Luminess Air Airbrush Makeup Kit Review

Reviewed Kit - Luminess Air

Our Rating :

Pros

  • Comes with a carrying case that's convenient for travel
  • The compressor and stylus are fairly simple to use
  • When applied correctly, it gives your skin a natural look
  • Luminess Air has provided a "how to" DVD that helps you learn the system
  • The makeup lasts all day
  • It's sweat-proof
  • The Ultra Foundation is very buildable
  • It doesn't feel like you're wearing makeup

Cons

  • The makeup runs out too quickly
  • The blush is somewhat dull for some skin tones
  • Can look cakey if you over-apply
  • Takes a bit of practice to use correctly
  • The stylus can clog easily
  • Hidden cost

We all want to look our best, and for many, that means that they use makeup to put their best face forward. Today, there are a wide variety of makeup products out there that can help beautify and restore, but one that's increasingly popular is the Luminess Airbrush Makeup System.

As you might guess, this system uses an airbrush stylus to apply makeup. The result is a smooth, revitalized look that is hard to attain without a professional makeup artist or years of personal makeup experience. 

Key Features

As you can see, there is a bit of a learning curve that comes with the Luminess Airbrush Makeup System. Luminess has a quicker application process than many of the competing airbrush makeup on the market today. It gives coverage for most blemishes and sun damage that can happen on your skin.

There are 12 different foundation shades available, which grants a lot of coverage for different skin tones.There is no need for a concealer because the foundation covers fine lines and other skin issues. If you have sensitive skin, Luminess is water and mineral based, so it won't cause a reaction. Due to its unique formulation, it also won't clog the pores. It's oil and alcohol-free.

There are eight shades of blush. The kits can be selected by skin tone, which include fair, medium, warm, tan, and deep. The moisturizer hydrates your skin, which is not a feature found in many makeup systems. Luminess comes with a one-year warranty on the airbrush unit.

What is Included in Kit

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​Luminess Air is a complete airbrush makeup system that comes with all the tools you need for flawless makeup

  • Airbrush Stylus - or airbrush gun is the component of this system that you point at your face to spray the airbrush makeup. The stylus has a sliding trigger that allows you to control the pressure of the output; simply push it all the way back for a more concise and pressured spray or press it about midway for a more even and balanced application.
  • Airbrush Compressor - is the one which supply pressurized air to stylus. This compressor is one-button unit, simply press the button and plug in the compressor and it will power the unit and send air pressure to the stylus. 
  • An Instructional Video – Learning to airbrush on makeup takes patience and time, this video provides instructions and tips for using the Luminess system.
  • Foundation – One of the better advantages of this type of makeup is that foundation doesn't have to be as close to your skin tone as traditional foundation. These two bottles of foundation work well for most skin tones.
  • A Moisturizer – Luminess uses mineral and water-based makeup, but it always helps to moisturize your skin before use.
  • Blush – This is an airbrush-specific blush that works effectively like standard blush
  • Highlighter – If you wish to lighten up a certain areas so that it looks accentuated, then this airbrush highlighter can be very useful.
  • A Hose – Luminess gives you ample hosing for their airbrush system so that you don't have to be very close to the compressor.

Luminess Air Systems

Luminess Air has two different types of airbrushing systems for its customers. Since the company understands that people have different levels of skill with their makeup application, they provide these two options:

Luminess Air Legend System

The Luminess Air Legend airbrush systems is definitely designed for people who are relatively new to the world of airbrush makeup. With this system, you can learn to apply a wide variety of makeup effects.

The Legend System lets you customize your compressor and comes in four unique colors that include

  • Rose gold, and black;
  • aqua and white;
  • hot pink
  • black and white.

This version of the Luminess system comes with:

  • Two bottles of ultra foundation
  • One bottle of blush
  • One bottle of skin brightening glow
  • One bottle of moisturizer or primer

Luminess Air Pro System

For more experienced airbrushers, there is the Pro system. While the Legends system has a compressor that has a simple on and off button for operation, the Pro system uses a dial that allows you to select three speeds. These speeds are effectively helping you adjust the pressure per square inch (PSI) of the stylus, which is a nice tool for the more experienced.

In addition to the selection of makeup options that comes with the Legend system, the Pro system also includes a bottle of bronzer.​

Luminess Air Price

The truth is Luminess Air isn't the cheapest system out there. While the company does offer a 30-day trial for $19.99, afterwards you'll have to pay $59.99 for five months for the system.

Foundation and other makeup material is easily available at amazon, ebay, target as well as wallmart.

It's Very Travel-friendly 

Where the Luminess system shines is in its compact system. The compressor is very small and will fit on your vanity of shelf without taking up much room. The hose is long and the cabling gives you slack, and when you need to travel, you can place the entire system in a neat carrying case so that you can reapply from a hotel room or wherever you're staying.

Its Weaknesses

As with anything, Luminess isn't perfect. There is a tendency for the stylus to clog from time to time. When this happens, you'll need to use water, your fingers, or other implements to unclog it

Summary

Overall, the Luminess Airbrush Makeup System is a great system for those who want to wear makeup that will last all day, is sweat-proof, won't clog pores, and won't irritate sensitive skin. In fact, at the end of the day, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to clean off the Luminess makeup. While it isn't for larger makeup jobs, it's perfect for moderate daily wear.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE?

Art of Air Professional Airbrush Makeup System

This is a great airbrush system for a user who is a little more experienced in airbrush makeup. The first thing that you'll notice is that this airbrush system has a dial on its compressor. This dial allows you to adjust the airflow settings on the compressor, which gives you a pressure per square inch (PSI) range of five to 15.

Unlike the Luminess machine, the Art of Air unit does have a stylus holder that lets you neatly store your airbrush gun in between uses. This product is most similar to the Luminess Pro system because of its inclusion of three different settings.

Art of Air also comes with six medium shades of airbrush makeup foundation. This provides more overall variety than what is provided with Luminess. In order to select which shades work best for you, the company also has a shade finder so that you can find the perfect blend for your complexion.

Make Me A Diva Starter Kit

This one is great for makeup artists with professional experience, but specifically for those who take their profession on the road. The lightweight kit is perfect for traveling to do the makeup of a bride before she walks down the aisle.

This comes with dual action airbrush and professional grade 25 PSI airbrush compressor which is quiet and vibration free.

There are 4 bottles of foundation included with this kit. You can choose from light to medium or medium to dark shade.

Photo Finish Professional Airbrush System

The Photo Finish Airbrush system is a very inexpensive alternative to the Luminess Air airbrush system. Despite the much cheaper price point, Photo Finish works well across a wide variety of skin types and delivers even makeup application for those who are on a budget.

In fact, the Photo Finish compressor even has space for the stylus so that you can quickly store each when not in use. It even has a fully adjustable airflow setting so that you can control the PSI of the compressor.

This system comes with a five-piece foundation set, blush, concealer, shimmer, and an anti-aging primer that's perfect for covering fine lines and wrinkles. Simply put, this is a good option for those who don't want to spend the hepty price for Luminess.