Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Luminess Airbrush Makeup

 Luminess Airbursh Makeup is just that, an at-home airbrush makeup system. I love it for many reasons: it is clean, you use very little, it looks great, and it is ideal for all skin types. While I have used Luminess airbrush make-up in the past, the skin care line is new to me and I am over the moon about it! There are a few new products, two for day (or anytime) and two for night. They made my skin soft, supple, and the make-up application even smoother. Because you only use 6 drops of each product, these bottles are going to last a very, very long time. The night time sleep serum smells divine and makes my skin feel like it did before I "grew up" (got old? got dry skin? before sun damage?). There is also a tinted moisturizer, which is sort of like a BB cream...it moisturizes and covers a little bit all in one step. I love this product!
 The airbrush make-up is  wonderful because there are several colors to blend with, which is ideal as you transition from summer skin to fall. The starter kit comes with a moisturizer, four shades within your choice (fair, medium, dark), a blush, and glow. I mixed three drops of the two darker shades to get my ideal result.
The star of the show is the airbush unit itself, the Luminess Epic. It is fool proof as it comes loaded with how-to videos to use as you apply. You literally can watch a quick video, pause it, try it, and keep on going. I watched each video as I tried each step. There is also now a holster for the airbrush wand, which wasn't included in the previous model I have tried. 
I am trying to be very brave here. I am never without make-up. When I am sick in bed with the flu, you can guarantee I still have on mascara. Posting a no-make-up picture isn't exactly fun for me, but I think it is necessary for you to see the magic of this airbrush make-up. 
So here goes...freshly washed, no make-up.
Note, my face is a few shades lighter as I am a stickler for sun-screen on my face but have "forgotten" to wear it elsewhere this summer. 
Here is what I did next:
applied 6 drops of moisturizer into the airbrush make-up wand (10-15 seconds)
applied 3 drops shade 4 make-up with 3 drops shade 5 make-up and whirled around the airbrush make-up (20-25 seconds)
applied 2 drops of the blush and hit my cheeks (10 seconds)
applied 5 drops of the glow and whirled around the entire face (15-20 seconds)
That's it. No touch-ups. No other make-up. This is an iPhone photo and hasn't been at all doctored. As you can see, using the darker foundation colors, I was able to match my skin to my neck and chest. I was able to cover up the blotchiness and uneven skin tone. There are literally about 20 drops of airbrush make-up product (serum, moisturizer, color, blush) over my entire face instead of ounces of other liquid make-up, powder, concealer, blush, etc. Note there is no make-up on my white towel. You are very much in control on where the airbrush make-up is applied and directed. 

Add some mascara and lipgloss and the look is complete. Not overdone, still very natural. It lasts all day and feels light. It honestly feels like you aren't wearing make-up at all! Less is more here. If the make-up feels dry or sticky you have used too much. If the make-up looks cakey or settles into your wrinkles (you don't have wrinkles, do you? me either), you have used to much. If you have used more than 7-8 drops, you have used FAR TOO MUCH. 

 Note: Though I don't take cash advertising on my blog, I jump at the chance to review new and exciting products. Products that I try but don't love don't make the cut (or the blog). I have reviewed for Luminess Airbrush Makeup in the past and have used it since (and have loved it) but really got excited about some new products that they are coming out with that make it even better! I was not compensated for this review or for trying out this new system.

1 comment :

Robin Martz said...

I'm so happy that it worked for you that way. I had to go buy a stronger primer, and I still have to use a concealer under it, then after THAT, It looks SO good! I do love this. It DID even out my skin tone, made my face look 100 times better but it doesn't at ALL look like I have used ANTHING on my face! I have to watch out not to overdo on the wrinkles tho. It looks like gater skin when I do that!