If you are going to be a bride soon, we know there are a thousand things running through your mind right now. Look for a photographer, send out wedding invites, finalise a makeup artist and a million other things. Selecting a makeup artist who can make you look gorgeous on your wedding day is really important, but there’s something much more important – the makeup technique he/ she will use.

Brides all over the world are opting for airbrush or HD makeup that will not look cakey in their wedding photographs. These new techniques of makeup do not leave any spot uncovered and look amazing on camera. But if you don’t know what these techniques are all about or the difference between the two, read on.

What is HD makeup?
 

What is HD makeup?

The products used in HD makeup are high-end and have a light-diffusing coating, which helps blur the light when it reflects back. It is done in the traditional way using blenders and brushes to get that even, flawless finish. This is the technique most celebrities and professional makeup artists swear by. HD makeup manages to appear invisible, feels feather light and hides all the flaws including uneven texture, blemishes, scars and pores. The products used in HD makeup are designed in a way that they perfectly blend with the skin.

Who is it suitable for?

This makeup technique is suitable for all skin types as it makes the makeup appear more natural than layered. If you are looking for a soft focus and non-dramatic look, then HD makeup is perfect for you.

What is airbrush makeup?
 

What is airbrush makeup?

In the simplest terms, airbrush makeup is a lightweight makeup that is applied using an airgun. Sounds complicated? It’s not. The chamber of this airgun is filled with a special kind of liquid foundation, which is sprayed on the face. When the trigger is pressed, a mist of foundation covers the skin and gives a flawless finish. This technique is also used to apply blush, eyeshadow, lip colours and even fill eyebrows. If done correctly with complete control over the airbrush gun, this technique can give a flawless finish. Otherwise it can end up looking very heavy and artificial. One of the major advantages of this technique is that it stays intact for a long time, almost 12 to 24 hours.

Who is it suitable for?

This makeup technique works wonders for brides with oily skin, as the products used are silicone-based and stays put for a long time. For brides with dry skin, airbrush makeup may look flaky. This is also a costly technique and might need you to blow the budget.