I usually don’t leave the house without wearing some kind of makeup, but I would not consider myself an expert in makeup by any means. I know what I like, and I know what looks good, but I am a little intimidated by dark colors and bold makeup. I need my makeup to be easy and quick, without looking overdone. When I attend special events, I do try to make my eyes look a little more dramatic, but when I look at pictures, it doesn’t look like I’m wearing a lot of makeup. I guess that is a good thing, because it looks more natural, but sometimes you are going for something more.
When I heard about Luminess, I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by an airbrush makeup system. The only time I had an airbrush application was on my wedding day, and my skin looked flawless. My makeup lasted all day and did not feel sticky at all. I wish I could always have a personal makeup artist in my home everyday, but that will never happen – so I have to start learning how to achieve the look I want on my own.
When my Luminess system arrived, I was eager to try it out and actually had my cousin be my test subject. She has very similar skin as me, where she has a few breakouts as well as combination skin, plus our skin tones are almost the same – so I thought it would be easier to try the system out on someone else before I tried myself. I quickly learned that the secret to spray tanning is to apply very little, as quickly as possible, and not stay in one spot too long. What I love most about spray tanning is the option to mix your colors to match your skin tone, and then you can even apply a blush with the airbrush system. The end result? Flawless skin that is smooth. It takes some getting use to at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can have the pro look in no time! It was time to try it on myself! I loaded the barrel with just a few drops of foundation and slowly applied pressure to the airbrush pedal. Within minutes I was able to achieve that polished look. Someone asked me if my skin feels sticky all day. This was not my experience at all. My skin, did feel sticky for the first few minutes, but that went away once the foundation dried.
After trying out the actual makeup that came with the Luminess system (based on my skin tone) and keeping the makeup on all day long, I can tell you that the makeup did not cake, nor did it fade. It stayed consistent throughout the day. I highly recommend this system to anyone that is looking to achieve that professional look without spending a ton to get your makeup done professionally. This is a great system, whether you are a beginner or a professional!