"I'm very interested in your makeup services for my wedding but tell me what do you think is better, airbrush makeup or traditional?" I seriously, can not tell you how many times I have been asked this question. It's like asking what's better chocolate or vanilla, coffee or tea or an apple or an orange? Are there really correct answers to such questions? Wouldn't you say it's a matter of preference or mood? In some cases it could be an instance of tolerance. A person sensitive to caffeine would most certainly say tea is better. So how do you choose what kind of makeup to wear for your bridal makeup?
Of course, there are some distinctions. Without getting too complicated, airbrush makeup for beauty applications generally are either water or silicone based. The latter, in my opionion, is really well suited for bridal makeup. With silicone airbrushed makeup, such as the brand Temptu, it lasts through various conditions such as hot tempuratures, sweating and tears. While there are many things that you can do to make traditional make up long-lasting there is nothing to compete with the finish and look of silicone airbrush after many hours of wear.
If wear is not a major concern for you traditional makeup has so many things to offer. From your makeup artists stand point there are so many ways you can manipulate this medium from fingers, to sponge, to brush. This is a major plus because you can easily vary both finish and coverage. Some of my holy grail skin products are MUFE Face and Body and MAC Pro longwear concealers. If you are not usually a makeup wearer traditional makeup breaks down some and this is a good thing because it leaves a completely natural finish-oh so natural but with one exception-flawless skin!
I can truly say that there are things about both airbrush makeup and tradional makeup that I love. I can say this because I use both and I have worn both. Which one is right for you? If this brief overview hasn't pushed your towards one medium or the other then why not try them both? If you have specific makeup questions that you'd like to have answers to please comment below.