I’ve been curious about airbrush makeup for a while. I always see the flawless results in the commercials and love the idea of just taking a few moments to spritz it on and be good to go. But is it really that easy? That’s what I wanted to find out!
Instead of doing the typical product review after weeks of using it, I wanted to share my first impressions on the device. Because with airbrush makeup there is a steep learning curve. So before I can experience how their primer, foundation, bronzer, blush, and highlighter products actually perform and hold up…I’ve gotta get used to how it works. 🙂
Luminess Legend Airbrush System First Impressions
The Airbrush Machine
I’ve seen airbrush tools before, but it’s been a while! I feel so professional holding this stylus. The airbrush machine, when turned on, is very quiet. Just a low hum, I didn’t even notice it as I began using the machine. Not to jump ahead of myself, but cleaning the stylus after use was always very easy, just a few drops of water and a Q-Tip to get any stubborn areas.
When you switch the power button on air begins to flow through the stylus, which threw me off the first time I used it. I don’t know why…but it did, lol. I think the reason was because it was almost difficult to tell if I was spraying out product, or just air. 😛 And that might be just because I am the cautious type…so I tended to not pull the stylus trigger back a lot and I would just be swirling air in circles on my face. 😛 #UserError
The products are in pretty small bottles, but considering I only needed about 8 drops for my foundation, and 2 drops for the blush, bronzer, and highlighter…this will probably last as long — if not longer — than regular face products.
I applied a regular oil control primer first, but also followed up with the Luminess Air Moist Primer that you apply with the airbrush system. I found it to be a nice first step in the routine so that I could get used to maneuvering the stylus. As you can see I had a few things that needed covering — redness, hyper pigmentation, active zits. And my face is several shades lighter than my neck. So this airbrush machine had it’s work cut out for it!
I was sent a variety of foundation shades. Finding my correct shade was the most difficult part of using airbrush makeup. If you like the idea of being a chemist, you will probably enjoy mixing shades to find your exact match. But I, on the other hand, do not. Haha! I just want that one bottle to match me exactly, no fiddling to figure things out. However, after 30 or so minutes of mixing different shades and testing them out on my face, neck, chest, arms (I started running out of room) I did figure out what was a good shade combo for my skintone.
Airbrush Bronzer, Blush, and Highlight
Not going to lie, I was VERY scared at the thought of trying to airbrush my bronzer and blush on. I just felt like a LOT of things could go wrong and I would end up looking like a clown. However, it was actually really easy. This picture was taken a few moments after I stopped airbrushing the bronzer on…and it looks good, if I do say so myself! 😛
Same story with the blush and highlighter. Though I might have had an easy time because I always use a light hand when it comes to these two. I did have to be careful to spray into a napkin before going on with the highlighter, just to make sure there wasn’t any blush left in the stylus.
After I finished applying the airbrush makeup I set it all with a translucent powder. And this is my completed face look — still needed eye makeup, so excuse the naked look. 😛 I think it turned out really well, especially since the day I took these pictures was only my second time using the Luminess Air airbrush machine. What do you think?
My final thoughts on airbrush makeup is that you have to be patient and give yourself several days to practice before expecting to walk out of the house happy with your makeup. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing — it’s the same story with false lashes, right?
I definitely will continue to use the Luminess Air machine and I am thinking of making an Instagram video with my airbrush makeup routine. Let me know if that would be helpful or interesting and I can definitely get that done soon! <3
I can’t wait to hear from you all — have you used airbrush makeup before? What was your experience with it?
This post is sponsored by Luminess Air. Products were sent for review. Some affiliate links are used. Any questions about my disclosure, please read here. Thank you for your support!