I’m gonna be super honest now and confess that I am not a fan of airbrush makeup. And it’s not through lack of trying or not being open to non-traditional makeup application methods – I just find personally it doesn’t work for me or my clients. Don’t get me wrong I loved it when I was training to be a makeup artist and using it with prosthetics! But does it have a purpose in the beauty industry? Well I’m gonna talk you through some of the pros and cons of airbrushing x
1. Airbrush makeup is silicone based, which means that it lasts for a long time and is water resistant.
2. Airbrushing allows for an even application of the foundation spray when expertly applied.
3. Airbrushing is a minimal coverage technique – great for those who only want a very light touch of foundation.
4. As airbrush makeup dries super quick you can add layers if required.
1. Now this is the main reason I don’t use airbrushing – it flakes! Airbrush makeup is fab on perfectly moisturised, hydrated skin with no marks, scars or spots.
2. It’s extremely difficult to re-blend with airbrushing or regular makeup. So if you do end up with a few tears and the makeup streaks, there’s no way to recover this.
3. Because the foundation used for airbrushing is a different formula to traditional foundation, there is a limited shade selection to choose from.
4. It’s more expensive. For most makeup artists airbrushing is seen as an add-on and is typically more expensive than regular makeup application.