Whether you are getting dolled up for an important meeting or a party at your friend’s place, achieving an airbrushed look is your dream. Isn’t it? Airbrushed makeup has become a huge trend everyone is trying to follow, but most people don’t have the money to invest in an expensive airbrush machine or they’re not skilled in using it. But here are some tips and tricks that you can follow to achieve an airbrushed makeup look without an airbrush.
What is Airbrush Makeup?
Airbrush makeup involves spraying silicon-based, water-based, or oil-based makeup products with an air compressor or airbrush gun. The spray is like a fine mist on the skin that provides a consistent finish and flawless coverage. In addition, the foundation used in the airbrush gun is very lightweight and evens out imperfections. This technique is typically used for theatre, film, and bridal makeup.
Tips & Tricks to Achieve an Airbrush Makeup Look
Prep Your Skin
To start off, it is crucial to make sure that there are no dead skin cells or dry patches on your skin. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser or scrub to remove the debris. Next, pat-dry your face with a clean towel and apply a moisturizer when your skin is still slightly damp. It will help lock in the moisture and provide a smooth canvas. Then, use a silicone-based primer to seal the pores and smoothen fine lines and wrinkles.
Opt for a Matte Foundation
The most important step to achieve an airbrushed look is choosing the right foundation. Go for a full coverage matte foundation because it will control oil, prevent your skin from looking shiny, and hide imperfections flawlessly.
Warm up Your Foundation
A pro-tip to apply the matt foundation easily is to warm it up. You can warm up your makeup brushes with your hands or the foundation itself by rubbing it on the back of your hand. It will help to apply a flawless layer and prevent the cakey look.
Use a Makeup Sponge or a Fluffy Brush
A makeup sponge can give you the closest thing to an airbrushed makeup look. Wet, squeeze, and bounce it on your face to achieve a perfect finish. The damp makeup sponge absorbs the minimum product and does not leave any streaky or cakey look. If you do not like the never-ending tapping of a sponge, you can use a fluffy brush to blend the makeup. It provides you with an even and very natural finish.
Apply a Concealer on Blemishes and Dark Circles
The next step to achieve an airbrushed look is hiding the dark circles and blemishes with a concealer. First, opt for a concealer matching your skin tone. Then, use the same sponge or brush to blend it that you used for the foundation. If you have intense dark circles, use a color corrector, typically orange, before applying a concealer for an airbrushed look.
Use a Finishing Powder
The final step for getting an airbrushed look is to use high-quality finishing powder. It sets the foundation, controls oil, and minimizes the appearance of pores. Use a large fluffy brush to deposit a thin layer. People with dry skin don’t necessarily need a finishing powder. They can use it on the areas where they applied concealer or the T-zone only.
*Information in this article is not medical advice and may not be factually accurate. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post and to get the most up to date factual data about any procedure or treatment.