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Introducing Airbrush Makeup

Posted on | May 19, 2012 | Comments Off

"airbrush makeup"Airbrush makeup is makeup sprayed onto the skin using an airbrush instead of being applied with sponges, brushes, fingers, or other methods. It is popular in film, theater, and sunless tanning; although systems designed for personal cosmetic use in the home are also available. Airbrush systems designed for these purpose are usually smaller and work at a lower pressures than systems used in industrial applications. The airbrush makeup technique was first used in 1925 on actors in Ben Hur and has since grown in popularity in the entertainment business. Airbrush makeup was first used , where the makeup artists used the technique to apply makeup to a large cast.

Airbrush makeup has become more popular with the advent of high-definition video and television (HD). Traditional powder or liquid based make-up can settle and appear in pores and wrinkles and be visible on HD film. As the makeup is sprayed on, it connects with the skin as millions of droplets of formula. The formula can create an even, sheer, natural appearance to the skin that, if applied properly for a natural look, can appear natural and non-heavy like traditional makeup. Airbrush makeup wears longer than traditional powder or liquid foundation, able to stay put upwards of 12–24 hours. It can be used to cover five o’clock shadows for men. Airbrush makeup is also available for eye shadow, blush, eyebrows and lips and can be layered, shaded, highlighted and contoured. Application wise, the technique is more sanitary than traditional makeup application due the artist never having to touch the skin. It’s also faster, if done by a trained artist. Fantasy and special effects are able to be stenciled or created by freehand. Airbrush makeup comes in six different formulas:

  • Water based: Finely ground pigments dissipated in water.
  • Polymer-water-based: A mix of water, polymers and pigment, when airbrushed on the skin the polymer dries leaving a continuous coating on the skin.
  • Polymer-SD40-alcohol based: Instead of using water like the polymer-water-based formula, it uses alcohol which assists with drying of the makeup on the skin.
  • Alcohol based: Also called “temporary airbrush inks” alcohol based formulas are generally used when creating fake tattoos.
  • Silicone-based: Uses silicone for longer lasting wear and without fading. Silicone-based can be thinned with certain types of formula additives, for lighter coverage. Airbrush makeup can be removed by using a 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and isopropyl myristate.

(taken from: wikipedia)

Here is more Airbrush make up Foundation selection that you can buy :

Glam Air Airbrush S2 Natural Ivory Satin Foundation Water-based Makeup (Ideal for normal to dry skin)
Temptu Silicon Based Foundations: 12 Pack 1/4oz. Starter Set
Isadora Instant Spray-On Make-up Foundation 72 Cool Beige


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