Airbrush Makeup: Factors to Consider

Of all the latest makeup trends, airbrush makeup is hands down one of the most popular. Brides-to-be are especially fond of this practice and have no problems spending top dollars to ensure they look picture perfect on their big day. Whether you’re thinking about getting airbrush makeup for your wedding day or another important occasion, there are some important factors that should be considered before making a final decision.

While cost shouldn’t be the determining factor alone, those on tight budgets may have no choice but to go with an option that is friendlier on their wallets. When choosing airbrush makeup that means hiring a professional makeup artist that specializes in this service or getting it done at a salon. And that comes with a price. The actual rate varies from professional to professional and even location. For example, seeking airbrush makeup services in New York will be much more expensive compared to getting the same service in Texas.

Professional vs. Salon
There are countless numbers of professional makeup artists that have their own airbrush kits and products to perform this service. Many salons also perform airbrushing. As to which is better, it all boils down to personal preference (and price, of course).

Working with a makeup artist means receiving one-on-one treatment and the convenience of having them come to you on the day of the occasion. Dealing with a makeup artist that performs this service in a salon means making an appointment and more than likely having to go to the salon to get the work done.

Skin Type
The great thing about airbrush makeup is that it’s very friendly for virtually all skin types. Traditional makeup involves applying foundation, concealer and a number of other products onto the skin using brushes, sponges and other tools. Women with sensitive skin may find better luck having their makeup airbrushed on. Like traditional makeup, this method is also non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog the pores or cause breakouts.

Women curious about this method should definitely arrange for a makeup trial to see if they like how the product feels on their skin, as well as observe how their complexion reacts after wearing the product for a whole day. Because airbrush makeup is lightweight, it tends to feel much better compared to the cakey feeling that often comes with traditional makeup.

Overall Look/Purpose
Airbrush makeup is ideal for women who need uniform coverage and a look that photographs well. This is one of the major reasons why airbrush makeup and bridal makeup have quickly become synonymous with one another. It is guaranteed to last for hours without the need for touchups, won’t rub off once it’s dry and takes a fraction of the time for application, compared to traditional makeup.

However, it is not recommended for daily wear or for women with a lot of peach fuzz (body hair tends to stand out more with airbrush makeup and doesn’t set very well). For those concerned about sun care, airbrush makeup doesn’t contain SPF so it will be necessary to apply a moisturizer that contains SPF beforehand. Airbrushing also provides a matte finish. Dewy looks are best achieved with traditional makeup.