Inspired by backstage fashion show techniques, many women are now using airbrush-applied cosmetics. There are a number of companies offering the equipment: an airbrush (a micro-mini paint gun), the paint cup, and the compressor to run it as well as the make-up. Stay up late and watch network TV, you’ll probably see an ad for the stuff.

The professional, and highly rated Temptu Airbrush Intro Kit runs about $570, but they’re working on a less bulky, and presumably less expensive, starter set.

Aside from facial makeup, the cosmetic techniques can be used to fake tans or cover tattoos.