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The Difference Between Airbrush and Traditional Makeup

Which type of makeup is right for your wedding day?

When it comes to your wedding day, you want your makeup to look absolutely flawless. What is airbrush makeup and is it better than traditional makeup? It's important to understand the benefits and disadvantages of traditional and airbrush makeup, whether you're newly engaged or simply looking for the best beauty products. So how do you decide if one is right for you?

Airbrush makeup is a popular service among brides. Airbrush makeup uses a tiny gun connected to an air compressor to spray a thin mist of controlled air that pushes out color (foundation) Because the foundation is thinner than traditional foundation, it may be applied with a delicate mist and a constant stream of air to achieve an equal product finish across the skin. Traditional makeup is available in liquid, cream, or powder form. Fingertips, sponges, and brushes are commonly used to apply traditional foundation. It offers a wider range of colors than an airbrush, with nearly every shade possible. It's adaptable. It may be used as a full-coverage base tint. You may also mix it with other products to create makeup that targets certain imperfections. Brides have been using traditional makeup on their wedding days for years and have had amazing results. Today's brides have an extra benefit in that they may pick from a wide range of beauty items, airbrush included!


When compared to airbrushing, traditional makeup delivers more coverage. Traditional foundation comes in a variety of formulas. Some are for concealing blemishes and removing the skin's imperfection finish. When executed professionally, it creates a gleaming sheen that the airbrush cannot match. Traditional makeup can survive high temperatures and rain. Professional preparation and finishing touches are required to meet these expectations. A primer, sealer, and setting spray should be able to provide the same long-lasting effect as an airbrush.

Airbrush makeup looks great on normal, well-moisturized, and hydrated skin. One of the really unfortunate downsides of airbrush makeup is that it does not work well on dry skin. Because it is waterproof, rather than buildable or creamy, it leaves skin appearing flaky. If you have dry skin, though, regular makeup works wonders. It's available in a variety of formulas to suit the demands of different skin types. A matte finish foundation is ideal for oily skin. Their opposites with dry skin will benefit from a rich hydrating foundation.


Sunburn, excess hair, and dry skin also don't work well with airbrush products. Any fine hairs or dry skin spots will be picked up by the fine mist. If you use a silicone-based airbrush product, touch-ups will break down the coverage.


Even with both drawbacks, there are ways to overcome them. If you start a regular skin care program and exfoliate once a week, you can decrease dry skin and spots. It's recommended to consult your dermatologist or esthetician for the best treatment options for you. If you have vellus hair on your face, you have the option of waxing or shaving it. To ensure that no discomfort arises, have it done months before your event.


Both traditional and airbrush makeup are great options. The key factor to achieve an amazing look remains your choice and the person behind the service. Makeup trials help you get all your questions answered. You get a clear understanding of the makeup, the applications and the kind of look you are trying to achieve. Traditional makeup will create a flawless dewy finish through easy application. The cost is also typically lower than airbrush makeup.


715 Beautify specializes in traditional makeup application. With years of experience, professional products, and cutting edge techniques, traditional makeup is our choice too create beautiful wedding looks. Contact us today!