry patches. Airbrush makeup also doesn’t play well with traditional makeup so layering your favorite bronzer or blush over an airbrush foundation can produce a muddy mess.
With traditional makeup I can customize things like where heavier foundation coverage is needed and where it is not, where a more matte product should be placed vs where the skin should glow.
My makeup kit includes a variety of products for skin care prep that will ensure smooth and long lasting makeup. I am also fully stocked on a variety of foundation finishes, textures, and shades.