I’m one of those women that is never satisfied with her makeup. I never stay with one brand, style, or color of something for more then a couple months. It seems as soon as I think I like something after a few months it just doesn’t seem to cut the grade anymore. You may have seen my post “What brand of lipstick do you where?” sometime ago because one of my problems was finding a lipstick that stayed on well past 10 in the morning. Lately I’ve been having problems with my foundation. I thought I found one I liked and have been using it for a while but it seems around lunch time it has worn off. I’ve tried a few other brands and types but am still not satisfied.
I was given the chance to review the “Beauty” airbrush system from Luminess Air this past week and finally got a quick second to actually try it out. What my main concerns were and what I was looking for the airbrush system to do that my normal foundation would not do was to cover up some discoloration and to last. I figured if I was going to test this thing why not test it on a day when I was going to be moving, running, and out in the sun for part of the day. Kind of like those stain remover commercials when they put everything imaginable on the nice clean white shirt and then see if the stain remover can get everything out at once.
When you receive your airbrush system it comes with a quick instructional video, when I say quick it couldn’t have been more then 5 minutes, but it is right to the point with some instructions and tips on how to apply the makeup. My airbrush system included 4 different colors of foundation, primer, bronzer, glow, and blush. I also received an eye shadow kit along with my system.
I was a little nervous that it was going to be too hard to apply and I was going to end up looking very blotchy and uneven. The truth is, it was actually very easy, the instructions on the video were dead on and after a few minutes I felt like a pro.
So my first concern or what I wanted from my system was to cover up some discoloration. I have a small amount of scaring with some red discoloration on both of my cheeks that become very noticeable when my summer tan starts to fade. Here is a before and after photo, from my first airbrush usage.
What I did learn with the usage however is that it is not good to mix regular make up with the airbrush. I tried to apply just a dab of blush over my already applied airbrush blush and I looked like Raggedy Ann with bright pink cheeks. One of the tips is to apply the blush before the foundation to give it a “glow within” look and I found that I really liked that method the best.
The first time I used the system it definitely was more time consuming the applying making normally but I believe at least 50 percent or more of my time was based on the fact that I had never used an airbrush pen before in my life.
The second concern or what I was looking for from the system was how long the makeup would last. When I put makeup on in the morning I want to look good throughout the whole day not just the first couple of hours. As I mentioned we had a lot going on Saturday. I had a soccer game at 12:45 and a baseball game at 3:30 so we were out of the house and in and out of the car and sun from 12:15 until 6:00. In this area was MORE then impressed I was blown away on how I looked come 6-7 at night when I looked in the mirror. I looked exactly like I did in the morning when I put the makeup on. I was extremely impressed. Here is a photo taken around 2:30 in the afternoon before the second trip to the baseball game of me and Honey with my airbrush make up on.
I asked my mother in law what she thought and she said she really liked it. It looked very nice and natural. It was maybe just a bit heavy for me so when I tried it the next day I didn’t go as heavy and I felt much more natural like I didn’t have a painted on face. Another thing to note is you really don’t have to use too much blush, it tends to darken a little with time. I didn’t have the best of look with the eye shadow and only gave it one try on Saturday. Sunday I choose to just use my normal eye shadow because I was in a hurry but I don’t see why with a little bit of practice it couldn’t be perfected and just as easy to use as the foundation. I did not try the bronzer or the glow and opted only for the foundation during my first use.
I see no reason why you couldn’t use the Luminess Air airbrush system everyday for your makeup needs. You can not compete with makeup that stays in place all day. You only use a small amount of drops each time you apply so I’m curious to see how long a bottle of foundation will last. If you are interested in what others are saying about Luminess Air visit their site and check out some additional reviews.
Luminess Air is offering one of my awesome readers a Luminess Air Special Edition Eye Kit. This set includes 1 Black Calligraphy Pen, 1 Brown Calligraphy Pen, and 1 Mascara
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