Airbrush Makeup in all its glory

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The debate is on: is Airbrush Makeup a skill every makeup artist should have? We say yes. Airbrush is used in bridal, television, film and high fashion, all of which largely rely on makeup artists to provide a flawless base that is not just polished, but perfected. Here are our top reasons why every makeup artist must learn the art of airbrush.

Cam-friendly makeup: Airbrush makeup is a much finer product, thinner than a traditional cream or liquid base. The application mimics that of a spray-on, thus impersonating the way cameras capture your face. Airbrush makeup is like tiny little pixels being applied as opposed to a big block of colour, giving a smooth and seamless finish.

Long lasting: There is no surprise, Brides everywhere are raving about airbrushed skin for their big day. Airbrushing reduces all possibilities of stroke lines, lasts up to 18 hours and does not melt in extreme heat! Makeup artists are taught airbrushing for blushers and bronzers, as well as, other products (not sure the proper word?? But a transition is needed) to ensure all makeup is natural looking and budge (smudge?) proof.

Lightweight look and feel: A common myth in the industry is that airbrushed skin feels heavier than a traditional base. That is not the case, once an artist has perfected the application method, the base glides on lightweight and sheer.

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How-to pro long your makeup base

Nothing takes up space in a suitcase like jars and tubes of endless skincare products. We know how stressful it can be to pack the right beauty supplies, as holidays are stressful on one’s body and mind, and who has ever gone wrong with a little extra help? Bearing in mind the destinations climate, everyone needs a long lasting foundation that will adhere and adapt beautifully on their skin. Here are four tips to ensure your makeup base lasts perfectly all day:

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Start with cleansed and toned skin: As many makeup critics can argue about the credibility of toners, we say, use them. Only when your base is cleansed and primed will it absorb makeup to make you look naturally blessed with great skin. Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera Cleansing Milk is a beautiful product that is worth every penny. A toner and cleanser combined in one, with benefits of organic goodness, we give this product a big thumbs up and definitely say it should make it in your essentials skincare kit.

Use a primer: Lightweight primers are preferred as most countries at this time of the year experience spring to summer weather conditions. Our top pick this season is Guerlain’s Blanc De Perle Lightning UV Base. As the name has it, this primer instantly lightens and brightens your complexion because of the miniscule pearl particles in its formula that blends into the skin. However, if your skin is problematic or experiences redness, Philosophy’s On a Clear Day is a great primer to clear acne and spots, while Smashbox’s Photo Finish Colour Correcting Foundation Primer, reduces redness, letting your foundation do a better job at evening out your skin tone.

Choose the right formula for your skin type: With foundations the proof is always in the pudding as different foundation formulas tailor to different skin types. If you have dry skin, use a cream or liquid foundation. For oilier skin, choose oil free liquid formulas, powder, or mineral foundation. For dry skin our suggestion is the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation as it leaves the most gorgeous dewy finish, perfect for this time of the year. For an oil free formula that combats the shiny look, use Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Plus that works as a liquid foundation leaving a nonglossy finish that is long lasting.

Use a setting powder or a setting spray: Setting powders are not a preferred product by many, while others swear by it. In warmer weather conditions, it is better to give these a try. Instead of choosing pigmented finishing powder, try a translucent one; Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder is a promising product that does not cake. And if you want to skip the powdery effect all through, use a setting spray, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a product that works brilliantly all through the day (and night, obviously).