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Airbrush Makeup System - Why Would You Ever Use One?
Article by Lucinda Anderson
Who would ever use an airbrush makeup system? Isn't airbrushing something you do to cars?
Well, yes... Those wonderfully blended fantasy murals painted on Hippie vans and Harley Davidsons were all done with airbrushes. They are created by blowing a fine, focused spray of paint through a tube and out a nozzle, using a steady stream of compressed air as the propellant.
If you're thinking that sounds tricky - it is. You have to practice with the airbrush before you can feel comfortable using it. You need to do this until it delivers a fine, even mist every time, and not sudden globs of paint or a heavy coverage that looks too opaque.
It's the same with airbrush makeup.
Is There A Difference between Airbrush Painting and Makeup?
Yes and no. With both, you're going after translucent radiance rather than solid coverage, and perfect blending. However, whereas it takes a long time to get the hang of powerful artist's airbrushes, about one session and a couple of instruction videos (there are plenty on YouTube!) is all you need to feel comfortable with a cosmetic air brush.
Airbrush Makeup: Advantages and Disadvantages
There are actually several brands of airbrush makeup kit on the market right now. As with non-surgical facelifts, this is yet another makeup method that used to "belong" exclusively to Hollywood celebrities and highly-paid makeup artists... but is now readily available to the general public.
Airbrush makeup is more hygienic, since your hands never touch your skin; nor are you using (and re-using) sponge wedges or applicators.
An airbrush makeup system is comparatively expensive when you first purchase the kit (budget 0-300)... but once you have the airbrush makeup kit and its little mini-compressor, you can use it for years (and it saves on the cost of makeup). Typically, you use only a few drops in your air brush wand, whereas when you apply makeup by hand, you go through easily ten times that amount.
The whole key in making your airbrush last, however, lies in the cleaning. (The model made by Luminess is particularly easy to clean!)
Airbrush Makeup System: Cosmetic Bases
The cosmetics that come with the various airbrush makeup system brands have to be high-quality; otherwise they clog up the brush - but you have a choice of various "bases":
Silicon-based airbrush makeup is most commonly used in the movies. Undeniably, it gives the most long-lasting coverage, but can cause skin irritation (due to the skin not "breathing" properly) if overused. Some people also don't like the slightly rubbery feel.
Mineral-based is great if you have oily skin, or are prone to sweating easily, but its one drawback is that it can kill an expensive airbrush faster than anything else, if the utensil is not cleaned rigorously, or makeup is applied too heavily.
Water-based will give you your most natural and light option. It may not be as long lasting as silicone, but such tricks as several ultra-light coats, set with a fine mister after drying, can help keep your airbrushed look as perfect as a model's for several hours.
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