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Getting married? Try airbrushed makeup

If you’re getting married, chances are you keep hearing about the need to try out airbrush makeup. The form of foundation application has become extremely popular in the last few years for providing flawless coverage and long-lasting wear. If you’re thinking of trying out airbrush makeup for your wedding or even buying one of the at-home systems, check out some of the pros and cons below before committing.


It almost goes without saying that one of the biggest pros to airbrush makeup is its long-wearing effect–we’re talking 14 to 18 hours and up! Unlike traditional foundation, you won’t need to retouch after a few hours. Airbrush makeup can withstand extreme conditions, meaning it won’t melt if it’s hot and you’re sweating and it won’t rub off on your new hubby’s tuxedo or transfer onto your clothing.

Airbrush makeup provides flawless coverage, too. Think: that silky-smooth complexion you see on models in magazines. Although many brides are worried that airbrush makeup may end up looking “cakey” or heavy, it’s actually quite easy to control the level of coverage. Since the foundation itself is just a diluted pigment that’s dropped into a spray gun, the foundation is easy to evenly distribute onto the skin. The tiny foundation particles create a flawless finish without streaks or brush stroke lines.

Like with any makeup application, before a special event, get a facial or exfoliate before for best results. If you’re breaking out due to pre-wedding stress and jitters, airbrush makeup is also great at hiding imperfections.


The two biggest cons about airbrush makeup is how it reacts when wet and, the price tag. Airbrush makeup usually tacks on an extra $30 to $60 for bridal makeup fees, but for many it’s a worthwhile investment. There are also some at-home DIY airbrush makeup kits you may want to consider trying, like the Temptu Airbrush Makeup System. Before taking the plunge, have a makeup professional apply airbrush foundation during your bridal makeup trial to see for yourself if you like the results.

The second biggest con to airbrush makeup is that it will streak if wet. Heavy amounts of crying, for example, could leave behind streaks that aren’t easy to touch up with regular foundation. For the most part, this isn’t a huge concern for many unless you are planning on swimming during your nuptials, but it is something that some may want to take into consideration.

Have you tried airbrush makeup before? What did you think of the results?

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing