Airbrush Makeup: FAQs For The Beginners

Airbrush Makeup
It’s a no-brainer that airbrush makeup works on the theory of air pressure, however, before you get started to dolling up someone; practicing with water makes sense. This would help you acclimatise the motor skills and settings, and you’d learn a little more on the airbrush compressor features along with the gun too.

Points to remember

  • Prior to applying makeup using a gun, your hair needs to be tied, you don’t want it to be coloured with makeup, now do you?
  • Your wrist and hand needs to be firm and steady when using the spray
  • Follow the air pressure as released by the gun. You’d know when to start and stop
  • Your hands should constantly be in motion using the airbrush gun, or else too much colour would settle on one part of the face; ignoring the other areas. This would make the face look patchy!
  • For highlighting, the hand should move from inwards to outwards
  • For a tanned look or a concentrated look, the brush should be closer to the skin, not otherwise. Distance of the brush from the face should be borne in mind
  • The spraying technique should be uniform, so that every inch of the face is evened out and touched
  • Focus on the neck as well; a painted face and a rough look on the neck isn’t pleasing
  • Check the brushes which come with the kit. Different sizes for different strokes are to be used
  • Short brushes are used to hide spots and blemishes
  • Sponges are used to conceal
  • The eyes of the model should be closed at all times. Her face should be relaxed for the best results sans wrinkles and creases
  • Clean the airbrush after every use. A little care for the product would go a long way. Traces of makeup and dirty brushes would lead to clogging
Makeup for Airbrush


Airbrush for foundation

  • Choose a shade that is closest to your skin tone; if required, combine one or two and bring it to a closest shade
  • The airbrush should be held at 6inches from the face when the foundation is being sprayed
  • Your hands should move in circles, which wouldn’t allow unnecessary concentration of makeup on one part of the face
Airbrush for foundation


Airbrush for the eyes and the lips

  • Use an eye shield (available in all kits) when colouring your lip edge and lower lids
  • Use a 2 inch distance to cover the lip and eyelids using the airbrush
  • Blend colours for the eyelids, should you be using more than just one shade to doll the eyes

Airbrush for the eyes and the lips


Airbrush for the blush

  • Choose a shade which would be closest to your skin tone
  • The airbrush should be held at a distance of 4 inches from the temple; spraying should start from the temple and all the way down to the jawline
  • While moving the airbrush, it is advised to smile and to move in circles – the cheeks would hold onto the blush much stronger in doing so
Airbrush for the blush


Airbrush to hide spots and blemishes

  • Everyone would want this for sure;
  • Choose a foundation that you would use everyday
  • Grab hold of the airbrush and close in onto the face; press the knob very lightly on the airbrush and allow a little colour to dispense
  • Follow the method as mentioned on applying foundation on the face
Airbrush to hide spots and blemishes


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Mansi Kohli

Fanciful and whimsical, Mansi Kohli is a 6 year experienced brand story-teller and lifestyle and luxury writer with a twang. She is a devoted fan of anything and everything blingy, quirky, unusual, multi-coloured and crafty. Her style of writing is to dispense douche-free view on everything from fashion arbiters hits and misses to inspirations, trend reports and the daily low-down of what's happening in the style circuit. When not writing, you can find her devouring fashion glossies, gossiping over wine, scouting vintage shops with her mom, or planning her next travel adventure.

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