Airbrush makeup seems like it's all the rage nowadays, and rightfully so. In the recent years, it has been a reliable option for many people. But how do you know it's the service you need? And what does it do for your skin exactly?
Well, to start off, airbrush makeup is applied using a portable "airgun". This contraption allows an ultra lightweight water-based, or in some cases, silicone-based, liquid makeup to be sprayed evenly on your face. When the trigger on the airbrush sprayer is pressed, a mist of foundation, blush, or concealer covers your face seamlessly, providing a natural, flawless finish.
Airbrush services are most commonly used by bridal and celebrity makeup artists, because of it's durability and it's natural finish. It has gained popularity since barely-there makeup has become a more preferred look for events and celebrations.
When can you say it's for you, though?
When you need your makeup to stay put for a long time or through high-humidity
Airbrush makeup is well-known for its staying power of 15 hours or more. It will be able to withstand moisture, sweat, tears, or rain. This is because after the foundation has been sprayed on your skin, it almost immediately sets. Some MUAs could find this a bit tricky to work with, but a professional artist should be able to work quickly and effectively to create a seamless base.
If your event is going to be outdoors where you will most likely be perspiring glistening, airbrush makeup is the no-brainer choice.
When you're worried about your oily skin
This type of makeup is a savior for people with oily skin. Since airbrush makeup uses water- or silicone-based liquids, it won't budge even if you tend to get oilier as the day goes on. (Another reason brides love this!)
Although it can get a bit tricky for people with dry skin, as that skin-type typically needs creamier foundation formulas, a professional airbrush MUA should be able to pick the right, hydrating primer that works for you.
When you want a natural or lightweight makeup bases
Since airbrush makeup uses liquids much lighter than regular makeup, it's less likely to look cakey. You also don't need to worry about coverage. A professional airbrush makeup should be able to gradually build up to the coverage that's comfortable for you. You can go as light or as full-coverage as you want to be. Some also conceal, color correct and contour first before spraying on the airbrush makeup.
It's highly recommended for people who generally don't like the feeling of having "too much" put on their skin, but still want the skin-perfecting effect.
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