Airbrush Makes Me Look OLD?!?! [Airbrush Answers]

Since I made a video about the Belletto Studio Airbrush Kit, I have had loads of you tell me you bought the machine (yay!!) and are venturing in to the world of airbrush! I’m so excited, because I adore airbrushing and it’s so fun to see you guys trying it out :) 

Understandably so, there have been some people having trouble getting airbrush to work for them, and so I’m starting a series of sorts to try and help with any airbrush issues you guys may be having. The first of which was dealing with airbrush making your skin look old, settling in to fine lines, etc. A lot of airbrush makeup is matte, so its understandable to end up having your face look super flat and dry if you aren’t used to matte foundation.

Here are my solutions to getting a nice dewy look!


Use an illuminating Moisturizer

airbrusholdUsing a moisturizer that has a bit of a glow effect is a great way to make your skin look dewy with airbrush makeup. the glow from the moisturizer will be balanced out by the matte foundation, resulting in a beautiful natural look.


Use a Radiant Foundation Primer

airbrusholdI love this foundation primer- alone it makes my skin really, really shiny, but under airbrush makeup it has just the right amount of shine. 


Use Under Eye Primer, or skip airbrush under eyes

airbrusholdThe number one place for airbrush to potentially sink in to fine lines and make you look older is under your eyes, so I tend to just skip it and apply normal foundation there. I use an under eye primer and a salmon, color correcting concealer, and then apply my regular concealer to balance everything out. then, I just apply airbrush everywhere else on my face. 


Use Lustre DropsairbrusholdMost airbrush companies sell a product like this- it brings back the luminosity matte airbrush makeup can take away. to use, you can either mix it with your airbrush foundation or apply a drop after you’ve applied your foundation to areas that you want to have a glow- cheekbones, bridge of nose, etc.


I hope these tips help you out! As always let me know if you have any airbrush questions or concerns you would like me to address in a video. If you are interested in airbrush, you can get the Belletto Studio kit for $99 (regularly $400+) here. Use coupon code “xsparkage”. (If you are having trouble getting the coupon code to work, add the kit to your cart, and enter the coupon code here instead.)


  1. suedechik79 says

    It really depends on the formulation of the airbrush makeup – Belletto is water based. You shouldn’t be using a silicone base with a water based airbrushing makeup. The Belletto formulation is also VERY DRYING. I looked like a desert within hours of using the Belletto. I now use OCC’s primer (but really, it seems like any mix of water/glycerin will do) OCC foundation mixed with some Belletto and use my own custom finishing powder (OCC allows movement post application which is a BIG plus).
    Anyone looking to use a silicone based airbrushing makeup, silicone primers are OK to use. A lot of people prefer silicone based airbrushing formulations because they look more luminous or skinlike, but spraying silicone is something I wanted to stay away from, hence my preference for a water based formulation. Inhaling silicone can lead to pretty deleterious health conditions.

  2. Catherine says

    Which Belletto would use buy for a bronzer say the equivalent to Benefit Hula?

  3. Jess says

    Is the Ultimate Kit better than the HD Kit? Or do they work the same? It looks like they are two different machines

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  5. Carmen says

    I’m looking forward to try airbrush foundation and I am trying to buy this one but I’ve got a question. I’ve got medium to light skin colour. When a product’s got only light, medium or dark I always go for the light one but I sometimes use medium range colours in other foundations. For example, I use N125 of MakeUpForever Hd foundation. If you were me, would you buy the light shade or the medium one of this airbrush??

  6. Carmen says

    DO you know if they ship internationally?? If don’t, do you know any other afforable brand that ship to Europe?

  7. Krysal says

    I am having the issue of it making my skin look older. I don’t think i realized it at first until people actually started commenting that I look older and Instead i was getting compliments using my LIQUID foundation. Gaw…hope this works i am going to try a better moisturizer.

  8. Carmen says

    Belletto’s customer service is too hard to get ahold of and their shipping of $12.00 for one bottle is ridiculous. I like the product but it isn’t worth the hassle with the company. Change the ease of getting the product and I’ll go back. Thank you.

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