Is Airbrush Makeup Good for Oily Skin: Things You Need to Know

by Pathlie Lee Business consultant

When preparing to attend a big event or even your wedding, it's only natural to want to look your best. In such occasions, most makeup artists use an airbrush machine for a more even foundation application. However, if you have naturally oily skin, you may be wondering if it's a good option for you.


According to WebMD, oily skin is prone to acne, open pores, blackheads, and pimples. People with this skin type also has a shiny complexion. And all that extra oil production makes makeup application more challenging. But with the right kind of foundation combined with the magic of airbrushing, nothing is impossible. But how does the makeup application technique help your oily skin?


What is Airbrush Makeup?


If you're wondering what exactly is an airbrush system and how it works, you're not alone. A makeup airbrush is an air-operated tool that has an air hose, compressor, an AC adaptor, and a stylus or gun. It uses a unique makeup foundation that is specially formulated for airbrush use. Instead of using a sponge to blend the foundation like with traditional makeup, airbrush foundation is sprayed on the skin.


Types of Foundation


Airbrush systems make use of foundations with a water-like consistency to prevent the machine from clogging. These foundations come in different formulas, including:


·         Water-based. The finely ground pigments in water-based foundations provide light and thin coverage. It creates a matte finish that isn't ideal for dry skin because it doesn't blend well with it.

·         Silicone-based. Silicone-based foundations with silicon and water as the primary base help create a sweat-proof makeup that is also long-wearing. This is perfect for concealing fine lines and large pores.

·         Alcohol-based. Since this type of foundation contains alcohol, it can easily dry out the skin when used excessively. It's mostly used for making fake tattoos.


Is It Good for Oily Skin?


The foundation used in airbrush systems are formulated using special ingredients to make them long-lasting, even, lightweight, and have a smooth effect on the skin. That's the reason why most makeup artists choose this foundation application technique for bridal events. And the best part is, you only need a thin layer to create a natural, flawless finish, and it's oil-free!


When you compare that with traditional makeup, you'll realize how many layers of makeup you need with regular foundation before achieving a flawless look. With traditional makeup, you'll need a moisturizer, primer, and foundation, as well as a concealer, to hide the blemishes and large pores on your face. And with too many layers of makeup needed, it may not be suitable for oily skin. You may even end up with a cakey makeup with so much application.


Airbrush makeup, on the other hand, is suitable for oily skin. Plus, you don't need many layers of it to achieve a blemish-free look. And unlike traditional makeup application that makes use of sponges, airbrush machines don't need to touch your skin for the application—making it a more hygienic way of applying makeup.

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