Wedding Day Prep: Airbrushing

How Airbrushing Achieves a Flawless Wedding Look

The word "airbrushing" may seem like your face will be plastered with makeup, but it's quite the opposite. Professional makeup artists use specialized airbrushing techniques to ensure smooth coverage of the skin, as well as camouflage any surface flaws. Airbrushing uses liquid foundation and makeup, but with an application twist. Makeup artists use a special tool, known as an airbrush gun with an air compressor to spray makeup gently onto the face.

Airbrushed makeup is layered onto skin like a fine mist spray paint -- it's diffused evenly instead of absorbing into your skin, such as liquid or powder-based makeup. The makeup won't settle into your cute laugh lines or other fine lines you'd rather not find in your wedding photos. Spraying foundation on your skin also makes it easier to blend other makeup, and create a finish that is gorgeous yet effortless.

The base for your face, airbrush foundation, comes in two distinct formulas. Water-based airbrush foundation leaves the skin with a more matte finish. It can also be touched up or fixed easily with brushes. If you are going for a dewier look, silicone-based foundation may be the one for you. The silicone foundation is water-resistant, long lasting and is oil absorbent. That translates to less touch-ups later in the day, especially if you're having a summer wedding or getting married somewhere warm.

For the rest of your features, airbrushing can also include eye makeup, blush and even lipstick. Makeup can come in every shade imaginable, from au natural to high pigment of color. The colors you use is all about your style. Let's take a look at how to prepare your face for a successful airbrushing application.

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