Airbrush Makeup, It’s Too Easy

Airbrush Makeup truly is simplicity in a gun. A lot of people think it is the domain of makeup artists and complicated to use. Not so, there are kits available to suit everyone. While it may seem a little expensive to buy a complete kit with the compressor, airbrush gun and foundations, it will soon pay for itself. Airbrush foundation is available with a water or silicone base and the preference of which to use would be yours to make.

All you need to do is find the right colour for your skin, put about 10 drops into the airbrush cup, hold the gun about 10cm away from your face and spray. Even when you close your eyes you can still feel where the foundation is going so it is virtually impossible to make a mistake. 10 drops will do your entire face and give a good blend on the neck area. If you want to have a slight coverage you use less drops. In comparison airbrush foundations will last a lot longer than normal foundations and this is because the pigments are concentrated and you use a lot less in the application.

Blending is a word you will never have to use again with airbrush makeup, because the spray from the gun is fine and you are constantly moving the gun you don’t get makeup lines, the foundation blends down perfectly every time.

Using a primer first will give an excellent base for your foundation, but you need to remember to use a water based primer with water based airbrush makeup and a silicone based primer for silicone based airbrush makeup. Primer helps to fill in those annoying little lines and gives the skin a bit of moisture.

Coverage is fantastic, it hides everything. In preparation for airbrushing use a water based primer first. Let the primer dry and if you need to, you can then apply concealer to where it is needed. Some makeup artists say to use concealer after you apply your foundation, but with airbrush makeup you can’t do that because the concealer will show on top of your perfect airbrush finish.

You will soon see that with airbrush makeup foundation your finish looks perfect every time, the makeup does not slip or sit in lines on the face. Applying blusher is quick and simple too, just make sure you have got all or most of the foundation out of the gun then put in 2-3 drops of blusher, point the gun to where you want to start the blush and go, keep the lever at half this time to get a light spray and again no blending. The same with bronzer as well, 3-4 drops will do the entire face.

Always clean the airbrush gun after every use to keep it in good condition. The first thing is to fill the cup up with water and run that through the gun into the bathroom sink, then \half fill the cup with airbrush cleaner and run that through, the cleaner will usually remove any remaining residue and you want this residue out so it does not clog up the needle on the gun, the finally fill the cup again with water and run it through the gun to remove the airbrush cleaner.

Foundation setting spray is another product you should also consider, which is in its own spray bottle and does not go through the airbrush gun. The first time you do it, your face will look wet and makeup looked ruined but you will soon realise that it would eventually dry and it did and everything was fine – panic over. To speed up this drying process use the gun and just air coming through and spray it all around my face to dry the setting spray and this also help to get the last of any airbrush makeup water out of the gun. If you can’t clean your gun after you have used it, fill the cup with airbrush cleaner, spray a little through and let the rest sit until you have time to clean it. Clean up usually takes less than one minute.

Airbrushing the foundation, blush and bronzer on takes about 1 minute, clean up, about 1 minute, so all up it is a quick 2.0 minute process to achieve perfection. A good quality airbrush makeup will last 12-15 hours. With water based airbrush makeup you can also waterproof it by adding 1 drop of vodka into the airbrush cup with your foundation and doing this when you are going out on a hot summer’s day will extend the life of your makeup.

With airbrush foundation you don’t even feel like you are wearing any makeup, it is so light. When you first started wearing it you will to keep checking to make sure it was still there because it does not feel like you was wearing any makeup at all. Most people who try airbrush makeup never go back to normal liquid or cake foundations, the application process with airbrush makeup is a lot cleaner, less time consuming, less messier and you get a perfect finish every time. Try and find an airbrush foundation range that is mineral based as with this base you will never to put a powder over the top, powder on top of an airbrushed finish can ruin the airbrush natural looking finish.


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