Airbrush makeup gives you a flawless look to your skin, and it’s incredibly versatile. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. However, using a cosmetic airbrush is different than traditional makeup and can take some time to get used to. Follow these tips, and you’ll soon feel comfortable and will be using wielding your airbrush makeup tool like a pro.
First, Practice With Water
Practicing with water will give you a feel for the airbrush and how it works. You’ll be able to feel the weight of it in your hand and get an idea of how fast the product sprays. You’ll know how close to hold it to your face and how much pressure to use. This saves product and mess.
Start With a Clean Face
Because airbrush foundation gives you such a soft, flawless look, you’ll want to start off with a clean slate in order to enhance the look of your skin. Thoroughly cleansing your face before applying makeup will help to make sure your colors don’t look caked on your skin.
Be Sure to Moisturize
Moisturizing your face is another important step in the prepping process. Moisturized skin is less likely to cause the light texture of airbrush makeup to clump than dry skin.
Use a Primer
A makeup primer helps to ensure that your cosmetics remain on your face longer, without sliding off or smudging throughout the day due to sweat or oil.
Don’t Over-Do It
Your practice with the water should help you to avoid going overboard with the spray. Just keep in mind that a light mist is best. Remain at a steady distance from your face, moving in small circles, in order to create the most natural and even finish possible. You can always go back and add more, but removing excess is a bit more complicated.
Blend in the Neck
Unlike traditional makeup, you’ll want to extend the airbrush makeup to the neck. This eliminates the obvious line of where the makeup stops. Just be sure to blend your makeup well all the way down your neck for the most natural look.
These tips should get you started on using airbrush cosmetics with success. Practice will help you to fine-tune your technique, and you’ll soon develop your own groove.