With the new technology of high definition television (HDTV), make- up artists
have to add the skills of airbrushing to their repertoire. Both HDTV and
digital photography show every detail to the extreme. Therefore, standard
make-up looks far too heavy and false in these mediums.
By using a compressor and airbrush gun, micronized make-up is dispersed so
finely that, if applied correctly, it cannot be seen. It gives invisible
coverage. There are several different formulas of foundation that can be used.
Hydro (water base) gives a natural, dewy look and is used on the
face. However, like all water base formulas it can rub off on clothing. Temptu SB (silicone base) looks dewy like hydro but is non-transferrable.
Silicone and alcohol base are
good choices to cover tattoos, birthmarks and for use on areas where clothing
may rub against the body.
These new skills
are essential for every media make-up artist. You can also charge more for
weddings when you do airbrushing.