Ok...so has anyone heard of this? and/or what are your thoughts? i heard a girl in my area was 'selling airbrush systems' and then teaching classes! I said ok, whatever...then i had someone email me saying i should 'sign up' under her since i'm a MUA! like it was a mary kay type thing! THEN my aunt calls me today (didn't talk yet) and says she bought this 'professional airbrush kit, but have questions about compressors, etc' ummm did i miss something?! i told the lady that wanted me to 'sign up' that i would kind of lose business probably..especially with so many people out the who like to put makeup on and call themselves pro's, but charge $30/face! now they're all gonna have airbrushes too?! haha!
I don't know, i just in the last couple weeks heard a lot about it and was wondering what everyone thought or knew about it. please give me your feedback cause i don't know what she wants from me! and i don't think i want to be part of selling them! i don't even know what the company is, or if there are a few! anyway...thanks in advance!
I can see selling to other pro's maybe...but does anyone know what company it is that sells it? like for instance, my aunt wears NO makeup..or just terrible eyeliner and lipstick (i know thats mean!) but does anyone know of your 'average woman' having this? i just think its strange to be selling this to people who can't even do regular makeup! and to airbrush yourself everyday??!! thanks for the reply!!
I'm pretty much being forced to buy an airbrush system by my clientele in the area. If you don't offer airbrush they will not hire you no matter how good you are at applying makeup. There is a perception out here that airbrush makeup will instantly turn you into a supermodel. lol
While on the topic of airbrush? I'm looking into getting one since it is becoming very popular in my area (south Florida)...Does anyone one have any recommendations on what brand, system and where to purchase?
I do airbrush and have for a while...i was just curious about this 'personal use' one i keep hearing about.
I have the OCC system and love it! you can buy the whole starter kit with all colors, shimmers, etc on their site or camera ready i think may offer it also. i got mine from www.occ.com and i just buy the 5pk small refills for like $20. and YES people do have this supermodel idea when you airbrush!! Its easy and faster so i don't really mind and i charge a little bit more for it!!!
Airbrush is NOT a short-cut to skill, just another tool.
Self-airbrush is not as easy as the infomercials make it sound.
I know.... GASP. Right?
I think some of these low-end-beginner-professional-magic-wand systems do a REAL disservice to the industry - and you HAVE to be able to do conventional makeup.
With some of these systems, the quality isn't there. In equipment or product.
Yes, there are some exceptions - but if the pitch is too good to be true.....
People who buy these systems typically do 2 things:
1) Give up on airbrush and think ALL airbrush is over rated.
2) Quickly move "up" to better equipment
Yes, I say this as someone with years of airbrush experience - and as an occasional distributor for an airbrush manufacturer at venue-specific trade shows.
What Lisa said.
I have heard manufacturers of makeup and airbrushes thinking about getting an airbrush "in the hands of every housewife" for 20 years or so.
This, despite the fact that doing accurate airbrush on yourself is REALLY REALLY hard. Even with years of experience, trying to see through the blowing air and dealing with the awkward way you have to hold the brush....it just isn't practical.
I think that people selling airbrushes for everyday home use are looking mostly for profit, and not the actual needs of the consumer. (Imagine that!)
I DO think that it is an incredibly valuable tool, and at this point in the game I think every pro coming up in the business should have at least a basic ability to use the airbrush when it can be helpful. You can do GREAT FLAWLESS makeup without an airbrush, but there are times when speed, FX, or simple expediency means using an airbrush would be the more logical way to go.
Bloom Makeup Artistry wrote: There is a perception out here that airbrush makeup will instantly turn you into a supermodel. lol
LMFAO!!! So true!! I offer it as well and my clients LOVE it for the most part but, every so often I get someone who hates that flawless skin look or prefers her freckles to show (which I actually like too). I draw the line at airbrushing eyeshadow. It just takes away from the actual art in my opinion.
I actually saw an airbrush system at Shoppers Drugmart the other day, couldn't believe it. I don't think I could airbrush myself, and I really don't understand how you can do it accurately, I mean, wouldn't you want to close your eyes?
Chelsea Dutchak wrote: I mean, wouldn't you want to close your eyes?
That is one of the major issues...it IS difficult. Possible, but difficult...and I've been making a living with airbrush for almost 20 years, and I will avoid painting my own face unless it is a VERY simple application...and one that won't be ruined if I go too heavy.
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chelsea Dutchak wrote: I actually saw an airbrush system at Shoppers Drugmart the other day, couldn't believe it. I don't think I could airbrush myself, and I really don't understand how you can do it accurately, I mean, wouldn't you want to close your eyes?
Yep, I saw those LuminessAir kits in Shoppers a couple of months ago, was very surprised. I'll have to ask my friends at the store how sales are going. I just can't see very many people having the patience or ability to become skilled enough at self-application that they would be happy with the product.
Haha!! well i'm not threatened by Walmart airbrushing!! and yeahhhhhh since i don't sleep i see alot of infomercials and they were one of them and i was scared!!! sooo ok. i will just tell em all 'call your airbrush home consultant' for advice!! and yeah, its not easy to do on your own face! i have done it for a wedding and harder stuff for halloween...not happening everyday! and never have done the eyes...do people do that a lot?? i have always done them with shadows