FAQs

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR FINESSE AIRBRUSH MAKEUP

Question: What is airbrush makeup?
Answer: Airbrush makeup is the application of makeup via a compressor machine and airbrush gun (known as an airbrush makeup system) which is sprayed onto the skin as a fine mist which can be layered with several passes. The makeup used in airbrush makeup kits is more watery than traditional makeup and you can get full coverage with less makeup than would normally be used when using a makeup brush or sponge.
Question: Is airbrush makeup better than traditional makeup?
Answer: Most fans of airbrush makeup will answer a resounding ‘yes!’ to this question. And I generally tend to agree–however, I’m also aware that sometimes traditional makeup has better uses or can work really well in combination with airbrush makeup. The reasons why airbrush makeup is generally considered better than traditional makeup is that it produces better coverage, is easier to apply, lasts for a long time without smudging and sits very lightly on the skin without irritating it (since you never have to physically touch your skin to apply airbrush makeup).
Question: How do I clean the airbrush gun?
Answer: Finesse Airbrush makeup kits come with the cleaning fluid you need and it is usually simply a matter of running some of this cleaner through the airbrush gun as well as ‘back bubbling’ with some water. You may also need to wipe certain parts of the airbrush gun down with a lint free cloth.
Question: What can I do with my airbrush makeup system?
Answer: Lots of things! Not only does airbrush makeup create perfectly glowing, full coverage foundation, you can also do beautiful blush, contouring and highlights, eye-shadow, as well as make temporary tattoos or artistic makeup stencils. Many people also like using airbrush makeup as a paramedical cover-up for acne, birthmarks, psoriasis, permanent tattoos etc. It is also the professionals’ choice for special with the correct dual action, double barrelled spray gun. You can see examples of people’s airbrushing work in our video section.
Question: How to I choose the right makeup tones for my skin?
Answer: Finesse airbrush makeup will provide you with an online colour chart to help you work out what skin tone range you fall under. Most people are either ‘Porcelain’, ‘Fair’, medium or Deep.’ The airbrush makeup kits will be supplied to you with 4 different tones in this range.
Question: Help! I bent the needle in the airbrush gun – what do I do?
Answer: Get a new one! The airbrush won’t work if the needle is damaged in any way. There is no point trying. Some people keep a spare needle just in case this happens. Most of the time the needle is damaged when cleaning the airbrush gun or assembling/disassembling it so please be careful!
Question: Is airbrush makeup bad for my skin?
Answer: Finesse Airbrush’s manufacturers of airbrush makeup stand behind ingredients as being non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested as safe.
In colour complexion products (foundation, Concealer), Dimethicone Copoyol, are used because they don’t evaporate and stay longer on the skin. They act as a carrier for in-soluble mineral pigments, which provide colour and coverage to complexion products. The Addition of the silicone to the carrier fluid/emulsion creates a breathable, non-occlusive, flexible film allowing the pigments to ride on the surface of the skin without absorbing. This is why Finesse Airbrush silicone based make up, is ideal for acne prone, vitiligo, roscacea or other sensitive skin types. They are especially good for “post cosmetic surgery” patients during recovery.
Finesse Airbrush silicone based makeup has more of an HD effect and is preferred by those not allergic to it. If you are prone to allergies and do a spot test to ensure you do not get a reaction; but, as a general rule, airbrush makeup is not bad for the skin.
Question: How do I mix makeup?
Answer: Simple! Put a few drops of one tone in the cup, followed by another tone. You can find the formulas in your instructional DVD or online as well as by experimenting and playing with different tones.
Question: The makeup keeps bubbling out of my cup – what’s wrong
Answer: Most likely you are either using too much makeup or the airbrush gun isn’t clean. Remember, most of the time you only need 3-5 drops at most. Visit our guide to cleaning the airbrush gun if you are unsure how to do this.
Question: My airbrush gun is clean but I’m not getting proper coverage – what’s wrong?
Answer: Most likely the problem is with the makeup. Remember to shake the makeup well before you put it in the cup!
Question: How do I use the airbrush gun?
Answer: The key to using the airbrush gun is to learn how to hold it correctly, know how far away from your skin it should be and to use continuous, circular motion. That is just the beginning… for more specific help from contouring and highlighting to covering a temporary tattoo, visit our online step by step tutorial guide.
Question: Can you use traditional makeup in an airbrush makeup system?
Answer: No. Airbrush makeup is much more liquid than traditional makeup. Traditional makeup will clog your airbrush makeup system and it will prevent you from getting the most effective use from the makeup system. In some cases the airbrush gun will stop working over a period of time.