Makeup artists have been using airbrush makeup compressors for many years. While these fabulous tools have been around for so long, everyday women are noticing them more and more. Companies are starting to advertise more for personal airbrush kits as opposed to just the professionals. I'm here to fill you in, and you can decide:
Is it worth it?
I have to be honest, I fought against getting an airbrush for a long time. Crazy because I love it now, but for a while I just kept telling myself....
It's too expensive.
It's just another thing to lug around.
I can get the same results by applying foundation by hand.
While all those things ring true, I am so happy to own one! For my business it's crucial. Brides are crazy for it, HD television is all over, and let's just face it--there are some things that are nearly impossible to cover flawlessly ;)
Airbrush makeup is applied using an air compressor which creates a steady flow of foundation that you control using the trigger on your "brush" or "air gun." The application can be as light or as heavy as you desire. So you can apply more product in areas that need a little more coverage, but it will blend seamlessly and won't give you that cake-y look.
Airbrush is a very clean and germ free application. The foundation goes straight into your air gun which is cleaner than brushes and sponges which can hold a lot of bacteria (be sure to clean them between uses!).
Another perk about the airbrush makeup: The makeup is water resistant. So sweat and tears bare no threat! Granted, you will still need to blot as your skin is still breathing and may still produce oil, but it won't ruin your makeup.
While I do airbrush often, I also do most of my work by hand. Partially to keep in good practice, but also because I enjoy it. It is definitely possible to create a flawless/long lasting look without an airbrush--It's just a matter of taking care of your skin, and applying the right products correctly. Many posts and videos will be made to showcase some options for you guys :)
As with anything else, airbrush makeup is just another way apply makeup. Everyone has a preference for themselves based on what works best for them and their skin, what's easiest/fastest, and of course convenient.
Foundation is definitely something that you should be taking the time to figure out! It is the base of your makeup routine and when done wrong, offsets the entire face! So experiment! Go play with different types of foundations and application techniques. Trial and error is the only way you'll learn :)
Hope this was helpful! Everyone enjoy your Sunday!