Makeup Tips

How to Apply your own Professional-Quality Prom Makeup

Prom season is quickly approaching and as most people know, costs can add up fast; in fact, back in 2013, Time estimated that the average amount spent on prom was $1,139, with some households spending upward of $1,600. There are several ways that families can reduce prom spending, including sharing a limo, finding bargains on dresses, and daughters doing their own makeup. Makeup costs alone can range between $70 and $95 dollars, with some makeup artists charging even more.

Clearly, doing your own makeup at home is a great way to save money on prom. But what’s the best way to go about it? Many girls are already experienced with applying their own makeup day to day, typically using powders and creams, but for special events such as prom, most spring for something that looks more flawless for pictures and is longer lasting. For this reason, many choose airbrush makeup because it leaves a flawless lightweight finish, looks natural, and is water resistant.

So, how much does it cost to get airbrush makeup done professionally? An average appointment with an airbrush makeup artist can cost around $90 dollars, and that’s just a one-time application. For a similar price, you can buy your own airbrush makeup kit with enough makeup to do many applications, and individual foundation bottles can cost as little as $10. Therefore, if you are willing to take the time to learn how to apply airbrush makeup correctly, buying an airbrush kit is a better value than paying for a professional appointment because it will last you for any other special events, and can even be used for typical daily application.

Airbrushing is a skill that requires practice, but it can be easy to learn if you read or watch detailed tutorials.

Photo Finish offers a variety of airbrush kits at prices that range from as low as $65 for a basic kit that includes a few foundation shades to $150 for a deluxe kit that includes all foundation shades, a large bottle of airbrush cleaner, and the full range of eyeshadow colors. One beauty blog even listed the Photo Finish airbrush kit as the best value on the airbrush market!

So, consider buying an airbrush makeup kit, not only for prom, but for any occasion. You’ll save money over time, and everyone will love the results!