November 25th, 2015
The finest of coverage, applied using the latest technology in airbrushing, is the answer to many a make-up artist’s dream, and one of the leading names in the sector is British brand Airbase. Known for their top-quality formulations and airbrush technology, Airbase was created by Judy Naaké, the beauty guru who bought St.Tropez to the UK, and Oscar-nominated make-up artist Anni Buchanan.
With the onset of HD film and photography came the need for perfect precision make-up, and the airbrush truly came into its own. An airbrush atomises make-up, making the particles of product tiny, far smaller than when it is conventionally applied and therefore less visible. HD TV and photography picks up absolutely every imperfection so the need for a flawless look is essential. There are also hygiene benefits to spraying – using a conventional brush or fingers could risk spreading bacteria and germs across the face; by using an airbrush this problem is entirely resolved.
Airbase combines a unique mix of ingredients with silicone at the heart of its formulations. Feeling beautiful and luxurious on the skin, the silicone chosen does not clog the pores, allowing the skin to breathe. Silicone is heat-resistant, non-stick and pliable. This means that Airbase make-up applications last all day, and can even be ‘moved’ for a few minutes, unlike water-based foundations – any errors are therefore easy to correct after application.
In December Airbase is offering Warpaint readers a FREE Introductory Training Course in Airbrushing worth £150 + VAT. To qualify, all you have to do is purchase one of Airbase’s Colour Packs (£75 + VAT), which contains a broad selection of their best selling products, including: HD Powder, Pearl Eye Shadow Palette (40 colours), two Lip Gloss Palettes and a Concealer or Corrector Palette.
The one-day course in make-up artistry teaches the skills required to complete a stunning finish with an airbrush, ideal for a bridal make-up including high-lighting, low-lighting, concealing and contouring.
The course begins with a demonstration of the stunning Airbase Make-Up, before relaying information on the professional history of this unique silicone-based make-up brand. Practical application tutorials follow where hints, tips and techniques employed by the very best make-up artists are passed onto you.
The course includes:
- Equipment Maintenance
• Airbrush Control
• Application of silicone based Foundation
• Concealing Techniques
• Highlighting & Contouring Techniques
• Application of Blush and Bronze
• Coverage of Skin Complaints
A short test will be conducted at the end to ensure your proficiency in application of Airbase Make-Up. Students will leave fully trained and competent by the end of the course, enabling practice within a beauty salon or as a mobile Airbase Make-Up artist.
Successful candidates will receive a certificate of proficiency in application of Airbase Make-Up, an Airbase badge and Training Manual.
The training is ideal for anyone who would like to add airbrushing skills to their repertoire, including make-up artists, beauty therapists and individuals keen to join the world of professional make-up. The Full-Day Introductory Airbrush Make-Up Course also includes lunch. For more information on this offer click here, or email Saadias@airbasemakeup.com.
Airbase has numerous training venues all across the UK including Ireland. Click here for available dates and venues.