I am excited to introduced my first ever guest blogger today! Clearly I would have nothing meaningful to say about makeup since I was too naive to consider professional styling for my own wedding. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20. Brides today seem a bit smarter, but they still have lots of questions. I'm delighted to present a professional makeup artist to explain foundation options for making sure you have a wedding look that can go the distance!
Deciding on the look for your wedding day may be a significant decision you want to make when it comes to your wedding. Brides constantly ask me questions about specific types of foundation makeup for their wedding day. I'd like to address the most common questions brides ask regarding airbrush makeup.
What is the difference between airbrush and traditional makeup?
Lots of my brides have questions about airbrush makeup vs. traditional foundations because of concerns with longevity as well as the overall look on their wedding day.There are several different types of airbrush makeup; water, silicone, and alcohol based. I carry all lines in my kit, but most bridal artists will only carry one of their preference.
Water based gives a matte finish and is long wearing, but would not be good for humid/hot outdoor weddings. (My Central Florida brides should definitely keep this in mind! ~ Ann)
Silicone based gives a dewy finish and better for outdoor weddings since it is slightly moveable, allowing for touch ups should you sweat or cry. I always recommend testing silicone based products on the arm before applying to the face because of the number of people allergic to silicone.
Alcohol based is an alternative when the client is allergic to silicone, but needs longevity from their foundation. Alcohol based will give a slightly matte finish to the skin, but will not be as moveable as silicone based.
Will airbrush work for brides with skin Issues like Rosacea and Acne?
Yes, I use airbrush mostly for my clients with skin issues. Airbrush is a fine micronized mist that allows for many thin layers in order to cover skin imperfections without enhancing the flaws of the skin or looking caked on. I prefer to use water based airbrush foundation for my clients with severe skin issues since it is less reflective and is hypoallergenic.
Does airbrush feel natural on the skin?
Airbrush makeup works very well for people who do not typically wear makeup. Because airbrush makeup is very light on the skin and takes on the texture of the skin, it feels like you are not wearing any makeup at all. I also prefer airbrush for mature skin since it doesn't sink into fine lines as much as a heavier foundation would.
Can traditional makeup achieve the same effect as airbrushed?
Traditional foundation can achieve the same look as airbrush in the hands of an experienced makeup artist. Traditional application allows for a more personalized look. If someone has very nice skin, I can sheer down the makeup to show their skin leaving just slight coverage. If someone has trouble skin, I can correct and contour using different foundations. The greatest advantage of traditional application verses airbrush is that it is much easier to touch up throughout the day should the need arise.
~ by Briggitte Dix of Bloom Makeup Artistry
See Briggitte on Facebook!