Luminess Air : Airbrush Makeup System

Luminess Air

Using an airbrush makeup system is one of the best ways to get both an even and sanitary makeup application. Both professional makeup artists and professional photographers have been known to use airbrushed makeup on their clients.

This past month, I was able to try the Luminess Air : Legend Airbrush System and it was much different from my typical makeup routine!

Luminess Air Airbrush

How Does the Luminess Air Work?

The Luminess Air uses a constant air flow from a compressor. The air travels up a tube, through a needle inside the stylus and then comes out the end of the stylus. Foundation is squeezed into the stylus from a cup up top. (It doesn’t spray out unless you pull the trigger.) You use your finger to pull back the trigger on the stylus and the foundation is sprayed out evenly from its tip. Depending on how far back you pull the trigger, you get different amounts of product sprayed out.

How to Use the Luminess Air

  1. Shake up your foundation bottle.
  2. Hold the stylus like a pencil.
  3. Turn the compressor on.
  4. Squeeze 8 or more drops of foundation into the cup on top of the stylus.
  5. When you’re ready to use the airbrush, pull back the trigger and move your wrist in circular motions around your face.
  6. For more coverage, allow each coat of the foundation to dry and apply more.

Luminess Air Airbrush

How to Clean the Luminess Air

Here’s a video from Luminess Air explaining in-depth how to clean the airbrush system.

 

My Thoughts on the Luminess Air

I think the Luminess Air is fairly easy to use. It has decent coverage, but I wouldn’t say it has amazing coverage for acne prone skin. In my opinion, it would be best to use a concealer underneath if you tend to have spots. It does take a bit of practice to use but as long as your finger and wrist are loose, you won’t need to worry too much about using too much product at once. The main thing is to work in circular motions and not linger in one spot  for too long so you don’t have caked makeup.

Because you’re able to control the amount of product that comes out of the machine, you don’t need to worry about getting your hair and eyes covered in foundation. You’re not going to be blasted with product like you would with hairspray or something similar. It’s a nice even mist of product.

I like that the system uses water-based makeup so my skin doesn’t feel gross and oily. I really hate that feeling when putting on makeup. I think that’s why I like a lot of matte formula products that use either clay or water based makeup.

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What My Luminess Air Kit Included

Luminess Air Foundations

Luminess Air Matte foundation shades 1-4.

I chose to have the Matte airbrush foundations because I don’t really like having a shiny face. I received shades 1-4. Shade 1 seems to be great for my olive-toned skin – especially now that I’m slightly pale during the fall. I sometimes mix shades 1 and 2 together to create a different shade.

Primer, Brightening Glow, and Blush

Luminess Airbrush Moisturizer/Primer, which contains Vitamin E and olive extracts , Luminess Skin Brightening Glow, and Luminess Air Airbrush Blush : Tulip 3N

Luminess Air Cleaning Bottle and Charger

Luminess Air Airbrush Cleaning Bottle and Charger

There are several different Luminess Air systems to choose from which range in price from $169-$399. You can find their systems in different places like Amazon as well as their website. Luminess Air has everything from skin products to eyeliners, as well as lipsticks and lip glosses.

Luminess Air Legend Airbrush System

Because Luminess Air is so kind, they’ve allowed me to be able to give my readers a code to save 20% off their purchase. 🙂

Here’s the code! : 161450506

You can find Luminess Air here:

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Foundation That Gives You a Natural Look

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Let’s just get this out there .. Having to do the same ol’ concealer, foundation, powder routine gets old. Sometimes you’d just like to have your face done in 5 minutes and actually feel like you look somewhat put together. Well, with Bare Minerals foundation you can.

Bare Minerals is a loose mineral powder that covers imperfections whilst also creating an even layer on your skin. Because it’s made up of minerals, it doesn’t have a drying effect on the skin.

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My current shade is “Golden Fair” from the Bare Minerals matte foundation line. Its description is: “for the fairest of porcelain skin with yellow-olive tones”.

PROS OF USING BARE MINERALS

Lightweight
Even Coverage
Matte
No parabens or fillers
You only need to use a little
SPF of 15

CONS OF USING BARE MINERALS

None that I’ve found yet

I really like this foundation because it’s very simple to use and you don’t have to use a lot. You simply put a little bit in the lid, swirl a brush into it, tap away the excess, and buff it into your skin. It only takes a minute or so and you don’t have to really deal with using concealer or anything else because it’s basically an all-in-one product. Not only that, but it lasts a long time. You don’t have to worry about having to redo your makeup in an hour.

The price tag is $28 for a .21 oz. jar — which sounds a little steep, but with as much as you need to use daily, this lasts so long.

 Definitely a must-try! 🙂 You can find more at Bareescentuals.com

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Beauty Box 5 – 2nd Box

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Remember in an earlier post I had written about getting 2 Beauty Box 5 boxes last month? Here’s box number 2. 🙂

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La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes – These are paraben-free, oil-free makeup removing wipes that contain Aloe, Oat Kernel, and Cucumber Extracts. They’re very gentle. I have pretty sensitive skin so, unfortunately, I can tell when there are too harsh of chemicals in products. My face will turn red which it didn’t do with these. I found these are exceptionally gentle on my skin. They almost feel cloth-like which is awesome because most makeup wipes feel super thin and don’t have a great texture. I wear eyeliner on the daily and these took it right off. 🙂 They also smell pretty nice with a subtle perfumy scent. I wish I could describe better but I’m not sure how to describe it. Haha. My only hang up would be that they’re pretty expensive.

Full-Sized Price: $19.99 48 packets $2.49 pack of 8

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Style Essentials Nail Polish – Ohh my gosh! Remember I told you I wanted something like this on my Christmas wish list?! It’s almost like they had read my mind about this. I really like this polish. It’s clear with flecks of white and black so you can wear it over different nail polishes. Super fun. 🙂

Full-Sized Price: Pack of 4 – $7.00

Purlisse-SPF-Moisturizer

Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30 Moisturizer – A light-weight moisturizer containing : Blue Lotus, White tea, soy proteins, sea silk (a super thin fabric that comes from pen shells), and lupine peptides (which are said to renew the outer layer of the skin as well as help collagen and reduce wrinkles). It feels nice and sheer and doesn’t feel oily which I love. The white tea calms sensitive skin. I had no issues with that. It’s got vitamin E as well which is great for your skin. I would say the only thing I disliked was the smell of it because it’s a bit strong at first but after a while you don’t notice as much. Also, this is slightly out of what my price range would be for a sun screen.

Full-Sized Price: $55.00 1.7 oz

Nanacoco-Lip-Gloss

Nanacoco Lip Gloss – This is a fully pigmented lip gloss with vitamin E that isn’t sticky .. which is awesome. 😀 When I first tried this gloss, I wasn’t a fan. I’m not a huge lip gloss wearer. I always feel like it wears off too fast and it’s slippery. Hahaha. I’d much prefer a lipstick over any lipgloss but this lipgloss is not half-bad. It’s got a beautiful hot pink-ish color. It’s a bit thicker than most as well so it doesn’t seem as liquidy. Over-all, not too bad.

Full-Sized Price: $3.99 0.22 fl oz

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Novex Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment – This is like an ultra-moisturizing treatment that you leave in for 25 minutes after shampooing. It’s great for when you have damaged hair because Keratin is the main protein that makes up hair. I really like the smell of it. It reminds me of Pantene shampoo or something similar. 🙂 It gives your hair a little bit of a pick me up for times when it’s damaged or feeling course.

Full-Sized Price: $19.50 for 2 lbs. Not too bad.

I liked this box a bit more than the other box. I can’t wait to receive my December box and see what’s in store.

*Disclaimer : I had a subscription to this box. I did not receive these products for free and as with all posts, my opinions are my own. 🙂

Ciao! 🙂

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