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Unread 07-01-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Anyone used an airbrush?

I'm considering one to replace brushing white makeup. The benefit to Mehron is it is cheap, while I have heard airbrush makeup is costly.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 12:11 PM   #2
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I use airbrush makeup for my cosplays (unless a can't bring my airbrush/compressor along). It's nice and quick for application, once you're decently practiced. The price is definitely a drawback, though :/
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Unread 07-03-2015, 01:57 PM   #3
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I use airbrush makeup for my cosplays (unless a can't bring my airbrush/compressor along). It's nice and quick for application, once you're decently practiced. The price is definitely a drawback, though :/
What do you use? Any suggestions?
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Unread 07-05-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
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I'm also a airbrush mua. For the unusual colors I use Gratobian since they have a large number of colors and mixing them is pretty simple. For skintone I really like KETT, my boss who has done tons of makeup on celebs uses that brand. Like Kandell said it's really in the practice. I have a much easier time doing it on others, but you cant beat the smooth look of airbrush.
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Unread 07-06-2015, 08:24 AM   #5
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My airbrush and compressor are actually from Harbor Freight. It was $90 for the set, and it's a little bulky, but the compressor is strong enough to use for multiple purposes (body paint, makeup, regular airbrush paint, etc.).

For makeup, I've only done nautral shades of airbrush makeup and for that I use Kryolan HD (I think that's the name...).
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Unread 07-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #6
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I'm considering one to replace brushing white makeup. The benefit to Mehron is it is cheap, while I have heard airbrush makeup is costly.
For greater and cheaper airbrush for makeup my suggestion is to use badger airbrush accessories. Badger is easy to use and also cheap price around $69 US. It's dependable, affordable, and easy to use and maintain

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Unread 07-07-2015, 02:42 PM   #7
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Another plus to airbrush makeup: If you get alcohol-based makeup, it will stay on WAY better than water-based. No need to worry about it smearing off on everything you touch.
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Unread 07-14-2015, 04:11 AM   #8
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I'm looking at doing something I know was airbrushed when it was done for the actual production. The problem is that airbrushing takes absolutely ages - you're really laying stuff down in incredibly thin layers. While you can paint a person (say) white in about half an hour with sponge/brush/whatever it'll take hours with airbrushing. It might look (a tiny bit) better but it takes forever.
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