Airbrush Makeup vs Traditional Makeup

The search for a great wedding vendor can be daunting at first. Whether you're recently engaged or shopping around, either way you want to enjoy and surround yourself with people that make you happy (and in our case, pretty). Especially since the wedding process can be an extended period of time.

During the inquiry stage it is important to ask as many questions as possible. This will give you a chance to get to know each vendor. Questions help create a clear line of communication and it will make our job easier as wedding professionals. As airbrush makeup artists we receive one common question before each beauty consultation. Beauty Asylum brides ask, "What is the difference between airbrush makeup and traditional makeup?" Better yet, "What is airbrush makeup?"   

Example 1: Shows the difference between traditional makeup and airbrush makeup after 3 hours of wear. Both achieving a natural finish.

Example 1: Shows the difference between traditional makeup and airbrush makeup after 3 hours of wear. Both achieving a natural finish.

Imagine if you were spraying paint across a white wall in your bedroom. We're repainting this wall white to freshen it up and make it pop again. Naturally, the previously painted white wall displays every little detail. We want our wall to be perfect and flawless again. It does not mean we want it to be a totally different color nor do we want a heavy amount of paint layered on. The overall goal is to enhance the wall again and give it a fresh look. The same idea goes into play for airbrush makeup and perfecting the skin for a flawless finish. 

"Airbrush makeup is a fine mist of controlled air that pushes out color (foundation) with a compressor. The soft mist creates an even product finish. It can be sprayed onto the face for a flawless coverage and long wear. Or the makeup can be applied with the intention of a soft natural look. Different airbrush products can be used for foundation, bronzer, blush, and highlight. Think of airbrush as a fun approach to extended wear foundation."

Example 2: Shows the difference between traditional makeup and airbrush makeup after 4 hours of wear. Both achieving a full flawless coverage.

Example 2: Shows the difference between traditional makeup and airbrush makeup after 4 hours of wear. Both achieving a full flawless coverage.

Airbrush Pros: seamless coverage, flawless natural finish, non-comodegenic (it won't clog your pores), hypoallergenic, light-weight, and it offers a bond that will stay strong for 6 to 8 hours. Both airbrush and traditional makeup applications are great options for an important event. The key factor for amazing wedding day makeup is the person behind the product. Make sure your wedding pro has a clear understanding of both makeup applications and the look you are trying to achieve. 

Read here to find some great questions (and our answers) to ask your traditional/airbrush makeup artist.