Airbrush Vs Traditional

Many brides often ask me what the difference is between airbrush makeup application and traditional makeup application? In my opinion, both airbrush and traditional makeup have their pros and cons. And when you’re dealing with a professional makeup artist both should be able to withstand the test of time. I have done many brides with traditional techniques, and I have also done many brides with airbrushing techniques. Depending on which feels best is for the bride to decide herself. 

Traditional makeup

“Traditional Makeup”  is referring to the application and use of foundation applied with tools you’d use at home such as a beauty blender or foundation brush. 

In that way, the application of traditional foundation will be of a thicker consistency. However, because there are many more cosmetics companies developing traditional foundation, there is an array of products that may be used spanning from light to full coverage, oil-free, etc.

Airbrush makeup

Airbrush makeup utilizes a small makeup air compressor, an airbrush gun, and special airbrush foundation. This foundation – which is either water based or silicone based – is thinner than regular liquid foundation as it needs to pass through the airbrush gun. The airbrushing sprays a very fine mist on the skin pushed through with gentle air pressure from the compressor. This allows, when sprayed on properly, an even and consistent application of foundation which sits evenly on the skin.

Because of the fine mist spray, airbrush makeup provides a flawless coverage, evening out skin’s imperfections while still allowing your skin to breath. Airbrush is VERY lightweight and does not move once it is applied. The final result gives you a very natural, skinlike, high definition finish.

To discuss which option would be best for you, please feel free to contact me.