What is an Airbrush Makeup Kit?

The EU has banned more than 1,000 cancer-causing ingredients in cosmetics, but the US has only banned nine.

A lot of the things that are in traditional makeup can be bad for you. As you learn more about these ingredients, you may start to think about other ways to do things. Airbrushing, which is 75% lighter than traditional makeup, could be the answer.

No longer is airbrushing the best-kept secret among celebrities. With an airbrush kit you can use at home, you can get the smooth, flawless look of the runway in the comfort of your bathroom.

What is Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup, also called “airbrushing,” is a way to put on makeup that doesn’t use a brush or sponge, but rather a device that uses compressed air. This method has been around for a long time. It became well-known when it was used in movies and plays to make looks that would last up to 12 hours a day. This method is also making its way into the wedding scene. Many brides-to-be think about using it to get ready for their wedding because it doesn’t get wet.

It has become very popular for big events like weddings, film/movie sets, etc., and many women now use airbrushing as their preferred way to put on makeup every day. Most people now use airbrush makeup, which is known for giving a flawless and natural look. Whether you hire a makeup artist or do it yourself, there are a lot of tools out there that will fit your needs and skill level.

Airbrush Makeup Tips

1. Airbrush Makeup for Wedding

Almost every bride cares a lot about how beautiful she looks on her wedding day and in the pictures from that day. Using a nice makeup airbrush kit, you can do all of these things. The most important thing about wedding makeup is that it lasts all day and doesn’t come off before the end of the day. It should also look natural.

Use makeup foundations that work well with your skin type to get the most out of your airbrush makeup for weddings.

2. Airbrush Makeup for Oily Skin

Even if you have oily skin, you can still use airbrush makeup. All you have to do is use the right makeup for your skin, which is especially important if your skin is sensitive. The airbrush makeup device will make it pretty easy for you to put on these makeup products.

3. Airbrush Makeup for Dry Skin

When putting on foundation, it can be hard for people with dry skin to find the right kind that will last for a long time without getting cakey or falling off. When you use your hands or a makeup blender to put this on, it can be hard to do because you have to put on moisturizers, primers, and then foundation. But an airbrush makeup tool makes this process easier and less of a hassle.

4. Airbrush Makeup for Older Skin

The hardest thing about having older skin is trying to cover up wrinkles and lines in a way that looks natural. If you use your hands, a brush, or foam to put on your foundation, you may end up putting on too much. When you use an airbrush to put on foundation on older or wrinkled skin, it looks much more natural and you don’t have to put on as many layers of foundation.

5. Airbrush Makeup for Everyday Use

Airbrush makeup can be used every day, not just for special occasions and events. It can save you a lot of time on your makeup routine because it’s less messy and gives better results than other tools. You can wear it on a night out with friends, on a date, or just when you want to look nice and pretty while running errands.

Benefits of Airbrush Makeup

Portrait of a girl model with hand airbrush

Airbrushing has many advantages over traditional makeup.

Fewer tools

A lot of tools are needed for everyday makeup. The makeup itself comes first. This includes foundation, powder, and concealer. Then you have all the tools, like brushes and sponges, to put on the makeup.

With an airbrush kit, you don’t have to worry about as many tools. All you need to get started is an airbrush gun, a compressor, and some airbrush makeup. You won’t have to buy a new gun as often as you do with brushes and sponges.

Better consistency

To get a flawless finish with regular makeup, you have to apply several layers. But putting on so much makeup blocks your pores, which can lead to inflammation and even acne. Even if you avoid getting pimples, you might not be able to avoid the cake-like look that comes from layering.

With an airbrush kit, you use an airbrush gun to put on your base. The finish is light and dewy because the airbrush foundation is thin enough to spray through the tip of the gun.

Longer lasting

 You have to put in a lot of time and work to get a great result. You’ll also need touch-ups during the day to keep the look fresh.

Airbrush makeup lasts 50% longer than regular makeup, and it only takes a few minutes to put on. It can also last up to 16 hours, so you won’t have to touch it up when you go from day to night.

Pigment matching

Normal makeup comes in many different shades and tones. But you will have to blend and layer a lot to get the color and tone to match your skin perfectly.

On the other hand, airbrush makeup is put on in the form of a fine mist. It lets your skin’s natural color show through the light makeup. This gives you a skin tone that looks more natural.

Airbrush makeup also doesn’t get stuck in wrinkles and fine lines.


The main benefit of airbrush makeup is that it gives a cleaner, smoother finish, both in terms of how it looks and how it feels.

Blending and shading are harder to do with a sponge because you have to work the makeup into the skin instead of just putting it on.

If you want your makeup to look flawless, applying it with an airbrush will also make it less likely that it will get smudged.


Base colors are easy and quick to put on, which speeds up the painting process by a lot. Instead of moving makeup around on your face with a brush for up to 10 minutes or more, you can just mist it on with an airbrush in a few seconds.

Lower Cost

When it comes to airbrush makeup, there is less waste. Only the colors that are needed for airbrushing are used to clean the sponges or brushes.

When using a gravity-feed airbrush, which can be used to airbrush makeup in many different colors, all you have to do to change colors is switch the spray bottle.

All of the caps on these bottles for gravity feed and siphon feed airbrushes keep the airbrush makeup from drying out.

Because a little bit of color goes a long way when it’s sprayed through an airbrush, airbrush makeup is less expensive. When you use airbrush makeup instead of makeup kits or traditional face painting colors, you waste 3 to 4 times as much material.

Airbrush makeup, on the other hand, costs more up front. But in the long run, you’ll need less makeup to look the same. 

Building an Airbrush Kit

Air brush makeup

Here is a list of everything you’ll need to put together your airbrush kit. This includes your gun, makeup, cleaner, and air compressor.

1. Airbrush Gun

The gun you use to spray the airbrush makeup is the first part of your kit. You can choose between a gun that fires once and one that fires twice.

Single-action guns have a trigger, a dial, and a moving part that make them work. When you press the trigger, air comes out, and the dial lets you control how much makeup comes out. By moving the gun closer to the face, you can also change how much makeup is put on.

A gun with a double action is a little harder to use. Like a single-shot gun, when you pull the trigger, air comes out. You don’t use a dial to control how much makeup comes out. You pull back on the trigger instead.

2. Airbrush Compressor

The air that goes into your gun comes from the compressor. You can choose between a compressor with a continuous setting or one with different pressure settings.

Beginners should start with continuous air pressure because it is easy to control the air with a lever. This makes it easy to change how much air the gun lets out. They also cost less than compressors that can be set to more than one pressure level.

3. Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup is either made of alcohol, silicone, or water.


Airbrush makeup that is made with alcohol lasts longer than any other kind. It may stay on your skin for up to 5 days. But because it lasts a long time, it sets on contact and is hard to use with other products.

Alcohol-based makeup is rarely used by regular people because it doesn’t stay true to tone between the gun and your skin. Instead, it is usually used to cover tattoos and make up for special effects on the screen.


The molecules of silicone are bigger than your skin. This means that makeup made with silicone stays on top of your skin instead of getting into your pores. The result is a skin tone that looks smooth and natural.

Airbrush makeup made of silicone lasts a long time. It doesn’t dissolve the same way as formulas that use water.

When you use makeup made of silicone, keep in mind that it dries dark. To match your skin tone, you’ll need to choose a shade lighter than what you usually wear. You might also need to use a little powder to make the finish less shiny.


Makeup that is made with water is probably the best choice for your skin. Those with oily skin may find that this makes their acne less likely to come back. It’s a light choice that lets your skin breathe.

Makeup that is made with water has a matte finish. They are easy to layer, so you can get full coverage and a long-lasting look. They match your skin tone perfectly, but, like silicone, they dry darker than they look.

A formula that is made of water is not waterproof. After you put on your makeup, it’s a good idea to use a setting or finishing spray to make sure that sweat and tears don’t wash it away.

4. Airbrush cleaner

Even though you don’t need a cleaner to put on airbrush makeup, it will make your kit last longer and work better.

Use a cleaning kit to clean your airbrush gun after each use. Most manufacturers will tell you how to do something safely.


If you have never used an airbrush before, try it out on a piece of paper first. This will show you how much product your stylus sprays at once, so you can figure out the right distance for the amount of coverage you want and get used to controlling the air. You can also watch tutorials on how to use your machine to learn more about how to use it.

To apply airbrush makeup to your skin in a way that looks natural and free of streaks, you should move in circles. Gradually go from light coverage to full coverage to make it look more natural. Keep your hand as steady as possible and move around to avoid hot spots.


Compared to traditional makeup, airbrush makeup is easier to apply, lighter, and more like your natural skin tone. You only need a gun, a compressor, and the right airbrush makeup to put together an airbrush kit. Learning how to use airbrush makeup will take some practice, but it will save you time and a lot of clogged pores.