Posts Tagged ‘airbrushed makeup’

Yes, you need it.

Thursday, July 14th, 2011





It’s Called “Foundation” for a Reason
“Foundation is important for flawless-looking skin in photos. It doesn’t need to be applied all over the face. If you need less coverage, try spot-applying foundation to even out skin tone. Stay away from foundation with SPF, which may reflect the flash in photos.”

from New York Magazine Wedding Guide

Transition Your Makeup from Summer to Fall with the switch of a pencil

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Pencil, $17 at Sephora

A waterproof, extremely long-wearing lip liner.

Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil Rosewood. $17 at Sephora

Changing the color you line your lips with will instantly update your look. If you’ve been wearing those amazing brights this summer, change your lip pencil to a darker hue and work it into the brighter lipstick to give it a darker or dirtier cast — this will  mute it and make it fall-wearable.

I just found some brilliant Makeup Forever waterproof lip liners at Sephora.  They’re worth a try, and stay on all day,  and help you have a worry free wedding day.  $17

Or, try Clinique Quickliner for Lips in Crushed Berry or Bamboo, $14.

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Airbrush Makeup – LoveToKnow Makeup

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Make-up artist backstage at the Lee Matthews s...

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The Origins of Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup application came about after Dina Ousley, a Hollywood actress and makeup artist that was tired of mediocre results, invented it over a decade ago to help people on screen look more flattering. Dinair© has hit a new wave of popularity recently in the entertainment world, as it is the only makeup that looks natural on the ever-revealing and detailed High Definition televisions. As pictures on the screens have gotten more detailed, the makeup and flawless look of the actors needs to step up as well.

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The Makeup Room

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Airbrush Makeup for HDTV reprinted from DV Edge at World Digital Video Association

As more television stations broadcast in HDTV, makeup artists must adjust their technique and products for a screen resolution quality that has as much as10 times more picture detail than analogue TV!

via The Makeup Room.

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Mad Men Makeup

Friday, October 30th, 2009
'50's housewife, red lips, pin curls

Betty Draper

One of my favorite TV shows is Mad Men.  There are many reasons for this, but one of the fascinating things about this show is the attention to detail.  Take, for instance, Betty Draper’s makeup.  You can literally zoom in on the month and year of this show by taking a closer look at the hair, makeup and fashion.  What do most people think of when they think of ’60’s makeup?  “Mod” is the first thing that comes to my mind;  Twiggy, nude lips (I read somewhere that girls would actually crush up white eye shadows and mix the powder with pink lip gloss to achieve a really nude lip), bold eyes with  heavily mascaraed lashes, pastel greens and blue eye shadow, thick black “cat-eye” eye liner, mini skirts, gogo boots, really teased hair, I could go on.  But Mad Men makes you realize that in the first part of the decade women were transitioning from the more conservative, formal, lady-like 1950’s era.  Women still wore their complicated corsets and girdles, and gloves were worn to the grocery store as well as to formal events.  Think Jackie Kennedy, Chanel suits, pillbox hats and French manicured fingertips.  Pastel lip colors were favored for day, especially for a younger woman. Women could wear red lipstick by day and it was the most popular choice for evening. Pan-cake foundation achieved a flawless complexion.  Lips colors promised a lush, full and usually matte pucker (frosts were introduced very late in the 1950’s and didn’t catch on until the late ’60’s).  Rouge (not called “Blush” yet) was plopped on the apples of the cheeks in 2 circles.  Eye shadow was minimal in neutral tones; natural looking. Betty’s skirts are slowly getting shorter, but s-l-o-w-l-y… UNTIL WE GET TO THE ROME EPISODE!  I love this transformation! It’s like getting a sneak peek/ fast forward to what fashion and beauty in the U.S. will look like in just a few short years.

For a fascinating interview with the hair and makeup team responsible for Betty’s stunning Roman makeover, go to

Betty's Roman transformation

Betty's Roman transformation; fast forward to mod

The Beauty Shop

the 1950's requisite weekly trip to the beauty parlor.


glamorous 1950's housewife a.k.a. June Cleaver... note red lipstick, pleated swing skirt, ladylike cardigan, laquered hair, doe eyes

Organizing Makeup and the Brother P-Touch label maker

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Organizing Makeup and the Brother P-Touch label maker

Organizing Makeup with a label maker

WOW!  This may be one of the dorkiest things I’ve ever done.   I recently had a blast organizing my black plastic mound of compacts, lipsticks and various other beauty containers.  After years of digging, dreading the dig and finally getting into a beauty rut because the digging was such a deterrent to my creative juices, I got a grip.  Literally, I got a grip on my husband’s label maker.  Now, everything from my makeup to the dogs’ bowls have labels. This thing even let me adjust the size of the printing so I can glance down and find what I want without squinting and rifling through a sea of big hinged squares and rectangles.  Assorted Lip PalettesIndividual Eye Products

Airbrushed Makeup for digital photography and video

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Airbrushed Makeup F.A.Q.

How does airbrushed makeup work?Airbrushed makeup is specially formulated to be sprayed on through an air compressor as a fine mist of color that gently covers the skin. This process allows the makeup to conceal better while allowing your skin to breathe.   Most say that it feels like they don’t have any makeup on their skin at all. The sensation of the makeup actually being applied can be described as a light, cool mist gently blowing onto the face.
How is airbrushed makeup different than traditional makeup?Traditional foundations can look obvious, caked-on or thick and almost always feel like you are wearing makeup.

  • Because airbrushed makeup is misted on, it seamlessly blends during the process creating the illusion of a flawless, smooth face. It leaves a luminous veil of color on the surface of the skin eliminating the mask-like look you sometimes see.
  • Your skin’s natural tones still peek through this special pixilated coverage for the most natural and clean look possible.
  • Spraying microdots of makeup that rest on the surface of the face looks more natural than traditional makeup because it isn’t rubbed into the skin and doesn’t exaggerate the pores.
  • This unique spraying process creates a coverage that looks flawless and is ready for any digital high resolution close up.
What are the benefits of airbrushed makeup?I use 2 different formulas, water resistant (water based) and water proof (depending on your preference.)

  • Simply blotting, (not wiping,) away perspiration, tears or any moisture will leave the makeup in place without a streak.
  • This makeup will not fade or rub off on clothes, lasts well up to 18 hours and yet can be easily washed away with your facial cleanser and water.
  • Once the makeup is sprayed on, it dries instantly to a matte finish that does not require powder or re-applying.
  • Can be used for any skin type including laser resurfaced skin.
  • Concealing small blemishes or other cosmetic challenges can be as easy as spraying small dots of makeup over  them. An initial neutralizing coverage can lighten and neutralize undertones, strong colors and even birth marks.
  • Does not clog sebaceous glands.
  • Silicon free.
  • Contamination free. No brushes or sponges needed for application process; dropper dispensed
  • Matte finish-great for oily skin types.
  • If satin finish is desired, the face can be misted with a specially formulated moisturizer that will not affect the water resistance of the makeup.
Which system do you use?I use the Dinair System. Dinair originated the airbrush makeup system in the early 1980’s and anticipated that everyone would eventually be seen, filmed and photographed in HD. Dinair developed the first high definition, daily wear airbrush makeup and continues to be the gold standard for high definition makeup. They offer a wide variety of mixable foundation shades to enhance any skin tone.
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