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Airbrush vs Regular Makeup application

Have any of you ladies had your makeup done both ways PROFESSIONALLY, and do you prefer one over the other? 

I went to a MAC store the other day and I thought the girl did an awesome job in the store with regular liquid (gel) foundation, but she does airbrush for weddings on the side.   

I want whatever is going to make my face look as flawless as possible without being caked on and that will stay fresh and not make my skin oily within 2 hours!!!  I have a lot of little blemishes on my face AND I have excema that just decides to act up on certain days and there's no telling when it will happen.

Any suggestions for what type of makeup you think will be best? 

Thanks!  Sorry so long, I'm frustrated about this decision, LOL

Re: Airbrush vs Regular Makeup application

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    Sparkette19Sparkette19 member
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    edited December 2011
    I pondered the same decision before I spoke with my MUA. She said that either one would work, but that she normally just does airbrush for ladies that are appearing on TV especialy HD. I expressed concern b/c I have very oily skin in the summer months so I'm afraid of looking like an oil slick and she assured me that her regular foundation is flawless and lasts all day. I tend to believe her b/c she's a professionally educated MUA that's worked in LA and now in Chicago. I go for my trial next week.
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    edited December 2011
    I have had both done professionally. I did Airbrush for my wedding. I have oily skin and I never had to touch my face makeup up all day (I redid my lipstick). What I would recommend is finding someone who does both so you have the option. Then having your trial with airbrush, and if you like it you can do it the day of. If you don't then she can do regular, as you have already had this done and know how it looks. I thought the airbrushing took away every flaw, it just like erased them. It also felt really light. Both our moms had it and one of my friends did it the day of the wedding too. I thought it looked awesome. My MUA was Kim Nather http://www.facebook.com/#!/beautybybrush?ref=search&sid=6828100.749354638..1

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    edited December 2011
    Great question, I pondered this as well. I had both done and ultimately I am going for just regular makeup.  I do not wear much makeup and the airbrush did feel better, much lighter but I couldn't tell much of a difference in look.  I just felt it wasn't justified in the price.
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    edited December 2011

    I am having regular makeup for my wedding.  I have very sensitive, very oily skin, and when I did an airbrush trial, my skin reacted very badly - I turned into a big oil slick within a few hours and then my face broke out into a huge red rash.  Not pretty. 

    Anyway, this is apparently very rare, but because of my experience, I would recommend finding an artist who can do both and have her use airbrush for the trial.  If you like it, then you can use it for the wedding; if not, you know that your MUA can use regular instead.  Hope this helps!

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    Bimbi284Bimbi284 member
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    edited December 2011
    I too have oily skin and tried the airbrush for my trial. I was NOT a fan. I was oily within the hour, and it just did not cover the way I would have hoped. It also felt weird on my skin to me. I also felt like other products didn't blend as well with airbrush (bronzer/blush/eyeshadow) so when I did get oily, I also looked blotchy. I am going with regular foundation and powder for my day!
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    edited December 2011
    I would definitely recommend airbrush for the wedding day.  I have had regular makeup done professionally for other occasions, and while I loved the look, it just did not last as long or look as flawless as the airbrush.  My skin, however, is between dry and normal and therefore you may have a different experience with oily skin.  For me, I liked the airbrush because it honestly did not feel like I had any makeup on my face, whereas the regular makeup professionally done made me feel like I had a lot of makeup on my skin.  Then again, things are completely different for different types of skin but I hope this helps!  

    I had airbrush for E-pics a few weeks ago, and it ended up raining out a little and the airbrush held up pretty well with light rain, so that may be something else you would want to consider.
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    edited December 2011
    I did one of my trials with airbrush application.  While I loved the idea of it, especially since the makeup artist said it lasts a lot longer and they can also spray your neck and chest for one flawless look; the end result was not what I had imagined.  When I got home and looked in the mirror, the makeup had settled into every fine line and wrinkle on my face.....all of which I didnt realize I had until that day!  I am now going with a traditional foundation base.  I would actually recommend going to a department store and trying on a few different brands and formulas to find one that works best for your skin and lasts the longest, instead of the one type the makeup artist has. 
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