Foundation Finder

The ultimate LUMINESS foundation guide.   

As makeup lovers, no matter how much we know about foundation and what our expectations are-it’s always difficult to find a brand that offers foundations for every skin type and every skin tone. But guess what? LUMINESS is the exception. 

From Liquid Mirage to airbrush foundation, LUMINESS offers a wide variety of foundations that provide different amounts of coverage, and the perfect finish for your skin type.

All LUMINESS foundations come in a wide range of shades, and formulas that make it easy to blend and create a customized shade. And don’t worry matching your shade is so easy, before you purchase your foundation you can VIRTUALLY try it on.

Now, it’s time to see which foundation is best for you! Here’s my LUMINESS foundation guide to help my makeup lovers achieve flawless results.

MULTI-TASKER

So even if you’re not good at multitasking, I’m sure you appreciate multi-purpose beauty products, who doesn’t? Rose and Silk 4-In-1 Foundation are multi-purpose foundations that provide a flawless satin finish and shorten your makeup routine.

Both foundations act as your primer, concealer, foundation, and anti-aging serum. So, it’s safe to say, the name is extremely fitting-it’s literally FOUR products in ONE! 

The only difference between Rose and Silk foundation is the coverage they provide. For medium to full coverage, Rose Foundation is your best bet! I use Rose Foundation to cover imperfections with ease, no matter how many pimples, dark circles or wrinkles I have, Rose can cover it all! 

It also smells like fresh roses, which is so refreshing! If you like sheer-light coverage, Silk Foundation is your bestie, it allows your natural luminosity to shine through.

Both of the 4-In-1 foundations work for all skin types, so that means ALL of you can shorten your routine with these life-changing foundations.

MISS. TRADITIONAL 

Although LUMINESS offers a ton of amazing airbrush foundations, they also have the perfect traditional foundation. Liquid Mirage is a traditional foundation, but its advanced formula provides the same finish as airbrush foundation.

This medium coverage foundation provides a weightless and buildable finish. Not only does liquid mirage come in 18 different shades, but you can also customize your shade with the Color Adjusters. 

You can lighten to deepen your foundation shade easily using the Liquid Mirage Color Adjusters.

How amazing is that? I’m always in between shades, before I discovered LUMINESS I would have to buy two different foundations and mix them together-it was such an expensive hassle.

You have the power to create your own shade from home, no professionals needed. Color Adjusters blend into Liquid Mirage easily making it so simple to find your perfect shade.

Although we love airbrush foundation, Liquid Mirage is a great alternative if you don’t have your system with you or your Breeze is charging, etc. Liquid Mirage helps you achieve airbrush results in a pinch!

OIL OVERLOAD

The next foundation is perfect for those of you who struggle with oily skin. Airbrush Matte Foundation offers remarkable medium-to-full weightless coverage with a velvety finish. I love this foundation because it helps reduce the appearance of oil without making my complexion look dull. 

*Quick tip* If you want to reduce excess oil, before you airbrush apply translucent setting powder. This will help reduce the extra shine and allow you to achieve the perfect finish. This hack works with all airbrush foundations!

DEW YOU

Are you looking for the perfect dewy glow? Well, Airbrush Ultra Foundation provides a beautiful long-lasting dewy finish. This foundation will give you a hydrated look, but also provide medium coverage. 

Another easy way to achieve a hydrated dewy look is Love Illuminator. This gem is one of the products that come in the airbrush starter kits. It adds a subtle glow to enhance your natural radiance.

You can add it in with any foundation or apply it separately-I like to apply it on my cheekbones, brow bone, cupid’s bow, and chin to add some dimension. 

So, there’s the 411 on my favorite LUMINESS foundations! Do you see what I mean when I say there’s a LUMINESS foundation for everyone? And I didn’t even mention them all.

It’s time to achieve the finish and coverage you desire. Don’t forget to play around with the virtual try-on guys! Happy Foundation finding, till next time makeup squad!

Summer Skincare Routine

Summer’s officially here and it’s time to show off our radiant and young-looking skin. Of course, we know LUMINESS’ Airbrush Systems help us achieve flawless results, but these gorgeous results start with skincare. 

It’s time to refresh your routine and give your skin the pampering it deserves! Here’s a sneak peek into my summer skincare routine, get ready to shine bright my lovely makeup lovers. 

CONTURE

When you think of summer, I’m sure you think of getting your bikini bod toned and ready. BUT have you ever thought about toning your face?

The Conture Toning System is an anti-aging beauty device that tones skin to restore radiance and firmness to the three main areas: décolleté, eye area, forehead. It’s basically a facelift minus the extreme pain and the giant price tag. 

Your face will be summer ready in no time! For best results, I recommend using this device twice a day and no it’s not time consuming (10 mins TOPS). All you need to do is apply a few pumps of the Kinetic Treatment Serum and then it’s toning time. 

After every treatment be sure to moisturize, in the mornings I use the AM Ignition Lotion which provides the intense hydration I need to wake my skin up and make it look like I didn’t get 3 hours of sleep (very thankful for that). After using my toning device at night, I moisturize with the PM Recovery Creme which helps my tired skin recover at night. 

If you weren’t already giving yourself an at-home face lift with this life changing device, then I’m sure you are now. This device is realistic and ideal for everyone, in a fast-paced world people can’t afford painful plastic surgery or time-off from their daily responsibilities. So, it’s time to give your skin the extra TLC it deserves and start toning!

SILK AND SMOOTH

From peach fuzz on my face to the hair on my legs, the Silk and Smooth Hair Remover has me feeling confident all summer long. Throw out your overpriced shaving cream and your crusty razor, it’s time to remove hair without getting bumps and irritation (no soap or water required). 

Silk and Smooth hair remover target unwanted hair with absolute EASE. AND it’s perfect for on the go with this hair remover your body will always be beach ready. Skip your wax appointment and let your silk and smooth do the work for you!

And of course, removing peach fuzz or facial hair creates a smooth canvas for makeup application. Creating a smooth canvas will help makeup cover imperfections easily and allow you to achieve the flawless finish you deserve. 

BAMBOO POLISH

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you MUST exfoliate. It is super important to exfoliate at least 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells. For a thorough exfoliation, I use Bamboo Polish Exfoliant to fight bacteria and reveal brighter skin. 

Remember when I said it’s important to remove facial hair to create a smooth canvas? Well, it’s the same situation with exfoliating, it’s just as important to remove dead skin.

Exfoliating will remove dead skin and impurities creating a clean and even surface…so obviously your makeup loves exfoliated skin? As we all know, airbrushing allows you to achieve a perfect finish, but taking care of your skin will help reduce the amount of product you use and make it so much easier to cover imperfections!

SPF 30 SETTING POWDER

So far, we have all the prep steps before you apply your makeup, but did you know your skin can still benefit post makeup application? Well with the help of my best friend, SPF 30 Setting Powder, you can protect your skin from the sun AND remove oil spots on your face without ruining your makeup. Yes, you heard me right. 

With its convenient on-the-go packaging, touch-ups are easy from ANYWHERE! As someone who can be an oily mess at times, my SPF setting powder always comes in handy and I truly appreciate that it doesn’t mess up my makeup. Oh, and helps protect my skin from the sun, who doesn’t love a multi-purpose product? 

With this summertime skincare upgrade, you will have toned radiant skin instantly and jaw-dropping makeup results. Prioritize self-care this season, starting with my simple summer skincare routine. Happy summer everyone!

Professional Results, At Home!

Well, it’s official-we are getting closer to normalcy which means we can finally celebrate special occasions with our loved ones. Although special events like weddings or graduations are super exciting, they can also be very stressful. I know the second you receive your invite, you’re thinking about your outfit, hair and makeup- don’t lie! 

But what if it didn’t have to be stressful? What if we didn’t have to worry about researching the perfect makeup artist and booking an appointment? Imagine achieving the professional looking results you desire but at-home, done by you and your airbrush system…

LUMINESS provides the tools to help you achieve flawless results for ANY occasion, but here are the products that will make you feel confident in your application and stress-free for your special occasion, no professionals required!

AIRBRUSH SYSTEM

So, first things first, you’re going to NEED an airbrush system. I’m sure most of my fellow makeup lovers do, but if you don’t this is your sign to join the airbrush world. 

Airbrush Systems are the key to professional-looking results and it couldn’t be easier to use. Of course, it takes a little practice, but doesn’t every new makeup tool? After a few tries, you’ll be a pro-I PROMISE. 

Just be sure to follow these few simple rules:

-Keep the stylus/system four fingers away from your face

-Lightly pull back on the trigger

-Keep it moving in small circular motions

If you follow these easy tips, you’ll be showing off your makeup results in no-time! 

AIRBRUSH FOUNDATIONS

Now that you have the system, I’m sure you’re thinking…what do I put in it?? Well honey, we have many options for you. With an airbrush system you can apply most of your makeup, but we will get to that later. 

Let’s talk coverage, for a special event we want our skin to look flawless, we want to cover all wrinkles, blemishes-you name it! LUMINESS provides a variety of foundations that make it so easy to cover all imperfections and there’s a foundation for every skin type. 

My all-time favs are the amazing multi-purpose 4-In-1 Foundations. If you’re someone who likes medium to full coverage, I’d recommend Rose 4-In-1 Foundation and side note it smells like fresh roses (such a bonus!). If you like light to sheer coverage, your best bet is the Silk 4-In-1 Foundation. Both of these foundations act as your primer, concealer, foundation AND anti-aging serum, all in ONE! So, on the busy day of your special event, shorten your routine and achieve a flawless finish with these multi-purpose foundations!

AIRBRUSH COSMETICS

Now that you’ve found the perfect airbrush foundation and system, let’s complete your look with airbrush cosmetics. From airbrush eyeshadows to airbrush blush, you can achieve a flawless makeup look with airbrush cosmetics. 

Your airbrush system is so versatile it can even save you a trip to the hair salon! You can fill in your roots at home using airbrush root and brow, which can be used to add shape and color to your brows as well!

Forget about figuring out which brush is for what product, your airbrush system is all your brushes in one, making it so easy to achieve a special look for your important event. Listen guys, I’m the furthest thing from a makeup professional, I’m just a makeup lover and I rely on my airbrush system for every occasion, so when it comes to stressful special occasions, I’m very thankful for my system. So don’t make these special occasions harder than they already are, let your airbrush system do the work!

LASH LURE =

As I mentioned earlier, I’m NOT a makeup artist and I have to admit, I’m so bad at applying fake eyelashes on myself. The glue gets everywhere, the lashes are crooked, it’s honestly scary, but I love the way they look (if done correctly). Thankfully LUMINESS has answered my prayers with the Lash Lure Magnetic Lashes. 

All you need to do is line, define and effortlessly apply any of Lash Lure’s three styles of silk magnetic lashes. These lashes come in natural, diva and glam- the three distinct magnetic lash styles add volume and fullness to any look and the 2-in-1 Magnetic Smart Adhesive ensures an easy application and comfortable wear. The process is so easy all you need is the magnetic liner to attract the lashes for a glue-free AND worry-free hold! 

Lash lure makes special occasion glam easy for anyone, with LUMINESS you don’t need to be a makeup artist to achieve perfect results!

I hope I took some stress off your plate….. or should I rephrase that? I hope LUMINESS’ user-friendly amazing products help you feel beautiful and stress-free not only during special occasion season but always! I want you all to fully enjoy your celebrations this summer, spend less time stressing and more time impressing!

Don’t Sweat it: Keep Your Makeup Fresh All Day Long

It’s officially melting season and all my makeup lovers know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. 

You’ve achieved the perfect finish using your LUMINESS airbrush system and OBVIOUSLY want your beautiful results to last all day long…but then, life happens.

Whether it’s the heat, face masks, or rain, it can be hard to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long. 

But of course, I have a few tips to help you keep your makeup fresh for the ENTIRE day! With these tips you will start and end your day feeling fabulous!

PRIMER

First things first, you MUST prep your skin! After you finish your skincare routine, it’s important to apply primer because it creates a smooth and even canvas for your makeup by balancing your skin’s texture.

Not only does Primer help your makeup last longer, but primer also has benefits that can elevate your overall results!

To help your makeup stay perfect all day, apply Airbrush Porcelain Primer before you apply airbrush foundation- its water-based, colorless primer formulated for all skin types. It’s simple to apply and feels weightless on your skin, it truly is a makeup saver! 

For those of you who are concerned about covering fine lines and wrinkles, I’d recommend Velvet Veil Serum. Velvet Veil is a priming serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. You will see the results of this serum INSTANTLY. 

So moral of the story, prep and prime your skin to achieve flawless makeup results and help them last way longer!

SETTING SPRAY

This is the last but NOT least (important) step in your makeup routine. Once your flawless airbrush look is complete, be sure to use Final Seal Setting Spray to protect your makeup for up to 18 hours.

This spray sets your makeup instantly leaving it waterproof, sweat-proof, and tear-proof…. So pretty much life proof! 

Forget about your makeup melting, cracking, fading or worst of all transferring onto your mask, this spray is designed to keep your makeup picture perfect all day long. So please guys, protect your gorgeous airbrush results, and don’t skip your Final Seal Setting Spray!

SPF 30 SETTING POWDER

I’d like to introduce you all to a product that is near and dear to my heart (literally and figuratively), it’s always in my pocket or my purse because I can’t go a day without it…SPF 30 Setting Powder.

This setting powder is the perfect touch-up tool, it helps absorb excess oil and provides protection from the sun, you know how much I love multi-purpose.

As someone who has oily skin, it’s amazing to have found a product that absorbs oil without ruining my makeup! Like I said I don’t leave the house without this setting powder, the convenient and disposable on-the-go packaging makes it so easy for everyday travel- just blot and toss! 

This SPF Setting Powder will ultimately help you keep your makeup fresh by controlling the oils on your skin and creating a layer of protection from the sun. Don’t let sweaty season ruin your makeup, you deserve better!

And it’s that simple, friends. By incorporating these few products into your routine, you will be able to enjoy your flawless makeup results for longer…AKA more time to show off! These few short steps will go a very long way, so be in control of your results this season. 

Summer Vacation Must-Haves

It’s officially vacation season and I couldn’t be happier about it! Even though we all LOVE vacation, we also love all of our makeup products. So how do we decide which products get a spot in our travel bag? Have no fear, your favorite makeup lover is HERE! 

Thanks to LUMINESS, I don’t have to stress about achieving flawless makeup results when I travel, they make it easy! These are my go-to travel products that help me achieve beautiful makeup results on-the-go and take up minimal space in my travel bag. 

BREEZE AIRBRUSH SYSTEM

The cordless Breeze System is LUMINESS’ newest system, taking on-the-go glam to a whole new level. You need this system to travel as much as you need your airplane neck pillow.

As mentioned, it’s cordless- so it’s plane, car, sidewalk, spaceship friendly…meaning you can apply your makeup ANYWHERE. 

With this system you can apply foundation, eyeshadow, bronzer annnnd the list goes on. You can complete almost your whole makeup routine using the Breeze.

Forget about the hassle of packing all your makeup brushes, the Breeze is all your makeup brushes in ONE device. This handheld airbrush system is the definition of travel-friendly beauty, apply your favorite airbrush cosmetics with ease. No need to worry about a messy makeup bag with this handheld game-changer. 

ROSE  4-IN-1 FOUNDATION 

So, for those of you who are new here, I love multi-purpose products in general, because it saves you time and money and just overall makes your routine easier.

BUT I love them, even more, when it comes to traveling. Rose 4-In-1 Foundation is the perfect travel-friendly foundation because it acts like four products in one.

It acts as your primer, concealer, foundation, AND anti-aging serum. This one product saves you a lot of room in your makeup bag and shortens your makeup routine, which is HUGE because let’s face it no one wants to waste their time on vacation getting ready.

Of course, we all want to feel beautiful on vacation but don’t want to spend a million years getting ready and it feels like that’s impossible to achieve. However, LUMINESS’ products make it very very possible. 

Rose 4-In-1 Foundation provides medium to full coverage and an absolutely flawless finish. For those of you who like less coverage and more of a sheer look, I recommend Silk 4-In-1 Foundation!

Silk Foundation is also multi-purpose but provides light coverage. So don’t worry there’s a vacay foundation for EVERYONE!

KINETIC SMOOTH DUO BLADE HAIR REMOVER

As someone who has struggled with razor burn and bumps from traditional shaving and waxing the Kinetic Smooth Duo Blade Hair Remover has made a huge impact on my results and my confidence.

This hair remover is so much easier than traditional shaving and it leaves my skin smooth and bump-free. This device allows me to feel comfortable in a bikini again!

No water and shaving cream needed to achieve a safe, painless shave, every time in or out of the shower. Enjoy your smooth skin all vacay long by removing facial and body hair so easily.

It’s an absolute no-brainer to bring this device for your summer vacay, forget that travel size shaving cream and disposable razor, your skin deserves better. So save your time and money and cancel that waxing appointment because, with the device, it won’t be necessary. 

SPF SETTING POWDER

Want to get rid of that midday excess oil, but don’t want to ruin your makeup? Well, the SPF Setting Powder is about to be your best friend. This convenient setting powder is packaged specifically for on-the-go glam. Therefore, this is a summer vacay must-have. The setting powder packets are so small they can fit in your pocket!

Not only does this powder absorb oil from your skin, but it also protects your skin from the sun with its SPF 30 formula. So again, another multi-purpose product, and that’s what we need people!! It can be used with makeup or alone. 

As someone who has extremely oily skin, this Setting Powder has helped my makeup last longer and look fresh throughout the entire day. I love how the SPF 30 Setting Powder Protects my makeup and my skin from the sun. So, before you leave for your trip, fill up your beach bag with the SPF 30 Sunscreen Setting Powder, you won’t regret it.

Ready to start packing? I promise you these products will make your suitcase a little lighter and allow you to enjoy your vacation…and always look amazing. 

4 Beauty Products that Save You Time and Money!

Do you dread your longgggg beauty routine? You know that I’m always good for beauty advice, but not just any beauty advice. I like to share products that make my routine easier, save me money and help me achieve amazing results….and this is why I love LUMINESS.

LUMINESS provides high-quality products that are multi-purpose and long-lasting. As makeup lovers, we understand how HUGE this is! Although LUMINESS offers an abundance of multi-purpose products, here’s a few that shorten my routine and save me money….oh and of course make me look flawless!

Airbrush Systems

Starting off with the most versatile collection of products, the life-changing LUMINESS Airbrush Systems. These airbrush systems save me time and money because of the abundance of features, from at home spray tans, to eyeshadow and foundation….the flawless results are just the cherry on top! 

Please name a makeup tool that allows you to apply your foundation, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter and saves you a trip to the salon by filling in your roots, AND provides a natural glowing sunless tan……..having trouble?

My answer to this pop quiz question is the Icon Pro! But did you know you can complete almost all of those steps with all LUMINESS airbrush systems? LUMINESS even offers a cordless airbrush system, the Breeze-allowing you to achieve amazing results from ANYWHERE. 

Say goodbye to the time and money wasted on makeup brushes, I can’t even imagine how much money I’ve spent on makeup brushes throughout the years and the embarrassing amount of time I spent cleaning them! 

So if you’re sick of wasting money on makeup tools that don’t make your life easier… run, don’t walk to check out all of LUMINESS’ Airbrush Systems

Brow and Root

So remember when I mentioned saving you a trip to the salon? The Airbrush Brow and Root will allow you to push back that root touch-up by filling in your roots naturally and quickly with your airbrush system.

This is the ultimate time and money saver, spend less time in the salon and more time showing off your airbrush results.

Oh and since multi-purpose is my word of the day…I’d like to mention that this product is not just for your roots, it’s also for your brows. You can add shape and color to your brows with this formula using our helpful brow stencils. You never have to stress about your brows being uneven! 

4-IN-1 Foundations

So if we have one tool that shortens our routine, what else could we possibly need? Yes, it gets even better, imagine having FOUR products in ONE! Not only does LUMINESS bless us with a machine that makes our lives so much easier, but they also offer multi-purpose foundations. 

For those of you who like medium to full coverage and love the smell of fresh roses, say hello to Rose 4-In-1 Foundation. If you like light coverage, your new bestie is Silk 4-In-1 Foundation.

Both of these multi-purpose foundations act as your primer, concealer, foundation, and anti-aging serum and help you achieve the finish you’ve been yearning for!!!

Think about how much time and money you can save! Purchase one product, enjoy the amazing results of four products. Apply one product, enjoy spending less time getting ready! 

Don’t sleep on the spa-like experience you can have with Rose 4-In-1 and the natural-looking results of Silk 4-In-1. It doesn’t take a million products to feel confident in your results, all you need is a reliable tool and the perfect formula for your skin type! 

Luminizers

I want all my makeup lovers to get the most out of ALL their beauty products. Even if products aren’t promoted as “multi-purpose”, that doesn’t mean they aren’t.

I’m sure you have a few products sitting on your vanity that you never even thought to use in a different way, but definitely can! I say this because sometimes I only discover things like this until I’m in a pinch and only have one product. So I stumbled upon this hack by accident, but chocolate chip cookies were originally an accident, so it’s a positive. 

LUMINESS’ Luminizers are beautifully pigmented highlighters that can be used wherever you normally place your highlighter. I like to apply highlighter on my brow bones, the tip of my nose, cupid’s bow and chin. However, you can always use these gorgeous shades as eyeshadow!

These Luminizers are the perfect shimmer for your lids! This hack is great to keep in mind when traveling to save space in your makeup, but can also save you money! Utilize LUMINESS’ high pigmented formulas and have fun thinking outside the box. 

You no longer have to dread your routine or worry about overspending on products because LUMINESS understands your needs as a makeup lover. We all want to spend less money on makeup products, shorten our routines, and achieve beautiful results-thankfully LUMINESS makes all of this possible! 

How to Tone Your Face

Spoiler alert, no sweat required

PSA: Attention to everyone and anyone, did you know you can tone your face without exercising? Yes, my friends you heard me correctly! I know you’re familiar with LUMINESS’ Airbrush Systems, AKA the life-changing tools I’m always talking about. BUT I have another must-have beauty tool that will snap your face into shape better than any fad diet.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the Conture Kinetic Toning System. This toning system is an anti-aging beauty device that tones skin to restore radiance and firmness to the three main areas: décolleté, eye area, forehead.

The best part is it’s non-invasive AND painless, which is important because we don’t have time to rest and not look glamorous! So, it’s basically a personal trainer for your face. 

If used once or twice daily, you will see SHOCKING results. I’m sure you’re thinking oh great I have to add ANOTHER step to my beauty routine but stop right there because you know I always keep your time in mind with my beauty advice.

Listen, guys, I use this machine while I’m watching tv or on the phone-I even used it in the car the other day (I wasn’t the driver, don’t worry). But to my point, it’s so easy to use and it takes 10 minutes tops! 

Also, it’s amazing that the device comes with the Kinetic Treatment Serum, superstar backbone of the Conture Toning Device. This Kinetic Treatment Serum is formulated with the revolutionary peptide SNAP-8, which has been clinically shown to reduce crow’s feet. Now that you know a little bit about the device, here’s how to use it!

1) After priming cleansed skin with Kinetic Treatment Serum, turn on Skin Toning Device and place on skin, ensuring connection is secure.

2)After device pulses 3-5 times, gently slide to treat next section, slightly overlapping with previous section.

3)Moving in an upward motion towards the top of the face, repeat until entire section has been treated.

4)Treat one area at a time, working device over cheeks, jawline, forehead, neck, etc. independent of each other.

After you’ve completed the treatment be sure to moisturize your skin. In the morning I use the AM Ignition Lotion to kickstart my day with ultimate hydration.

At night, I use PM Recovery Creme-this intensive moisturizer helps my skin recover while I sleep. Create a smooth and hydrated canvas for your makeup by keeping up with your skincare routine and adding in your new best friend, the Contoure Kinetic Toning Device!

See I told you it was SO simple and can be done anywhere! Relax while you do the treatment, binge-watch your favorite show, and tone your face at the same time. I wish toning the rest of my body was this easy!

This device will improve your overall makeup results because it creates a smooth wrinkle-free surface, which will allow your makeup to apply easily and beautifully.

No need to worry about your makeup settling into fine lines or the dry cakey look, if you keep up with your skincare routine, you can kiss these common issues goodbye! 

So, my makeup lovers, are you excited to exercise your faces with minimal effort? It’s time to restore radiance and firmness to tired and aging skin, the non-painful way! If you want younger-looking skin and more radiant skin, it’s time to start toning!  

Summer 2021 Makeup Trends

Hello hello, makeup squad! I’m in awe of this summer’s makeup trends and I can’t wait to share them with you guys. As you all know, I like to look at makeup trends as fun suggestions.

Of course, I stick to the routine that I feel confident in, BUT I’m not scared to test out a new technique or product because that’s how we grow as beauty lovers, right? Makeup is supposed to be fun, remember??? 

Let’s dive into this summer’s popular makeup trends….

GLOW GETTER SEASON

You’re always a go-getter, but this season’s calling for some extra glow. This season is celebrating healthy and radiant skin! Good thing my makeup squad has been keeping up with their skincare routine, but if you’re new here, let me explain how important a solid skincare routine is for your makeup results! 

In order to have smooth and flawless makeup results, you MUST have a clean canvas. By clean canvas, I mean a hydrated and fresh face! To achieve a smooth canvas, please EXFOLIATE, this will remove all dead skin and impurities from your face.

I recommend the Bamboo Facial Exfoliant for thorough exfoliation, removing all impurities from the skin! Another important step in your skincare routine is hydration.

Hydrated skin will make it easier to cover fine lines and wrinkles by creating a smoother complexion. To moisturize, I use Kinetic AM lotion in the morning (hence, AM)  and Kinetic PM Lotion at night (duh).

Kinetic AM Ignition lotion is a lightweight, yet intensive moisturizer that hydrates skin while helping it retain essential moisture. Kinetic PM Recovery lotion is an intensive night cream that helps the skin recover while you sleep.

They both should be used daily to minimize wrinkles and achieve ultimate hydration! This skincare routine will definitely provide the glow-getter look EASILY. 

If you’re looking to enhance your natural glow, I’d suggest using Airbrush Love Illuminator. You can use it with or without makeup to add a subtle dewy shine to your face!

Just add a few drops into your airbrush system and spray where you want to shine. And don’t worry, there’s no shimmer, when I say subtle, I mean it!

EXTROVERTED EYESHADOW 

This season’s eyeshadow is the furthest thing from shy! If you’re dying to have some fun with colorful shadows, then honey this is YOUR season. I’ve seen bright eyeshadow trends before, but NEVER like this.

This season we’re using the entire color wheel with tie-dye eyeshadows. I know tie-dye sweatsuits are in, but apparently, people are wearing it on their eyelids as well. Our Airbrush Eyeshadows are perfect for this look because the shadows are so pigmented and the airbrush stylus makes it so easy to apply. 

Along with tie-dye eyeshadow, another popular eyeshadow trend this season is pastels. I feel like pastels aren’t used enough for makeup looks and they should be! I can’t wait to show off a fun pastel look using Click N Play Eyeshadows

Whether you’re participating in these trends or not, LUMINESS provides so many different eyeshadows from airbrush to traditional, with an amazing variety of colors. With LUMINESS you will never be bored of your eyeshadow selection

VIBRANT LIPS

Lipsticks are a girl’s best friend and in this case, a VIBRANT best friend. This summer is puckering up for bright and playful lip colors. Softs and neutrals we love you, but we won’t be packing you in our suitcase for this summer’s vacation!

Get ready to incorporate bright pinks, corals and bold reds into your makeup looks this season, specifically matte or high-pigmented lipsticks. 

Summer proof your makeup bag with my favorite bright and bold lippies: 

The PERFECT Bright Pinks:

Chromatic Lip Stain-Magenta Rock

Forever Reign- Alist

The BOLDEST Reds: 

Creme Confession-Red Cape

Obsession Liquid Lipstick- Big Poppy

The MUST-HAVE Corals:

Captive Lip Liner- Tangerine

Vinyl Slick Lipstick-Merengue

BOUT THAT BLUSH

Oh, I am all about that blush, so I guess it’s my lucky season! Everyone can appreciate a classic blush look, to add shape and color to our faces, but what if I told you rosy, red cheeks are back to play?

Remember when you were embarrassed about blushing or ashamed of your sunburn? Well, forget about that this summer! The sun-kissed rosy cheek makeup look is in and I have to say, it’s soooooo cute.

This look is so easy to achieve with our Airbrush Blush because LUMINESS offers a variety of blush shades, so don’t worry-the perfect shade of sunburn is waiting for you.

All you have to do is pour 2 drops of airbrush blush into your system and apply to the apple of your cheek and then do a light pass over your nose, for that naturally sun-kissed look! 

Well, friends, those are the bold and daring summer 2021 makeup trends! How’s everyone feeling about these trends? Comment which trends you can’t WAIT to try!

Behind The Airbrush

As a makeup lover of LUMINESS, I think it’s important to share with you guys why I love LUMINESS, and it’s not just because they have amazing products. As members of the beauty community, we should all be aware of a brand’s story, mission, and reputation. 

As a beauty brand, LUMINESS understands that they have a responsibility to promote the importance of confidence in one’s self and makeup results. They support this responsibility by providing a wide variety of beauty products, from airbrush to skincare.

LUMINESS also offers several resources to help their customers when it comes to makeup applications or beauty-related inquiries. The LUMINESS family strives to make everyone feel like a beautiful airbrush pro!

To me, LUMINESS is like an older sister that I look up to. I say that because I can always count on them to launch innovative products, and they are always willing to help, just as a role model would, but I’ll get more into that later!

Anyways, here’s a little bit of background on my brand crush, LUMINESS!

STORY

Around 25 years ago, innovator, artist, and entrepreneur Sean Mehta had a fashion and garment business as one of the largest importers of beaded gowns in the US. During photoshoots for each fashion collection, he noticed the makeup artists were always using airbrush systems on the models. 

He would ask each makeup artist, why are you using an airbrush system? The response was always the same – It’s the best and best way to give you the flawless long-lasting look. So, he thought to himself – if airbrushing is the best way to give women great natural-looking coverage – WHY doesn’t every woman have one? 

And then, the LUMINESS Airbrush System was born, making millions more confident in their makeup results. LUMINESS turned heads by bringing professional makeup results to people’s homes, ensuring that EVERYONE can airbrush. 

LUMINESS COMMUNITY

What I truly admire about LUMINESS is the support that they offer. This support is shown in so many different ways, it’s hard to touch on all of it, but what other beauty brand do you know that offers free sessions to answer any beauty questions?? If you are interested in booking a session, here’s the link: https://luminessbeautybar.as.me/schedule.php

Couldn’t find a session that works for your schedule? Did you know LUMINESS makeup artists also go live on FB and YouTube Monday-Friday at 9:30 CT to go over airbrush basics, AND answer any questions you may have-how amazing is that? 

Oh, and it doesn’t stop there, you can connect with a LUMINESS makeup artist to find the perfect foundation shade for you! LUMINESS is truly here for all of you, if you have any questions about your order, customer service is happy to help you as well!

I love their willingness to help and ensure every customer feels beautiful. This is huge in the beauty world and I know all my fellow makeup lovers appreciate a brand that truly cares. 

LIFE-CHANGING PRODUCTS

Of course, I’m forever grateful that LUMINESS introduced me to airbrushing and their airbrush systems are absolutely life-changing, but it doesn’t stop there. LUMINESS understands the importance of versatility.

Yes, the airbrush systems make it easy to apply most of your makeup, by using one tool to apply several different products. But LUMINESS also creates multi-purpose products that can shorten your routine EVEN more.

For example, the Rose 4-In-1 Foundation makes my makeup routine SO much easier, I use that foundation as my primer, concealer, foundation, and anti-aging serum. So, thank you LUMINESS for making my busy mornings less stressful. 

THEY GIVE BACK

I always appreciate when a beauty company or any company uses their platform to support non-profit organizations. I was so excited to see that LUMINESS is teaming up with ASPCA to join the fight against animal cruelty!

LUMINESS will donate $1 for every airbrush system sold until June 2021, with a maximum donation of $50,000. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals provides animals medical care and behavioral rehabilitation. This non-profit organization also helps thousands of animals find loving homes every year.

Are you ready to join the fight? Buy an airbrush system when it counts! See LUMINESS’ full Airbrush collection here: https://bit.ly/3n1TARh

If you didn’t understand why I’m obsessed with LUMINESS as a beauty brand, I’m certain you do now! LUMINESS is a brand that provides amazing products and genuinely cares about its community-as a makeup lover that’s all I ask for!

So LUMINESS, thank you for blessing me and my makeup squad with your AMAZING airbrush systems. More importantly, thank you for being such a positive influence on the beauty world. 

Airbrush Hacks

For my loyal readers, you know how much I love airbrush and I know you do as well. To fill in the newbies, an airbrush system is a magical makeup tool that makes it so easy to achieve flawless makeup results. 

All LUMINESS airbrush systems are versatile tools, you can use an airbrush system to complete most of your makeup look and shorten your routine- no brushes required!

For those of you who are just starting to play with your new toy (airbrush system), I’m sure you have a few questions! Here are a few helpful tips that can elevate your airbrush results. 

IN BETWEEN FOUNDATION SHADES?

If you haven’t found one singular foundation shade that works for your skin tone, don’t worry with an airbrush system you can personalize your foundation shade!

One of the best airbrush features is the ability to mix shades…at home! Remember, I’m by no means a makeup artist so the fact that it’s easy for anyone to create a personalized foundation shade is amazing!

I’ve always been in-between shades and with traditional makeup, it never looked right or blend well when I would mix shades manually. Here’s how to effortlessly create the perfect foundation shade for your complexion. 

  1. Apply 3-4 drops of each shade into the foundation well 
  2. Firmly hold finger over the tip 
  3. Pull back on trigger to mix colors 
  4. Start applying your PERSONALIZED foundation

See, I told you airbrush elevates your makeup game, you can create the perfect shade right from your very own makeup chair! Isn’t this everything we’ve ever wanted?

Say goodbye to buying a new foundation every season! Take a peek at the amazing selection of airbrush foundations: https://bit.ly/3thRmQ1

DYING FOR THE DEWY LOOK?

Has anyone else struggled with finding the perfect dewy finish? To me, I always felt like I either looked greasy or the dewiness was invisible, but with Airbrush Love Illuminator, I found the perfect in-between.

This hydrating formula contains a tinted sheer base which, when airbrushed on the skin, creates luminosity and natural dewiness to the skin. Here are a few ways I have fun with Love Illuminator.

For all dewy finish: 

-Add a drop or two of LOVE illuminator in with your foundation for a subtle glow.

or

Highlight (don’t worry, there’s no shimmer, just glow): 

-Apply lightly to your cheekbones, brow bone, nose, and cupid’s bow

As makeup lovers, I’m sure you are so happy to finally have found the PERFECT dewy finish (I know I am). 

BLUSH TOO MUCH? 

Are you loving your Airbrush Blush, but want to achieve a softer blush look? I’m here to save the day once again! I personally love blush, but I love the natural blush look.

Since LUMINESS’ blush is amazing and extremely high-pigmented, I have a quick tip that will give you a way softer look. 

  1. Apply airbrush blush on cheekbones
  2. Apply airbrush foundation over it! 

A simple fix is an understatement! I’m sure you use to the application of traditional makeup which requires blush after foundation, but if you’re looking for a softer look- apply blush first! 

OIL OVERLOAD?

Do you have a little too much shine and want a little bit more of a matte finish? Well then, you are going to LOVE this last tip. Here’s how I reduce my natural shininess.

  1. Before applying airbrush foundation, apply setting powder to oily areas like your brow bone, nose, and chin.
  2. Apply airbrush foundation
  3. Enjoy your oil-free flawless matte finish

Applying powder before airbrush foundation is a great way to absorb excess oil, this will ultimately lead to more of a matte finish. For peeps, with oily skin, I’m sure you’re stocking up on setting powder as we speak!

I’ve always struggled with oily skin, so this is for sure a go-to hack of mine. I recommend the Sheer Compact Finishing Powder, it is life-changing!

I hope all of my fellow airbrush lovers are excited to try some of my helpful tips and the newbies are looking forward to joining the airbrush world. Newbies, here’s the link to all of LUMINESS’ Airbrush Systems: https://bit.ly/32f9tdi

As always, I want to hear from all of you! If you have any questions about my airbrush hacks, please comment below or if you need help getting started with airbrushing, schedule a session with a LUMINESS airbrush expert: https://luminessbeautybar.as.me/schedule.php