Get the “airbrush makeup” finish without buying expensive tools! Professional makeup artists show you how to get the same results – no pores, completely natural, and lasts the whole day – with your regular makeup brush and sponge.
Get an airbrush makeup effect with regular foundation
The appeal of airbrush makeup is that it feels light and looks completely natural. But you can get that just by applying foundation in a particular way! Lisa Eldridge, who does Vogue and Elle magazine covers and celebs like Keira Knightley, shares her “Eldridge Technique.”
It’s a natural, everyday makeup look that makes you look like you’re not wearing any makeup at all. And you don’t even need to buy an airbrush makeup kit!
Use this “instant” airbrush foundation: Dior Air Flash Spray Foundation
“This looks phenomenal on the skin. It literally looks like you’ve been airbrushed or retouched,” gushes professional makeup artist Wayne Goss. Now if you follow his Youtube Channel, you know he’s hard to impress and never endorses brands. But as he demos in this video, Dior Air Flash Spray Foundation looks like second skin. Look closely at how he applies with a brush, and how it takes just 30 seconds to do super natural contouring.
Dior Air Flash is enriched with light-diffusing pigments. It’s buildable for more coverage, water-resistant, and comes in 18 shades – you can even pick from pink and yellow undertones!
Try other foundations that give an “Air Brush” effect
Love the finish of Dior Air Flash, but not ready to spend over $90 on your foundation? These foundations also feel very light on the skin and look very natural too. The trick is to find a good color match and apply in very sheer layers. Use a Beauty Blender or a flat-top brush to buff and press into your skin. Remember: use less product, but blend it really well to fake the effects of airbrush makeup! Pick the formula that you like:
- Foundation stick: Estee Lauder Double Cushion Stick. This very creamy formula ls good for people who need more coverage for redness and acne scars. Apply with a damp sponge.
- Foundation spray: Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Liquid Veil. This all in one product is It serves as a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and skin-perfecting veil.
- Liquid Foundation: Revlon’s PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup. It has a semi-matte finish that covers imperfects well, and a light-filtering technology for very subtle radiance.