Luminess Air: Everyday Beauty Airbrush System Review

How many of you love airbrushed foundation? Or you are new to the thought of airbrushed makeup and would like to know what options you have when it comes to investing in a machine that will work best for your lifestyle? Well, today I will be sharing with you my thoughts on the Luminess Air Everyday Beauty Airbrush System. A little over 2 two weeks ago Luminess Air sent me for review consideration their Everyday beauty Airbrush System. I was curious to test this system out because of the possibility and flexibility of mixing and customizing your foundation shade. I feel this is very important because not everyone is one shade and if an airbrush system gives me the flexibility to do that then that is a plus to me.

What I received is the Everyday Beauty Airbrush System which includes the following for only $169:

  • Airbrush system
  • 2 .55oz Ultra Foundations (number 7 & Number 9)
  • 1 Cleaning Bottle
  • Color Pack which includes: 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 1 Glow, and 1 primer
  • Get started DVD
  • Get started Guide

 

Now let's talk about the system. The system itself is very lightweight and did not require any manual installation. You literately just plug and play even though I do suggest reading the manual if you are a first time user to airbrushing. Trust me, it will make your airbrushing experience much more enjoyable by reading and watching the get started DVD. The compressor does not have a PSI dial so there was no need to adjust the pressure. The pressure adjustment is right on the pen itself. There are 3 levels of  pressure on the pen depending on what type of coverage you desire. For me a sheer to medium coverage is what I desire, but I was able to achieve a full coverage without any problems.

The system is very lightweight and easy to get started all you do is press the on/off button and that's all. The one thing I was impressed with is how quiet the system was while operating it. Just like you will hear me mentioned in the review video below I was using it one day and my hubby said he did not hear me use it, so I thought that was awesome! So it was already approved in my household for using it in the morning while everyone is still getting out of the groggy state from sleeping, lol.

The airbrush stylus is very strong and durable and already comes attached to the machine which is a plus for those new to airbrushing foundation. The pressure adjustment is very easy to control and you get 3 points of pressure for sheer to full coverage foundation.

The water bottle is essential to use after every application. This will help keep your machine clean and splatter free. I keep this filled with fresh water when airbrushing because there will be times you may want to airbrush on your blush color, eyeshadow and such and by cleaning it after every use you will not have to worry about spraying on left over eye shadow when you are attempting to only apply foundation.

The foundation I received with this kit is the Ulta Series foundation in shades 7 and 9. From what I learned the odd numbers resemble shades with yellow undertone and the even numbered foundation are with red undertones. In addition to that, the Ultra series foundations gives flawless foundation offering a perfect glow and balanced texture, from sheer to full coverage, and for all skin types. This foundation is oil-free, Mineral based, alcohol & preservative free. According to Luminess Air this makeup is long wearing and is perfect for everyday application which is true unless you are going to be outside all day long doing high level of activities like biking, jogging and such.

Applying the foundation into the system was a breeze. You literately just apply 4-6 drops of makeup into the pen and you are ready to airbrush. I also like that it I needed to customer mix my shade I had the ability to do so with this system. Why, custom mix? Well. . .when I am outdoors with the family I end up with a golden tan which mean shade #7 in the kit will be a little too light, so simply adding a few drop of shade #8 or #9 I able able to get a beautiful match. So the system is very flexible. When airbrushing it was very easy for me to apply on the product without splatters happening. So overall the ease of applying it wonderful.

The feel of the foundation is interesting. .  Interesting in a way that when I was applying a full coverage application it did not feel like I was wearing a  very heavy cakey type of makeup. I wore it to work during 8 hours shifts and I have to say that when I returned home from a long day at work my foundation still appeared to look smooth and non cakey. This was very surprising to me being that I live in central Texas with 100+ degree weather everyday and I mean everyday! The other thing I noticed is that the airbrush foundation did not feel like it was floating on my skin or wet either. So overall I was very impressed with the outcome of this product.

 

The Color extras kit was a great inclusion to the system. This included the primer to prep your skin for a smooth application, bronzer luminizer and blush which is great to complete a flawless application for an everyday look. For my skintone to the bronzer look more like a luminizer for me so, It would be nice to have a bronzer in a deeper shade or maybe a thought. .  I could mix in the darker foundation shade to deepen it up too!

Other items I received that does not come with the system, but they can be purchased separately are:

  • Boost-it $24.95: This complexion product is made to brighten and instantly tighten then skin in seconds which is great because being almost 35 years ( Sept. 2nd is my 35th Birthday!!) I will take any of the tightening and firming I can get!!
  • Eyeshadow Duo $32, in Ore. Shades 28 & 41. Which I will do a separate tutorial/ review.

 

The BOOST-it! (.55oz), $24.95, according to Luminess Air is a first of its kind complexion enhancer that instantly tightens and brightens the appearance of skin in seconds. The Innovative hybrid blend of skincare and cosmetics supports skin health while giving instant visible results. Works great on its own or as a primer before applying cosmetics to enhance any makeup. Perfect for everyday use, all skin shades, tones and types and is completely oil-free. Can be used with or without an airbrush. I am not too sure if I notice instant tightening of my skin, but my skin did have a healthy luminous glow after applying this one and you will see that in the video below. I definitely will say this, if you are a woman noticing your first signs of aging I would definitely recommend using this product.

Lastly, I received the Luminess airbush eyeshadow kit, $32. I am still in the process of reviewing this one, for I have not airbrushed eyeshadow before. However, I like the thought of airbrushing the shadow because there will not be a need for a eye shadow brush! So I will definitely follow up with you all on this one in a separate video for sure.

Overall, I truly enjoyed using this airbrush system. It was easy to set up and use without making any mess. I also that for the price of $169 you get a system that is truly affordable and also give you a full complexion of foundation, luminizer, bronzer and blush. If you are thinking about testing the waters with airbrush makeup I would definitely recommend this system to get started with.

 

Luminess Airbrush System Review Video

 

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Temptu Limited Edition Enhance Kits: Summer Glow Tutorial

If you have already seem my review and tutorial the tutorial on the Temptu Limited Edition Enhance kit: Summer Glam and you are waiting for the tutorial for the TEMPTU AIR pod™ Enhance Kit Blush & Highlighter – Summer Glow ($65 Value) Summer Glow – Vintage Ruby 405/ Pink Pearl 305 look then this post is for you!! In this tutorial I will show you how to create a summer glow look using purples and wines in a wearable way for the eyes and lips. After the eyes and lips tutorial you will learn how to use Temptu's Summer Glow Vintage Ruby blush and the Pink Pearl Highlighter that I really love to use. If have to say, even though these kits are labled "Summer" glow I feel these colors can be used for the fall season too.

Products Used In This Tutorial:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • Lorac: Sorenity E/S
  • Smashbox Cabernet E/S
  • MAC Sushi Flower E/S
  • Smashbox Blackout E/S
  • Wet 'N Wild Eyeliner: Black
  • Fiber Wig Mascara
  • Mod Lash by Andrea Lash #33
  • Temptu Airbrush Foundation Honey 008
  • MAC Studio finish Concealer NW35
  • MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Powder Medium Deep
  • Temptu Limited Edition Enhance Kit: Summer Glow
  • NYX Prune Lip Liner
  • L'Oreal Pearl Plum lustorious Lip Gloss

 

All of the products used above can be found at Sephora.com, Cherry Culture.com for NYX, Ulta.com and Nordstrom.com for MAC cosmetics.

 

Pictures Of The Look:

 

 

 

Summer Glow Tutorial: Eyes, Lips & Cheeks

 

 

 

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Temptu Limited Edition Enhance Kits Blush & Highlighter Review

This review is for my fabulous beauty chameleons that love all things to do with airbrush makeup. For some time now I has been experimenting with Temptu's Airbrush Makeup System this summer and I am truly loving the experience. When I wear the airbrush makeup during this hot and humid season I am loving the fact that my face is not melting all over my clothes. That it is a definite plus for me, wouldn't you agree? If you are kind of like airbrush makeup? Temptu? Check out my previous post by clicking on either link below to find out more:

Temptu Airbrush System Review Click "Here"

Temptu Airbrush System: How to Apply tutorial Click "Here"

 

Anyway. . .I recently decided to try out Temptu's limited edition Enhance Kits that are exclusive to Sephora. Both sets features a highlighter and a blush in limited edition packaging, which I thought was so cute. I guess anything with cute packaging can make a makeup junkie go wild, huh? Anyway, both kits retails for $50 and each airpod is filled with .28 FL OZ of product. The first set I received was the TEMPTU AIR pod™ Enhance Kit Blush & Highlighter – Summer Glam ($65 Value) Summer Glam – Blushing Coral 406/ Sunset Glow 306:

 

When I saw the color in the airpod of the Blushing Coral blush my initial thought was the color will apply on the skin very bright! However, when applied on it was very light in color even with the compressor turned to more. So, my thoughts is for a brighter bolder application for medium to deep skin tones you will have to turn your compressor to the highest setting. Although, I was happy with the intensity seen in the photo above. I totally would say, that this summer glam kit can be worn other than summer months. Heck, I would be seen in the dead of winter with this color on because during that time I crave for color, so don't limited yourself. The other kit I have is the TEMPTU AIR pod™ Enhance Kit Blush & Highlighter – Summer Glow ($65 Value) Summer Glow – Vintage Ruby 405/ Pink Pearl 305:

 

Now, this kit I truly love!! For some reason I have a hard time with plum and wine colored blushes because they turn very red on me. As a result, I shy away from them. But after trying this I am back!! The Vintage Ruby Blush. . .  I will tell you will go on intense. So, you will have to turn your compressor to less. The highlighter. . . .. I love the pink pearl!! This gave my skin a beauty pink glow. I swear I wore this one almost everyday because I got so many complements on it. This color will definitely look wonderful on women of color and for lighter skin tones just again apply less to have a similar look too!

Overall what they say about these kits:

What it does: TEMPTU AIR pod™ is a revolutionary, patent-pending technology that's applied exclusively with the TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System to achieve professional quality airbrush results in the convenience of your own home. Create a gorgeous and glamorous look that lasts from day to night with this set of perfectly matched AIR pod™ Blush and Highlighter shades. Achieve a dramatic summer glow by enhancing cheeks with a pop of blush that goes on sheer, and then take your complexion from dull to radiant in an instant with the shimmering highlighter. What it is:

formulated WITHOUT: – Sulfates – Phthalates

What else you need to know: This limited-edition set contains a full-size AIR pod™ Blush in Blushing Coral 406 and a full-size AIR pod™ Highlighter in Sunset Glow 306; each pod contains approximately 2 months of makeup and works with all skin types and is suitable for all skin tones. It is dermatologist approved, oil-free, and hypoallergenic—making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

 

My thoughts overall? I think if you already own this airbrush system and are looking for blushes to add to your makeup collection definitely try it out! I love the Summer Glow collection. The color applied on without of being streaky. However, with the Summer Glam kit blush is beautiful, but it seemed to be a bit watery or streaky to me to the point I had to really apply a lot and I had even it out and use my fingers to blend as well.

What are you thoughts? Do you already own the limited edition Enhance Kits from Temptu? If so, what are you thoughts? Feel free to comment below. In the meantime stay tuned for my video review of these limited edition kits and there will also be 2 tutorials coming up using these kits with an eye shadow look as well! 

 

Temptu Limited Edition Enhance Kits Review: Summer Glam & Summer Glow

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How to Apply Temptu Airbrush Founation, Blush & Highlighter

Here is my tutorial on how to apply and use the Temptu airbrush foundation. I thought doing this would be a challenge, but it was super easy and the best part was not having to dirty up my foundation brush and blush brushes to apply them product on.  If you have been thinking about airbrush makeup definitely check out this tutorial featuring Temptu’s Airbrush Makeup System. I am in love  with airbrush makeup now. The product just feel so light on the skin and the longevity of the product is wonderful especially if you live in hot humid climates like here in Texas.

Products Used:

Eyes:

  • MAC Painterly paint pot Available At ( NORDSTROM.com)
  • Cargo Dark Neutral Quad Available At ( ULTA Beauty)
  • Revlon Color Stay liquid liner: Black Available At ( ULTA Beauty)
  • Lorac Special Effects Mascara: Black Available At ( ULTA Beauty)
  • Ardel Lashes: Wispies Available At ( Sally Beauty)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide liner: Zero  Available At ( ULTA Beauty)
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer: NW35

Face:

  • Temptu Airbrush Foundation 009 Golden (All At Sephora.com)
  • Temptu Airbrush Blush: Sheer Berry
  • Temptu Airbrush Highligher: Cooper

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Temptu AirBrush Makeup Review

Airbrush makeup as become very popular over the past decade due to its flawless results airbrushing gives to many makeup artist’s clients whether if the client is a celebrity or an everyday woman getting ready for whatever that special occasion maybe. Airbrush makeup seems to gives such a immaculate and luminous finish to the skin without feeling heavy or cakey, as a result, becoming the tool of the trade for many makeup artists around the world. Recently, Airbrush makeup has become such a buzz in the beauty industry that now many brands offer a airbrush system to women and men on the consumer side of the beauty industry now.  Airbrush makeup at a consumer level? Yes, that’s right! Anyone with the desire to have airbrush makeup can now own their personal airbrush makeup system to their personal makeup collection if desired. The Airbrush makeup system I will be sharing with you all today is by Temptu.

Who or What is Temptu?

TEMPTU became a pioneer in AIRbrush makeup, and one of the first cosmetic houses to introduce AIRbrush application foundation back in 1996. In 2002, TEMPTU introduced its groundbreaking silicone-based formula foundation that delivered an unparalleled flawless finish and became an instant classic with makeup and beauty pros. Soon, TEMPTU was launched into beauty stardom as the go-to brand for camera-ready, flawless skin.

Sharing an intimate relationship with the makeup industry’s top artists, TEMPTU’s work and products can be found gracing the faces and bodies of top stars and models in feature films, television, music, and fashion. Gathering the feedback of their closest artisans, TEMPTU has been able to develop the leading professional products on the market today, making them the industry’s gold standard when it comes to skin perfection. Now available to anyone in search of skin-perfecting makeup application, TEMPTU’s groundbreaking TEMPTU® AIRbrush Makeup System is a necessity for anyone who wants truly professional quality makeup within their reach.

Today, TEMPTU stands at the apex of where beauty meets technology. They rely on their professional artists to inform the quality of every product they create, and they strive for universality to serve the needs of every beauty out there. It’s these pretty practices that help TEMPTU bring their “PERFECT, ENHANCE and ADORN” makeup mantra to life. Follow their three get-gorgeous tiers, and you’ll be a TEMPTU poster girl in no time.

Source: Sephora.com

I remember last year when this product came out and I was dying to give it a try, but my local Sephora did not carry one at that, so I decided to hold off on it. I have always wanted to try an airbrush system just in order to see what the difference was between airbrush makeup and regular foundation. Until recently. I was kindly contacted by Temptu to complete a review of their Temptu Airbrush makeup system and you know me being a makeup enthusiast I was all over it and agreed to try it out! I mainly want to calm my curiosity and to also share it with those of you they are thinking about airbrush makeup too.

The System & Face Kit:

The  Face Kit contains a TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System plus 2 full-size AIR pod™ Foundation pods, 1 full-size AIR pod™ Blush, and 1 full-size AIR pod™ Highlighter.  The blush and highlighter pods contain approximately 2 months of makeup, and the foundation pods contain 1 month of makeup each, work with all skin types, and are suitable for all skin tones.  They’re dermatologist-approved, oil-free, and hypoallergenic — perfect for those with sensitive skin. The price of the kit is reg. $345 sale $310.

As far as picking out my foundation shade it was kind of a struggle because it is kind of hard to match your shade online. However by the luck of the stars I ended up picking a a wonderful match. The shade that I wear in the Temptu Airpod makeup is 009 Golden (My shade in MAC foundation is NC42) The foundation is available in only 12 shades so, if you are not too sure what to pick out I was totally recommend going to your local Sephora that offers the Temptu System and get color matched. On the other hand, I think it would be a great idea if Temptu offered a free foundation sample just for the sake of color matching. In addition to the foundations they also offer bronzers, highlighter, and blushes.

What I found helpful is not only did this kit come with the system and makeup, but it also included a very easy how to guide on the system and for those of us that are visual learners the kit also contained a how to DVD. The DVD was less then 10 minutes long which made it very easy for me to get started asap.

Now,  you are probably wondering is it the Temptu Airbrush makeup system easy to use? Absolutely! Almost too easy too use. After reading and watching the DVD it was very easy for me to put the system together without breaking it. (smile, I am heavy handed) When it came to applying the foundation, I liked the fact that you can adjust your coverage of your foundation through the compressor or the airbrush pen. Super easy! The flow of the makeup is smooth and as a result, you end of with a light yet flawless finish to you makeup!

My makeup look with the Temptu Airpod foundation:

I could not believe how easy it was to use this system and how little time it took me to apply this makeup. Literally it took me less than 3 minutes to apply the foundation. It took me a little while to get used to the air slightly blowing in my face, but after that I was free sailing for sure. You can achieve a light and sheer coverage or a med to full coverage with the same foundation. I think that is great depending on your lifestyle and how you would use this personally. I also liked the fact that I did not have use a foundation brush, sponge or hand to apply the foundation either. The best part is that my clothes or hairline did not get dirty from applying the makeup too! So, That was fabulous!!

Now if you are an makeup artist this would make a great system to use with your clients however, the downside is that you are unable to custom blend your foundations with this system. However, Temptu does offer a Pro version for makeup artists. If you are curious about the pro system visit Temptupro.com.

Overall,the Temptu Airbrush Makeup system is very easy to use. My thoughts? This is a luxury item like I mention before this system will cost you from $280 and up depending on the extras you add. It is expensive, but I believe it is on average with other consumer airbrush systems like Luminess air and others on the beauty market. This system is easy to travel with because of it size and even the airpod foundations  are airport friendly as well. So, for those that have been looking into using airbrush system for the personal use I would totally recommend using the Temptu airbrush makeup system. I really enjoyed using it and can not wait to show you all how to use it in a tutorial which is coming soon. In the meantime enjoy my video above about the system and how it works.

You can find the Temptu Airbrush Makeup System at Temptu.com & Sephora.com

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