Airbrush Makeup...is it worth it?

I keep hearing mixed things on this one.  I hear airbrush makeup makes you look FLAWLESS.  Is it that much better than regular makeup?  Any advice would be great!!!  I know airbrush is more expensive but if its worth every penny then I will spring for my bridesmaids and I!!!


Also, I'm in Las Vegas, so if anyone can recommend fanstastic makeup artists here that would be GREAT!!!


Lucinda

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm
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Urb0002
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I've heard that with airbrush makeup, if you sweat or cry wherever the liquid goes on the airbrush makeup it can't be fixed or "blended."  I am VERY on the fence...

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm
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I wanted airbrush make-up and my make-up artist suggest that I don't use it, only because she said that  I didn't need that extra coverage. I would ask a professional and see what they say. A good make-up artist can make you look flawless using regular foundation.

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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I just went to get a "makeover" for the wedding, and I asked about airbrushing. Not one person had anything super nice to say about it. I was at a Bridal Expo AND the mall, and I'm talking about people who do both regular and airbrush (so they have nothing to gain by telling me no). They said basically what Urb said. It streaks, gets messy very easily, and usually is reserved for photo shoots that are SHORT. They say it can photograph nicely, but only if it's over a brief time period. Anything long term (i.e. weddings) and it starts to look really bad. 

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm
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i did airbrushing for my wedding, I have oily skin and I got married on the hottest day in August. It looked nice while I was inside then once I got outside and the Michigan humidity got to me, I looked like a hot mess once I walked down the aisle. For me it wasn't worth it for the price. The other hand my sister, my mom and 1 of my bridesmaids also did the airbrush and they were fine all day.

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm
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August: do you think if the bride has normal or combination skin (not oily) that it would work better?

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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I had three makeup trials, 2 of which used airbrush, and ended up going with the traditional foundation makeup instead. My first trial with the airbrush did last all day and was virtually sweatproof, waterproof, etc. But, I also felt like it looked really cakey and unnatural (see my e-pics in my profile). My second airbrush trial barely lasted 3 hours (probably because she didn't use a primer).


As long as you use a good primer, and the right foundation for your skin type, it should last for the day.  I used the Lancome Teint Idole foundation the day of my wedding, and I think the makeup artist used a Mary Kay primer.  My makeup lasted ALL day and it looked flaweless.  :)

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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Yes!!!

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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Thanks so much for the responses, ladies!!!  I'm thinking with the right foundation and some sexy bombshell lashes, I'll be just fine!!! 

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:23 am
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I dont think you need it!  I got airbrush for my B-pics and by the end of the shoot - you could see my smile creases and every laugh line wrinkle on my face! It kinda sets into your creases if you know what I mean!
 My stylist just used Bare Minerals for my wedding day and it was AMAZING!  Even in the 90 degree humidity - as we rode in pontoons to the reception and none of it sweated off!  :)

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:43 am
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I think that you ladies have convinced me to skip the airbrush.

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:44 am
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Yeah Lady - dont get me wrong - I loved it at first!  It would be perfect for a quick photo shoot or something.... but for ALL DAY - it can turn into a hot mess!  I think you are better off with regular makeup! 

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:45 am
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I've tried both, and I like traditional foundation better.  I've heard amazing things about Make Up Forever HD (and if you want to reduce shine I've heard the Matte Velvet is the best).  I'm going to try some at Sephora this weekend.

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:47 am
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I used a primer (cheapo, from Rimmel) and Revlon Photo Ready Foundation and Powder.  We're talking outdoor wedding with heat index over 100.  We were all sweaty and uncomfortable....but my makeup held up like a champ.  My photographer commented about how surprised she was with how well it was holding up (and she didn't know what kind I used).

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:48 am
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I totally know what you mean about the smile lines and it "settling" into your cracks and creases.  That happened to me during my make up trial.  I had totally forgotten.  It definitely wasn't "pretty."

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:49 am
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So in other words, I'll look pretty from far away and maybe in pics but not when people see me up close??  LOL.  I'm convinced!!  "Crack" is whack!

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 5:29 am
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LOL, lmartinez!


I had been going back and forth on airbrush v. traditional, so I decided to do a trial first with traditional makeup. The coverage was great and it held up very well for 10+ hours after my trial. It convinced me that I can skip the airbrush!

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 5:37 am
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Interesting! I always thought airbrush was the way to go.  Good to know. :)

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 5:38 am
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Yes Yes Yes!  My makeup stayed wonderful all day and it didn't get cakey or dry or anything.  It felt light and yet I felt fully covered.  For me it was a world of difference!

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 5:48 am
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I have no clue but it does photograph well in the pictures that I have seen.

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 5:49 am
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wow- I am shocked about all the anti - airbrush reviews. I am guessing it depends on the brand of makeup in the airbrush.  I do recally my MUA saying that it was lighter than a traditional foundation?

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 5:50 am
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