HOW-TO: Create the Perfect Complexion with Airbrush Make-Up

By Chandler Rollins | 06/17/2013 1:48:00 PM


In an in-depth, seminar featuring Temptu’s Nick Posley at The Makeup Show Chicago, Posley shared with MODERN how to create the perfect complexion using airbrush cosmetics. In the class, participants were taught how to use this makeup technique to advance their careers.

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To achieve this look, Posley gave us the rundown.

STEP 1: Start with 10-12 drops of Temptu Airpod foundation. This amount allows for additional coverage if necessary.Using small circle like motions, start applying the product just below the jawline and work upwards. Keep a palm’s length distance away from the face to control the coverage more easily.

STEP 2: Create a contour color using a shade or two darker than the foundation. Start at the hair line just below the cheek and work slowly into the face. Use a light hand to ensure an even coverage. If you add too much, use a damp sponge to soften the area. Continue to contour around the temple and the center of the chin. 

STEP 3: Angling the airbrush gun slighlty downward, apply a peachy color to the cheek. Turn down the pressure and apply the same color to the lips as a stain.

STEP 4: Complete the look with Invisble Difference Finishing Powder on the center of the face.



*Temptu Airpod Foundation in shades 6, 5 and 8

*Temptu Airpod Highlighter in Gold Shimmer

*Temptu Airpod Blush in Peachy Pink

*Temptu Invisible Difference Finishing Powder in Light 1






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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