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How to Get in Touch with Luminess Air

It’s easier than ever to get in touch with Luminess regarding any of our products. For starters, you can contact us via our Contact page on our website, and we are incredibly active and responsive on all our social media channels, especially Facebook.

Beyond all of that, we can answer all of your questions and provide tips for using your airbrush products to their fullest potential. We have a skilled customer service team – both online and over the phone – that can help you with anything from exchanges and returns to tips on cleaning out your stylus and more.

Our website even has a “Live Chat” feature where you can type directly, instant messenger style, to a dedicated customer service rep to help answer all of your questions, without having to leave your desk or wait on hold.

Woman calls Luminess Air customer service

Some people tend to panic when buying a product online, and we understand the potential problems. With most products you buy from chain stores, it’s easy to get assistance by simply going to the store or returning the product with ease, but working with and purchasing our airbrush products is just as easy. We promise.

We put the same effort in making our airbrush cosmetics easy to use and easy to understand, as we do into our customer service. We love satisfied Luminess Beauties, that’s why getting in touch with us and answering your questions is at the top of our priority list.

Introducing ColorFX – Experimenting With Your Look Just Got a Whole Lot Edgier

Are you sad Halloween only comes once a year? (And that it’s already come and gone?) We are so with you!

Personally, we think the world should be filled with more fun and themed holidays where we can express our creativity and practice new looks and trends – even if that includes a scary mummy costume or a cosplay-themed look.

We love experimenting with makeup colors and trends (even the frightening costume kind) and hair color trends that aren’t permanent; that’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of ColorFX, helping you transform your look, faster and easier than anything else on the market. Not to mention it’s pretty fun, too.

Luminess Air’s new ColorFX line offers vibrant, lasting, breathable colors that apply easily to skin or hair, without damaging it.

Using the airbrush technology of Luminess Air, ColorFX is water-based, oil-free and hyper-pigmented (that’s just fancy speak for bold colors that last long – up to 18 hours long!).

The first launch of ColorFX will include six classic shades, including, Envy, Void, Midnight, Rising Sun, Templar, and Winter; and six metallic shades, including Luxe, Galaxy, Sepia, Sapphire, Euphoric, and Electric. One of the best things about the ColorFX line is that it’s non-transferable, which means it won’t make a big mess (think red hair and a white shirt).

Who should use ColorFX:

  • Anyone with extreme creativity who loves to experiment with new looks
  • Anyone who loves change without the commitment of adding major color to their hair
  • Anyone going to a costume party or other unique events
  • Do you have gameday spirit and want to show your team colors all over?
  • The same goes for school spirit!

The extreme benefits of ColorFX:

  • Non-transferable
  • Highly pigmented
  • Multiple uses on body, hair and face
  • Water- and sweat-resistant
  • Water-based cosmetics
  • Silicon-, talc-, paraben-, fragrance- and oil-free
  • Noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic
  • Dries quickly

Be one of the first to try ColorFX and be sure to tag us in your photos and creations with #ColorFXLooks. Let us know which colors are your favorites or what we should add.

 

5 Tricks to Taking a Great Photo

We love Instagram filters just as much as the next gal, but sometimes we recommend posting a photo sans filter. And while we agree certain filters can make you look tanner or slimmer (yay!), there are some other tricks, outside of apps, that will help you take great photos too.

Here are 5 of our favorite tricks to taking better photos:

  1. Change it up. Maybe you already know “your good side” or maybe it just depends on the day or the angle, but it never hurts to have options. Don’t stand in the exact same position (think head, smile, hand position, etc.) in every photo. Once you learn your angles, you’ll be wishing you had signed up for America’s Next Top Model.
  2. SMILE. No one on this planet likes being told to smile more, but there is some truth to that. (And guys, if you’re reading this, do not tell us to smile more.) You want to look like you’re having fun and loving life (even if you’re faking it), and it’s much easier to do that with a smile on your face.Beautiful Woman Taking Selfie Simple
  3. Airbrush it. There is a very valid reason many brides get their makeup airbrushed on their big day and models get their makeup airbrushed for fashion shows and photo-shoots and it’s because airbrush makeup just looks 10 times better in photos. Try Luminess Airbrush Makeup Systems for your everyday routine – not just a fancy photo-shoot – and see the difference it makes in your photos.
  4. Get your lighting right. Let’s face it – lighting can make or break a picture, and you’re not always guaranteed to have natural light to help with your photos. If you’ve asked someone to take your photo, don’t be afraid to check it and see if you need to switch to the other side (so the sun isn’t behind you). Shooting at sunset is ideal.
  5. Be comfortable. Whether it’s a professional photoshoot or just snapping a selfie with your bestie, being comfortable is key. Whatever you’re feeling at the moment will likely show up in the photo. Are you laughing hysterically? Yeah – that’ll probably be evident in the picture. Are you angry and grumpy? Yes, again. Make sure you’re comfortable (that goes just as much for attitude as it does what you’re wearing) while you’re taking your photo so you don’t look like Awkward Annie.

Those are our top tricks and tips for taking the best photos. What are yours? Leave us a comment in the section below and let’s talk!

4 Foods for a Killer Complexion

All of the skincare creams and serums and washes and exfoliants in the world can’t beat the complexion that a healthy diet can give you. But, if you’re not entirely ready to trash your chips and chocolate, start small by incorporating these yummy foods into your diet.

Sunflower Seeds
Keep your skin pimple-free and prevent wrinkles by adding sunflower seeds to your yogurt, salad or basically anything that you want! Sunflower seeds are filled with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals while boosting your immune system.

Carrots
Once you find out what carrots can do for your skin, you won’t want to stop eating them! We all know carrots are good for your eyes and also clearing out breakouts, but they’re also good for your skin. Carrots contain carotenoids which help give your skin more of a yellow tone, resulting in not only a healthier complexion, but also a natural glow!

Luminess Air mangoOrange Fruits
With orange fruits like mangoes, peaches and apricots you get so many benefits. Not only are they super delicious and good for your health, but they’re also good for your skin! Orange fruits are filled with beta-carotene, a compound your body uses to make vitamin A. Eating a lot of these orange fruits helps to fight acne and psoriasis.

Green Tea
Green tea has a multitude of benefits for your whole body, including your skin! Green tea is very high in antioxidants, especially one named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness and keep a healthier complexion.

 

The New Blogger Beauty Obsession

Self-proclaimed “beauty product junkie” and blogger Camille Styles readily admits that she’s tried every beauty product under the sun … except for airbrush. “I’d occasionally hear friends mention they’d had it done for a special occasion, but assumed the at-home versions were hard to use or too clunky to fit in a drawer,” she shared on camillestyles.com.

She invited her photographer friend Kristen to come over and help her figure out the Luminess Legend. “Surprise: there was really nothing to figure out. You plug in the palm-sized device, put a few drops of foundation into the stylus, press an ‘on’ button then gently pull back on the throttle while a fine, barely perceptible mist kisses your face.”

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“The mist was so subtle that I almost thought nothing was happening, but when I opened my eyes, surprise again! My skin looked flawless. I’d worried that I needed to cover up my hair and clothes so the foundation didn’t spray onto them, but somehow, magically, there wasn’t a trace.”

Camille especially loves the primer, which she uses just about every day, and how hygienic the system is. Because you apply your makeup using air and a stylus, you don’t have to worry about bacteria and infections from dirty hands or brushes. “I actually use it daily — I can apply it faster than ‘normal’ foundation, plus I do think that not using a sponge or my fingers to apply has helped keep away the occasional acne I used to get. You can apply a really light spray so that the effect is super natural, or do a few layers to make it a more full coverage ‘special occasion’ look.”

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“Final verdict? I’m obsessed. Not only because of the naturally flawless finish the Airbrush provides, but also because of how quickly I can apply foundation now — literally, 30 seconds flat.”

5 Easy Ways to Stay Flawless All Summer

Summer is arguably the most fun time of the year. (We were going to say magical, but obviously that’s reserved for the sequined, snowflake-bedecked, gift-giving days of winter.) It’s filled with picnics, fireworks, pool parties and, best of all, vacations.

What do you do, though, to keep your makeup looking flawless, no matter where you are in the world, without carting around your entire vanity?

Luminess Air’s airbrush makeup line is surprisingly easy to pack up and go. The Legend systems are the smallest airbrush systems in the world, and, thanks to the automatic perfection that comes with airbrush, you don’t need too many products. Read on for these incredibly easy ways to take perfection with you, everywhere you go.

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  1. Pack it up and go. The Legend fits perfectly in our black velvet travel bag, with plenty of room for your foundation, Sunsreen + Primer, bronzer and sealant.
  2. Power it anywhere. Even though every system comes with an American power adapter, we’ve also got you covered abroad. We have European and British travel adapters as well, and, if you’re going somewhere more tropical, a portable battery pack. Just pop in some batteries, plug it up, and you’re set to airbrush, even if there’s no outlet in sight!
  3. Take fewer products. Our new Mystic foundation packs a full coverage punch because it’s formulated with primer, corrector and concealer. You only need one product to do the job of four, saving room in your carry-on, and time getting ready so you can hit the beach quicker.
  4. Protect your skin. Like Mystic, our new Sunscreen + Primer has, as the name suggests, primer built in. What’s better is that this broad spectrum SPF 30 was specially formulated to be worn beneath airbrush foundation so it won’t look cakey or feel tacky. Bonus: it doesn’t have that all-too-familiar sunscreen smell.
  5. Protect your look. No matter what you’re doing on vacation—swimming, hiking, skiing—you can protect your makeup look from water and sweat with Final Seal. This waterproof airbrush sealant locks in your look to keep you flawless all day.

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No matter what, vacation should be fun. Use these tips to simplify your beauty routine so you can focus on enjoying yourself this summer.

 

What are your vacation plans?

The Busy Woman’s Beauty Hack

Getting ready in the morning can be a bit of a production.

You have to squeeze in your workout, showering, waking up your children, making breakfast, waking up your children again because they fell back asleep, getting them ready for school/daycare/camp, getting you ready for work, all in the span of a couple of hours. No modern woman has time for a lengthy makeup routine.

The one secret weapon that savvy, busy women have in their makeup arsenal is mystic.

No, really. Mystic.

Mystic-Full Coverage Foundation from Luminess Air

Mystic is the newest foundation from Luminess Air, and combines four makeup steps into one simple product. With the foundation, concealer, corrector and primer in one, you can achieve a complexion-perfecting finish with opaque coverage that looks and feels as natural as a second skin.

The problem with most full-coverage foundations is that they cake, clump and feel like a clay mask. With Mystic, Luminess Air has conquered the cover-up dilemma by providing long-lasting, exceptional coverage in an ultra-lightweight formula.

This premium, all-in-one airbrush foundation was developed for the woman who wants complete coverage with the look of natural bare skin. With just a few drops, Mystic easily conceals hard-to-cover concerns including redness, scars, birthmarks, tattoos, vitiligo, blemishes, rosacea, discolorations and dark under-eye circles.

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Delivered through a light, airbrush mist, Mystic provides a dewy, luminous finish that evens and enhances while still allowing your skin to breathe. With just one light layer, wrinkles instantly soften and visible imperfections disappear, leaving you with perfectly smooth, glowing skin.

Mineral-based and hypoallergenic, Mystic’s gentle formula is light enough for everyday use and opaque enough to blur any imperfection. Available in a range of skin-matching shades, Mystic is transfer and smudge-resistant for a flawless bare skin look that lasts all day.

Metallic Magic

When it comes to summer beauty, it’s all about glow. Whether you prefer light or maximum coverage, you always want the light to hit your skin in the perfect way.

While you can perfectly highlight your face every day with Glow, sometimes, it’s fun to have a little extra sparkle with Metallics. Janey Jessen (janeyjessen.com) created the perfect dewy look for a night out with our Gold Metallic highlighter and gold eye shadow.

“I’m in love with the gold highlighter,” Janey shared. “It’s gorgeous! After using these products for a few months I have to say I’m completely hooked. I love the finish and how light it feels. I don’t really feel like I have makeup on most days.”

Janey prepped her look with our Porcelain primer, X-Out for her blemishes, and Eraser to even out her skin tone. She combined her foundation and concealer for complete perfection, before applying her blush, bronzer and eye shadow. When applying her gold highlighter, she made sure to hit all of the areas of her face that catch the light—nose, cheekbones, chin and forehead—and added subtle shimmer to her lipstick.

“In this tutorial I mostly focused on how to bring radiance through the foundation to give a natural glow, strategically placed strobing, and a pretty shimmery eyeshadow look. I’ve been digging rose gold lately so I used that palette as inspiration. This is definitely a look that can be worn for weddings, date nights, or a night out with the girls. You can also mattify it and wear it anytime! My favorite part of this whole look was using the gold highlighter on my bright pink lipstick. It definitely made the whole look pop and gave it a bit of attitude.”

You can mix in our Metallics with your foundation for a soft shimmer and overall glow. You can also use them to contour and highlight, as a fabulous eye shadow, or to make your lips look extra special like Janey.

Janey's Summer Goddess Look

Do’s & Don’ts for Luminess Beauties

Luminess Beauties of all ages and all skill sets can always learn more. Whether this is your first time opening your Luminess Air package, or you’ve been using it for years, there are likely tips and tricks you haven’t heard yet. We’ll cover traditional beauty tips, as well as airbrush-specific hints. After reading through, be sure to let us know in the comments if you have any other beauty tricks you live by.

Do•  Find subtle ways to add color

•  Go for a natural look

•  Experiment with different styles and looks

•  Clean your stylus after every use

•  Practice using your airbrush with water to get familiar with the feeling

•  Use the darker colors in your starter kit for contouring and natural eye
shadows

•  Practice airbrushing eye shadow by using Glow as your brow highlighter and
Bronzer on the lid. Finish your look with regular eye shadow in the crease.

•  If you have a lighter skin tone, mix in Glow with your foundation for a
natural glowing look.

•  If you have a darker skin tone, mix in Bronzer for a subtle shimmer.

•  Add a little moisturizer/primer over your foundation if you were too heavy-
handed.

•  Do your eyes first, then concealer, then foundation. This will allow you to
easily clean up if you have any “fall out.”

Don't•  Don’t pull on your face! It creates wrinkles and transfers bacteria.

•  If you don’t have to shake it, don’t put it in your stylus. Products not made
for airbrush will ruin your stylus.

•  Don’t over-pluck your eyebrows. Take it from our 8th grade selves: too much
over-plucking will result in eyebrows that never fully grow back.

•  Don’t overdo it. A little goes a long way with our makeup; you can get full
coverage with only 6-8 drops.

•  Don’t touch your face. Touching your face with dirty hands or makeup
brushes will transfer bacteria and can cause breakouts or infections. That’s
why airbrush is so hygienic.

•  Don’t pull all the way back on the trigger when applying makeup. Pull
slightly to apply in light layers.

•  Don’t hold it too close to your face. Hold your stylus 6″-8″ away from your
face to avoid a tacky look and feel.

•  Don’t use too many drops of blush. Our blush is very highly pigmented,   so it
doesn’t take much to make a big impact. Put a little on, and let it     dry
before deciding to add more.

•  Don’t panic! Everything is easily fixable. If you overspray, just dab it out gently with your fingertips. If you get too heavy-handed with anything, balance it out with another product. You never have to start over!

How to Master Kerry Washington’s Met Gala Vixen Look

Monday night gave us the year’s best, most-anticipated and exclusive fashion event: the Met Gala.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit is an annual black-tie soiree held the first Monday of every May. While it does exist to raise money for the Costume Institute, the fashion world knows it more as the party of the year. The gala is ripe with A-List celebrities from the fashion, business, political and film worlds, dressed beyond the nines to the year’s theme.

This year, the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which many interpreted as an excuse for futuristic dress worthy of Star Trek. (Just look at Taylor Swift, this year’s co-host, who could have served as the night’s disco ball.)

Taylor Swift Met Gala 2016

We love far-out looks as much as the next fashionista, but we also love it when celebrities give us looks we can use every day. That’s why, out of the hundreds of Best-Dressed celebrities who attended, we want to emulate Kerry Washington. The star took the theme for a darker turn, but we’re loving every bit of it—from the arm sleeves to the vibrant maroon hues. She gave us all the #BeautyGoals we need today.

Kerry Washington Met Gala 2016

Love her look, too? Here’s how to get it:

  1. Start with a light layer of foundation. The focus is on your eyes, so you don’t want to detract from them with a heavy look. Try 3 or 4 layers of Silk to get the no makeup makeup look.
  2. Apply a light contour. Using 2 drops of the next darker shade from your everyday foundation, lightly outline your jaw (skipping the chin). Move up to the cheeks and spray the hollows in a downward motion from your temples to your lips. (If you have trouble finding the hollows, suck in your cheeks like you’re making a fishy face. The hollows are the bits that suck in.) Now, outline your forehead along the hairline from one eyebrow to the other.
  3. Just above the hollows, but not quite on the apples of your cheeks, lightly spray blush (1-2 drops) in a downward motion. Remember that our blush is highly pigmented, so it doesn’t take much to get the look you want.
  4. For your eyes, start with a base layer of our Smoke eye shadow (ES-20). With 2 drops in your stylus, spray a light layer over your eyelids (from the lash line to just above the crease). Alternate your eyes as you spray on the layers (spray a light layer on your right eyelid, spray a light layer on your left eyelid, repeat) so that each layer can dry between applications. Next, put 2 drops of Black (ES-03) in your stylus. Starting at the outer corner of your lid, spray about halfway along the lash line. Using the same movement along the crease, you’re going to create a “V,” blending it out on the rest of your lid.
  5. Grab your highlighter (2 drops), and spray right beneath and above your eyebrow, on the highest parts of your cheekbones (right under the eyes), and in a straight line from between your brows to your chin.
  6. Finish with a translucent setting powder, your favorite lipgloss and some optional glitter, and you’re ready for the Met!