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Frequently Asked Questions

A Professional Makeup Artist has become an essential part of the modern brides’ wedding day, so investing in a good photographer is not the only way to achieve amazing photos. Having the right Makeup Artist using skilled techniques and innovative products also plays an important role in creating the beautiful photographs that you will treasure forever.

An Airbrush Makeup application is the only choice for that special occasion when you need to look stunning and not worry about your makeup streaking, fading or wearing off.  See for yourself how it looks to obtain the same youthful appearance, just like the Hollywood Stars.  Achieve flawless beauty with even tones and an exquisite smooth appearance.  And, until you try it you don’t know what you’re missing and once you do — you’ll never want to use anything else.  Airbrush can hide any features that you dislike yet keeping your face and pores feeling light.  Easily hide skin conditions, burns, scars, tattoos, all in one simple application.  The airbrush makeup can be easily removed with any skin cleansing product or simply soap and water.  Airbrush makeup is water based, non-toxic and hypoallergenic.  The makeup is sprayed on using tiny dots to cover the skin – it almost seems like magic.

What sets Beauty by Anna apart from other makeup artists?

My experience with Airbrush Makeup is everyday because I also wear it myself and know everything there is to know about airbrushing and the proper applications for the right occasion.  My training allows me to bring out the best features in everyone, whether you’re skilled at doing your own makeup, new to the process, or just want to look spectacular, I will work with you to create your special look.

Is airbrush makeup right for everyone?

Women of any age can benefit from an airbrush makeup application. Even men can enjoy the benefits when traditional makeup would have never been an option. Airbrush makeup is hypoallergenic, oil and alcohol free, so it’s safe for even the most sensitive skin, no matter what age or condition.

Can airbrush makeup cover any skin imperfection?

The wide range of colors and the airbrush technique allow the artist to cover virtually any skin imperfection effortlessly.  Bruises, birthmarks, tan lines, rosacea, psoriasis, vitiligio, tattoos, scars and even freckles can be camouflaged completely or significantly improved in appearance, while still looking natural.

Will airbrush makeup look natural in pictures and on video?

Airbrush makeup has been used for over twenty-five years in the movie and entertainment industry because of its versatility to create the right look on and off camera.  It is able to appear natural looking in person, on screen and in print because it eliminates shine and provides the right amount of coverage without all the traditional makeup layers.  Photographers can digitally airbrush photos to conceal imperfections, while airbrush makeup can give you that same flawless complexion with one application.

How do I reserve my date?

In order to secure your date, a deposit needs to be paid, and that amount will be based on 50% of all services you are requesting (for bridal package). Once you’ve been in contact with beauty by anna to establish that your date is available, and have determined which services you will need, a deposit amount will be quoted and a contract will be sent to you. You can pay by cash or check. Be advised that no date will be reserved until a signed contract and deposit have been received. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What are the benefits of airbrush makeup?

Since airbrush makeup is water-resistant, perspiration and tears are no longer a cosmetic problem.  Simply blotting, not wiping, away any moisture will leave the airbrush makeup in place without a streak. With over 18 hours of wear, airbrush makeup will not fade or rub off on clothes, but yet can be easily washed away with soap and water. Once airbrush makeup is sprayed on, it dries instantly to a matte finish and does not require powder or re-applying.

What products are airbrushed?

Airbrush makeup products include foundation, blush and eyeshadow. The entire face can be made up entirely with airbrush products, and/or incorporated with traditional cosmetic eyeshadows and blush as well.

How is airbrush makeup different?

Traditional foundations can look obvious, caked-on or thick and always feel like you are wearing makeup. Airbrush makeup leaves a light, seamless veil of color over the skin, creating the illusion of a perfect face because it is misted on, allowing your true skin tone to show through without masking your face. The ability to mix airbrush foundation colors for individual custom blends is unsurpassed, resulting in a more natural look that covers skin imperfections effortlessly.

How does airbrush makeup work?

Airbrush makeup is sprayed on through an air compressor as a fine mist of color that gently covers the skin, giving the appearance of a flawless complexion. Spraying microdots of makeup that rest on the surface of the face looks more natural than traditional makeup because it isn’t rubbed into the skin and doesn’t exaggerate the pores. This process allows the airbrush makeup to conceal better while enabling your skin to breathe.

Why must I moisturize twice a day after my tan?

Skin replaces itself naturally every 28 days. Twenty-five percent of skin is exfoliated each week, causing a uv-tan to wear away. Sunless spray tans affect only the top 25 percent of skin. Sunless tanners should use a tan-extending program to maintain the level of the sunless tan longer. A daily application of tan extender with a hint of sunless tanner in will extend the look of your tan and reduce the appearance of uneven wear of patchiness.

How long does the tan last?

About 5- 7 days. Depending on what type of skin you have (dry skin, oily skin) this will be a factor in how long the color will last. Also another variable with how long color last is daily activities.

How dark will I get after one application?

Results will vary according to skin type and natural color. Sun laboratories have formulated solutions that appeal to the majority of clients.

Should the tanning technician wear an air filtering mask?

Although airbrush tanning solutions are consider safe, as with any substance, repeated exposure to or inhalation of airborne matter may cause irritation or discomfort. We would therefore recommend anyone using the product on a daily basis to wear a mask.  A mask may also be offered to you as the client.

What are the contraindications?

Tan should not be offered to clients who have psoriasis, eczema, cuts or abrasions. Must not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy due to melanin changes in the skin.

Is airbrush tanning safe, and can pregnant or nursing mothers get a tan?

DHA has been used as a cosmetic ingredient in the united states since 1960 and no problems have ever been reported concerning DHA penetrating the skin, or causing problems during pregnancy.  DHA only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin.  Sunless tanning solutions are a non toxic, food grade product that is not known to have any detrimental effects to an expectant mother. However we would recommend a pregnant woman consults a doctor before tanning.

How long do I have to wait to shower?

As long as possible, preferably until the next day – but at minimum 8 hours. It takes at least 8 hours for the solution to fully be absorbed into your skin and react with amino acids to create full color.

What do I wear?

Essentially this is a decision of the client. Most clients wear an old bathing suit or undergarments – bra (strapless, backless or a regular bra – straps can always be tucked in) underwear (briefs, boxers, bikini or thong). Even though the solution will be sprayed on clothes, it does not stain. It comes out once laundered. Some clients, in effort to avoid lines, prefer to go topless. In addition to what you should wear while being airbrushed, take caution in the clothes you wear to the salon. Wear loose fitting clothing and preferably a V-neck shirt. Depending on the weather, flip flops or sandals are a good idea as well to avoid sock lines.

Is it blotchy or uneven? Does it look fake?

No, it is perfect! One coat is applied and if there are any marks or imperfections of any kind – they are immediately fixed. The client will be asked to look at themselves to make sure that the tan is exactly what they wanted. A second coat can be applied to darken color or fix any uneven areas. It is a natural, golden, even colored tan every time.

How long does it take to get airbrushed?

The entire process from start to finish takes about 20 minutes (10 minutes to be airbrushed and 10 minutes to dry).

What is the difference between a spray tan and an airbrush tan?

A spray tan also known as spray booth tan, is applied with an automated machine in a booth. The spray booth uses only one type of solution for every skin tone.  Spray tanning booths lack the ability to provide adequate, equal coverage of your body. It requires three spray tans to achieve the same results as one airbrush tan! Airbrush tanning however, is applied by highly trained individuals who carefully spray every area of your body. This is the same way that all of our famous hollywood stars have their tans applied; with care and precision.

What is DHA?

The tanning solution is not a dye.  The active ingredient in the solution, DHA, is an acronym for Dihydroxyacetone. DHA is an ingredient derived from sugar cane and is found in the majority of tanning products.  DHA reacts with the amino acids in the uppermost layer of the skin to create the darkening reaction or tan.  DHA has been used safely in cosmetics for over 30 years. As the skin cells wear away, the color gradually fades just like a real sun tan.

How does airbrush tanning work?

An airbrush sunless tanning session involves the application of 2-4 ounces of sunless tanning spray with an airbrush or spray gun. But to get maximum benefit, a three step program is recommended. First, exfoliation removes excess oils and dead skin cells to produce a consistent layer of skin ready to accept a sunless tan. Second, a technician applies the sunless tanning solution. Third, application of a moisturizer or tan extender with the sunless tanning ingredient offsets the fading produced by the normal skin renewal cycle.

Can I be on a lash growth program and still get eyelash extensions?

Yes, in fact many of my clients are on lash growing programs and these products do not harm the extensions. The more lashes one has, the more extensions we can apply. The natural non medication lash growing liquids are very difficult products to use, and to see results application must be done twice daily consistently for two months. They do work, but take time for results to appear and the do work within the confines of your natural lashes. The liquid must be precisely applied and evenly distributed, as it is possible to grow hair on undesirable places or create patches of thicker lashes. These serums can also be used on brows.
If your are using a lash growth program that is stronger in nature, such as Latisse, I recommend that you do not use the brushes that comes with. Please use a liquid eyeliner brush and apply sparingly. Good news is that a one month supply is actually a 5 month supply when used sparingly, the other side effect possibilities are significantly diminished.

Will I be able to sense I am wearing eyelash extensions?

No! because the extensions are placed 1 millimeter away from the base of the natural lash. You wont be able to feel the extensions. The products lightweight design ensures that your new extensions will feel like your natural lashes. The technique in which the lashes are applied ensures each natural lash will receive one extension. Also, the adhesive is so flexible that the lashes move with your natural lashes, even in a wind gust.

How many eyelash extensions are in a full set?

Depending on how many natural lashes you have on average the full set consists between 120 to 150 extensions placed on each eye. The results are astonishing! I was trained to make my full sets a customized, unique piece of art  complimenting your natural face shape, brow shape and of course, eye shape. No-one set is the same.

How long does an application take?

Between 2 to 2.5 hours to apply a full set of extensions, depending on the type of lash extensions used- synthetic or genuine mink. Genuine Mink application can take 30 to 60 minutes longer than the 2 hour application, as the extensions are more delicate.

When am I not a good candidate for eyelash extensions?

You must have some natural eyelashes for this procedure. Extensions should not be applied on individuals , who have recently completed or are undergoing chemotherapy or have alopecia, or who suffer from trichotillomania or thrichosis. if you have any eye condition where the eye does not look healthy or have an adhesive or latex allergy, you are probably not a candidate for eyelash extensions. Consult with your ophthalmologist for a recommendation or stop in for a consultation.

Do the eyelash extensions harm my natural lashes?

No! Since the extensions are applied to your existing natural lashes away from the base, never touching the skin, the growth cycle of the natural lash is not affected. I only use .15mm extensions on the natural lashes. I do not use thick or polyester based lashes that can harm your lashes. This is key to maintaining the health of your natural lashes, and of paramount importance to me.

Can I swim, spa or have a facial service while wearing extensions?

Yes! The extension application can keep up with your busy lifestyle. My clientele loves how their extensions last and last, even when worn on vacation, skiing swimming, snorkeling, and sunning all day! I recommend that you wait 24 to 48 hours before visiting the spa, tan, or spray tan to allow adequate adhesive bonding. After that, resume your regular schedule.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

The semi-permanent extensions can last for as long as you maintain them. To maintain the look, refill appointments are necessary every 2-3 weeks to replace lashes that have shed or outgrown naturally. The adhesives are formulated to hold the lash in spite of water, heat, steam or sweat, and can keep up with your busy life style.

Is the adhesive safe?

YES! Adhesives which are medical- grade, designed and produced at an FDA certified facility. They are the same adhesives used for wound closure. The lash adhesives have a maximum bonding strength with high flexibility and shine. The formulation contains pulverized rubber polymers to provide flexibility- an industry first. These adhesives are the safest and highest preforming adhesives available. You will not sense the adhesive during the appointment and they are a sterile adhesive. Please let me know during your consultation if you have an adhesive or latex allergy so that I may perform a patch test.

Why is Beauty by Anna different?

I use only the best eyelash extension products. A professional line of extensions that mimic natural eyelashes with adhesives produced in the USA and salon developed techniques. I am a trained and certified eyelash stylist.

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent synthetic fibers used to create volume and extend the length of the natural eyelashes.

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