Airbrush Makeup & Nails
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Question: What is airbrush makeup?
Answer: Airbrush makeup is the application of makeup via a compressor and airbrush gun (known as an airbrush makeup system) which is sprayed onto the skin as a fine mist which can be layered with several passes. The makeup used in airbrush makeup kits is more watery than traditional makeup and you can get full coverage with less makeup than would normally be used when using a makeup brush or sponge.
Question: Is airbrush makeup better than traditional makeup?
Answer: Most fans of airbrush makeup will answer a resounding ‘yes!’ to this question. And I generally tend to agree–however, I’m also aware that sometimes traditional makeup has better uses or can work really well in combination with airbrush makeup. The reasons why airbrush makeup is generally considered better than traditional makeup is that it produces better coverage, is easier to apply, lasts for a long time without smudging and sits very lightly on the skin without irritating it (since you never have to physically touch your skin to apply airbrush makeup).
Question: Is airbrush makeup expensive?
Answer: It depends on the brand and the quality of the makeup and the airbrush makeup system you choose. It also depends on your own personal needs. However, you could say that generally airbrush makeup is about the same, to slightly more expensive than average traditional makeup use (thought it’s getting cheaper!). As you know, in the world of makeup you often get what you pay for but not always… Airbrush makeup kits and the airbrush makeup itself can differ greatly in quality amongst different brands. The makeup can be expensive too but you don’t need to use too much and hopefully won’t go through a lot each month. Most airbrush makeup brands are very high quality and non-comedogenic and are good value for money.
Question: Is it difficult to keep an airbrush makeup gun clean?
Answer: Not at all. Most airbrush makeup kits come with the cleaning fluid you need and it is usually simply a matter of running some of this cleaner through the airbrush gun as well as ‘back bubbling’ with some water. You may also need to wipe certain parts of the airbrush gun down with a lint free cloth. The best thing for your airgun is to soak it in a container of distilled water (some airbrush makeup kits come with this or you can make your own).
Question: What can I do with my airbrush makeup system?
Answer: Lots of things! Not only does airbrush makeup create perfectly glowing, full coverage foundation, you can also do beautiful blush, contouring and highlights, eye-shadow, as well as make temporary tattoos or artistic makeup stencils. Many people also like using airbrush makeup as a paramedical cover-up for acne, birthmarks, psoriasis, permanent tattoos etc. It is also the professionals’ choice for special FX makeup work (think zombies!) and all my friends use it for Halloween costumes.
Question: How to I choose the right makeup tones for my skin?
Answer: Most airbrush makeup companies who sell online will have a chart to help you work out what skin tone range you fall under. Most people are either ‘cool’, ‘neutral’ or ‘warm’ and airbrush makeup kits will supply you with 4 different tones in this range. If you are really unsure, just go into a makeup salon or Sephora and they’ll be more than happy to help you out.
Question: How do I learn to use airbrush makeup?
Answer: Practice, practice, practice! There are airbrush makeup courses you can take, some of which are better than others. However, most airbrush makeup kits come with an instructional DVD which is enough for most people–especially if you already have experience with putting on makeup. I’ve always learned a lot from looking at magazines, films and also online videos. Watching others and then trying to replicate it is the best tutorial you can ever get and it’s also great fun. Don’t be afraid to experiment with airbrush makeup. Have fun with it and if
Question: Help! I bent the needle in the airbrush gun – what do I do?
Answer: Get a new one! The airbrush won’t work if the needle is damaged in any way. There is no point trying. Some people keep a spare needle just in case this happens. Most of the time the needle is damaged when cleaning the airbrush gun or assembling/disassembling it so be careful!
Question: Is airbrush makeup bad for my skin?
Answer: Many manufacturers of airbrush makeup stand behind their ingredients as being non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested as safe. Airbrush makeup can be either water, silicone or alcohol based and many contain vitamins and natural ingredients. The water based makeup is my preference because it feels lighter on the skin and is much less likely to cause a reaction. However, silicone based makeup has more of an HD effect and is preferred by those not allergic to it. Temporary tattoos are generally alcohol based. The best advice is to always check with your specialist if you are prone to allergies and do a spot test to ensure you do not get a reaction; but, as a general rule, airbrush makeup is not bad for the skin.
Question: How do I mix makeup?
Answer: Simple! Put a few drops of one tone in the cup, followed by another tone. You can find the formulas in your instructional DVD or online as well as by experimenting and playing with different tones.
Question: The makeup keeps bubbling out of my cup – what’s wrong?
Answer: Most likely you are either using too much makeup or the airbrush gun isn’t clean. Remember, most of the time you only need 3-5 drops at most.
Question: My airbrush gun is clean but I’m not getting proper coverage – what’s wrong?
Answer: Most likely the problem is with the makeup. Remember, shake the makeup well before you put it in the cup!
Question: How do I use the airbrush gun?
Answer: The key to using the airbrush gun is to learn how to hold it correctly, know how far away from your skin it should be and to use continuous, circular motion.
Question: Can you use traditional makeup in an airbrush makeup system?
Answer: No. Airbrush makeup is much more liquid than traditional makeup. Traditional makeup will clog your airbrush makeup system. Some people water down body paint and use this but is it of a lower quality than most good brands of airbrush makeup.
WHY IS AIRBRUSH MAKEUP BETTER?
Our foundation formula is water resistant, silicone free, paraben free, and not tested on animals. A small amount of our specially formulated makeup is sprayed into super-fine mist onto the face, giving the coverage you desire( from sheer to opaque).The result is a flawless, lightweight, natural, and undetectable coverage that will last all day with no need for touch ups! Now you too can get the look of the stars!
Most people can apply with foundation in just 2 or 3 tries, or 2-3 days of practice if they don’t follow the DVD Getting comfortable with the foundation will open the way to beautiful blush, eyes shadows, and much more.
Our air applied makeup is a specially formulated to feel light, be water and rub resistant and last all day. For best results apply to fresh clean skin, free of oils and other moisturizers. Allow the sun block to set before applying foundation. We also have skin care and moisturizers that help our makeup last longer.
MIX CUSTOM COLORS
Blend colors easily in the airbrush makeup cup, a few drops at a time, to match your favorite shades. With over 100 shades to choose from, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating custom colors! You can mix foundation shades to match any skin tone, find your perfect lip color, or even create your own custom eye shadow color!
Add a few drops of each color into the airbrush cup and air mix the colors. Just stop the airflow with a tissue and at the same time gently pull back on the lever to “air mix” the colors. Watch the marbling effect as the 2 colors blend to become an entirely new shade.
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