The actual shades are not exact matches to the colors
shown, due to the fact that the above colors are electronically
reproduced. These sample colors and the below shade descriptions should
be used as a guide in helping you to select ISOMA Cosmetics Airbrush
foundations as your choice of airbrush product.
ISOMA SKIN TONE SHADE DESCRIPTION CHART
A LIGHT IVORY SHADE
A LIGHT OLIVE/BEIGE SHADE
OLIVE I I
A MEDIUM OLIVE SHADE
A LIGHT NATURAL BEIGE SHADE
5. SOFT BEIGE
A LIGHT TO MEDIUM SOFT BEIGE SHADE
A MEDIUM BEIGE SHADE
A NATURAL TAN SHADE
A LIGHT TO MEDIUM TAN SHADE
A MEDIUM TO DEEP TAN SHADE
10. TUSCANY I
A PALE CREAMY OLIVE/BEIGE SHADE
11. TUSCANY III
A LIGHT TO MEDIUM OLIVE/BEIGE SHADE
A PALE SUNNY OLIVE/BEIGE SHADE
13. BANYAN III
A LIGHT TO MEDIUM SUNNY OLIVE/BEIGE SHADE
14. TAWNY TAN I
A LIGHT TAN/BROWN SHADE
15. TAWNY TAN III
A MEDIUM TAN/BROWN SHADE
16. TAWNY TAN V
A DARK TAN/BROWN SHADE
17. MOCHA I
A LIGHT WARM BROWN SHADE
18. MOCHA II
A MEDIUM WARM BROWN SHADE
ISOMA AVANT-GARDE AIRBRUSH COLORS
ISOMA is pleased to offer these specially-formulated Avant-Garde
airbrush cosmetic colors. They are ideal for fashioning a variety of
aesthetically elegant, imaginative, or unimaginable designs. Their
artistic usefulness is practically boundless, limited only by the
imagination of the artist. ISOMA's Avant-Garde airbrush cosmetic colors
are perfect for artfully designing fashion, character, fantasy, unique,
or special effect looks. One may use them to create an unusual fantasy
facial color, to cover the entire body for a unique look, or to
originate a believable special effect design. These exceptional shades
may also be mixed to formulate numerous additional color combinations
for your specific needs. They may be applied by airbrush, cosmetic
sponge or by makeup brush depending entirely on your own desired
technique. ISOMA's premium-quality Airbrush Cosmetics are the choice of
members of ISOMA for their artistic creations . . . and now as a
professional makeup artist they can be your choice, too. ISOMA Airbrush
Cosmetics are the professional airbrush choice for the professional
The actual shades are not exact matches to the colors shown, due to the
fact that the above colors are electronically reproduced. These sample
colors and the below shade descriptions should be used as a guide in
helping you to select ISOMA Cosmetics Avant-Garde Airbrush colors as
your choice of airbrush product.
ISOMA AVANT-GARDE COLOR DESCRIPTION CHART
A BRIGHT ARCTIC SNOW WHITE SHADE
A DEEP RICH BLACK SHADE
A VIBRANT YELLOW/BROWN SHADE
A BRIGHT VIBRANT YELLOW SHADE
A BRIGHT VIBRANT PINK SHADE
A BRIGHT VIBRANT ORANGE SHADE
A BRIGHT VIBRANT RED SHADE
A DEEP VIBRANT BLUE SHADE
A DEEP VIBRANT GREEN SHADE
A DEEP VIBRANT PURPLE SHADE
IMPORTANT FACE AND BODY PAINTING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Do not use these or any airbrush products in the sensitive areas of the
eyes and especially on sensitive individuals. Do not use these or any
airbrush products on an individual that has a skin condition, open
wound(s,) or has irritated skin. Some shades/colors (especially red and
yellow) may stain the skin of some individuals (especially those with
light/pale skin.) Do a test before using these or any airbrush products
on anyone. Do not use these shades/colors in the hair of individuals
with blond hair or sun-bleached or chemically-bleached, colored or
chemically-treated hair. Such hair is generally porous and may absorb
the colors, and be difficult to remove.
Remember to use all airbrush products in a well-ventilated room/area.
The airbrush sprays minute airborne particles into the air which is also
referred to as a very fine, invisible like mist, one must work in an
area with good ventilation when using an airbrush. This is an important
safety precaution to remember for the health of yourself, your model and
those that may be with you for lengthy periods of time in your room or
work area, especially on a daily basis. Do not use any airbrush product
on individuals with breathing conditions such as asthma or lung
conditions. Some airbrush users, in addition to having adequate
ventilation, wear a mask and have their model also wear one during
lengthy airbrush body painting sessions. And when the artist is finally
ready to apply the airbrush product to the face, the models mask is then
Do not permit airborne particles from the airbrush to be near or exposed
to any type of open flame or ignitable source (for example: a kitchen
stove; a basement water-heater or furnace; an electric room heater;
lighted cigarettes, etc.) Please keep all airbrush products out of the
reach of children. Do not ingest or inhale when the product is airborne.
Also, when one is doing a complete body painting session, to prevent
slippage, one should secure to the floor, a disposable drop cloth or use
a 36" wide roll of brown wrapping paper (that is also secured to the
floor,) as a disposable floor covering, in order to collect airborne
particles or any spillage that fall to the floor during the airbrushing
session and also as a means to lessen ones cleanup time after using the
airbrush. Awareness and Safety should be the professional makeup artists
first and main concern.
APPLICATION TECHNIQUES FOR ISOMA AIRBRUSH COSMETICS
Before attempting to operate any airbrush equipment or use and apply any
cosmetic airbrush makeup products, it is important that you first read
the above mentioned words titled: "IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS". It is
extremely important for everyone to read such safety precautions before
operating an airbrush/compressor and using any cosmetic airbrush makeup.
Always remember, makeup should be applied to clean, dry, healthy skin.
Before airbrushing, one should cleanse the face/body well to make sure
that the area to be airbrushed is thoroughly cleansed. Make certain that
any previously applied makeup, moisturizer, deodorant, natural or
applied oils, body perfumes, body sweat, dirt, etc. have been removed
from the skin. Any of these topical substances on the skin will prevent
the airbrush cosmetics from properly adhering to the skin. The use of a
cosmetic cotton square or cotton ball to apply a mild cosmetic
astringent on the skin to additionally ensure that the skin is free of
such substances is recommended. Do not use the astringent in the area of
the eyes. It is important to have the skin cleansed well and use a mild
astringent product before you start your airbrushing session on clean,
dry, healthy skin.
Before using ISOMA Airbrush Cosmetics to spray ones face, one should
prepare their subject by draping the subject with a cape (they are
available for purchase in beauty supply stores), to protect their
personal clothes or costume from any spillage (if you are spraying
without a protective cover on the airbrush cup) and from any fine
cosmetic makeup mist that will be airborne in the air once you commence
the spraying process. Also, around the neck of the cape, apply a few
tissues or a Masslinn shop towel (an inexpensive, disposable paper towel
that is available at beauty supply stores,) to keep the neck of the
re-useable cape clean for the next individual that you may apply makeup
to. Keeping ones tools and accessories clean and in a well maintained
condition are not only essential to their working properly and
displaying a sanitary appearance, but by doing so, one enhances ones
professional esteem in the eyes of others.
As mentioned above, if your subject has any previously applied makeup,
moisturizer, oils or other substance on their skin, it will be necessary
for you or your subject to remove such substances with a cosmetic cotton
square or cotton ball and a liquid makeup remover (Cetaphil, which is
available in many drugstores, is a gentle skin cleanser that is easy to
remove,) afterwards, use a cosmetic cotton square or cotton ball and a
mild cosmetic astringent to remove any remaining residue. Permit the
skin to dry completely.
Shake the bottle of airbrush cosmetics well to disperse and mix any of
the cosmetic ingredients that may settle to the bottom of the container
when sitting for a while. Once you have thoroughly mixed the contents of
the cosmetic airbrush bottle, add enough drops of the liquid makeup to
the well of the airbrush cup to cover the individuals face ... this
amount varies from face to face, due to various face sizes, but
generally speaking, 12 to 15 drops may be sufficient to cover an average
face. Once you get a "feel" for working with the airbrush and different
size faces, you will be able to estimate more accurately how much
airbrush makeup you may need to apply to a face.
Once you are ready to start the cosmetic airbrush application, explain
the airbrushing process to your subject and ask your subject to close
their eyes and mouth and hold their breath during brief intervals of the
spraying process. Inform your subject that you will not take long to
spray their face and that you will cease the spraying process at brief
intervals to allow them to exhale and breathe again. Also explain that
you are doing this procedure because you do not wish for them to inhale
the airborne particles of makeup that are in the air when you are
airbrushing their face.
You may commence the spraying process by spraying the back of your hand
or onto a tissue that you should be holding close to the subjects face.
By spraying the back of the hand or a tissue, you can test the spray
flow and not spray directly on the subject first. Also, when the subject
hears the spraying process begin on your hand or the tissue, this
prepares the subject for the gentle spraying application on their face
and they are not "shocked" and move when the spray does touch their
face. When the airbrush spray touches a subjects face for the first
time, it is an unusual experience and the spray may feel somewhat cold
(like water being sprayed onto the skin,) and this occurrence is often
referred to by individuals as a "shock" and some individuals tend to
move away from a first-time encounter of airbrush spray, until they
become accustomed to the spraying process.
As you spray the face, begin with the large areas of the face first
(cheeks and forehead) and then work around the nose and mouth and then
the eye areas (make sure that none of the spray goes directly into the
opened areas of the nose, mouth, eyes or ears). When you are near any
facial hair (eyebrows, eyelashes, mustaches, goatees, full beards,) or
hairline areas; use the tissue that you are holding in your opposite
hand as a "protective shield," to hold in front of such areas to prevent
the direct spray or any excess spray mist from touching these areas.
Otherwise, they will leave a residue of cosmetic color on the hair.
Remember, some light colored hair (blonde,) and especially chemically
treated, or sun bleached hair may absorb the airbrush shade/color and
may be difficult to remove. So using a tissue as a "protective shield"
to cover such hair areas is a good suggestion to remember and a
technique to use. If one does get a small residue of color on the hair,
remove it quickly with a cotton tipped applicator and a little water or
mild astringent. Work quickly when spraying a face and work cleanly in
order to avoid making any mistakes.
REMOVAL OF ISOMA AIRBRUSH COSMETICS FROM THE FACE
ISOMA Airbrush Cosmetic shades/colors may be removed from the face by
using a mild cleanser, flowing warm water and by using a clean, soft,
face cloth to gently remove the airbrush makeup. Some individuals prefer
to use disposable cosmetic facial wipes or baby cleansing wipes (that
are generally available for purchase in drugstores,) before doing the
final removal with a soft face cloth. And in addition to doing so, some
individuals like to use an exfoliating beauty mitten/glove and/or a soft
cosmetic face brush to additionally cleanse and exfoliate healthy skin.
A clean, soft, fluffy towel is the preferred drying method. Afterwards,
apply a moisturizer to the skin as one would normally do after cleansing
REMOVAL OF ISOMA AIRBRUSH COSMETICS FROM THE BODY
If one is removing an entire body makeup application, ISOMA Airbrush
Cosmetic shades/colors may be removed from the body by using a mild
cleanser, flowing warm water and by using a clean, soft, face cloth to
gently remove the airbrush makeup. Some individuals prefer to use
disposable cosmetic facial wipes or baby cleansing wipes (that are
generally available for purchase in drugstores,) before doing the final
removal with a clean, soft face cloth. And in addition to doing so, some
individuals like to use an exfoliating beauty mitten/glove and/or a soft
cosmetic face brush to additionally cleanse and exfoliate healthy skin.
It is advisable to have available a soft natural bristle back brush so
the individual may reach hard to get to areas on the back of their body.
A clean soft fluffy towel is the preferred method for drying and
absorbing the water from the face and body after cleansing. Afterwards,
apply a moisturizer to the skin as one would normally do after cleansing
the face and body.
COSMETIC AIRBRUSH REMOVAL SUPPLY LIST
If one is planning to do numerous total body airbrushing projects for
personal artistic pleasure and expression or for commercial work
assignments, one should have a complete stock of airbrush removal
products at home or to take to a studio workplace to use. One should
purchase inexpensive but good quality face cloths and towels at discount
stores and have them on hand for each new model to use and keep after an
airbrush session. One should also purchase and keep in stock a supply of
cleansing products such as: disposable cosmetic facial wipes or baby
cleansing wipes; Cetaphil (a gentle skin cleanser,) Cetaphil Moisturizer
(a gentile moisturizer,) body washes, hair shampoos, hair conditioners,
bars of Dove moisturizing face/body cleansers, cosmetic exfoliating
beauty mittens/gloves, cosmetic face cleansing brushes, natural bristle
back brushes, cosmetic cotton squares or cotton balls, baby oil, mild
cosmetic astringent. One should also have a clean wide toothed comb (a
professional salon type is preferred,) and several types of hair drying
brushes, as well as a hairdryer for the model to use. One may also
purchase disposable Masslinn shop towels (from a professional beauty
supply store,) and disposable paper slippers (from a beauty supply
store) for the model to wear and to keep their feet clean while standing
or walking around bare footed in the work place, and for cold areas, one
should have a supply of new inexpensive socks for the subject to wear in
order to keep their feet clean and to stay warm. The cost of these items
may be included into your service fee for any paid commercial
assignment. However, if the project is not for a paid assignment and is
merely for your own artistic pleasure and expression, then you should be
expected to pay for such expenses as a professional who is providing a
courtesy and service to your model who is assisting you in your personal
body painting session.
Since complete body airbrushing has become an extremely popular and a
frequently commercially requested service in the multi-media makeup
profession, as well as for personal artistic expression, airbrush makeup
artists should also keep a supply of new g-strings available for future
needs if they are planning on doing numerous complete body airbrushing
sessions. It is best to have spares in the event that they may be
needed. Plain white ones are best, they are easier to airbrush on and
they do not distract from your airbrushed body design. Also, when
purchasing such items, one should not buy items with any attachments or
designs such as lace, rhinestones or printed or colored patterns on
ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION
ISOMA AIRBRUSH MAKEUP TIPS
Creating with the airbrush is an artistically rewarding, exciting, and
expressive way to display ones artistic abilities. And in the mulit-media
field of makeup, creating unusual or fantasy looks is an additional way
to earn extra income by creating unique designs that require the use of
an airbrush and ISOMA's AVANT-GARDE airbrush colors that overwhelm the
eyes and mind. Especially when one creates an awe inspiring facial
design or an entire body look that is dazzling in appearance with
captivating color designs that are breathtaking in scope.
Before one attempts to do such designs, one should prepare well in order
to save time, money, and complete the assignment in a successful manner.
One should plan their design from start to finish by doing a step by
step list of the all materials that are needed for the design and for
each of the application steps that one will do during the application
process. Be creative in your designs, for example: one may use a variety
of items, such as bread crumbs, grains of rice, pieces of oatmeal, a
thin, see-through layer of cotton, etc. adhered to the body to create
texture in order to enhance ones creation. One may also use a plastic
mesh bag (the type that oranges come in at the supermarket,) to create a
"mesh" look upon the skin by spraying over the plastic mesh bag and
leaving its imprint on the skin. Also, various colors of finely ground
glitter or the type that may be sprayed on, rhinestones, feathers, etc.
are also useful for attaching to the skin in order to create numerous
effects and illusions. One may attach fake hair or fur in various colors
to various parts of the body to create a unique look (available from the
National Fiber Technology, LLC. At: email@example.com). The plastic holder
that is used to hold a six-pack of soda together may be used as a
stencil on the body. Remember, anything should be considered as a
possible product or item to use when you are thinking of a new design.
When planning a drawing of your design, remember to spray lighter colors
on the face or body first, afterwards, spray your darker colors on. You
will do this in order to prevent a darker color that may have been
applied first, from "bleeding through" under a light color that was
One may purchase (on the Internet from one of the several distributors
that are listed,) items called “Pro-Shields.” These products are
available in various sizes and are adhered to the skin in order to cover
the nipples of the models breasts. Also, if the artist or the assignment
requires that a g-string line not show on the models body, one may
purchase “Pro-Shields” that are designed for the lower part of the
female body. They are available in various sizes and are often worn by
models during body painting assignments and by professional “nude”
dancers during their performances. They make the model feel emotionally
secure by appearing less naked in front of others. Plastic or latex bald
caps may also be used to cover the hair of the models head to create a
unique fantasy or alien look. They may also be cut into a specific or
triangle shape and used as a covering of the body's private parts by
adhering them to the skin in order to cover such areas. Also, foam
latex, gelatin, or latex shell appliances may also be added to the
models body to create elf or alien ears or other features. Self-made or
store bought stencils are useful for creating many unique designs and
looks on the skin and hair of your subject.
One may also wish to have a variety of makeup brush sizes available to
use, by hand painting in certain areas on the face or body along with
the airbrush application. Remember that a brush stroke will show up more
intense as compared to the airbrush application ... the airbrush in
addition to spraying the face and body may be used to soften the edges
of makeup brush strokes. One may purchase at cosmetic stores, various
shades of eyeliner products that have very thin brushes in the bottle
and use these products for drawing or painting on the skin in addition
to the use of the airbrush. You may also use a white eyeliner pencil or
a nude or sand colored lip-liner pencil to draw designs on the skin.
Such shades are light or neutral appearing and are easy to cover over,
especially if they are lightly applied to the skin. Also, the use of a
"French curve" template (available at art stores,) to draw smooth curves
of various sizes and designs are also ideal for the airbrush makeup
artist to use when airbrushing a design on your models body. Be
opened minded and think creatively, remember that often a completed
airbrushed body design is a combination of products, tools, materials,
and techniques that are used to create ones design.
THE NEEDS OF THE AIRBRUSH MODEL
Discuss in detail with your model very clearly what you wish to
accomplish during the airbrush session and explain each step of the
application process. If possible, present them with a sketch or design
of the desired look that you hope to capture. If the model wishes to
bring a friend for company or for feeling more comfortable during a
naked session, it should be permissible to do so. Just ask the model to
remind their friend to not distract the model during the application
process with jokes to make one laugh, move or to distress the model.
Explain exactly what the model should expect to do and feel during the
entire procedure. A well informed model is an excellent model that will
assist and serve you well during your design process. Remind your model
before they come to you, to remove all makeup, moisturizers or oils from
their skin, as well as exfoliate the skin, so the airbrush makeup will
adhere properly. Also, ask your model several days before the
application session to remove any facial hair or body hair which will
affect the successful look and completion of the airbrush application.
This is especially good to do if one is doing an entire body makeup
since body hair can greatly affect the airbrush application and the look
of your creative design. Ask your model to wear loose fitting clothes on
the day of the airbrush session in order to avoid making any marks or
impressions on the skin due to the article of clothing being too tight
... it often takes lengthy periods of time for such marks or impressions
to disappear. Also, inform your model that you have a new g-string for
her to wear during the airbrushing session or if she wishes to wear one
of her own if she has one, ask her to bring it with her, but remind her
that it should be a plain white g-string (with no attachments such as:
lace, rhinestones, printed designs, etc. on it.) She will wear the
g-string during the airbrush session, until it may be time to remove it
and replace it with another type of frontal covering in their private
area, if this method is desired. The model should be compensated for the
expense of using her own g-string, especially if it is to also be
painted. Also, permit your model to stretch and relax before and during
the intervals of the airbrushing session to prevent cramping of the
models limbs and body. Lavatory breaks are always expected and are a
welcome "break time" from the airbrush session.
Have a clean, well ventilated, quite area for your application session
with good lighting. If you are doing an entire body makeup, make sure
that the room/area has a comfortable temperature for the model that will
be nude. Having a television set with a video playing your models choice
of movie is an excellent idea to help the model pass the time away
during the lengthy and tedious application time, or else have some music
that the model prefers to listen to, your model may also bring a book to
read during the application time (a music stand to hold the models book
would be a good suggestion to remember and to have available for her
use). Also, have disposable paper slippers or socks for the model to
wear until you are ready to airbrush their feet. Socks are a good to
have available in order to keep their feet warm (on a cold floor,) and
clean during the application process and during any walking around the
room time to stretch, relax some, or to take a lavatory break.
Keep drinking water and some easy to eat foods that the model prefers to
eat during the application period. Remember some applications can take
hours to apply, so one needs refreshment and nourishment to prevent
dizziness during long standing periods. Most importantly, one must have
clean shower facilities with warm running water to remove the airbrush
makeup after its application life. And as mentioned above, you should
have available such items as: body washes, cleansers, as well as fresh,
soft wash cloths and body scrubs (one with a long handle too) so the
model may remove their makeup with ease from the front and back of their
body. Some individuals prefer a beauty mitt/glove and/or a cosmetic
cleansing brush to cleanse their face and body and exfoliate the skin.
Do not permit such items to be used on anyone who has a skin condition,
open wound(s), or irritated skin. Also, have a face and body moisturizer
available for the model to use after their cleansing shower.
THE AIRBRUSH MAKEUP ARTIST
The airbrush makeup artist should as any true professional in any field,
be professional at all times. One should present the appearance and
decorum of a professional and ones working area, equipment and materials
should be professional in appearance and well maintained. Before your
model arrives, make sure that your equipment is working properly in
order to avoid any delays or a last minute cancellation of the session
due to a problem with ones equipment or a missing product that is
needed. Have everything that you will need, presented in the order that
it will be used and in a professional manner. Like an airplane pilot
does before take-off, go over your list of needs and check each one off
the day before the model arrives. Be professional ... be prepared,
AIRBRUSHES AND COMPRESSORS
ISOMA Cosmetics does not sell airbrushes or compressors. However, before
you purchase these two important items, you may wish to ask other makeup
artists that are experienced with using such equipment, which brand they
prefer to use and may suggest to you for your purchasing consideration.
Some makeup artists have stated how disappointed that they were with an
airbrush and compressor that some airbrush cosmetic companies had sold
to them as their "own brand" of airbrushes and compressors. These makeup
artists further stated that after purchasing such items, they found that
the airbrush did not work as well as they wished and that the
compressors did not always possess enough pumping power (or they had to
wait for the compressor to "kick in gear" in order to work properly and
have the necessary "pumping power" on a continuous basis as it should,)
during the machines usage. But, once they changed to a newly purchased
Iwata made compressor, they were able to instantly get the proper
"pumping power" that they needed when the machine was simply turned on.
All airbrush and compressor equipment are not the same quality ... just
as all cosmetic airbrush makeup is not the same quality. There are
differences in quality in cosmetic airbrush products and airbrush
equipment. Please remember this important fact before making your
Many ISOMA members have stated that they prefer the Japanese Iwata
airbrush and compressor. The Anest Iwata Corporation of Japan is the
manufacturer of premium-quality airbrushes, compressors, and
accessories. During their almost 100 years in the industry, they have
established a reputation for having set the standard for excellence by
producing the finest quality airbrushes and compressors in the world.
Just as ISOMA Cosmetics is the maker of premium-quality cosmetic
airbrush makeup for professional makeup artists in the multi-media
makeup profession. Before you decide to purchase an airbrush,
compressor, or any accessories, one should think about quality and
performance and how important they are to you and your professional
career. And when you think of cosmetic airbrush makeup ... think about
premium-quality ISOMA Cosmetic airbrush makeup and how important it is
to you and your professional career.
USEFUL IWATA AIRBRUSHES FOR THE AIRBRUSH MAKEUP ARTIST
If you plan to do airbrushing, make sure that you purchase two
airbrushes in the event one may become lost, have a problem due to it
being dropped and damaged, etc. Having a spare airbrush is like having a
spare tire in the trunk of your car ... it is a wise and important
safety measure. Plus, you have the benefit of having two different
airbrushes to use when applying various colors to your subject. The
below listed airbrushes are presented for your consideration.
1 - IWATA ECLIPSE HP-BS MODEL - This airbrush is idea for the
makeup artist that is interested in an excellent quality and all around
everyday airbrush for applying natural, beauty, character and special
effect makeup applications. It features a 0.35 mm needle and nozzle
combination with a 1/16 ounce reservoir cup, and has a new gravity-feed
funnel design. The new improved funnel design makes it easy to clean and
for the airbrush makeup to flow easily through the chamber and onto the
2 - IWATA ECLIPSE HP-CS MODEL - This is also an excellent
airbrush for the professional makeup artist. It has a very large 1/3
ounce cup for the makeup artist that desires a larger cup for holding
more makeup than the above model. It features a 0.35 mm needle and
nozzle combination for spraying fine-detail and at the same time
providing a fast, smooth flow of makeup to the skin. Also, this model
features the new funnel design that makes it easy to clean and for the
makeup to flow through the chamber and onto the skin.
3 - IWATA ECLIPSE HP-BCS MODEL - This is an excellent airbrush
for the makeup artist that desires to have available a large quantity of
airbrush makeup with out having to stop and re-fill a smaller size
airbrush cup. It is a bottom-feed airbrush with a 0.5 mm needle and
nozzle combination and is a high performing, high makeup flow, all
purpose airbrush. It is superb for the larger jobs that require a large
amount of airbrush makeup to be placed in one of several size makeup
containers that are detachable. This model is capable of using various
size detachable makeup containers that simply slide in and out of the
airbrush. The detachable containers vary in size and are subject to the
choice of the makeup artist
IWATA STUDIO SERIES IS-50 SILVER JET COMPRESSOR
This is an excellent compressor for the professional makeup artist to
use. It is suitable for the film or television studio, film/TV location
camper, photographers studio, wedding makeup area, the artists private
studio, etc. It is available in an attractive silver color and is very
professional looking, as well as being powerful, compact, reliable and
reasonably quiet. It features a sturdy holding/carrying handle on the
top, a working pressure from 10 to 18 psi and has a pressure adjustment
knob, pressure gauge, and an airbrush holder created in the front of the
compressor. It is an ideal compressor for cosmetic airbrush application.
The compressor weights 6.3 pounds and is 6 x 6 x 6 inches in size. It is
115 volts/60 HZ - 130 watts and features a pistol-grip filter and comes
with a coiled air-hose. It provides exacting air pressure the minute you
turn it on.
IWATA AIRBRUSH ACCESSORIES
If you should decide to purchase one of the above mentioned airbrushes
and compressor, it is suggested that you also consider purchasing one of
the Iwata-Medea Quick Disconnect Adapters, so you may quickly detach the
airbrush from the air-hose quickly for cleaning purposes or for changing
airbrushes when one is in a hurry. They are ideal to have and use. It is
also suggested that you purchase one of their portable Table-Top
Cleaning Stations to prevent overspray when cleaning your airbrush. If
one desires to purchase the Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS airbrush, one should
also purchase their set of High Strength Translucent Jar and Cylinder
Bottles; they are the most complete bottle assortment available. One may
also wish to purchase a Tabletop Airbrush Holder which attaches to a
tabletop, makeup room counter, etc. The holder has a resting space for
holding two airbrushes.
Iwata airbrush products are distributed by Iwata-Medea, Inc., which is
the exclusive importer, marketer and distributor for Iwata professional
airbrushes, compressors and related accessories in North and South
America, and in parts of Europe.
The Iwata-Medea, Inc. website is: www.iwata-medea.com
Iwata-Medea, Inc. may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iwata-Medea, Inc. address in America is:
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This simple reminder can not be expressed too much, "A clean and
well-maintained airbrush will always work properly." Many novice
airbrush makeup artists seem to think that their newly purchased
airbrush will always work properly until it is several years old and
needs a repair and/or part replacement. This is a major misconception.
Maintenance is the key to the successful performance of an airbrush and
the application of cosmetic airbrush makeup. Generally speaking, the
main reason for many airbrushes to not properly work is poor
maintenance. Clogging of the airbrush (improper cleaning,) is the number
one problem that many new airbrush makeup artists encounter. Cleaning
the airbrush after each use is essential to it functioning properly the
next time that you may wish to use it. A simple rinsing, flushing, and
cleaning after each usage with the recommended cleanser for the cosmetic
airbrush product that you are applying will help it perform effectively
when you use it the next time.
REMOVING ISOMA AIRBRUSH COSMETICS FROM THE AIRBRUSH
ISOMA suggests that its airbrush cosmetics be thoroughly rinsed with
warm water from the airbrush after each use. Afterwards, make sure that
the well of the makeup cup and the airbrush needle chamber are clean, by
spraying warm water through the airbrush chamber several times.
Afterwards, (on Iwata airbrushes,) retract or remove the needle, fill
the well of the makeup funnel designed cup with warm water and lightly
place your index finger on the tip of the airbrush (in order to prevent
any air from escaping from the tip,) then press and pull back the lever
to permit the air to flow through the airbrush chamber ... but since the
tip is blocked by your index finger, the air that is being released
through the airbrush will "gargle or bubble" back up into the well of
the makeup cup. This process pushes back any loose cosmetic residue into
the well of the makeup cup and enables you to flush it out with warm
water. One should also use a cotton-tipped applicator to pick up and
remove any see-able makeup residue that one may notice remaining in the
well of the makeup cup. When one is through cleaning and thinks that the
airbrush may be cleansed well, spray some warm water through the
airbrush and onto a white tissue in order to see if the water sprays
clear and does not display any cosmetic coloring. Repeat this spraying
process again to insure that the final spray is clean and until the
airbrush is only spraying out air. After repeated usage of the airbrush,
a more thorough cleaning process is suggested by taking the airbrush
apart as suggested by the manufacturer and cleaning it with an airbrush
kit and maintaining it as it is suggested in the owner’s manual.
It is advisable for the airbrush makeup artist to read their airbrush
owners manual in order to know how to operate, clean, and maintain their
airbrush. It is also advisable to purchase an airbrush cleaning kit from
an art store or airbrush store that carries airbrush products. This type
of kit consists of several special small cleaning brushes of various
sizes that are made especially for cleaning the inside chamber of
airbrushes, by removing small particles of cosmetic airbrush residue
that have remained in the inner chamber of the airbrush after it was
used. It is best to do this cleaning before the makeup dries and hardens
inside the airbrush, making it difficult to use your airbrush and to
also later clean it.
Also, knowing in advance what type of problems that the user may
encounter is helpful by enabling one to quickly recognize and resolve
the problem. For example: if an airbrush has bubbles appearing in the
well of the airbrush cup when you are trying to airbrush a subject, this
is usually a sign that the airbrush was not properly cleaned and has a
clogged nozzle cap or it may be due to a cracked nozzle which will have
to be replaced. Understanding how your airbrush works and is maintained
is the key ingredient to the successful use of the airbrush and the
application of the airbrush cosmetic.
MIXING ISOMA COSMETIC AIRBRUSH SHADES/COLORS
ISOMA Airbrush Cosmetics are ready to use as they are, there is no need
to mix them. But if one wishes to create a different shade or color,
ISOMA Airbrush Cosmetic shades/colors may be mixed with other ISOMA
airbrush shades/colors to create additional shades/colors. One should
start by gradually adding one drop at a time to the airbrush shade/color
(unless you have a specific idea of how much color you may wish to add,)
afterwards, shake the mixture very well to blend the shades/colors
together. Test the new shade/color on your arm or the arm of a friend to
see how it may appear on actual skin. Make sure that you permit the
shade/color to completely dry, because during the drying process you
will see that the color changes into several different looks until it is
completely dry. Only when the shade/color is completely dry will you see
the actual shade/color of the new mixture.
When creating a new shade/color, you should start by only adding a drop
at a time of a color to the main color that you wish to change. You may
wish to use the following suggestion as an example: add a drop or more
of African Ebony (a black shade) to a shade/color will darken the
cosmetic airbrush makeup. Adding a drop or more of Arctic White (a white
shade) to a shade/color will lighten the cosmetic airbrush makeup.
Adding a drop or more of green or a yellow to a color that is too
pinkish or red will help to neutralize the pink or red in that
shade/color. You may use the below color mixing formulas as a simple
guide for mixing colors:
BASIC FACTS ABOUT COLORS
Red, Yellow and Blue are Primary Colors and if you
mix the Primary Colors as suggested below, you will create the below
If you mix red with yellow, you will create orange.
If you mix yellow with blue, you will create green.
If you mix blue with red, you will create violet.
Secondary Colors are created by mixing the Primary Colors
and if you mix them as suggested below, you will create the below
If you mix red with yellow, you will create orange.
If you mix yellow with blue, you will create green.
If you mix blue with red, you will create violet.
TERTIARY COLORS OR INTERMEDIATE COLORS
TERTIARY COLOR (also referred to as INTERMEDIATE COLORS,) are
created by mixing one Primary Color with one Secondary Color
and if you mix them as suggested below, you will create the below
If you mix red with orange, you will create a red-orange.
If you mix yellow with green, you will create a yellow-green.
If you mix blue with violet, you will create a blue-violet.
If you mix red with violet, you will create a red-violet.
If you mix yellow with orange, you will create a yellow-orange.
If you mix blue with green, you will create blue-green.
TINTS, TONES AND SHADES
TINTS, TONES, and SHADES are created by adding WHITE, GRAY, OR
TINTS are created by mixing WHITE to a color.
TONES are created by mixing GRAY to a color.
SHADES are created by mixing BLACK to a color.
As for mixing natural skin tone airbrush shades; one may make them
lighter or darker by mixing them together or by adding a drop of the
AVANT-GARDE colors (white or black.) Or one may decide to mix some of
the other AVANT-GARDE colors with them to create a unique look. If you
do decide to experiment by mixing various shades/colors to create your
own unique or custom made shades/colors for your specific needs.
Remember to make notes in reference to the newly created shade/color and
even dab a bit of the color on your note paper with a cotton-tipped
applicator so you may visually see the new color when you wish to review
it again for possible consideration and use.
In addition to your airbrushes and compressor, you should have a variety
of other supplies at your disposal in case they are needed. ISOMA has
listed just a few items to give you a basic idea of what an airbrush
body makeup artist may wish to have on hand for use. Each list of
supplies will vary for each airbrush makeup artist ... just as the
contents of each makeup case will vary from makeup artist to makeup
artist. The below items are listed as a reference guide for your
consideration, you may wish to add to it.
Acetate Sheets - Acetate sheets are for creating your own custom
made stencils. You draw your design on one and then carefully cut out
your design afterwards you place your stencil over an area of the skin
and spray over the cut out area of the stencil in order to leave a
coating of spray to make the imprint of your design on the skin. Acetate
sheets may be purchased at art stores.
Cotton Roll - A roll of cotton (rolls of cotton are available in
drugstores,) may be used for a variety of effects, such as for creating
a design on the skin by placing a very thin layer of cotton (that has
been lightly pulled apart to create different shaped spaces/holes in the
layer of cotton,) over the skin and then lightly spraying over the
cotton with an airbrush color. The color residue leaves an unusual
pattern on the skin ... this technique works similar to a stencil
French curve - A French curve is a template (they are available
for purchase at art stores,) that is used to draw smooth curves of
various sizes and designs and are ideal for the airbrush makeup artist
to use when airbrushing a design on your models body.
Rubber Pad - A rubber pad is used for placing an acetate sheet
over it and then using an X-ACTO knife to cut out the custom made design
that has been drawn on the acetate sheet. The use of this pad prevents
one from cutting the below surface (such as a table,) with the blade of
the X-ACTO knife. They may be purchased at an art store.
Sponges - Various size and textured sponges are useful for
creating various textured effects on the skin. One may use natural sea
sponges or man made sponges for this effect. One may also cut various
shapes out of a block of foam latex sponge and create a custom made
sponge design for texturing the skin. One dips the desired sponge into
some liquid makeup in order to absorb some makeup and then they stipple
the sponge over the skin/body (that has been previously colored and
dried,) this application technique leaves a textured effect on the skin
in a different color than the base color of the skin. Scenic artists
have used this effect for years to create stippled effects on the walls
of film and television studio sets. Such sponges may be purchased in art
stores and paint supply stores.
Spray Masks - Spray masks are used by airbrush makeup artists and
their models to breathe through while the airbrush makeup artist use's
the airbrush for lengthy periods of time during body airbrushing
sessions. They may be purchased at art stores and paint supply stores.
Stencils - Stencils are sheets of acetate material that have
designs cut out of them. They may be the types that are either home-made
or purchased in a store. Various designs are available for purchase at
art stores and stores that sell airbrush supplies and accessories. They
are used by holding them on the skin and spraying over them a few times
in order to get the desired color coverage. When the stencil is removed,
it will leave the cut out design impression on the skin of the area that
was open on the stencil. They are washable and re-useable.
Tape - Blue 3 M brand tape (available at art stores and paint
stores) It is a very useful tape that is used by scenic artists and
house painters to apply over freshly painted trim surfaces in order to
prevent the freshly painted trim from being painted on when the wall
next to it is being painted. This type of special tape has a light,
medium and heavy holding adhesive on the tape ... many makeup artists
prefer the medium hold adhesive tape. This tape may be adhered to the
skin and used to mask off certain areas of the skin and to hold stencils
or other items in place on the skin. This type of tape is also useful
for masking various areas of the body (such as the bra strap area,) in
order to create a sunburn look on the shoulder. This tape has many uses.
And since it has a lower adhesive hold than regular tapes, it is easy to
remove from the skin and is less likely to cause any irritation on the
skin (however, do a test on any individual to test for sensitivity to
this tape.) This product is also available in different size widths and
the larger size may be cut into a pattern and use as a stencil on the
X-ACTO knife - An X-ACTO knife is used for cutting out custom made
designs that you may wish to cut on a sheet of acetate.
AIRBRUSH MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES
For any serious repair of your airbrush, it is suggested that you return
it to the manufacturer for professional service and parts. They do it
Airbrush Cleaning Kit - This is a kit that consists of several
types of small round brushes (similar to the type that are used for
cleaning a baby bottle ... but the airbrush cleaning kit brushes are
much smaller,) they are useful for cleaning the inside of the airbrush
chamber. They may be purchased at art stores or stores that sell
Brushes - Various size stiff brushes are useful for cleaning the
inside of the airbrush cup and the large chamber of the airbrush. They
may be purchased at art stores or paint stores that sell small brushes.
Clean Soft Cloth - A soft clean cloth is used for wiping away any
excess Medea Super Lube after lubricating the needle of the airbrush to
prevent any excess residue from clogging the nozzle.
Cotton Tipped Applicators - They are cotton tipped applicators
that may be used for absorbing or picking up any see-able color residue
in the tip of the airbrush nozzle or the cup of the airbrush and for
cleaning the large inside chamber area of the airbrush. They may be
purchased at drugstores.
Medea Super Lube - A lubricating product that is made especially
for lubricating the needle of the airbrush, after applying, wipe any
excess with a soft, clean cloth. Remember, over lubricating may leave a
residue and clog the nozzle. Medea Super Lube may be purchased at art
stores or stores that sell airbrush supplies.
Nozzle Spanner – A nozzle spanner is an important tool that is
made especially for removing the nozzle of the airbrush. One is always
supplied with your airbrush. Extras may be purchased at art stores or
stores that carry airbrush supplies.
Petroleum Jelly – Petroleum Jelly is a useful substitute in an
emergency for when Medea Super Lube is not available. A small size may
be purchased in drugstores. When using this product, make sure you
remove the excess with a tissue or soft cloth in order to not clog the
nozzle with any excess residue of petroleum jelly.
Reamer - A thin needle-like tool that is used by some airbrush
makeup artists by inserting it gently into the airbrush nozzle to help
clean it, by removing any substances that may be blocking the nozzle.
They may purchased at an art store or a store that carries airbrush
supplies, or one can create one with an old airbrush needle by having
the old needle evenly ground down some.
Tweezers - Tweezers are useful for holding small pieces of the
airbrush parts when removing or replacing them back onto the airbrush.
They may be purchased at drugstores.
Ultrasonic Cleaning Tank - A useful item for cleaning small parts
such as the nozzle assembly (needle cap, nozzle cap, head cap, and the
nozzle,) that have been removed from the airbrush and left to soak and
clean slowly in the Ultrasonic cleaning tank. The parts are cleaned by
the action of the ultrasonic waves generating micro vacuole bubbles that
repeatedly expand and contract. The bursting of these bubbles removes
any cosmetic residue that may be adhered to the various airbrush parts
that are difficult to reach during the normal cleaning procedure.
Ultrasonic cleaning tanks may be purchased at art stores or stores that
sell airbrush supplies.
The information presented on this site is for your reading pleasure
only. ISOMA is not responsible for any misuse or accidents and in no
event shall it be held liable for any damages (indirect, consequential,
or otherwise) that may occur as a result of reading this material or as
a result of a product or product application.