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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.
AIRBRUSH MAKE-UP TRIAL FROM $70
GABRIELLE BOULTON – MAKE-UP STYLIST, 0402 334 181, gabrielleboulton.com.au