How long does airbrush makeup last?

My best friend was getting married last weekend. As a chief bridesmaid and a beauty fanatic, I was in charge of all things makeup. The bride’s most important question of the day was: how long does airbrush makeup last?

Ideally, brides want to look perfect for up to 12 hours (the photoshoot, ceremony plus reception) without any retouching whatsoever.

The general rule of thumb is that airbrush makeup lasts longer than a traditional one. But from my experience, that’s not always the case.

How long does airbrush makeup last? | @cath_millen

What factors influence how long airbrush makeup lasts

Just like with the regular makeup, the longevity of the airbrush technique depends on a number of conditions:

  • The type of airbrush makeup kit

The most important factor of them all, regardless if you’re applying the makeup yourself or if it’s done by a pro.

Without a good airbrush makeup system and a high quality airbrush foundation, you won’t get long-lasting results.

  • The type of airbrush makeup products

If you need to look flawless throuout a whole day, definitely go for silicone-based products. Personally, I recommend Temptu Pro Silicon Based Foundations

  • Weather conditions

The more humid it is, the shorter the lifespan of your makeup will be.

  • Sweat & tears

How much you cry and how much you sweat determines how long airbrush makeup lasts.

  • Your skin type

I’m sure you have noticed already, but depending if you have oily, dry or normal skin, makeup wears differently.

Get long-lasting results

Airbrush Makeup can really last all day and look flawless if properly matched. If you need solid results for a special event, follow my top 3 tips:

  1. Test the longevity of your makeup a few times before a big day.
  2. Go for a high-quality airbrush makeup system
  3. Make sure the product is well suited for your skin type and the climate you’re in.

Would you like to learn more? Here’s a good comparison of water vs silicone products, and here are some airbrush makeup tricks for you to try.

If you want to look flawless for a special day, you might wonder how long does airbrush makeup last. Just follow my 3 tips for a long-lasting flawless look. | @Cath_Millen