How To Apply Airbrush Make-Up with Luminess Air

How To Apply Airbrush Make-Up with Luminess Air


I have always been fascinated by airbrush make-up. I remember being so excited for my prom make-up appointment because the make-up artist was going to be applying airbrush foundation. I seriously talked about it for weeks. The difference between the airbrush foundation application and the foundation I apply regularly was unreal, and I remember wishing the make-up artist could come to my house every morning and apply it for me. It wasn’t until recently that I learned that airbrush make-up was something anybody could do at home. Once I discovered Luminess Air and their Airbrush system everything completely changed for me.

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Luminess Air has completely perfected airbrush technology, and has created a system compact enough to use in your home on a daily basis. I was excited enough when I found out you could apply airbrush make-up at home, but then they really blew my mind when the system arrived at my doorstep and I realized it could almost fit in the palm of my hand. When I envisioned an airbrush make-up system, I imagined a bulky box that would take up a ton of space. Never in a million years did I expect to see a compact (and adorable) system that could fit virtually anywhere in my home. The system is also extremely quiet when you’re using it, which I love.

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As for using the system, it’s really quite simple. Obviously it’s a completely new way of applying make-up, so you may need to play around with it for a bit, but after a few tries, I felt like a pro. First, you need to master holding the airbrush stylus. All you have to do is rest the stylus between your thumb and index finger, with your index finger on the trigger. This will allow you to easily move the trigger back and fourth. You just want to make sure not to pull the trigger back too far. This will make the product disperse very intensely and it will not apply evenly.

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Now, onto application! Start by applying the moisturizing primer. Simply squeeze a few drops into the well of the stylus, and apply it all over your face. For the foundation, I typically use about 5-6 drops to cover my entire face. Luminess Air suggests you keep the stylus about 4 finger widths away from your face when applying. To apply product, constantly move the stylus in a circular motion across your face. What I especially love about this system and airbrush make-up is that it provides build-able even coverage. As you continue to go in circular motions across your face, you can see the coverage building slowly, but evenly. You may not even see coverage right away, but as you continue to apply, it happens very subtly and naturally. Usually when you choose a standard foundation you have to decide right away if you’re going to buy a foundation that is light, medium, or full-coverage. With Luminess Air, you decide as you’re applying what type of coverage you want that day. It’s really customizable to you and your needs!

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The exact system that I use is the Luminess Legend Airbrush System. The system includes the Legend Airbrush Compressor and Stylus, an AC Adaptor, 1 Year Warranty, 2 bottles of Ultra Foundation, 1 bottle of Blush, 1 bottle of Skin Brightening Glow, and 1 bottle of Moisturizer/Primer. It has everything you need for a flawless application.

Let me know if you’d like to see more on the Luminess Air Airbrush System. I’d be happy to share more tips, tricks, and beauty tutorials!

Be sure to head to Michelle blog’s to see how she created a STUNNING peach smoky eye with the Luminess Air System! Seriously, it is too good.

Thank you to Luminess Air for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are completely my own.

  • Sara Holt

    I’ve never heard of this. I can’t imagine I’d do a great job but it’s such a great idea for someone who is comfortable doing it

  • I got airbrush makeup for my wedding and absolutely adored it. I’d love to get it done again for a more formal event because I don’t trust myself with this.

  • I’ve always wanted to try airbrush foundation . Need to keep an eye on this
    X,abril
    The color palette

  • Anna Hubbard

    Ooh I’ve been wanting to try an airbrush makeup! So cool!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • It sounds wonderful!

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  • Casey

    Wow! That’s so cool you know how to airbrush!

  • I have always wanted to try this!

  • So cool! I still want to try this!

  • Greta Hollar

    I’ve heard such good things about this product and want to try!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • No joke, in that first page loaded, you looked like Raven from the bachelor for a hot sec! haha love this post! I want an airbrush system so badly!!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Ashley Mason

    You are gorgeous! This seems like such a great product!

  • Sydney Power

    I have always loved the airbrushed look but I never knew much about how to do it!

  • Adriana

    This looks amazing! I would love to try this out – I’ve seen similar things and they look so great to use!