*PR sample. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by anyone else.
Airbrushed makeup… I’ve heard about it for a long time. My daughter had her prom makeup airbrushed on a few years ago and she looked gorgeous. When the opportunity came around for me to try the Luminess Air products, I was over-the-top thrilled. I sent the company a picture of myself so that they could help me determine the correct color of foundation for my skin. This was helpful because I didn’t want to end up with the wrong shade. There are 36 different shades available, so there should be a good match for everyone. You can also mix shades to make your own unique color.
The manufacturer states the following about the Luminess Air:
Easy to use and made for every day ● Lasts for more than 10 hours ● Oil & fragrance free, mineral water-based formula ● Very hygienic, with no need for hand or brush blending ● Minimizes the appearance of pores, wrinkles and fine lines for a youthful look ● Blends evenly, reduces amount of makeup used, & works on all skin types and colors ● Perfect for reducing appearance of blemishes, age spots, & redness
The foundation is available in 4 different formulas Silk, Ultra, Satin and Matte. I was able to choose the type of formula that I preferred. I tried the Ultra and Satin formulas. My shade is either 3 or 4, depending on the time of year. In addition to the airbrush system and foundation, my box also contained a bottle of primer, a bottle of a lighter shade for mixing colors, a bottle of brightening glow, a bottle of blush and a plastic squeeze bottle for use when cleaning the unit (not shown). The unit also comes with a DVD of video instructions.
I unpacked everything from the box, read the instructions, watched the video demonstrations and was ready to get my flawless finish. I’m not gonna lie, I thought this would be a simple task. Hold the stylus in your hand, press the “on” button, gently pull back on the trigger and spray the foundation on to your face. I am here to tell you that it takes practice to perfect the technique. You will probably not get the finished look that you want on the first few tries. I found the key to flawless foundation is to have moisturized skin and to apply several very light layers of product.
The entire application of primer, foundation and blush takes approximately 5 minutes. I simply add a few drops of the product I’m using into to the cup on the stylus. I turn the machine on and pull back about halfway with the trigger to get a light mist of product. Using a circular motion with my wrist, I apply the airbrush foundation and blush. When I complete the process I clean the machine. This takes only a minute or two. You put warm water into the cup on the stylus to clean it out. The stylus comes apart easily and reassembles easily when needed.
I’ve been experimenting with many different methods of application to find out which works best with my skin type. I prefer to use a moisturizer or serum on my skin before application of the Lunimess Air products since I tend to have dry skin lately. This has helped me to achieve a smooth non-streaky, non-cakey natural look. I sometimes apply my blush before the foundation for a more subtle pinched cheeks look. The picture below is just a few drops of blush sprayed on top of the foundation. I plan to purchase some bronzer to try it out next for bronzing and contouring. There are many additional products that can be added to your system as well. You can see all of them on their website.
Overall, this type of foundation looks nice on my mature skin. It just takes some practice to make it look good. I’ve had fun experimenting and feel like a pro doing it. I look forward to perfecting my techniques. Let me know if you’ve ever tried airbrushed makeup.
If you’d like to order an airbrush system of your own, you can get 20% off now by using the code 181488919 at checkout on the Luminess Air website.
*I received this product for free for review purposes. I was not paid to write this post.