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ARTICLE: Is Airbrush Makeup Right For You?

There are a lot of choices when it comes to your wedding day makeup - particularly, the kind of foundation you wear. Airbrush makeup has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and many brides are now turning to airbrush makeup for their special day. With all of the options out there, it can be difficult to decide if airbrush makeup is the right choice for you. Let’s take a closer look at what airbrush makeup is, how it works, and why it may or may not be the right choice for you on your wedding day.

Photo by Jennifer Cody Photography | NWS Stylist Canaan using Temptu Air Airbrush System

What is Airbrush Makeup?

Airbrush makeup is a type of makeup application method that uses an air compressor to apply a fine mist of foundation and other cosmetic products onto the skin. It can be used on any part of the body, but its primary use is on the face & decolette. Airbrushing can provide an even layer of coverage with less product. Additionally, it allows makeup to be applied without ever touching the face - something that can be especially important when dealing with sensitive skin types. Lastly, airbrush makeup comes in a variety of finishes, so you can opt for a dewy, radiant glow or an all-matte look - the choice is yours!

The Overall Benefits of Airbrush Makeup

Airbrushing has several advantages over traditional methods - one being that it can help create a very natural & flawless look to the skin. Because the makeup is applied in such thin layers, it looks much more like real skin than regular foundation does, if applied correctly.

Airbrush makeup also helps give you an overall flawless look by covering up blemishes, sunspots and other imperfections without looking heavy or unnatural due to the mist-like application method. Airbrushing isn't just great for full face coverage either; its versatility makes it perfect for applying blush, bronzer, and highlighter too. With airbrush techniques like contouring and highlighting becoming increasingly popular, this type of application is becoming more popular than ever before.

Women with mature skin also love airbrush makeup because it requires less product than regular foundation does. That means it won’t settle into fine lines or creases on the face like ordinary foundation might. It is ideal for spot-concealing age spots while delivering a very light coverage mist over the rest of the face.

In addition to these benefits, airbrushing also offers long-lasting results. Since the product dries quickly and adheres to your skin arguably better than other kinds of foundation do, you won't have to worry about the makeup smudging or creasing during the day & evening. In fact, some formulas are designed to stay put for up to 24 hours! This makes it ideal for brides who need their makeup to look perfect all night long without having to touch up or reapply.

John Myers Photography | NWS Stylist Madison finishing a bridal makeup application

Other Considerations

While there are many benefits to using airbrush makeup over traditional methods, there are also some drawbacks that should be considered before deciding which route you will take for your wedding day makeup. Airbrush makeup is not typically the best for people with a lot of skin texture - particularly with active acneic breakouts and/or acne scars, and large pores. Sometimes airbrush makeup can make these texture issues appear more prominent. It is also not advised to layer on a lot of skin-smoothing primers underneath airbrush makeup, as it prevents the product from adhering properly to the skin. This drastically reduces its wearability over a long period of time such as a wedding day. We also don't recommend airbrush makeup for people who require a LOT of coverage, as this can cause the final look to appear like a mask, as airbrush makeup wasn't meant to be applied this heavily.


In conclusion, if you're looking for a natural makeup look on your wedding day, then airbrush makeup may be just what you need! Not only does it provide great coverage with fewer strokes and less product than traditional methods do, but its quick-drying properties also ensure long-lasting wearability too. If you have great skin already, and want a beautiful, natural makeup look on your wedding day, give airbrush makeup a try! You won't regret it.



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