It comes a moment in the planning of a wedding when a bride reaches the point in which she starts asking different questions about her makeup. Do I really need a makeup or should I go for something natural? So I do it myself or should I hire a professional makeup artist? Should I choose an airbrushed makeup or should I choose the traditional makeup. All these questions need an answer and the best way to take a correct decision is by doing a little bit of research.
The first thing you should know is that no matter what type of makeup you choose, it has its very own characteristics and rules. Even if you decide to hire a makeup artist, be very careful, as each an every single one of them have their own personal preference when it comes to a specific type of event. This being said, it is important that you have a serious conversation with your makeup artist and let him know what exactly are your desires, favorite colors and the entire ensemble of party choices such as the dress, wedding colors, location, etc.
Here are a few questions that a bride should ask before she takes a decision and the correct answers that will satisfy her curiosity.
1. What is airbrush makeup?
The airbrush makeup is actually a type of lightweight makeup that is applied with an air gun machine. If it is applied correctly, it sprays an extra thin layer of makeup that will offer a soft and impeccable result. Ask what type of airbrush makeup system does the artist uses. Honestly, I find the airbrush system from Temptu to be the best airbrush makeup system, just because of its cool gifts that comes with the tool (Foundation AirPod, Blush AirPod, Highlighter AirPod, Bronzer AirPod, Face Tan AirPod) and its reliability (it lasts longer than other machines).
2. What types of airbrush makeup should we use?
In general, a professional makeup artist will use only quality products that are silicon or water based. By using a silicone based makeup, a bride can dance, cry with excitement and even run to her husband without worrying for a second that the makeup will run off her face. Also, an airbrush makeup is also perfect for that special moment when you take your wedding photos, as it doesn’t leave any marks from sweat or tears. If you decide to choose the water based makeup, you should know that it isn’t water resistant.
3. Why is the airbrush makeup recommended for brides?
Believe it or not, there are a variety of reasons. To start with, the thin and even layer of foundation will allow you face to look flawless. Keep in mind that with the airbrush system you can mix different shades of foundation in order to obtain the perfect color that exactly matches your skin tone and you will be able to avoid any embarrassing moments when you realize that the foundation is slightly darker or lighter than your skin tone, thus making you look like you are wearing a mask.
Another advantage of using a silicone based makeup is that it doesn’t run off, so your clothes and your future husband’s collar will be completely stain free, and it is also waterproof, so you can launch a river of emotions.
The modern high-definition cameras have managed to make artists and people be more aware of some of the mistakes that a traditional makeup may sometimes cause due to a line that was not correctly mixed or a brush that left a few apparently invisible traces. When it comes to airbrush makeup, these problems don’t exist anymore, as the makeup is totally even and perfect.
4. Is airbrush makeup for everyone?
Unfortunately, it is not for everyone, so make sure to talk with your makeup artist and discuss about your complexion and skin type. In general, the traditional makeup needs pores to adhere but the airbrush makeup has to be applied to a skin that is hair free, moisturized and soft. In case you have small amounts of hair on your face and you do not wax it, the airbrush makeup will make you look like a peach. It is recommended to wax and thoroughly exfoliate between using this type of makeup. You can achieve that airbrush effect (much cheaper) by using a stippling brush, however you have to have years of experience, a professional brush (with synthetic bristles) and of course great product.
5. Is the airbrush makeup worth all the extra costs?
Definitely Yes! Not even a single bride that has used the airbrush makeup for her wedding had anything to complain about the results. The overall benefits that using the airbrush makeup offers is far more impressive than using the traditional one. It is stain free, thus keeping your clothes in perfect condition, it is waterproof and in this way you can relax and let your emotions run wild and you won’t have any sweat stains on your face and what is more important is that despite all the tears, sweat, kisses and hugs, it has a guaranteed long lasting effect.
Let’s talk about another aspect and think about the costs you have to deal with when it comes to the wedding dress and shoes. Wouldn’t you like your makeup to be on the same page as your overall outfit and make you look like a perfect princess? I’m sure you would.
The reality is that, in the end, the decision is only up to the bride, and she is the only one that can make a decision about the type of makeup she wants to have on the most important day of her life.
12 Apr 2014