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What You Didn’t Know About Airbrush Makeup Vs Traditional Makeup

1. Airbrush makeup applied properly is ‘invisible’ through a camera and on digital/print view.

Reason being that airbrush makeup is sprayed in hundreds of ‘dots’.

Similarly, a camera picks up light and displays it in pixels on your computer screen or the LCD screen. Pixels are tiny, tiny dots as well.

Airbrush makeup is applied the same way a camera reads what is infront of it, which is tiny dots of color, which is why it is extremely easy to have ‘invisible’ makeup with airbrush makeup!

2. Airbrush makeup isn’t always the most natural way of doing makeup.

Every skin and person is unique and an experienced makeup artist is able to use different mediums to produce the most ‘natural’ result for you.

For example, when a person has very dry, parched skin, sometimes using a gel based foundation will work better than airbrush because it will ‘tone’ and hydrate the skin better than an airbrush makeup will. (depending on the formula and brand)

For example, I look and treat the skin first, then I determine which medium will produce the healthiest look of skin for them that similarly reflects the same skin throughout their body, as if it was at it’s optimal, healthiest state.

3. You can achieve the ‘airbrush’ makeup look with traditional makeup! microblading machine

Yes an experienced makeup artist with the right layering technique can produce an invisible effect as well.

It just takes more blending and knowledge of deceiving the way light is picked up on the camera. Powder helps this because it is also tiny, tiny dots, similar to airbrushing. It comes out ‘softer’ looking.

Airbrushing has it’s way of having the edges already blended but with traditional makeup, the blending is manual with your brushes.

4. Airbrush makeup doesn’t mean it’s longer lasting either.

It depends how it is set and the prep of the skin, and treatment of the skin before the makeup is applied.

40% of the makeup application is in the skincare prep and moisturizing ritual.

If you don’t prep the skin well enough, most likely your makeup will oxidize faster, slide, or sweat off in a worse case scenario!

5. Airbrush makeup isn’t for fine lines and the elderly and mature skin!

You need a brush to get into the crevices so it all depends on the medium of the artist once again.

For skin that has fine lines, ideally you require a brush to make sure that it can get into the folds for optimal results.

For example, when that face starts to move, you don’t want gaps of makeup and areas with no makeup when the skin stretches!

After, make sure that you set it with powder so that it prevents creasing.

6. Airbrush makeup is great for covering blemishes, especially ones that are patchy!

If you go in with a brush and makeup, you need to blend out the edges to make sure that the concealed area is blended well.

With an airbrush gun, it delivers the already blended area immediately and all you are required to do after, is to powder the concealed blemish.

It also prevents you having to go in with a brush that disturbs any patchy, flaky skin otherwise. You can avoid it with a patting motion but most cases, it’s easier and can be faster to apply with an airbrush gun.

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