Airbrush Makeup for Body: How to Cover Tattoos, Scars, and Varicose Veins

Airbrush makeup is not only for your face.

You can also use it to cover tattoos, scars, and varicose veins on your body.

Airbrush makeup is a technique that uses a small device to spray a fine mist of makeup onto your skin.

It can create a smooth and natural-looking finish that lasts longer and avoids rubbing off or transferring onto your clothes.

Whether you want to conceal something for a special occasion, or just for everyday wear, airbrush makeup can help you achieve flawless-looking skin from head to toe.

In this article, we will show you how to use airbrush makeup for your body, step by step.

How to choose the right airbrush makeup kit and shades for your body

 

Before you start using airbrush makeup for your body, you need to choose the right kit and shades for your skin tone and type.

There are many brands and options available on the market, but some of the best ones for the body are:

  • Art of Air Professional Airbrush Cosmetic Makeup System: This kit includes an airbrush gun, an air compressor, a hose, a power source, a cleaning kit, and six shades of foundation that can be mixed to create your custom match. It also comes with a bronzer, a blush, a shimmer highlighter, and an anti-aging primer. The makeup is water-based, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free¹.
  • Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation: This is a spray-on foundation that can be used with or without an airbrush gun. It has a medium-to-full coverage that can cover tattoos, scars, and varicose veins. It also has a matte finish that is oil-free and transfer-resistant².
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Makeup: This is a spray-on leg makeup that can cover imperfections and enhance the appearance of your legs. It has a lightweight formula that is water-resistant and transfer-resistant. It also has a luminous finish that adds a subtle glow to your skin.

When choosing your airbrush makeup shades, look for ones that match your skin tone or are slightly darker.

You can test the shade on your wrist or neck to see if it blends seamlessly with your skin.

If you are in between shades, you can mix two shades together to create your custom match.

How to prepare your skin and apply primer before using airbrush makeup

Before you start using airbrush makeup for your body, you need to prepare your skin and apply primer. This will ensure that your makeup lasts longer, looks smoother, and adheres better to your skin.

To prepare your skin, follow these steps:

  • Cleanse your body with a gentle soap or body wash that suits your skin type. This will remove any dirt, oil, or impurities from your skin.
  • Exfoliate your body with a mild scrub or a loofah that suits your skin type. This will remove any dead skin cells or flakiness from your skin.
  • Moisturize your body with a lightweight lotion or cream that suits your skin type. This will hydrate and nourish your skin.
  • Wait for 10 to 15 minutes for your moisturizer to absorb into your skin.

To apply primer, follow these steps:

  • Choose a primer that suits your skin type and concerns. For example, if you have oily skin, choose a mattifying primer; if you have dry skin, choose a hydrating primer; if you have large pores or fine lines, choose a smoothing primer; if you have dull or uneven skin tone, choose a brightening or color-correcting primer.
  • Apply a thin layer of primer onto the areas where you want to use airbrush makeup. You can use your fingers, a sponge, or a brush to apply it.
  • Blend the primer evenly over your skin with gentle circular motions.
  • Wait for 5 minutes for your primer to set on your skin.

How to use airbrush makeup for the body

After you have prepared your skin and applied primer, you are ready to use airbrush makeup for the  body. These steps will help you cover tattoos, scars, and varicose veins on your body with ease and confidence.

To use airbrush makeup for the body, follow these steps:

  • Choose a foundation shade that matches your skin tone or is slightly darker. You can use the same shade as your face or a different one that suits your needs. You can also use a color corrector before the foundation if necessary.

 

  • Put 5-6 drops of your foundation into the airbrush gun’s cup. Turn on the air compressor and adjust the pressure according to the instructions of your kit. Usually, a medium to high pressure is recommended for body application.

 

  • Hold the airbrush gun about 6 inches away from your body. Keep your elbows up straight and form a 90-degree angle with your wrists.

 

  • Spray the foundation on the areas where you want to cover tattoos, scars, or varicose veins. Use circular motions to create light layers of makeup. Don’t spray too much in one area or too close to your body, as this can cause unevenness or caking. Move the gun continuously and overlap each pass slightly for a smooth and flawless finish.

 

  • Check your body in a mirror and see if you need more coverage or blending. You can spray more foundation on areas that need more coverage, such as tattoos, scars, or varicose veins. You can also use a sponge or a brush to blend any harsh lines or edges if needed.

 

  • Wait for a few minutes for your foundation to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

How to contour and highlight your body with airbrush makeup

 

Contouring and highlighting are not only for your face. You can also use them to enhance or change the shape of your body with airbrush makeup.

By using different shades of airbrush makeup, you can create shadows and highlights that define your muscles and curves.

The key to contouring and highlighting is to follow the natural contours of your body and blend well for a realistic effect.

To contour and highlight your body with airbrush makeup, follow these steps:

  • Choose a contour shade that is two to three shades darker than your foundation shade. It should have a cool or neutral undertone to mimic natural shadows on your body. You can use the same brand of airbrush makeup as your foundation, or a different one that suits your needs.

 

  • Put 3-4 drops of your contour shade into the airbrush gun’s cup. Turn on the air compressor and adjust the pressure according to the instructions of your kit. Usually, a low pressure is recommended for contouring application.

 

  • Hold the airbrush gun about 4 inches away from your body. Keep your elbows up straight and form a 90-degree angle with your wrists.

 

  • Spray the contour shade along the areas where you want to create shadows and define your features, such as your collarbones, cleavage, abs, arms, legs, and buttocks. You can refer to online guides or videos for specific techniques on how to contour different parts of your body⁵. Don’t spray too much or too close to your body, as this can cause harsh lines or streaks.

 

  • Check your body in a mirror and see if you need more blending or intensity. You can spray more contour shade on areas that need more definition, or use a sponge or a brush to blend any harsh lines or edges if needed.

 

  • Choose a highlight shade that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation shade. It should have a warm or luminous undertone to create a radiant effect. You can use the same brand of airbrush makeup as your foundation, or a different one that suits your needs.

 

  • Put 2-3 drops of your highlight shade into the airbrush gun’s cup. Turn on the air compressor and adjust the pressure according to the instructions of your kit. Usually, a low pressure is recommended for highlighting application.

 

  • Hold the airbrush gun about 4 inches away from your body. Keep your elbows up straight and form a 90-degree angle with your wrists.

 

  • Spray the highlight shade on the high points of your body, such as your shoulders, chest, ribs, hips, knees, and ankles. You can also spray it on any areas where you want to add glow and dimension. Don’t spray too much or too close to your body, as this can cause shininess or glitteriness.

 

  • See if you need more blending or intensity. You can spray more highlight shade on areas that need more glow, or use a sponge or a brush to blend any harsh lines or edges if needed.

Conclusion

 

Airbrush makeup is a great way to cover tattoos, scars, and varicose veins on your body.

It can also be used for contouring and highlighting, which are techniques that enhance or change the shape of your body with makeup.

By following these steps, you can use airbrush makeup for your body like a pro:

  • Choose the right airbrush makeup kit and shades for your skin tone and type
  • Prepare your skin and apply primer before using airbrush makeup
  • Use airbrush makeup for foundation to create an even base
  • Use airbrush makeup for contouring to create shadows and define your features
  • Use airbrush makeup for highlighting to add glow and dimension

If you want to learn more about airbrush makeup, or try it out for yourself, check out more articles on our website for more information.

We offer high-quality products, tutorials, and tips on how to use airbrush makeup for any occasion.

Whether you want to conceal something for a special event, or just for everyday wear, we have you covered.

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