Is airbrush makeup good for oily skin

Is airbrush makeup good for oily skin

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The airbrush makeup technique is very renowned these days. It is more commonly used by professional makeup artists and beauty technicians in salons or while doing celebrity makeup. The airbrush makeup consists of a sprayer and a compressor. You put a few drops of product, either foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, or highlighter, in the container and spray it over your face. The tiny drops of makeup product come out of the nozzle and cover your face. 

Airbrush makeup is excellent for people with oily skin by applying a light layer of airbrush makeup on the skin. This prevents creasing in the areas where you have folds on the skin. The products used in the airbrush makeup technique are silicone-based, which correctly get stuck to the face and do not slip off easily. 

The airbrush makeup also gives a smooth and matte texture. It helps to control shine produced by sebum on the face. Since airbrush makeup is highly water-resistant and transfer-proof, it proves to be an excellent choice for people with oily skin types. There are a few dos and don’ts that people with oily skin should follow while applying airbrush makeup. Cleansing and priming the skin is a must because it helps prevent the clogging of pores. 

Is airbrush makeup good for oily skin?

There are greater chances of makeup getting creased due to excess oil production on the skin. All those who have oily skin types already know how hard it is to carry makeup on oily skin. A lot of creasing happens on hot summer days due to heat and sweat. In that case, there is a possibility that your makeup will not stay in place for a long time. Thus your makeup will crease in the areas where you have folded skin. Folded skin areas include eyelids, under the eyes, and around the mouth.  

Regular makeup products come in many variants. Some products claim to work well on oily skin types. Some of these products work wonders on oily skin. But the airbrush makeup technique is different.  Regular makeup products are applied onto the skin while airbrush makeup sits in the skin’s tiny pores. Tiny drops of airbrush makeup make the makeup long-lasting and useful for people with oily skin.

Why should people with oily skin type go for airbrush makeup?

Airbrush makeup is suitable for people with oily skin types due to many reasons. A few of them are listed below.

Water-resistant and transfer-proof

Almost all the products used in airbrush makeup are water and transfer-proof. This property of airbrush makeup makes it a big yes for people with oily skin. No amount of sweat or sebum on the face can make your makeup get creased. Also, you do not have to do instant touch ups every thirty to forty-five minutes. Airbrush makeup again settles nicely into the pores, so the chances of your makeup slipping away reduce to a more considerable extent.   

Water Resistant Airbrush


Airbrush makeup is more long-lasting than any other makeup that claims to stay 24 hours. Most of the products in airbrush makeup are silicone-based. Silicone-based makeup can stick to your face throughout the day, and you need to be significantly less worried about how your makeup looks after a few hours. Silicone-based also does not oxidize much, so once you have found your perfect shade, you do not need to consider any other pros and cons. 

Some products in airbrush makeup are water-based as well. But you need not worry about the composition of the product. Airbrush makeup is applied in very thin layers that, no matter what the products are composed of, your makeup stays for a longer time. 

Smooth Finish

The airbrush makeup technique gives a very smooth and subtle finish. You do not have to apply two to three layers of makeup to cover your dark spots, fine lines, acne marks, dark circles, freckles, or any other kind of imperfections. A few drops of product are enough to cover your whole face. Since you do not set your makeup using a brush or makeup sponge, airbrush makeup stays in its place where it is once sprayed. Airbrush makeup builds up a very thin layer of the product on the face and leaves your skin to breathe for a longer time. 

Matte Texture

Every oily skin person wants to hide that extra shine that is caused by sebum on the skin. Therefore, airbrush makeup is the ideal choice for people with oily skin. Airbrush makeup gives a matte texture for a good 6 to 7 hours. If you are an oily skin person and loves to attend summer parties, lengthy weddings, etc., then you should go for airbrush makeup because this is your only perfect fit for the occasion.  

Minimal Look

Everyone loves to do the no-makeup look to look younger than their age. It also makes you look more natural. But people with oily skin often apply two to three layers of each product because the makeup slips away after a while. With airbrush makeup, people with oily skin can also achieve that no-makeup look. A few drops of each product are enough to cover all the imperfections. There are no chances of your makeup being slip off due to excess oil production on the skin. Airbrush makeup stays on the place where you spray it. You do not need to blend it with a brush or sponge.

The minimal makeup look is also for the brides who want to look natural on their big day. But due to oily skin, some brides must opt for heavy makeup looks. Heavy makeup looks do not crease or slip off quickly due to oily skin. Such brides should opt for airbrush makeup in their makeup packages because this is the only way to achieve minimal makeup look on oily skins.     

Tips for applying airbrush makeup on oily skin

There are several dos and don’ts you must keep in mind while applying airbrushes on oily skin. There are a few major ones.

Cleanse your Face

Washing your face with soap is not enough. You need to properly prep your face before applying airbrush makeup to your skin. If your skin is excessively oily, then you should scrub your face with your favorite scrub. After scrubbing, take a cotton pad and pour oil-free micellar water on it. Gently cleanse your face using micellar water. This process will clean the pores and wash away any sebum trapped in them. Cleansing and scrubbing will also help you prevent acne caused by dust particles trapped in the tiny pores on the skin. 

Prime your skin

Primers are an essential part when you apply makeup to the skin. Primers work as a shield and prevent makeup products from getting deposited in the pores. It also helps to control oil on the skin. After cleansing, the next step is to prime your face using any oil control primer. Airbrush makeup primer evenly spreads on your face, and its tiny particles create a very thin layer on the face. 

Apply mattifying makeup

Using mattifying makeup is crucial for oily skin types. Mattifying makeup has the properties to absorb the oil and sebum that appears on the face. After you apply primer, the next step is to apply concealer and foundation. Use concealer to cover any imperfections and layer them up with the foundation. 

Products used in airbrush makeup are very thin in consistency so that when you spray them on your face, it finely spreads on the skin. It also provides you with a flawless finish that helps you out the skin tone. The airbrush makeup also feels very thin and lightweight on the skin as compared to traditional makeup. Just make sure that you spray the makeup from 10 to 12 inches; otherwise, a thick layer of makeup will apply to the skin.

After foundation and concealer, you need to apply setting powder. This step will help you to lock your foundation and concealer in place. You can not apply powder with the airbrush gun, so you must apply it using a brush or a sponge. Do not forget to apply powder in areas where sebum production is high, like T-zone and around the mouth. 

Once your makeup is set, you can apply finishing products like blush, highlighter, and bronzer with the airbrush gun. 


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