Airbrush makeup, as the name implies, is applied using an airbrush gun and a makeup compressor. There are 4 kinds of airbrush pigments – silicone, water based, alcohol based and mineral. Whichever you use, you can be sure to look stunning because of the finish it offers. So overall, airbrush makeup is worth it. But the question is, does airbrush makeup stay on longer?
Unlike your regular foundation and other base makeup products, good quality airbrush pigments are water resistant. This is essential especially for brides because if they tear up, you can be sure that the makeup doesn’t smudge or move and you won’t need to retouch as their makeup artist anymore.
One of the reasons why airbrush makeup is more expensive than traditional makeup is because of its formulation. It’s manufactured in such a way that it promises a long day wear. Some airbrush pigments can last up to more than 12 hours. Some even lasts as much as 16 hours without any retouches required.
The way to apply airbrush makeup is through a gun and compressor. The compressor applies a certain amount of pressure to turn the liquid airbrush pigment into air. So, obviously, this is very light on the face and one layer is enough to create the perfect layer of natural looking skin. Because it’s very thin, the chances of it smudging is very low as well.
Keeps Skin Hydrated
Good airbrush pigment brands can ensure that the production of oil on your face is controlled by keeping it hydrated throughout the day. Your skin can still breathe and because of the controlled oil production, your makeup will stay on longer.
Proper Application of Airbrush Makeup
Remember that no matter how nice your airbrush pigment is, if you don’t apply it properly, it’s still going to smudge or break or worst, be the reason for acne or other skin problems. So observe the following protocol:
- Prep the skin well. When we say prep, we mean putting the right kind of skincare products and primer on the face before applying the airbrush pigments. Usually, this would entail cleansing, toning, moisturizing and priming.
- Clean your airbrush gun. If your airbrush gun or needle has old residue from your last airbrush session, it disperses your pigment wrong. It isn’t as smooth and there will be bubble or big, solid pigments that add unwanted texture to the skin.
- Use a setting spray when needed. Good airbrush pigments don’t require the setting powder but to be sure, and also to add an extra layer of protection, don’t forget to apply setting spray that is meant for airbrush. This will ensure that the pigment doesn’t move or smudge all throughout the day.
- Stay hydrated. Remind your client that airbrush makeup works best on properly hydrated skin. Well, it doesn’t really matter that much unless the skin is really dry with dry patches on it. Ideally, you need a flat, hydrated surface for airbrush makeup so that it can really attach itself on the skin seamlessly. So, never skip moisturizer in your makeup routine and remind your client about religiously hydrating their skin weeks or even months before the event.