What is Airbrush Makeup?

Airbrush is a form of makeup application which differs from traditional makeup, in that an airbrush gun sprays a fine mist of specially formulated foundation to cover and give an even finish.

“When connected to an air compressor, an airbrush breaks a liquid into tiny droplets. This is called atomization. Atomization produces seamless blends, coatings and gradients a standard makeup brush/sponge/etc can only dream of.” (Iwata Airbrush)

Airbrush foundation is buildable but not heavy, so it doesn’t feel heavy or weighty. It’s great for mature skin as it’s flexible and doesn’t cake.

Why do I love it?

After researching and telling my late dad about airbrushing in makeup, he bought me one! It took a lot of training and practice to understand how to use it. It requires a lot of careful technique, but it gives the most beautiful finish. As it is such a niche market, not many artists know how to use it and so I turned to @iheartairbrush who is not only knowledgeable, but she is also one of the sweetest and kindest souls ever! She helped advise me with which airbrush machine would be the best.

There are many brands and different foundations but the brand I use is Dinair, as it is silicone free and it caters for all skin types. Here are some more pros and why I love airbrushing:

  • Its lasts over 8 hours (with my proven skin prep)
  • Cruelty, paraben, talc and alcohol free
  • Water based
  • Non comedogenic (Doesn’t clog pores)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Range of shades (Able to customise)

As well as being featured in Khush Magazine and Bride UK Mag, I have airbrushed celebrities and at destination events. I had the pleasure of assisting Ganga MUA at the Business of Fashion event.