A beauty guru who makes her makeup look like it’s from a real airbrush has revealed how she can create a perfect airbrush-like finish.
In her new book, ‘Perfect Airbrushes: A Complete Guide for Airbrush and Colorist’, author Krista B. Smith tells of her own “perfect airbrush”.
Smith, a former makeup artist and makeup artist for the BBC and Glamour magazine, said she had a problem with airbrushes in her 20s.
“I was very sensitive to the harshness of the bristles and had to learn how to avoid them and they were really harsh,” she told New Scientist magazine.
She went on to work at the now defunct beauty brand Makeup For Everyone and then started working at the Makeup Arts Academy in 2012, and her book details her experiences at Makeup Art Academy and Beauty Academy, both in London.
Smith said she wanted to create “a book that’s not just about the art of makeup but about the craft of creating it”.
“It’s not about how to make a look or a product look good, but how to create a look and a feeling and create a feeling,” she said.
“It’s about making your own airbrush.”
Smith’s book, which is based on the book she published last year, has been praised by some for its honesty, transparency and honesty about her own past.
But Smith, who has a BSc in Fine Art and has taught makeup to a diverse range of young women, said her book was not for everyone.
“[My book] is for those who have experienced airbrushing in the past, but have also had the chance to learn from a different perspective,” she wrote.
Read more: Smith is currently writing a memoir of her time at Make up Art Academy, and she said her memoir would be about how she made her “perfect” airbrush.
Smith’s new book is set to be released on June 22.
The beauty guru’s book is being sold at Make Up Arts Academy, the Make Up Art Academy boutique, and on the Make up Arts Facebook page.
Her new book will be released online on June 23.
Smith told New Zealand’s Radio New Zealand that she did not know the importance of airbrushed perfection before she started making her own airbrush.
When she did find out, she said she was “very surprised” to learn that it is the “only way to create perfection”.
“I think that’s why I’ve done it for the past 10 years,” she added.
Smith also said she used to spend a lot of time working on her own hair and makeup.
Although Smith said she did make her own cosmetics in her spare time, she did so as part of her school studies.
At one point, Smith said, she bought cosmetics from her mother to keep her money up.
“I used to get a lot more than I would have used if I had bought it from the stores,” she explained.
Now, Smith has been “very fortunate” to make her “best airbrush” and has discovered the joys of airbrush painting, she told the New Zealand Herald. ABC/wires