Truthfully, airbrushed and traditional makeup have their own set of pros & cons. So let’s discuss the differences first, and then dig into some ways to determine what is best for you and your needs? At the end of the day, I want you to feel confident in a decision that works best for you!
Airbrush makeup is specially formulated to be applied with an airbrush gun and makeup air compressor. From my experience, it feels like a soft mist and holds up like a charm. and is applied in thin layers to the skin. This allows for the smooth, even finish that is highly desirable. It is very lightweight, when applied properly and tends to last all-day, up to 15 hours of wear time most report. Silicone-based foundations are waterproof, which is also ideal for those hot wedding days, or the teary-eyed bride. Traditional makeup, on the other hand, involves the use of liquid, cream, or powdered foundations that are applied with a range of application tools including sponges, brushes, etc. The makeup artist uses her expertise to decide which medium will work best with the client’s skin to give them their desired finish. The wear time is all-day as well when using primers, setting powders, setting sprays, etc.
So now that we know both traditional and airbrush makeup are formulated for all-day wear, let’s look at the pros and cons of each in a quick summary to help you decide which best fits your needs: