When I first started blogging one of my favorite items I reviewed was an airbursh make-up system. That was 4 years ago and I am still using airbrush over traditional make-up applications. I have been struggling with a few things the past 4 years. The first is I was going through make-up pretty quick so I switched brands and found one that lasted longer though the coverage wasn’t as great. The second was I was going through stylus’ like crazy. Even though I would clean them as recommended every 3-6 months it seemed it was clogged or just would not work properly. So when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing a DINAIR Airbrush system I figured I had nothing to loose.
DINAIR Airbrush System
The compressor was much smaller than the one I had previously and though it doesn’t make a difference it was much prettier. I can’t help but love the metallic pink color. The DINAIR system has an adjustable speed on it that my other system did not have. I like having the ability to increase or decrease the pressure of the air. In addition to the compressor and stylus I received quite a lot of make-up to try out.
These may look like little bottles but the make-up really goes a long way. I’m able to use most of the foundation colors by mixing a darker and lighter color together to get the right mixture. I was intrigued with the way you can mix your colors easily. There are a lot of tips and tricks to help you get the most use out of your airbrush system.
Make-up Mixing Tip
Just hold the nozzle (where the makeup sprays out) closed with your finger or tissue and lightly pull back on the main lever. Voila! Mixed/ customized colors in seconds!
I thought I would first try to show you the effects using the system on my own skin. The point when using airbrush make-up is to see a slight difference in your skin, more of an evening out. You are not looking for color change. It is good to note that I do find the makeup seems to darken a little after it has been applied and dried. If you are a first time user I suggest using this starter kit (you can get it for fair, medium, tan, or dark – this kit is for medium) to find your perfect match.
Before and After Airbrush Make-Up
You can see some of the blotches on my face on the photo on the left and notice they are missing from the photo on the right. These photos have NOT been touched up at all. In addition to my foundation I also use the bronzer as a blush base and then a small amount of pink over the bronzer. You need very little, in fact I use three drops of bronzer and then two drops of the pink blush. This is another one you will need to play with, at first it doesn’t look like you are putting anything on but it will darken up fast. Here is a photo of my finished look.
I have always felt that airbrush make-up looks so natural I prefer it to any foundation you can purchase. There are times on the weekend when I’m in a hurry or just staying around the house that I will use bottle foundation but most times I use my airbrush make-up.
Cleaning the DINAIR Airbrush System
This is where I noticed a HUGE difference in the DINAIR system. I mentioned at the beginning of my post that one of my problems was even when I followed the recommended cleaning method I was still having to replace my stylus often. I’ve been using the DINAIR system now for one month, and check out what the cup looks like.
It looks like the day I took it out of the box. No make-up residue or anything. This is because of how DINAIR recommends you clean your stylus. They give you a large bottle of Citrus cleaner and a bottle for water. You place a few drops in the cup and then put a cap on it. Place a few drops in the end of the stylus (where the make-up comes out) and cap it as well. Then using a large rubber band to pull back on the stylus. I believe these lets the solution run through the stylus. Also because you let it sit there until your next use the make-up is not drying up. I totally love this idea and feel that I’m going to get a lot more use out of my stylus.
I am very, very happy with my new DINAIR Airbrush System. I have put my previous system away, to use as a back-up if needed. So far I feel that not only the system but the make-up is much better then what I was using before. This has definitely become a fixture in my beauty routine.
DINAIR also has some great resources for new and seasoned users you can find out How to Airbrush or find some great Tips and Tricks.
I received a DINAIR airbrush system to review.