Mother’s Day Gift Guide

As my loyal makeup lovers, you know I’m always here to give you makeup advice, but for this blog post, I’m blessing you with an amazing Mother’s day gift guide. This is the perfect time of year to thank the woman who shaped you into the beautiful makeup lover you are today.

I totally get that every makeup lover is different, depending on lifestyle or just personal preference, so I know it can be challenging buying beauty products for other people, but LUMINESS makes it easy. (and of course, I’m here to help)

I know I probably sound like a broken record, but remember without a solid skincare routine-it’s almost impossible to achieve flawless results without taking care of your skin. So don’t rule out skincare as a gift for your Mother! I’m breaking down the ultimate gift guide for every type of mom and beauty enthusiast to ensure your mom feels beautiful this Mother’s Day. 

Here’s a list of products your mom NEEDS this Mother’s Day.

AIRBRUSH 

I’m sure you guys saw this one coming, but all LUMINESS airbrush systems are PERFECT for moms. Airbrushing saves you so much time, by covering my imperfections so quickly and using one tool for almost your ENTIRE makeup routine!

You don’t have to worry about finding the right brush or making sure they’re clean because let’s be honest, who has time to clean their makeup brushes? Not moms!

They will most likely just buy new makeup brushes because it’s easier..which leads me to my next point. Airbrush also saves you so much money compared to traditional makeup!

There’s no need to replenish your makeup brush collection with airbrush, you use one tool for almost everything! With a LUMINESS Airbrush System, you can apply your eye and face makeup, fill in your roots, and also give yourself a natural-looking at-home spray tan!

LUMINESS Airbrush Systems are so versatile. Are you a super busy mom that’s always on the go? Don’t worry, the cordless breeze system can help you achieve flawless results from just about anywhere! There’s a perfect airbrush system for everyone, check out all the LUMINESS Airbrush Systems here: https://bit.ly/2Q6tEYk

And of course, the most important part, the results. You can achieve flawless results so easily with all LUMINESS airbrush systems. They cover imperfections so quickly and easily, making your routine shorter, but also give you AMAZING results. What’s better than that? I think my point is proven!

CONTURE TONING DEVICE

Okay so remember when I said you or your mom shouldn’t be sleeping on your skincare routine? Would you believe me if I told you, I know a way to exercise your face that doesn’t involve cardio? Well, it’s time to start exercising your skin!

My new favorite toy, the Conture Toning Device is a non-invasive anti-aging tool that tones your face and reduces wrinkles. The Contoure Toning Device utilizes Isometric Compression combined with low-frequency vibrations to gently stimulate and tone skin.

All you need is the Kinetic Treatment Serum and you can get to toning. This is the perfect gift for your mom because it’s easy to use and the results are insane! What’s a better gift than youthful-looking skin? Your mom will LOVE this and NEEDS this. 

VELVET VEIL

Velvet Veil Skin Perfecting Serum is so necessary for everyone…can’t you tell by the title? This serum smoothes fine lines and pores creating the perfect base for your makeup!

And it doesn’t stop there, Velvet Veil is essentially a primer that instantly mattifies and hydrates the skin, I even wear it without makeup sometimes- that tells you something about the results!

This allows mom to take a break from makeup for a day, but still feel confident in their skin. If you’re eyeing an airbrush system for your mom, throw in a bottle of Velvet Veil to enhance her airbrush results.

KINETIC SMOOTH DUO HAIR REMOVER

This hair remover is an absolute lifesaver..have you ever met anyone that enjoys the tedious process of traditional shaving? This hair remover can be used from ANYWHERE, no water or shaving cream required!

This powerful shaver easily removes hair without redness or bumps while covering larger areas with ease-if this isn’t a mommy must-have then I don’t know what is!

The fun doesn’t stop there, with this device you can switch the head for ultimate self-care. The Pumice Head can be used on rough areas like your feet, hands, and elbows to remove dead skin cells to achieve more radiant skin.

The Polishing Head works to remove surface oils and impurities from your face to brighten your complexion. For those of you with sensitive skin, I recommend the Silicone Cleansing Head.

It gently, but thoroughly cleanses the skin by massaging away all impurities. Can anyone say at-home spa day? And I’m not finished just yet, there’s one more!

The Smooth Massaging Head stimulates the skin for better absorption of serums and lotions while improving the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under the eye. Every mom deserves a relaxing spa day, why not give her the tools to do it from home! 

I hope all my fellow makeup lovers know EXACTLY what to get all the moms in their life for Mother’s Day. You are all about to be the favorite child for these AMAZING gifts.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves to feel beautiful. Flowers are great, but nothing beats a gift that keeps on giving! So give your mom or a special mom in your life a gift that will make them feel confident and beautiful every day, that is the greatest gift of all. 

5 Must-Have Beauty Products for Summer 2021

Summer is right around the corner, and I’m sure you’re thinking about the perfect beach body and making plans for the 4th of July, but I won’t let you forget about your precious face AND the products that will elevate your beauty routine.

New season, new products. Every season is self-care season, because you and your beautiful face, deserve it!  Today I’m pretty much giving you the ultimate summer survival kit. Get ready to have the brightest complexion at the beach this summer!

Here are some must-have products for this upcoming season, that I cannot live without…

ICON PRO

This airbrush system is a must-have for every season because it’s so versatile. You can apply your face and eye makeup, fill in your roots, and give yourself a warm glow with the airbrush tanning tonic kit.

To prep for summer, I will DEFINITELY be giving myself a base with the airbrush tanning tonic using the faster speed on my Icon Pro, of course! This speed will help tan your body faster (which is AMAZING)…it looks so natural and it’s so easy to use.

I’m so thankful for my Icon Pro making my skin look flawless 365 days a year! You can achieve a full summer glow in just a few hours. Your body will go from Memorial Day to labor day in a snap!

TIP: Before self-tanning, be sure to exfoliate to remove dead skin to achieve a smoother surface for the tanning solution. I recommend Bamboo Polish Exfoliant, it reveals brighter and more radiant-looking skin.

Exfoliating and shaving before applying the tanning solution will allow your tan to look more natural and even! Don’t worry, I’m not expecting you to traditionally shave your entire body, no one has time for that. See my next summer must-have for the future of hair removal….

SILK AND SMOOTH

Who dreads shaving and wishing there was an alternative to traditional shaving besides the obvious expensive options like waxing or Lazor? The answer is everyone.

Everyone, I’d like to introduce you to the Silk and Smooth hair remover. This device is specially designed to gently target and remove unwanted hair without causing redness or irritation on your face.

Its older cousin the Silk and Smooth Body Hair Remover is ready to cover all of your body shaving needs with its duo blade razor head. I don’t dread shaving anymore, because these devices make it too easy! Remember to remove hair before you tan, to create a smooth even canvas! 

BREEZE 

Travel plans? After a year of no vacations, I’m sure you’re all dying to getaway. Don’t have room to pack your Icon or Legend system? The cordless Breeze system is the perfect airbrush travel buddy!

This airbrush system is cordless so you can do your glam from ANYWHERE and it’s the perfect size to fit in your carry-on. Instead of packing a million makeup brushes, all you have to do is pack your airbrush makeup and your handheld Breeze system-traveling.

The Breeze makes it easy to travel as a makeup lover. You can achieve flawless results from anywhere and everywhere using the Breeze Airbrush system.

TANNING TONIC MIST 

I know I mentioned airbrush tanning already, but I’m sure we’re thinking about what can I do to help my glow on the go? Don’t worry as always, LUMINESS, and I have your back.

The Tanning Tonic mist is perfect for on-the-go tanning or touch-ups. It adds a touch of warmth to your skin with just a quick spray, it’s so easy! Side note, it smells AMAZING.

I’m sure you’ve all experienced a smelly self-tanner, and we can all agree it’s awful, but tanning tonic mist smells like a fresh summer day! While giving your skin a beautiful glow, it also moisturizes and softens your skin. When I’m traveling, my tanning tonic mist is always in my suitcase!

SPF 30 SUNSCREEN SETTING POWDER

As someone who’s tried every blotting-pad ever and settled for toilet paper at a point, I was so happy when LUMINESS’ SPF Setting Powder came into my life.

The SPF Sunscreen Setting Powder is my absolute best friend. I never ever leave the house without it, but for Summer especially, it holds a special place in my heart (and purse).

Now, I never have to feel self-conscious about my oily skin throughout the day and also never have to worry about reapplying sunscreen! This setting powder is designed for on-the-go midday touch-ups.

It absorbs excess oil without messing up your makeup AND it protects your skin from the sun. This product takes multi-purpose to a WHOLE new level, I can blot while protecting my face from the sun making it look fresh all at the same time, it’s incredible. Sunscreen Setting Powder is a beach bag, makeup bag, going-out bag MUST HAVE. 

So, my friends, don’t let summer plans get in the way of your makeup results. Gift yourself with the products that will make your beauty routine easier and your results much better. Which product is number one on your summer wish list? 

Why Every Mom Needs Airbrush in their Life

It’s me again, your friend, your beauty advisor, your life-saver (Not bragging, just happy to hold that title). With Mother’s Day coming up and since I’m always thinking about makeup, I’ve realized that I found the perfect gift for my mom, it’s something that will make her feel beautiful every day, and that in itself is the gift that keeps on giving!

This perfect gift is a LUMINESS airbrush system. I share all the things I love about makeup (particularly airbrush), so why wouldn’t I physically sign my mom up for the airbrush world?

As I’ve said many times, we ALL need airbrush in our lives. However, a makeup tool that saves you time AND gives you flawless results…that’s a no-brainer for every mom out there!

Moms if your reading this, I really hope you’re a member of the airbrush world by now. Also, shout out to the airbrush moms that have been recruiting other moms to fall in love with this amazing tool, no wonder millions are joining the airbrush world!

Here’s why an airbrush system is a perfect gift for all the moms in your life:

SAVES TIME

In this day and age, we all want to save time, but a mom rarely has a lot of time to apply makeup. *Enters Airbrush* Airbrushing saves me sooo much time in my daily routine, by covering my imperfections so quickly and using one tool for almost my entire makeup routine!

I don’t have to worry about finding the right brush or making sure they’re clean because let’s be honest who has time to clean their makeup brushes? 

Mom’s are busy and all they want to do is achieve flawless results! Well, moms, I have great news for you…airbrushing will give you the results you want quickly and consistently!

With systems like the Legend, Icon, and the Icon Pro you can apply eyeshadow, blush, bronzer…fill in your brows and roots and so much more. 

For moms that are always on the go and need a portable tool..don’t worry there’s a perfect system for you as well! The cordless Breeze Airbrush System is travel and carpool-friendly (only if you are in the park). This system is so easy to use and provides flawless results. 

COVERS ALL IMPERFECTIONS

LUMINESS offers a variety of airbrush foundations and shades, there are many different skin types and skin tones and LUMINESS understands that! For those of you who are frequent foundation wearers, I know you appreciate that. 

LUMINESS also provides foundations that have different finishes and coverage. For example, when my skins clear and I just need a little foundation to even my skin tone, I use Silk 4-In-1 Foundation, which is considered sheer coverage.

When I have dark circles and bad breakouts, my go-to is the Rose 4-In-1 Foundation. Both of these foundations also act as your concealer, primer, foundation, and anti-aging serum.

So like I said earlier, not only does the system itself shorten your routine, LUMINESS also has multi-purpose products-which is always a plus! 

We cannot forget about fine lines and wrinkles…my two favorite LUMINESS products to help hide fine lines and wrinkles are Velvet Veil Serum and CC Concealer.

Velvet Veil is a perfecting serum that soothes fine lines and pores, it’s magical. CC Concealer is an airbrush concealer that works the same way as a traditional concealer, but 20 times better.

It provides ultimate coverage and looks so natural! So you’ll apply the magic serum Velvet Veil first (with your hands), then concealer and foundation with an airbrush system. 

RESULTS

Lastly and most importantly, you should officially invite your mom to the airbrush world because she deserves to feel beautiful and confident! Gift your mom this magical tool so she can enjoy flawless results!

Your mom will think of you every time she does her makeup and thank you when she’s finished…I promise.

So friends, which airbrush system are you gifting to all the moms in your life? I’ll go first, I’m going to get my mom the Icon because I know she’s going to want to do full glam with the system and I’m going to get my grandma the Breeze because now that she’s fully vaccinated, she’s ready to be a world traveler again! I can’t wait to hear your gift ideas!

LUMINESS Airbrush Vs. Traditional Makeup

Airbrush systems and traditional makeup appear to be very different at first glance. The physical difference is obvious, but I’m here to share the super important differences that us makeup lovers, MUST KNOW!

Airbrushing will elevate your makeup routine and provide a long-lasting flawless finish, so as your makeup mentor- I’m encouraging you to take the airbrush leap! Here are the differences between airbrush and traditional makeup and why millions are joining the dark side…

 Application

Airbrush=touchless application, Traditional = messy 

The touchless application factor doesn’t seem like a big deal but when you think about that stubborn foundation stain on your vanity-touchless suddenly becomes life-changing.

With airbrush, you can avoid stubborn makeup stains… For once your hand won’t look like you swatched the entire color wheel (I know you all can relate). 

The touchless application also means you don’t have to blend, which we all know can be super time-consuming. The airbrush stylus is specifically designed for accurate application, meaning if the stylus is pointed at your cheekbone while following the basic airbrush rules- the perfect amount of product will be released, and your contour will look on-point! Remember the basic airbrush rules? Don’t worry I’ll remind you anyway!

1) Always keep your stylus moving 

2) Keep four fingers away from face

3)LIGHTLY pull back on trigger

Also- here’s another goodie for you, just one of my many helpful tips…if you like the natural blush look, apply your airbrush blush first, and then foundation over it. No brushes necessary. 

Even though we have a variety of systems, the application is just as easy with all of them! Our cordless Breeze System might look a little different from the Legend, but you can achieve the same amazing results!

Versatility

Airbrush= multi-functional, Traditional makeup brush= one purpose

Name a traditional makeup tool that you can use to apply eyeshadow, foundation, self-tanner, eyebrows, fill-in roots, blush, highlighter, bronzer, primer, and setting spray…. Any luck? 

Well, I have great news for you, you can apply all these products with any of our airbrush systems. Say goodbye to wasted time cleaning brushes and cluttered makeup bags!

Yes, you can apply airbrush eyeshadow and fill in your roots with the same system. Does it make sense now when I say airbrush elevates your makeup game? I thought so!  Save time and money using one tool to complete your makeup look. This leads to my next point…

PRICE

Airbrush= long-lasting products, Traditional makeup= frequent refills

I’m sure it seems like airbrushing is expensive between the machine and the actual makeup but compared to traditional makeup you end up saving a ton of money in the end!

Airbrush products are high-quality that not only last longer on your face but last-longer on your vanity. LUMINESS airbrush systems (if used correctly) release the perfect amount of makeup.

I can’t even count the number of times that I’ve wasted a huge clump of traditional makeup, nothing is worse than completing your makeup look, but you dumped out way too much makeup already, such a waste!

Think about all the money you spend on makeup brushes and makeup brush cleaner or getting your roots done! LUMINESS minimizes these expenses and stresses for you!

For those of you who have commitment issues, LUMINESS offers a 30-day trial for only $19.95, you have 30 days to fall in love and practice! If you strangely aren’t loving the system, you have the option to return the system. See more info here!

As someone who wears makeup daily, I know cost is an important factor when considering a new makeup product. This is why airbrush just makes total sense for my budget and lifestyle.

Having a fast-paced lifestyle but being a makeup lover- I need a product that shortens my routine AND provides a flawless finish. I’ve found versatility and amazing results from airbrushing and I need my beauty squad to join me at the top of the makeup game! 

Results

Airbrush= Flawless long-lasting finish, Traditional makeup= Cakey, and unnatural finish

This is the most obvious difference, but also the most important. We all want to look and feel beautiful in our skin. Airbrushing provides flawless results that last all day.. I don’t even have to reapply or touch-up during the day!

Although airbrush covers imperfections, it still looks natural and the furthest thing from cakey- this is rare in the makeup world. LUMINESS airbrush systems make the impossible, possible by providing a full coverage foundation that covers all blemishes without looking like you’re wearing ANYTHING.

As someone who struggles with pimples and discoloration, full coverage is a MUST for me. Therefore, LUMINESS airbrush foundation has given me the results I’ve been looking for my entire makeup career! 

P.S, because I love my results and want them to last forever, I always use Final Seal Setting Spray to protect my glam throughout the day!

Although a few of these differences may seem obvious, I hope it’s just as obvious that airbrush is the perfect beauty tool for everyone and ANYONE! Millions of makeup lovers like yourself have recently joined the airbrush world and they are loving it just as much as I am! Please comment below and share your airbrush love story so we can geek out together. 

Why I Ditched Traditional Makeup

Once upon a time, there was a girl who was passionate about makeup and always eager to try new products. She’s spent her whole life wearing makeup, loving makeup, talking about makeup and so she thought she had all the beauty bases covered.

Then, one day, she discovered a different way of applying makeup that required a shiny new tool. That tool was an airbrush system and that curious girl was me! 

For those of you who’ve read my previous blog posts, you’ve heard my love story with airbrush and my discovery process. However, the list of why I ditched traditional making is on-going and growing..

For those of you who have NEVER read my blog before, you’re in for a treat because I’m going to introduce you to the world of airbrush. I’ll explain why you NEED airbrush in your life, how you achieve flawless results and you, my friend, will be tossing your liquid foundation in the garbage by the end of this post. 

SAVES ME MONEY

As for makeup lovers, we can spot a high-quality product from a mile away. However, people will claim that a product is high-quality because it’s expensive and that is not always the case.

Since I use makeup every day, I need long-lasting, affordable products and thankfully my LUMINESS airbrush system is the gift that keeps on giving! First and foremost, if used correctly the airbrush system releases very little product. (Like up to 10 times less than my regular makeup!) 

This is because of the great coverage and active ingredients in all LUMINESS foundations. 

Second, not only do you achieve a flawless finish from airbrush foundation, but you can also use your airbrush system to fill in your eyebrows, roots, apply eyeshadow, full contour, and give yourself a glow with self-tanner!

Do you know how much time and money that saves you? Say goodbye to soaking your makeup brushes for days or buying multiple brushes for different products because your airbrush system has you covered.

I can’t even imagine how much money I’ve wasted on makeup brushes and spray tans throughout the years… 

It’s a no-brainer – airbrushing allows you to achieve professional-looking results AND you save money? Hello, sign me up! Airbrushing is a makeup lover’s best friend because of its affordable, easy, quick application and the results are unmatched! 

SHORTENS MY ROUTINE (AKA SAVES ME TIME)

Airbrushing cuts my makeup routine in half! (Seriously, I have timed it.) Airbrush covers imperfections much quicker than a traditional foundation brush, so say goodbye to blending with stubborn brushes and hello to the magical mist of airbrush.

So yes, the actual system applies the perfect amount of foundation with ease making your routine shorter and your job MUCH easier! It does all the blending for you!

LUMINESS also has multi-purpose foundations, which saves me SO much time on a daily. I am #TeamMultiPurposeProducts. I’d like to introduce you to two life-changing foundations Rose 4-In-1 and Silk 4-In-1.

These foundations are also your concealer, moisturizing primer, and anti-aging serum. And, there’s a perfect multi-purpose for everyone. Rose Foundation provides medium-full coverage (and smells like a spa day).

Silk Foundation, is sheer-medium coverage, silky smooth finish – allowing the best you to shine through (the name is SO fitting). See, I told you airbrushing is the gift that keeps giving!

Are your foundation brushes in the garbage yet? 

THE BRAND

Personally, I like to purchase products from brands whose values and vibe align with mine. I like to think I’m super caring and supportive, I mean this blog for example…I’m here to support fellow beauty lovers because I care and I want everyone to feel beautiful! And that’s exactly how LUMINESS operates.

LUMINESS provides support in so many ways, starting with hosting FB lives M-F @9:30am CT to talk everything airbrush, but if you’re not a morning person, don’t worry!

You can book a 1:1 appointment or group session with an airbrush artist for any makeup support you may need. Sign up now and tell them Liv sent you. Trust me, I’ve learned from the best, you’re in GREAT hands.  Here’s the link: https://luminessbeautybar.as.me/schedule.php 

Another commendable action by LUMINESS is their new partnership with ASPCA. LUMINESS is teaming up with ASPCA to join the fight against animal cruelty.

For every airbrush system sold, LUMINESS will donate $1 to ASPCA, with a maxim donation of $50,000. It’s great to see a brand that gives back, I love how LUMINESS cares about its customers and community. 

RESULTS (OBVI)

Although the other perks of airbrushing are MUCH appreciated and wonderful, the ultimate goal is to love your results! We all deserve to feel beautiful and thanks to airbrush, I feel confident no matter how tired I am or how many blemishes I’m fighting-airbrush always has my back.

Airbrush foundation also lasts all day long – no touch-ups necessary! This is super important to me because my days are packed. I barely have time to apply my makeup the first time – you think I have time to fix it?

Even though airbrush foundation is long-lasting on its own, to ensure your face stays mask-proof/life-proof, I use Final Seal Setting Spray. Once you’re done applying your makeup, just give your face spray and you’re good for up to 18 hours!

So, friends, I hope my airbrush fairytale made you rearrange your vanity because it’s time to make room for a makeup routine upgrade. Comment below and share your airbrush journey with me, I can’t wait to hear about your amazing experience. Happy airbrushing!

The Best Way to Spend your Staycation

Dying for a vacation, but don’t feel comfortable traveling right now? Contrary to popular belief, a vacation doesn’t have to include Pina Coladas and Palm trees.

A vacation can still be relaxing and fun from your own home. My staycation has been filled with self-care and playing with new beauty products like their toys! Here’s how you can give yourself the relaxing staycation you deserve.

1) Selfcare

 There are days I dream of wrapping my hair up, putting a mask on, for like the full recommended time suggested, then plopping on the couch with a box of truffles and binging Rom-Coms till the TV asks me if I am still there. 

It just feels like I never have the time. But hey, you’re on staycation! Throw on your robe, pour a glass of wine, and slice a cucumber because we’re having a spa staycation!!

This is the perfect time to enjoy that face mask that you’ve been dying to try! For my dull and tired skin, I like to use our Reco2very Oxygen Mask. This mask gives my skin energy making it bright and radiant- it truly is the ultimate reset.

It’s also fun to watch the mask change on your face and feel the tingling- you can feel the mask working its magic! This mask only takes 15 minutes to achieve amazing results and it’s so entertaining to watch it change color and texture (just thought you should know).

2) Practice Airbrush

As we all know, airbrush takes a little practice. Take this downtime to MASTER your airbrush makeup kit and explore all of its features! Practice your whole makeup routine with your airbrush system.

If your already an airbrush pro, have some fun with the airbrush eyeshadows, or fill in and shape your eyebrows! Haven’t been able to get to the hair salon?

Fill in your roots with our airbrush brow and root! Although these applications don’t take a ton of practice, it’s always fun to just play around with all the great features your system offers!

3) Play with Techniques

Spend your staycation testing out all the new trends and techniques from my posts last week! Nowhere to go and no one to see? Test out new techniques with no pressure at all. This is the best way to see which trends you’ll be following this season!

Remember the cut crease trend I mentioned? This definitely takes a few tries to master, so get your concealer, powder, shadow, and foundation ready because you’re going to be a cut crease expert by the end of your staycation.

Like I said guys, I’ve been playing with my makeup like a kid on Christmas morning and I’m loving it! A staycation is a makeup lover’s dream- when do we have the time to sit around and play with all our products with nowhere to go? I’m telling you guys, staycation was meant for makeup junkies.

4) Give yourself a Sunless Tan

You don’t need a tropical island to get a gorgeous tan! I’ve achieved my sun-kissed look by using Airbrush Tanning solution- I need instant results this staycation.

When my tan faded towards the end of my staycation, I’ll use my tanning tonic mist to freshen up my glow. Remember guys it’s important to exfoliate and moisturize your skin 24 hours before tanning to remove excess oil and dead skin cells.

I recommend Bambo Polish to exfoliate and Snapback Serum to hydrate the skin! This will allow your tan to apply evenly and smoothly! So friends, spa day first and then tanning the next day! 

I know we’re facing challenging times and we all need a vacation more than ever. Give yourself the gift of a staycation to unwind, reset and improve on your makeup skills!

Open that sealed lipstick that’s been sitting on your vanity and test out your airbrush eyebrow stencil because you finally have the time to enjoy it all. So my makeup lovers, continue to think positively and treat yourself to a self-care and beauty-filled staycation. 

 P.S. Here are some other things I’d personally like to try (if I have the time).

  1. Actually letting my hair air dry. A break from the heat is a great idea and you can finally see what your version of wash and wear is!
  2. Practicing with my opposite hand. I have always wanted to nail a home mani but I totally need the practice, so why not now!?
  3. Soaking my feet. I know I get a good soaking at the salon but why not at home. We really put our feet through a lot. They deserve a good soak.
  4. Stretching. And not just a quick quad stretch before a walk around the block. I’m talking about a yoga-style stretch sesh to refresh my body. Goal? 10 min. 

4 Myths I’ve Heard About Airbrushing (before I tried it)

Have you been interested in trying airbrush, but you’ve heard mixed reviews and don’t know who to believe? Well, honey, by the end of this blog post you will know exactly what to do. 

Since the world of airbrushing is extremely foreign to many, there are a lot of false and fictional claims about airbrush makeup. From my own personal experience, I’m going to share things I’ve heard about airbrushing that, come to find out from my own personal experience, are the farthest thing from the truth. 

Myth #1: It’s ONLY For Professionals 

As you all know, and I continue to mention,  I am NOT a professional makeup artist and I use airbrush makeup SUCCESSFULLY EVERY DAY. To be honest, I’m not sure where this myth started, but it must’ve been someone who tried the airbrush system once and struggled (which is totally normal).

Now, it’s not like I don’t understand that it’s different from traditional makeup applications. Like I always say, airbrushing isn’t difficult it’s just different from what you are used to!

Once you practice a few times it becomes second nature. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it took me a couple of tries to get the hang of it, and of course, I wasn’t great at it on my first try. 

Think about the first time you put on traditional makeup (yikes), were you an expert? The process of achieving desirable coverage with an airbrush system is no different.

And this goes for all LUMINESS airbrush systems, Icon, Icon Pro, Legend, and the Breeze. They are all makeup lover friendly and I promise with practice, you will achieve flawless results with every system.

However, if any of you are traveling these days, the cordless Breeze System may be a better option for you as it is perfect for on-the-go glam. The Breeze is travel-friendly with a long-lasting charge making it so easy to airbrush from anywhere.

Also, guys, it’s 2021 what makeup products are exclusive to makeup artists anymore? Nothing is behind the scenes these days, you might not have a piece of paper to prove it, but you ARE an artist.

So don’t settle for old-fashioned makeup in a fast-moving world! Embrace the gift of technology and allow your makeup game to soar. 

Myth #2: It’s Too Expensive

At first-glance, joining the airbrush world may seem like a big investment, you see is a shiny new tool that’s powered by mysterious little bottles and it can look pricey.

However, would you believe me if I told you, it’s actually more affordable than traditional makeup and you save a ton of money in the long-run? I know my makeup posse would believe me, it was rhetorical.

If used correctly, airbrush systems release less makeup than you would use if you were applying it yourself (traditional makeup). This is because of the great coverage airbrush products provide and the airbrush system itself.

Side note, for those of you who don’t know how to achieve a flawless finish with airbrush, see below for how to become an expert. Our airbrush systems are designed to cover imperfections with precision.

Therefore, your using way less product without even realizing it. Don’t you love how the airbrush thinks for you? 

So we’ve confirmed that airbrush products are long-lasting, now let’s talk about quality. Our foundations are formulated to not only give you flawless results but also contain other active ingredients that are good for your skin!

Did I mention that some of our foundations can shorten your daily routine? Our Rose 4-In-1 Foundation acts as your foundation, concealer, primer, and anti-aging serum. (See next Myth for another multi-purpose foundation)

Multi-purpose is the ULTIMATE money and time saver if you ask me! Along with providing great quality products, LUMINESS wants customers to feel confident in their application and results!

That’s why LUMINESS offers 1:1 sessions to answer ANY questions you may have. Another great option is the airbrush starter kits. These starter kits include an airbrush system, two foundations, airbrush blush, and Luminizer.

To allow you to shop with confidence, every airbrush system comes with a one-year warranty and you can try the starter kit for a 30-day trial, it’s only $19.95!

This allows you to play with your system and fall in love with it and if you love it as much as I do (which you WILL), you pay the rest later on! As you can tell, airbrushing is affordable and LUMINESS ensures amazing results by giving you the tools to perfect your flawless finish. 

Myth #3: Airbrush Won’t Replace Everyday Makeup

Just like traditional makeup you can go all out for a special occasion or create a subtle everyday look with your airbrush system, it’s completely up to you!

I’m sure this came from someone who automatically associates airbrush with a professional result.  Not only can airbrush make your skin look flawless on the reg, but as I mentioned before it can also shorten your daily routine.

You can save yourself so much time by using our Silk 4-In-1 Foundation, its formula acts as your primer, concealer, foundation, and anti-aging serum. So tell me again, why isn’t airbrush foundation the ideal makeup for every day AND special occasions?

I know we all love a good multi-purpose beauty product, so incorporate airbrushing into your daily makeup routine to make it shorter and easier for you! (and look amazing, of course). 

Myth 4: Impossible to Find the Right Shade

First of all, I have been there. Can I tell you what is impossible?? Going to the drug store, or even the high-end makeup stores, oh and don’t get me started about online makeup shopping…. Fast forward to my foundation graveyard.

Colors that just weren’t right. Colors that were ok for the two weeks after I just got back from that family vacation at Disney.

This color and that color, this heavy coverage and that barely-enough coverage, they have all made tiny little foundation bottle homes in the bottom of my makeup drawer.(And as much as I know they aren’t the perfect shade or coverage for me, I keep them there. Like small soldiers ready to battle if I could just change them a little.)

AND the GUILT! Don’t even start on the guilt of how much money I have spent trying to get the perfect foundation. 

LUMINESS couldn’t make it easier to find your perfect shade. You can request a shade from one of our makeup artists or chat with a makeup artist LIVE: https://www.luminessair.com/colormatch or you can book a 1:1 virtual appointment: https://luminessbeautybar.as.me/

So don’t stress, LUMINESS has 18 foundation shades to choose from. Does this sound like it’s impossible to find the perfect shade? If that doesn’t convince you maybe this will,  you can also mix together different shades using your airbrush system.

Coming from a person who would rotate have 5 different foundation shades a year, I am so thankful for how easy it is to match your foundation and mix colors with airbrush. I have two colors for each foundation, I have a lighter color for the winter and a darker color for the summer.

I’m mostly in between both colors so I simply put 3 drops of each shade in and combine the shades with the system by putting the power on, pulling back on the trigger, and holding my finger over the edge of the stylus. 

So for those of you who were hesitant about joining the airbrush world, I hope my personal experiences have calmed your nerves and you are eager to start spraying!

Just remember the few simple rules I live by and you will feel silly for EVER believing these myths. I can’t wait to hear about your airbrush love stories, happy airbrushing!

5 REASONS WHY I LOVE AIRBRUSH

I’ve officially joined the world of airbrush and thanks to LUMINESS, my makeup is looking better than ever. Here’s why I ditched traditional foundation and never looked back. 

 1. EASY TO USE

Although airbrush systems look very different than traditional makeup tools, with some practice, the application will feel just as easy and natural. Were you a pro the first time you applied traditional foundation? Doubt it!

If you follow the basic airbrush rules, keep the system 4 fingers away from your face, always keep the system moving and lightly pull on the trigger, you will love your airbrush experience.

I’m by no means a makeup artist, I just LOVE makeup. To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by the systems at first, because it looks so different from a traditional makeup brush.

However, applying airbrush cosmetics came easy to me very quickly. After about 3 tries, I felt like an airbrush pro and I started to love the results. 

 2. VERSATILITY

When you think of airbrush, you probably only think about foundation, but you can complete most of your makeup routine and more with an airbrush system.

You can accomplish killer contour, symmetrical eyebrows, the perfect smokey eye, and root cover all with any of LUMINESS’ Airbrush Systems. Oh, and I can’t forget about using the airbrush systems for a sunless tan, especially during the cold months of winter.

LUMINESS Airbrush Systems offer a feature for everyone, even if you’re not a makeup person, you can give your body a glow, fill in your roots or bald spots-the list is endless. 

 3. THE RESULTS

It’s safe to call LUMINESS’ airbrush foundation a triple threat, the finish is natural, long-lasting, and provides amazing coverage. If you are a makeup enthusiast like myself, you understand how rare it is for a product to have all of those qualities.

The airbrush foundation covers my wrinkles, blemishes, and discoloration, my skin looks flawless and that’s just the foundation. With the other airbrush products.

I never have to feel insecure about my hairline, my body always has a little extra glow, and I can make my eyebrows balanced in shape, size, and fullness. 

4. INGREDIENTS 

As makeup users, it’s important to understand what the main ingredients are in the products we’re using. LUMINESS’ Airbrush foundations are water-based, oil-free, and cruelty-free. and it gets even better.. take back the triple threat label because that’s selling airbrush cosmetics short.

Some of the foundations act as your foundation, concealer, moisturizer, primer, and anti-aging serum, ALL IN ONE PRODUCT. I love multi-purpose products and I’m always looking to trim my daily routine. LUMINESS understands my fast-paced lifestyle. 

5. CUSTOMIZABLE

With traditional foundation I always struggled to find the perfect shade, I was always in-between shades, and manually mixing them never quite worked!

However, with LUMINESS’ wide variety of shades, you can mix foundations within the actual system. This feature makes it so easy to match your color perfectly. 

If you are looking for a sign to join the airbrush world, this is it. If you are nervous to learn on your own, don’t worry- LUMINESS offers free 1:1 appointments to answer any airbrush or cosmetic related questions you may have.

If you’re interested in booking an appointment with a LUMINESS airbrush expert, click link below to schedule! 

https://luminessbeautybar.as.me/

Of course, It’s great when a company provides high-quality products but it’s even better when they care about their customers and strive to make them feel confident in their results and application.

I truly recommend joining me in the world of airbrush, elevate your makeup experience and enjoy the flawless results.