Airbrush Makeup Made So Easy

23 Mar


Airbrush makeup is all the rage, well, for some anyway.  Most makeup artists, not all, are skilled in the techniques of airbrushing a flawless finish onto actors, actresses and brides a like.

So what is the secret?  There really isn’t one.  Airbrush makeups are typically 80% water and little pigment so they can go through the airbrush without clogging the needle.  A watered down version of a liquid makeup so to speak, applied with a circular motion.   Application can be a little tricky, and I’ve seen plenty of makeup artists who just don’t cut it when it comes to airbrushing.  There’s a fine line to getting the application “just right”!  Some either over airbrush and use way too much product, or they under airbrush getting a look that’s not only natural, but stills shows plenty of natural flaws as well.

So what’s a girl to do when she really wants a beautiful airbrush look without buying all the fancy schmancy equipment?  Turn to my favorite foundation available today!  Hands down, this is my very favorite.  Yes, I own an airbrush, and it goes to Set with me on every project, but at least 80% of the time I turn to Era when choosing my foundations.  It retails for $55 a can, but worth every penny you’ll spend!

I used it on Garth Brooks, More Than a Memory music video.  Garth was subjected to an 18 hour shoot where he was completely under water the entire time.  I needed something that was going to hold up under all that water and keep him looking good for all those close-ups.  Era delivered the entire 18 hours of that shoot!

When shooting Bob Seger’s Wait For Me music video, I needed something that wasn’t going to slide right off Bob’s face.  We were shooting in Lancaster, California in the 118 degree July heat.  I knew keeping him dry was going to be a challenge, so I turned to Era once again, and yet again, it held up perfectly.

It is the only Body Makeup I carry in my kit anymore.  Quick and easy application that I can do “on set” if necessary.  Winter white legs are never a worry for actresses on my set.  I use the original Era Face formula, but they now make it in an Everyday formula that retails for $33 and is just as good.  A little lighter formula, I love it for teens and men.

Now, I have to give you one little pointer- DON’T spray it straight from the can.  I know that’s how it was intended to be used, but I think you use way too much product and it gets everywhere.  I like to add 2 sprays to a small palette and apply it with a foundation brush.  It actually goes on really well with a flat sided kabuki brush.  You can get a full face application in less than 60 seconds.  I challenge any makeup artist to do that with a conventional airbrush any day of the week.

So girls if you’re looking for a Flawless Finish airbrushed look, head over to Era. And check out their Pink Topaz bronzer.  I LOVE it!  I actually mist it on a cheek brush and stipple it over the cheekbone.  It gives gorgeous color to the cheeks.

Stay Gorgeous Girls…..



6 Responses to “Airbrush Makeup Made So Easy”

  1. Liz May 29, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    I’ve seen this on What Not to Wear and I’ve wondered if it was very good- the orignial is $55 a can- any thoughts on the two formulas? They are such a big price difference- just wondering if the cheaper is as good- Can u help me?

    • Ms Beauty Buzz May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      Their original formula is $55 and the EraEveryday is $36 I think. Honestly I can’t tell a huge difference. On set, I’ve used them both. With HD TV/Film now we have to be really careful with foundations that build up too thick and get cakey. I think the Everyday formula is just as good for everyday wear- depending on how much coverage you need.

  2. Charmain Olivos May 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I’ve wondered about that too. And do you have to use a brush…does it really get all over the place if you just spray it frm the can?

    • Ms Beauty Buzz May 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      You certainly don’t have to use a brush, but to answer your question…YES, I think it does get all over the place- hair, etc. I like the control of the product with a brush, not to mention I’m all about saving my girls $$$, and I think you use way too much and waste product and money when you use it straight from the can.

  3. Joanna May 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Does the can clog easy? I’ve had problems with brands of body makeup and stuff when in a can. Have you noticed with this one?

    • Ms Beauty Buzz May 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

      Hi Joanna! Have not yet had a problem with mine- although they do address it on their website with a simple and easy way to unclog the nozzle. I’ve been using the original formula since it launched in 2001, and I have never had a problem with a can yet. 🙂

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