Have you ever wondered how celebrities get that perfect, flawless finish to their makeup? It’s probably the result of a makeup artist using an airbrush system. Now, thanks to home systems, you can airbrush your makeup, too. I was given the opportunity to try the Luminess Air Pro Beauty Airbrush Makeup System recently and am glad I did. Read on for my thoughts.
The Luminess Air Pro Beauty Airbrush System that I tested came in a silver case containing a compressor, stylus, instructional DVD, 4 shades of foundation so that you can “custom blend” your perfect shade, a primer, blush, bronzer and luminizer. Before starting, I completely read the instruction booklet and watched the techniques demonstrated on the DVD. I then selected my shade of foundation (Ultra-Fair 3, which looks to be a light-medium), filled the stylus to the correct level….and nothing. I rechecked everything to make sure I had followed the directions exactly (I did). It appeared that I had a defective stylus.
I contacted the PR represenative that had sent out the system and within days I had a new stylus. Much better! I will say that there is definitely an art to airbrushing and it takes patience and perseverance to get a truly good result. Because the foundation is water-based, I found that using the primer gave more “grab” to the formula and helped achieve a better finish.
Overall, I liked the results I obtained, and the fact that you can custom blend your own foundation color, but to be honest, it’s a time issue for me. I definitely noticed that practice makes perfect and the better and more comfortable I get with airbrushing, the faster it goes. But in reality, I’d probably use airbrushing more for special occasions than daily makeup application.