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Airbrush vs. Traditional Makeup

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Traditional Makeup

Sponge-and-Foundation-brushTraditional Makeup is applied by hand using your fingers, a sponge or makeup brush.  It is not very forgiving when it comes to imperfections and for someone that doesn’t know the proper way to apply the makeup. It could leave your face looking cakey, blotchy and possibly “running” at the first signs of water. There is traditional makeup that is water resistant to help prevent this. If applied correctly and if you’re not touching your face or crying tears of joy, then you should look flawless throughout part of the day.

Traditional makeup application with a brush can cause streaks whereas airbrush makeup will fill any pores and cover lines evenly on your skin giving a flawless coverage that looks natural.

Airbrush Makeup

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Airbrush Makeup is applied by an airbrush gun and compressor.  It is a specialized technique of applying makeup creating a fine gentle mist of tiny color dots that cover your skin giving you a natural and picture perfect completion. The pressure of the air is as light as blowing out a candle. Most clients say that it feels wonderful and incredibly relaxing, which seems to be very popular for the bride and her bridal party on her special day!

Airbrush foundations can be applied sheer to full coverage, and appears light and flawless unlike traditional makeup that can sometimes settle into your pores and creases. Since the makeup is distributed in micro-fine layers using an airbrush gun vs. a makeup brush or facial sponge, the end result appears more natural and pure. Skin imperfection like redness, age spots, sun damage, enlarged pores and acne scars are hidden by using minimal product so there is no “caked-on” look. The airbrush pattern is micro-fine, it photographs far more evenly and offers a flawless finished look. The airbrush pattern will not leave behind outlines or ragged edges typical of makeup brushes or sponges. This is important because marks that are not recognizable to the human eye may be noticeable in hi-definition and high-resolution digital photography.


Airbrush makeup is intended to last. Even people with greasy or acne prone skin will get results from the longevity of airbrush makeup. The coverage, texture, consistency and durability provided by airbrush makeup results in a flawless complexion that stands up to the scrutiny of hi-definition and high image resolution digital photography. In the wrong hands airbrush makeup could be a disaster for you, but in the hands of a real professional with certified training, the benefits outweigh the cost.

Me AirbrushingSummary of Benefits of Airbrush Makeup:

• Lasts up to 12 hours
• Custom color blending for the correct color matching
• Your skin looks perfect and fresh all day – no matter how hot or humid it is
• Creates a flawless complexion, which photographs well in HD cameras
• Seamless contouring and highlighting to accent your most beautiful features
• It does not cake, smear or melt away
• Minimum to no-touch ups needed
• Lightweight

Remember, your wedding day is probably one of the most important days of your life.  You spend months choosing your wedding dress, flowers and location down to every last detail; don’t cut corners on your makeup. Much focus and money is spent on a photographer and/or videographer, these pictures will be the lasting memories of your wedding day.  Be sure not to short change your decision when choosing your makeup options between an inexperienced makeup artist to one with credentials and over 10 years of experience in the makeup business.  Pictures are forever and having your makeup professionally done is worth the investment.