Airbrush Makeup 101

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Airbrush Makeup 101

Posted on: June 8th, 2020

Airbrush makeup is makeup that is sprayed onto your skin using an airbrush, instead of using the traditional brushes or sponges. Most people are not as familiar with airbrush makeup as they are with traditional makeup, so it is important to know more about it before you give it a try.

Before you start using airbrush makeup, it is a good idea to first practice with water so you can get a feel of the compressor and airbrush gun and you can experiment with the different settings. You need to mix the makeup for the gun beforehand and you want to achieve a consistency that is like milk.

You also need to prepare your skin prior to putting on the makeup and you want to wash your face and neck with a good cleanser so that all the dead skin cells are removed. Afterwards, you will want to thoroughly dry your skin. The makeup will not apply evenly if it is sprayed onto wet skin. Once you have the mixture in the airbrush gun, you should test spray either on your hand or a piece of paper to make sure that it is working properly and that you have the right color for your skin tone.

Before you begin spraying, make sure that you have your hair tied back so you do not accidentally spray your hair. The appropriate technique for applying airbrush makeup is to have a constant and steady motion so that the airbrush foundation will be spread evenly. You also want to make sure that you keep your hand moving and do not stay in one area for too long or else you will apply too much color and it will not dry as quickly.

You want to hold the airbrush gun 6-12 inches away from your face when applying the makeup. You can move it slightly closer for the target areas that you need more coverage for. If you hold the gun too closely to your face, it will cause the color to become too concentrated and it will not be very natural looking.

Another important thing to remember is that when you are applying over your eyelids, you do not want to close your eyes too tightly. If you do, the makeup will concentrate in the wrinkles and it will draw attention to those spots. You also want to make sure that you blend your neck in with the rest of the foundation. It is a very common mistake to forget about blending your neck.

There is an art to applying airbrush makeup and the more you practice, the better you will become. It is important to remember that less is more and you do not want to apply too much makeup. It is very easy to go overboard when applying. If you are looking to have airbrush makeup done for a special occasion, such as a wedding, it is best that you go to a professional to ensure you get the best possible results.