Traditional vs. Airbrush Foundation For Bridal Makeup

traditional vs. airbrush bridal makeup

When it comes to makeup, the last thing a bride should have to worry about is her foundation holding up on her big day. The purpose of the foundation is to smooth and even out the skin to create a flawless-looking pallet to use as a base for all other makeup. To determine which foundation is best for you, it’s best we weigh the pros and cons. We’ve put together this quick guide to help you decide which foundation, traditional vs. airbrush is best for you.

The very foundation of your entire makeup look is, well, the foundation! Continue to read as we share everything you need to know about traditional and airbrush makeup for your wedding day.

Traditional vs. Airbrush Foundation For Bridal Makeup

Traditional Foundation For Bridal Makeup

When deciding on a foundation, there are a few key components you’ll want to keep in mind. This includes your unique skin type, desired look, and the application method. The traditional foundation typically comes in cream or liquid and can be applied with a brush or sponge. Brides love that it melts right into the skin for a natural-looking finish. They appreciate the versatility, control, and more natural looks that can be achieved using a traditional foundation.

“The coverage in a traditional cream or liquid foundation is easier to control and generally has a more natural finish. It’s the best product for mature skin, skin with texture, skin with fine hair, or skin with acne scarring. It melts into the skin with your own body heat and has a more skin-like finish.”

– Tatiana Rivera, Owner of GAD Artistry
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Airbrush Foundation For Wedding Day

Over the recent years, the airbrush foundation has increased in popularity for brides. This is due to its unique texture and its application method. It’s applied by pouring a liquified foundation mixture into an air compressor, which then produces a fine mist that is gently sprayed across the skin. The coverage can be adjusted by changing the PSI on the compressor, as well as manipulating the proximity of the airbrush tool to the surface of the skin.

Airbrush foundation is known to be thinner so it has to be built up to get fuller coverage. The more product you use, the higher likelihood of having a more “cakey” look to your makeup application. Also, unlike traditional foundation, airbrush doesn’t melt into the skin as it sits on top of it. Meaning, if you have fine lines or a large amount of texture, the airbrush can accentuate that. However, it’s a great choice if you have a normal skin type and are looking for a lightweight, flawless finish!

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So which makeup foundation is best for you?

While one method isn’t better than the other, the determining factor should be your unique skin type and the desired finish that will make you feel your best on your wedding day. It’s important to work with a skilled makeup artist to achieve a look that is best suited to your personal style. Selecting the right foundation will ensure your skin looks flawless from the moment you walk down the aisle to your grand exit!

To speak with a skilled, Orlando-based hair and makeup artist simply fill out our contact form here! You can also shoot us an email, or give us a call at (407)-233-8616. We look forward to hearing from you!

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JP Pratt Photography
Lake Mary Events Center
Big Day Celebrations

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