For years, airbrush makeup has been hidden from the public and only used by professional makeup artists. However, that is no longer the case, for now anyone can purchase and enjoy the benefits it brings about.
On the other hand, traditional makeup has been our trusted companion for decades now. In the majority of the time, it is our go-to method of application. And I understand why. We are used to it, and we love it.
Today, we will compare the two techniques. By noting the differences, as well as the benefits and drawbacks, you can for yourself see what you want to use in the future.
Traditional makeup as we know it is an application method done by hand. It’s been around for years, and the majority of us still use it. It comes in the form of liquids, creams, and powders.
There are thousands of companies in this field out there. We know them well, as they have been providing us with tried and tested brands of the more conventional products.
With this kind of application, you use brushes, sponges, and fiber brushes. One of the things I don’t like is how you have to repurchase tools every couple of months, and wash them continually during that time if you want to avoid nasty skin conditions.
I find one of the biggest appeals to sticking to traditional makeup is that it is readily available in most stores. There are also a lot of products which will suit all skin types. Although these are great points, traditional can be very time consuming, and it’s more challenging to blend.
Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone?
This spray on makeup world has opened itself up to the public, and it is rocking. As you can see, this is my preferred application method – I might be biased, though. Brands are popping up all over the place, making it easier to shop for everything you need.
With a little practice, it can be a lot easier to apply using the airbrush than the traditional brush. You are spraying your skin with a mist of the chosen product, and this allows you to layer easily. An easy layering process will also ensure you produce a more natural and flawless look.
Spray on makeup is also much better for your skin. Applying the product in form of mist makes it much less likely that you end up blocking your pores.
Many photographers prefer spraying because it creates a full, yet natural, coverage. Its lasting application is also a plus and gives you a full day (or more, if necessary) of wearing before you even need to touch up.
Spray on makeup can withstand some pretty hard weather. Whether it is a hot summer day or a downpour, you don’t have to worry!
My go-to range of airbrush makeup, and my ultimate brand of choice all around, is Rock Candy Beauty. They have produced a range of spray on makeup that caters for all skin types.
This all-natural range is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They host a variety of products, but my favorite is the No Filter 4K foundation. They have created an enormous range of sixteen colors in matte and satin finish for this one product.
Even if you don’t find an ideal match for your complexion, using the bubbling feature of your airbrush gun ensures you will. In essence, this feature allows you to blend together different shades of foundation – or any other beauty item.
Airbrush makeup is a little on the expensive side, at first. However, you get a longer-lasting coverage and a flawless look each time. Besides, you end up using less of the product than you would otherwise. I’d go as far as to call this type of makeup cost-effective.
What Do I Think?
Well, I think my answer is obvious. While we all love to stick with what we know, spray on makeup is bringing something fresh and exciting to the market. Creating a more natural look and blending are areas that airbrush makeup genuinely enhanced almost to the point of perfection.
If you are looking for a new and fun way to apply makeup, my suggestion is to take the dive and invest in an airbrush starter kit on your next shopping trip!