The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - SOUTH -

words WHEN IT COMES to ap­ply­ing makeup, there’s a fine line be­tween hav­ing it en­hance your nat­u­ral looks and look­ing like it was slapped on with a shovel.

Air­brush make-up ap­plies foun­da­tion, as the name sug­gests, with an air­brush ap­pli­ca­tor rather than con­ven­tional sponges, brushes or fin­gers.

I’ve heard con­flict­ing reviews about it and de­cided to try it my­self.

Air­brush is meant to look more nat­u­ral than con­ven­tional make-up and last longer.

Make-up artist Gabrielle Boul­ton, who has been in the business for years, of­fers both air­brush and con­ven­tional make-up, though prefers the lat­ter. She says skin that is dry, has open pores or fine lines may not suit air­brush.

Hav­ing the air­brush ap­plied is a weird sen­sa­tion. You have air blown into your face and it makes you want to take a deep breath, though you can’t in case you in­hale the prod­uct.

The ac­tual feel­ing of it is quite taut on the skin and on its own I felt it was too light, though Gabrielle does build it up with con­cealer so it ends up be­ing a mix of air­brush and con­ven­tional make-up.

I got many com­pli­ments through­out the day about the makeup how­ever de­cided against it for a spe­cial event, wor­ried the air­brush could end up in my blonde hair­line – but then ques­tioned whether I should have gone with it.


GABRIELLE BOUL­TON – MAKE-UP STYLIST, 0402 334 181, gabrielle­boul­ton.com.au

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