Airbrush vs. Normal

Can someone please educate me on the difference between Airbrush Make-up and Normal Mak-Up and why airbrush artist think they can charge up to and above $300 for Wedding Day Make-up?!?!?!?!?!

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm
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The big difference between the two is in the application.  With airbrush, it is misted on the skin in a very thin layer and has amazing staying power and looks incredible in photos.  I personally opted for airbrush because I didn't want to feel like I was wearing a lot of makeup since I had a wedding outside and i also wanted to stay matte without worrying about touch ups.  It was definitely worth the cost to me.  I had traditional makeup the day before for my rehearsal dinner and I was pretty shiny after about an hour. 

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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i agree with jocemae plus airbrush is expensive..lol than the traditional..

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm
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I had airbrush done and I was still really shiny after less than an hour.  My profile pic is me in airbrush.  I think if I had airbrush I would still need powder so in that case, what's the point of paying the extra?

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm
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I don't have a shine issue, I never use powder and am never shiny.
Posted on May 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm
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Ditto what jocemae said about the application.  I didn't do airbrush, plus with me jumping around and dancing mostly the entire reception, I don't think even airbrush would have stayed.  I literally danced right after dinner until the DJ started breaking down.  LOL


I do believe there is an airbrush set you can buy and DIY, but I'm not sure how expensive it is. 

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm
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I loved airbrush foundation! It has amazing coverage that I can't get without caking on a heavy foundation and concealer. It covered up my hyperpigmentation and I can't even see the brown spots in my un- rectouched photos zoomed in a high rez.


I can't say I know why they charge more for airbrush though! The bottles are like $12-25 depending on what size you get and they use like 3 drops for a full face. The bottles last for-ev-er. And the compressor is about $150.


Maybe because they want to have the compressor pay for itself and perhaps their airbrush classes. But... I don't know about charging $300 more! 


Here is a video by Xsparkage about airbrush foundation.

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 11:08 am
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The difference between Airbrush and normal foundation are all of the above reasons, as all of the other ladies have mentioned.


I have no idea why someone would charge $300 for any makeup service. That sounds very very excessive.


I have been a makeup airtist for about two years now and have never heard of anyone charging that much for any kind of makeup?! With that said, i do charge an extra $15 for airbrush. This being that we need to cover wear and tear on the machine, the parts do need to be replaced regulary and they are not cheap, the product itself is actually more expensive to purchase, and you do need to take an extra class to learn airbrush. Hope that helps.


if your MUA is charging you $300, I would look for another one. Sorry

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm
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Hey Patti! :) 


Hope your wedding planning is going well.  The differences between airbrushing and traditioanl makeup would be the application as originally explained.  Airbrushing is applied with a spray gun using special cosmetics that are generally a bit more expensive than traditional cosemetics due to it's light weight and silicon properties to help create a smooth canvas to work on.  Airbrushing not only feels lighter than traditional makeup, but tends to last longer. 


Moreover, with airbrushing itself, the equipment is very expensive. For example, for a good airbrushing machine, this would run the artist about 500 just for a good machine, not including the gun which is $100 at the lowest price and of course, cost of cleaning materials and solution for the machine and most importantly, the foundation itself.


Regarding the pricing, application is very important especially with airbrushing as it still takes a highly trained professional to understand the proper application to create the best canvas for a bride that not only looks natural, but flawless.  This can be one of the reasons why the artists charged you a lot.  For example, I am a makeup artist that is sponsored by Temptu and Temptu had me go through a certification course for the basics of airbrushing. The course was about 6 hours for just understanding the machine, applying the founation properly and continuing to practice foundation application. 


Another reason for why the cost may have been more then anticipated could be your location (Los Angeles).  The $300 may seem like a lot, but if it's for a full face including hair styling, thent his would be reasonable.  Again, this is for BOTH hair and makeup.  If it is just for makeup alone, then it is a big on the higher side and I would recommend looking at alternative options that may better be suited for your budget.  There are so many artists in LA, so it's just a matter of research, comparison, and testing :) 


Good luck!

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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