The Makeup: Use a reliable, professional line of airbrush makeup. Cheap makeup has larger particles in it which will result in constant clogging, and could even damage your gun. Graftobian has two kinds of airbrush makeup: GlamAire™ and F/X Aire™. The beauty line, GlamAire™, is a water-based formulation with a matte finish and is ideal for weddings, TV and film and even everyday makeup wearers because it creates such a flawless finish. The clean and gentle formula has a touch-free application process that will not irritate the skin. F/X Aire™ is a hybrid formula of water and alcohol, allowing for ease of movement and durability when creating face and body designs. We’ve also seen it hold up beautifully for underwater beauty shoots.
Choosing your gun: There are two types: single and dual action. Single action brushes are less powerful, but much easier to use and they have more than enough power for beauty applications. If you’re looking for a great beginner-friendly airbrush gun, we recommend checking out our Walk-Around™ Airbrush System, as it includes a single action gun. Dual-action guns, which more special effects professionals tend to use, require you to take two actions: press down on the trigger for air and then slowly pull it back to control the spray of makeup.
Choosing your compressor: An air compressor is a device that converts power into potential energy stored as compressed air. These machines allow you to set the pressure, in pounds per square inch (PSI), that will flow through your airbrush pulling a controlled mist of airbrush makeup with it. Multi-function heavy duty compressors with manifolds that hold up to 6 (12 when expanded) bottles of airbrush makeup at a time, allow face and body artists to work quickly with an array of different colors all at once. Smaller compressors and portable compressors use one color at a time. Graftobian’s best-selling compressor is the Walk-Around™ Airbrush Machine, which is a beginner-friendly option with a SA-35 single action brush. It’s solid, reliable, and can run continuously on battery for about 3 hours. Many artists find that an overnight charge for their Walk-Around™ System will last them all day, and love that they always have the option of plugging into an outlet if needed.
For an in-depth tutorial on Graftobian’s best-selling Walk-Around airbrush machine, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvCxCvgUSlQ&t=5s