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HD or Airbrush Makeup – Which One is Better?

Updated: Aug 10, 2022

A bride’s wedding look is as important as her outfits and jewels. The humid weather in our city is a major challenge for Indian weddings. The rituals are usually extensive in nature and take time to finish. If the client has booked an air-conditioned hall, will her makeup stay all day long? Yes, it is very important to capture perfect wedding pictures of her big day. Be it humidity or teary-eyed bride, the makeup should remain intact and flawless. What’s best for our Indian brides? HD makeup or airbrush makeup? We have listed down all the pros and cons of these two excellent makeup techniques.

Airbrush makeup

If you want to look absolutely flawless and beautiful without giving a hint of makeup, then airbrush makeup is your thing. Airbrush makeup can be subtle or heavy. It is performed with the help of a special airbrush gun and is directly applied on the face. The technique ensures flawless, long-lasting makeup. The best part of this technique is that people with sensitive skin can go for this style as the makeup artist doesn’t have to touch the face of a bride. Pour liquid foundation into the small chamber of the air gun and close the lid and spray wherever the makeup is required. The makeup artist doesn’t have to use different brushes for this makeup style and so the high level of hygiene is maintained.

HD makeup

‘A picture expresses a thousand words’ – true to this adage, your fine lines or cracks can get easily exposed to those high definition cameras. It can be a huge turn off for a bride. An HD makeup can be a saving grace for D days like a wedding. HD makeup has become a popular choice among brides as it covers their flaws and ensures that their skin looks perfect and natural.

These most sought-after makeup styles have their pros and cons and it is the makeup artist’s responsibility to choose best for their clients. Below are some of the pros and cons of HD and airbrush makeup:

HD vs. Airbrush makeup

1. The HD makeup can last for 5-6 hours and is suitable for functions with shorter duration. On the other hand, airbrush makeup lasts for more than 11-12 hours without the need of a single touchup.

2. Products designed for HD makeup have reflective particles like quartz and crystals that diffuses light and creates an illusion of a perfect skin. HD makeup is very camera friendly and you will be amazed by the quality of your wedding pictures as your skin will look natural and perfect. Products used for airbrush makeup are made of silicon and hence, it lasts longer than expected. You will need makeup remover to effectively remove the whole makeup.

3. HD makeup is performed in a traditional way wherein an MUA uses sponges, brushes and blenders to apply makeup. Airbrush makeup uses a gun filled with a product and is spayed on the bride’s face. The technique is hygienic as the artist doesn’t have to use hands to apply makeup.

4. Both techniques are brilliant. However, HD makeup does not last longer whereas the only downside of airbrush makeup is you cannot touch the face or make any expressions. It takes some time to set the products on the client's face. It is important that they do not make any facial movements. The lines formed due to any facial movements are difficult to blend in this style of makeup.

Although both technique s are popular and come with a set of advantages and challenges, it is the makeup artist whose skill is counted when working on a bride.

Popular HD Makeup Brands

This season, if you are choosing HD makeup products for your clients, make sure that you are purchasing only quality branded products such as Kryolan, Makeup Forever, etc.

You can always consult your makeup artist or visit the nearest salon for better clarity. If you are from Vashi or stay in Navi Mumbai, your first choice should be Time Machine Salon.

The well-equipped, unisex salon situated in the heart of Navi Mumbai, offers Bridal makeup trials at Rs. 2000/-. According to your skin type and requirement, the makeup pros will offer the best style suitable for your occasion.

Calling out all the would-be brides to try the bridal services available at Time Machine Salon! The salon also has photo studio that will give you a clear picture about how you will look on your D Day.

Hurry and book your appointment now!

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