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Savvy April 2020

Airbrush v regular

N, on October 11, 2019 at 9:56 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 5
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So I had my HMUA and really liked the person. However, I didn’t even think to ask about airbrush. When I booked her here on WW I saw she offered it. But when I showed up she had everything set up and was using a cream-ish type makeup. She insisted this was stage makeup so it would stick. I can’t remember what brand it was but it was something I’ve never heard of (so nothing at Sephora or Ulta that I could buy to touch up later). I wore it to my engagement shoot which was outside in August in a South Carolina and it did stay but it felt super heavy and I kept rubbing at it and we were only outside for like 2.5 hours. I know i need the makeup to last for like 10 hours on my wedding day! . We’re getting married in South Carolina. So I’m worried.

Ughh what would you all do? I already paid a deposit (but it was only $50). Do I find someone else? Or do I just plan to do some touch ups?

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Just tell her you want to do airbrush. Perhaps you could do another trial with her to see how you like it.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn Online ·
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    I'm not sure why you would find someone else instead of just asking her to do airbrush. Do you feel like her skills weren't up to par?

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  • N
    Savvy April 2020
    N ·
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    We live a few states away so can’t do another trial. I guess I was just assuming if she actually did airbrush she’d have offered it. I don’t have a problem with asking her but just not sure if it’s worth it or not to find out she doesn’t. I liked her and her skills, so FH says just to go with her preferred makeup.
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Airbrush is often more expensive than regular makeup plus it is not suitable for certain skin types. So perhaps that's why she didn't do it without you asking? If you have dry skin then you need to prep your skin ahead of time or the airbrush makeup will be flaky and not look as good. I have very dry skin and that's what happened with me at my trial. My HMUA recommended I begin using Radha Rosehip Oil as a moisturizer every night to help and it made a huge difference by the time of my wedding 2 months later. If you have dry skin then she may have thought the creamy regular makeup would look better. Honestly I would just ask her because if there's any chance you can wear airbrush do it. It is so much better and lighter and provides better coverage and doesn't streak if you sweat or cry. It looks very natural and not cakey.
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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Did you ask her about air brush? I would tell her your concerns about it being heavy. If she doesn’t offer an alternative then I say find someone else.
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