Airbrush or Traditional Makeup?

Airbrush VS Traditional Makeup

Which is best for me?

Many brides find themselves asking this question. Do not stress! I am here to help. It is a common misconception that one option is more “flawless” or that one lasts longer than the other. In fact as long as they are done correctly along with prep work and setting properties have been added; you will get maximum longevity out of either of these options. Both are also buildable and can have light to full coverage.

Airbrush makeup is water based, it is far less pore-clogging and therefore a great option for oily and acne prone skin. It can be extremely light and allow natural skin texture and freckles to show if desired! We do use a line diffuser as part of our prep work, however since this option does not settle down into the pores it can accentuate fine lines/wrinkles. Because of this we recommend traditional makeup for our mature skin. Dry or combination skin is not always the best candidate for airbrush makeup as the makeup can gravitate toward and build up on dry patches. 

A daily skin care routine as well as a facial 1-2 weeks prior to the event is HIGHLY recommended for either type of makeup, but is especially important for airbrush candidates with dry skin or many vellus hairs(fine hair found on the face and skin). Dermaplaning or full face waxing is extremely helpful 1-2 weeks prior to the event and can be paired with your facial. We do offer appointments within our studio located in North Canton, and can make recommendations for a daily skin care routine as well. 

Traditional makeup is a bit more well rounded when it comes to it’s hydrating properties, and pairs well with combination or dry skin. It can be a bit more pore-clogging especially the more “full coverage” you’re aiming for which is not usually a huge issue for a single day-wear, especially when cleansed and prepped properly.  Airbrush makeup tends to feel more light-weight. 

In conclusion both makeup options are great. We can work together to decide which option suites YOUR skin the best. 

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