In the application with airbrush guns, the outside interested and also experienced people always come across the makeup area. Therefore, it is now in the following explanations about what makes the airbrush MakeUp and what advantages and disadvantages are expected with this technique.
Furthermore, the reference should be made, what the user needs everything for this, the right shade is found and mixed, and how it can then be applied in 5 steps as makeup.
What is airbrush makeup?
Airbrush makeup specifically selects the skin as a medium for painting. The idea is that you can aesthetically embellish mainly the face and neck with makeup.
This effect can also be applied to other surfaces. This includes body painting or so-called tanning, whereby you can then evenly give the entire body a beautiful tan.
Here, however, you will resort to airbrush guns with a larger nozzle (0.5mm to 0.8mm) or even spray guns so that a large-area and even uniform application is assured.
Besides the frequent use of makeup, there are also many other festive occasions or shows where you can use the makeup on customers when needed or even use it as an action at children’s parties.
Therefore, it is no wonder that body painting has also entered the film and theater industry. Because the results are very realistic and at the same time quick to produce.
Airbrush makeup: advantages and disadvantages
Below you can find out where the advantages and disadvantages of airbrush makeup can be seen. This is to give you a balanced picture of it.
Advantages of airbrush makeup
The makeup colors are gentle and compatible with the skin to carry out the application without hesitation. This feels accordingly on the skin, which preserves a naturalness with a visible effect at the same time.
In addition, you can conjure up completely different shades on your skin, which did not exist before and are not available in everyday makeup. So you can keep the original skin tone only to cover conspicuousness or set a completely new accent.
An experienced airbrush artist’s skilled hands will complete the makeup with the airbrush gun quickly if used regularly and consistently ready for use. In addition, the airbrush colors are similar, so you can use the same equipment for model building or your artwork without having to take another single action or double action gun.
Disadvantages of Airbrush Make-Up
A disadvantage may possibly be the price you initially need for a complete airbrush system if you had previously only worked with conventional makeup.
Also, if you are still a beginner and have no previous experience with an airbrush gun or equipment, you will need to learn the technique a bit first.
Some may prefer to apply the pre-made colors as makeup due to the preparation and mixing. (Still) the range of skin colors of the classic makeup is more extensive. However, this is increasingly changing or is compensated by your own mixing skills.
What do you need for airbrush makeup?
First, of course, you need an airbrush kit. This includes a gun, hose, compressor, brushes, and paint pots for external mixing.
The mixing pot* should be transparent to make a preliminary check of the tones on sight. The central control should then be done with the gun on a white sheet or swab.
The gun is usually recommended with a larger nozzle between 0.3 to 0.4mm. However, if you only have a 0.2 mm nozzle at hand, you would like to try the airbrush for makeup; first, this is also possible. To do this, spray a little more at a distance and slightly increase the pressure on the compressor, creating a balance in terms of space.
How do you find the right shade in airbrush makeup?
Many suppliers offer various shades, especially skin tones, especially for Airbrush MakeUp. Here you can choose the appropriate ones or your model like best. Even darker skin tones are already served by some manufacturers.
If you take your conventional airbrush colors and want to mix them yourself, you can, of course. In the step-by-step airbrush instructions below, you will be shown how to do this with the skin tone, especially in step 2.
Apply airbrush makeup correctly: in 5 steps
Below are the basic 5 steps you need to take when applying airbrush makeup.
Step 1 – Clean face:
First, the skin area or face must be thoroughly cleaned. The best way to do this is with a wholesome care soap and water.
Step 2 – Use pure color or mix it:
Either use a manufacturer’s paint pure if you have it on hand or have to mix it accordingly with your own airbrush colors. In this case, you usually use the different colors one hundred percent. Alternatively, just add water, as it is more compatible with the skin.
Some makeup manufacturers offer a thinner, but you only need to add a small amount. One drop is enough for about 8 drops of makeup, which should be enough for the entire face. The thinner is also suitable for cleaning the gun in pure form.
On the other hand, if you have chosen a different color tone, you can mix it slowly. The best way to do this is to cut out a small window (5x5mm) from a white sheet of paper and hold it directly over the desired color range to view it in isolation.
Then take the corresponding template from a magazine, for example. If you only want to use the skin tone of yourself or your model, take a natural photo without flash but well lit with your smartphone and use it as a template for the viewing window just mentioned. Since the color can already be rubbed off with your finger, you don’t have to be afraid of it if some spray gets on your phone’s display.
The fundamental skin tone consists of 1 drop of yellow, 2 drops of orange, and a bit of black. You need to mix in the other colors to get the appropriate shades.
Always spray densely on the sheet of paper with the viewing window to check your progress until you have the right mixture. Often you will need to cut out several viewing windows as the process can take a while.
Step 3 – Protect the environment:
After appropriate pre-treatment of the skin, the paint is well tolerated and washed off later. After applying the color, you should close the lid on the paint funnel of the gun. If you no longer have it, you should put on a smock over your sweater or T-shirt to avoid paint splotches there.
Step 4 – Apply paint:
You should use less color at first to get started. Depending on the intensity, approximately 6 to 8 drops should be enough for one face area. Otherwise, you can add more if necessary.
At a distance of 15 to 20 cm, you can spray the color evenly by eye and best in circular motions so that it becomes even and is sufficient at your discretion.
You or the model should close the respective eye since it can be a bit disturbing around the eye area due to the airflow.
Step 5 – Make corrections if necessary:
Color corrections are, of course, possible. Keep in mind that the colors will mix with the lower tones. Therefore, work slowly and always check the result.
How long does airbrush makeup last?
Since airbrush colors are water-soluble, they are easily removed when washed off. Otherwise, it lasts very long if the person using it does not sweat heavily on the areas. Only before going to bed should you remove it again so that your skin can recover. Otherwise, you would also soil the bed linen through abrasion.
Does airbrush makeup quickly look mask-like?
The opposite may be countered at this point. Because the makeup colors can be applied lightly or also intensively opaque. In addition, the color comes everywhere evenly, so it is really well distributed at the micro-level. That’s the advantage: You can quickly counteract with other colors if you don’t like the shade or look different on the skin than you thought it would.
Does airbrush makeup clog pores?
The colors are basically suitable as makeup for the body and face. That is why they are also compatible. However, as with any makeup application, the pores can also become clogged. However, since the airbrush colors have a thinner layer than everyday makeup, the risk of clogging is significantly reduced.
Can airbrush makeup be combined with other beauty products?
Since the color is very skin-friendly, you can also use it with other care products. For example, if you wish to use a makeup base (primer) beforehand, you can happily apply that as a layer before the airbrush foundation.
Can airbrush makeup rub off on clothing?
Airbrush makeup colors consist of water-soluble colors. Therefore, they are basically washable. With a good wash, you should be able to get them out of your clothes easily in case of an “accident.” However, since they can sometimes be concentrated and form delicate visible crusts if they stay on for a long time, it’s best to wash them out right away with some warm water and a little dishwashing detergent before the actual wash cycle.
Can you wear airbrush makeup every day?
You can use the airbrush makeup every day without problems like any other makeup. If you have a sensitive skin type and therefore can not use any foundation of your choice, you should always be a little more careful with the airbrush makeup. In any case, you must wash it off or remove your makeup before going to bed so that the skin can recover and “breathe” freely.