Airbrush makeup is a technique used to apply makeup onto the skin using an airbrush gun and compressor. The technique was originally developed for use in film and television, where a flawless, natural-looking finish is essential. However, airbrush makeup is now widely used in the beauty industry, particularly for special events such as weddings, proms, and photo shoots.
The airbrush gun releases a fine mist of makeup, which is applied to the skin in light layers. This allows for a buildable coverage that can range from sheer to full coverage, depending on the client’s preference. Airbrush makeup is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and the finish is often described as “flawless” due to the even coverage and lack of visible brush strokes. One of the main benefits of airbrush makeup is its longevity. Once applied, it can last up to 12 hours or more, even in hot and humid conditions, without smudging or fading. This makes it ideal for special events where the client needs their makeup to last all day or night. Airbrush makeup is also waterproof and transfer-resistant, so it’s perfect for clients who may be perspiring or need to wear a mask.
Airbrush makeup is suitable for all skin types and tones, and can be used to cover a range of skin concerns, including blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation. It’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores, making it a great choice for clients with acne-prone skin. While airbrush makeup is typically used for the face, it can also be used on the body, particularly for covering tattoos. It’s also great for creating a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow on the legs and arms for those who preferred a sun kissed, tanned look.