How to Apply Blush with an Airbrush

Learn how to apply blush with an airbrush in this Howcast video featuring Dinair Airbrush Makeup System instructor Julie Tobias.

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I’m going to show you how to airbrush blush with Ava. Blush is one of my favorite things, and I just love that, just that glow that it gives, so we’re going to do airbrush blush. 

We’re going to take our airbrush, and I have the color peach/pink already in the cup. And we’re going to add a little of dark peach/pink. This is the color that she loves, so I just wanted her to see it so she can get some of her own. 

So, we’re going to go ahead and put a couple drops in. That’s all you need to do blush and eyeshadows. Turn the compressor on, and I’m going to show you how to mix the two of these together. Okay? I’m just going to take it to two and block off the airflow, and just pull back on the main lever. What you’re going to do is you’re going to start to see bubbles forming inside the cup, and this is very normal. That’s actually missing the color together. So you can actually see it going onto the tissue. And that’s your color. 

So, to do blush, we just want to smile, find the apples of your cheeks, and we always want to start moving before we pull back on the lever of our airbrush, because again, this is what controls the amount of makeup coming out. So, just like when you applied your foundation, we’re going to be about the same distance, four to six inches away.

So you just start on the apple of the cheek, and we’re going to start moving. The movement is the key here. We want movement because movement is what blends the airbrush. And then we’ll do the same thing on the other side. And again, you find the apple of the cheek. A little goes a long way, so you always want to stop, look, and see if you need more. 

Now, when you get around the area where you’re smiling and you have those natural folds that appear here, and they’re not wrinkles, ladies, they’re natural squint lines. So, when you do that, you want to go ahead and relax your face. So go ahead and relax. No more smiling when you get up to the hairline, because then you’re going to actually create lines, you’ll see little lines there. So, you relax when you get around the hairline. Movement, distance and control. Those things will really, really help you with the blush. 

So, anywhere else you want blush. Sometimes, we like to blend it in right over the bridge of our nose, maybe a little on the chin and the forehead, not too much. So we’ll just do a little bit on the bridge of the nose, just to give a little life to the skin. That is all it takes, just a few drops. And that’s the easiest and simplest way to airbrush your blush. 

If you’ve over sprayed just a little too much blush, just go ahead and spray out the remainder of the blush color into the tissue and go in with your foundation shade and that will blend everything together, and it’s going to be more muted, and you’re going to love that blush. 

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