Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Airbrushing 101

As you may have read from my earlier posts, I purchased an airbrush system last month.  Well, actually I bought 2 airbrush systems.

My plans are to use the small, portable compressor for bridal work.  It's easier to carry with me to on location jobs, and I don't need a large compressor for applying foundation, which is what I'll primarily be using airbrushing for on brides.  And the large compressor is for body art and spray tanning.  I purchased the systems from Graftobian and the foundations are all High Definition formulas.

This is a picture of the portable compressor, the airbrush and the foundations.  I have a huge range of airbrush foundation colours - from the palest of pale to the deepest dark colour tones.

You can see the larger compressor in the background in this photo, it's in the blue box.  As I mentioned above I'll be using this compressor for body art, fx makeup, temporary tattoos, face painting, and spray tanning.

So, some of you may be asking yourself, "What's the big deal about airbrushing?".  So here's a little airbrushing 101 info for you!

Dinair is the longest running airbrush company in the industry (25 years) and they answer the following 2 questions on their website:
"What is Airbrushing?

Unlike traditional makeup (where you rub makeup into your skin), airbrushing sprays a fine mist, so the makeup "sits evenly" on your skin. Airbrush makeup provides flawless coverage (sheer or opaque), by minimizing skin imperfections while giving skin a beautifully natural looking finished result."
"Why is Airbrush Makeup better?
Airbrushing is the only way to achieve a flawless, natural look! Here's how it works. A small amount of specially formulated makeup is turned into a light, super-fine mist and directed exactly where it is needed. These micro dots give you the coverage you desire, while still allowing your natural tones to show through. The result is a flawless, natural, and undetectable coverage, using the very least amount of foundation possible. Now you too can get the look of the stars!"

Here are some more pro's to airbrushing:

  • It's very hygenic.  No brushes, sponges or hands touch the skin.  
  • It's long wearing.  Most airbrush cosmetic companies claim 24 hour wear without the need to touch up, ever!
  • No smearing, running, fading or caking.
  • Formulas are light weight and don't feel heavy on the skin
  • Most importantly, airbrushing creates flawless coverage.  Who doesn't want that?!

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