It’s shocking to think about the sheer number of people, especially makeup enthusiasts, that still don’t use airbrush makeup in their daily routines. Some people might think it’s too complicated to figure out, but it’s actually a lot simpler than having to use makeup brushes to apply your products. Makeup brushes are complicated. Airbrushing is easy.
Think about it, with makeup brushes, you have to consider the specific types of fibers that they’re made of, then you have to figure out which makeup brush works with which product, and after that, you need to learn how to use the makeup brushes.
Which movements are going to work for each brush to get your desired look? On top of all that, you need to clean, dry, and care for them to make sure they don’t dry out. Sometimes you even have to apply oils to certain brushes to keep them healthy. If that’s not enough to convince you, makeup brushes are a lovely home for bacteria and other contaminants.
Airbrushing is quick, easy, and generally more hygienic. Maybe it’s daunting to learn a new skill but once you know what you’re doing, you’ll use generally the same techniques for a wide range of makeup. The following is a list compiled as to why airbrushing is as easy as we think it is.
Keep it at a distance, and use circular motions
This is a general rule of thumb for applying airbrush makeup. It’s a very simple technique and only takes a little while to get the hang of. The biggest selling point for airbrush makeup is that it creates a smooth, full-coverage finish that looks picture perfect every time.
Airbrushing achieves this desired look by spraying a very fine mist of product onto your skin. By keeping your stylus at a distance, you allow the mist to cover a larger area of skin but with less coverage. You want to do this because you don’t want to spray too much to quickly. If you spray too close to the face, it’ll look blotchy and won’t give you the results you want.
So keep it at about 6 inches from your face and use gentle circular motions all across the area you need covered. If you want fuller coverage, you can go over the area a few times but make sure that it’s still kept at a distance. That’s pretty much it as far as your technique goes. There is a learning curve but once you have the basic motion down, everything else it pretty much intuitive.
It’s just fast, and it works
Because the airbrush can cover a big area on the face since you’re spraying from a distance, it doesn’t take long before your entire face is covered with your desired product. As long as you spray an even amount of product onto the skin, you’re all set to go. It just takes a few minutes before you’re ready to take off for the day. Not to mention the fact that airbrushing lasts longer on average than your regular foundation.
The same technique, but a wide range of makeup
This is one of the best parts about airbrushing. Instead of having different brushes for each type of product, whether it’s primer, foundation, concealer, blush, or bronzer, all you need is one airbrush and you use the same technique to apply all of these products.
All you need is to learn how to use it one time, and you have a big range of makeup products to work with.
More color options – for all your products
Airbrushing also allows you to experiments with different colors and shades for your makeup products. Airbrush systems have a cup attached to your stylus where you will add several drops of your product.
This attached cup allows you to also add in multiple colors and mix them to achieve your desired result. If you’re finding it difficult to find a perfect foundation that will color match your skin tone, you can use one darker foundation color and one lighter one and mix the two together inside the airbrush cup. When you push back on the lever on your stylus, it will bubble and mix the colors inside the cup.
Because of this feature, you can experiment with different products such as bronzers, highlighters, blushes and others.
Long lasting coverage
Not only are you wasting less time applying makeup in the morning with airbrushing, but you also spend less time applying makeup throughout the day. As mentioned above, airbrushing lasts longer on average than regular makeup. How much longer? Well, depending on the system and the makeup you choose, it can last up to 10 or even 12 hours and longer.
All you need to do is apply your makeup once in the morning and you’re all set for literally the entire day. It’s a no brainer!
Overall, airbrushing just makes sense if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to waste time and still have flawless looking, full-coverage makeup that lasts all day long. So try airbrushing yourself and see if it works for you. Chances are, you’ll fall in love with it, too.