- April 4, 2022 at 4:49 pm #633633Quinetta HarrisParticipantRegistered On: January 9, 2021Topics: 10Replies: 121Has thanked: 235 timesBeen thanked: 425 times
I was texting my new MUA yesterday and asked her if an airbrush applicator would be ideal for a novice when it comes to makeup. I saw an advertisement for one that I really liked but it winded up being expensive. How many think that this is a good route for a novice who wants to be able to somewhat quickly apply makeup on their own? If so would a good place to look be Amazon, and which brand(s) should I be looking for?
- April 7, 2022 at 9:48 pm #634585Carmen CruzLadyRegistered On: September 12, 2021Topics: 33Replies: 341Has thanked: 504 timesBeen thanked: 1987 times
Hey Quinetta, you can try the Sephora brand airbrush spray foundation (aerosol can). It will give the same results, the same pros and cons as the airbrush/cartridge setups… but much cheaper. This will give you an good idea if the pros are worth the cons, without the investment.
Try it and see if you like it. If you have dry skin, airbrushing MU may flake faster than traditional cream foundation. At the end of the day, any makeup foundation is more about technique than anything else. While airbrush may seem quick and easy, there’s more of a setup, so you don’t get overspray in your hair and clothes, something you don’t have to worry about with traditional foundations.
But it’s flawless finish (again, more important is the surface you put it on obviously) and lightweight and buildable for more coverage, and durable throughout the day because of silicones it needs to be sprayable.
Great for weddings though when you’re the bride and everybody’s hugs are a risk factor to messing up your makeup. Touchups are a little harder though.
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- April 5, 2022 at 12:05 am #633724Peta MariLadyRegistered On: September 30, 2020Topics: 29Replies: 571Has thanked: 914 timesBeen thanked: 2878 times
- April 7, 2022 at 5:46 pm #634396Quinetta HarrisLadyRegistered On: January 9, 2021Topics: 10Replies: 121Has thanked: 235 timesBeen thanked: 425 times
- April 7, 2022 at 9:22 pm #634582Peta MariLadyRegistered On: September 30, 2020Topics: 29Replies: 571Has thanked: 914 timesBeen thanked: 2878 times
There is a huge difference between makeup applications for photography/ film and general wear / face to face encounters.
Think of theatrical makeup. Its why so much of utube contouring etal looks great on utube, but looks horrible when we try it ourselves.
Google can explain the differences much better than I can.
- April 4, 2022 at 10:29 pm #633713Marg ProdueLadyRegistered On: March 16, 2022Topics: 0Replies: 189Has thanked: 711 timesBeen thanked: 656 times
Hi Quinetta, I have worked a little with airbrush MU and have had mixed results. I suggest that you look at the site of Graftobian HD Airbrush in Madison Wisconsin. They have lots of info and a very good product. I still stick with conventional MU practices only because I am not quick and fully experienced with the airbrush. I find that you really have to invest in good brushes (little air guns) and keep them absolutely clean. Then you also have to go through the curve of learning them. Lastly the cost of the MU is higher than regular MU and if it gets old it won’t spray. So, to me it was always easier and faster to learn regular MU. I would avoid the on tv airbrush ads. They seem to be very expensive and only work for a while. If you think you want to have a go at airbrush then I think investing in a very good professional brush along with the Graftobian Sample Kit might get you started for about $100. You could also use a small hobby compressor or a spare tire for your constant air pressure source until you learn the craft. I hope this helps you. Makeup can be an elusive art but you can accomplish it with practice. Safe Journey, Marg
- April 4, 2022 at 6:13 pm #633657Stephanie BassHostessRegistered On: November 30, 2019Topics: 25Replies: 3915Has thanked: 56087 timesBeen thanked: 13851 times
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