What is the Difference Between Regular and Airbrush Makeup?

This is actually one of the most asked question I get from clients. I cannot emphasize enough that airbrush is definitely a must-have for brides and special events! Not only is it flawless looking both in person and in photos, it is also rub-resistant and water-resistant.

 


What kind of airbrush makeup do you use?

I use Temptu airbrush products. This not only includes foundation application but also blush, bronzer and highlight & contour.

 

Airbrush makeup is rub resistant and water resistant

Airbrush makeup makes it an ideal makeup choice for brides. Have a wedding during the hot summer months? Know your big day is going to be a teary one? Have faith that airbrush will survive all of those big moments.

 

Airbrush makeup can cover blemishes and problem skin such as cystic acne, birthmarks and port wine stains

I have helped so many clients over the years look flawless on their big day with airbrush makeup while looking super natural. It will provide very full coverage and photograph well!

 

It will even cover tattoos!

I have covered tattoos of all shapes, colors and sizes! With proper care, a tattoo cover can last over a day. This means it can be applied the night before a special event or wedding with proper care.

 

Removing airbrush makeup

Use a makeup remover such as an oil cleanser to take off any silicone -based airbrush makeup on your face. For a tattoo cover, use rubbing alcohol or baby oil to remove the alcohol based makeup.

Hope that this answers all of your questions! Please reach out to me here if you have any other questions or would like to book any services.

Achieving a Beautiful Summer Glow Using Highlighters and More!

Jennifer Lopez is famous for her signature luminous skin

Jennifer Lopez is famous for her signature luminous skin

Trying to show off your tan? Want a fun way to have your makeup catch the light under the summer sun? Here are some ways to get lit-from-within, sunkissed and glowy skin.

 

 

Use a highlighting powder

This is one of the easiest ways to add extra dimension and a glow to the face. Use a powder highlighter on the high points of your face after applying the rest of your makeup. Using a small, tapered brush or a fan brush, apply sparingly to areas like the tops of the cheekbones, cupid's bow, brow bone and chin.

 

 

Mix liquid highlighter with foundation for an all-over glow

Take a liquid highlighter like MAC Strobe Cream or Armani Fluid Sheer and mix it with your foundation for a luminous skin look. This technique also works well for those with oily skin, because you can pick a mattifying foundation to help with oil control and the makeup will hold up better than just using a foundation with a satin finish.

 

 

Highlighter is also for the body!

If you're showing off some skin in your summer outfit, apply highlighter to the tops of your shoulder blades and collarbone. This will accentuate your tan! It will also make your highlighted makeup look more complete.

 

 

Use concealer if you don't like shimmer

Pick a concealer a few shades lighter than your skintone and blend out to highlight the face. For a dramatic look, highlight all over the center of the face: forehead, undereye area, center of nose, cupid's bow and chin. You can also apply a small amount on top of the high point of your brows for more "lift" to the area, just like a mini face lift! Apply concealer to the center of the lips to achieve fuller looking lips.

 

 

Highlight the inner corner of your eyes, and the balls of your eyelid

This will make your eyes pop, and make your eyes look brighter. Apply the highlighter on top of your eyeshadow to add shine and dimension to your eye makeup.

A Makeup Artist's Advice For A Successful Wedding Trial

Wedding season is in full swing! I have worked on many brides in ceremonies big and small. Whether you are a bride with an upcoming wedding or helping a loved one plan their special day, here are some tips to get the most out of your trial.

1. Get airbrush makeup for the big day - it's worth it

Airbrush makeup is rub resistant and water resistant, which makes it more bulletproof for hot climates. It will be sure to survive the tear-jerking moments during your ceremony and will prevent makeup streaks from going down your face! We use Temptu brand airbrush makeup and it can cover up anything from birthmarks, tattoos, cystic acne and scarring without looking cakey. Make sure you exfoliate your face prior to your appointment and only use a small amount of moisturizer!


2. Bring a photo of yourself at a formal event

This will give your makeup artist an idea of your personal style and how you normally like to do your own makeup when you are getting ready for a special event.


3. Have a list ready for your artist of what you want and don't want

It's totally fine if you aren't exactly sure what you want yet for your big day, but come prepared with an idea of some looks that you are sure that you would be interested in. Also communicate with your artist on makeup looks and hairstyles you know you don't want to make an efficient use of your trial time. The more specifics you have as to what you want and don't want, the better chance you'll have a successful trial.


4. Bring photos!

Do you have a Pinterest board of your wedding details? Did you screenshot photos of the updo you want? Make sure to show these to your artist! Your wedding is all about you - they will want to know what smallest details matter to you to make this as much of a personal experience as possible. Show us what your bouquet will look like, and don't forget the dress, shoes and accessories!


5. Have everything prepared before your trial!

Communicate with your artist and start sending them your ideas and wedding details before the time of your trial. If you have an elaborate hairstyle, or a specific eye makeup look we want to be able to take the time to look at everything to be prepared for your appointment. Trust your artist! They are experts at what they do and their professional opinion will help you look picture perfect for your special day.