If you enjoyed my quick 10 minute make-up look that I did a while back using airbrush makeup, then stay tuned, because today we’re going to be looking at a trio of formulas that make up the perfect starter kit for anyone just getting into airbrush makeup.
Airbrush Essentials from Luminess Air
Luminess Air currently offers a full range of airbrush essentials, from contour and highlighting kits, primers, concealers, brighteners, and even waterproof sealants. Today, we’re testing out three essential skin perfectors – the X-Out corrector, Eraser concealer, and Porcelain primer. These products pair perfectly with the Luminess Air Airbrush foundations and help us on days when we may need a little extra help to look flawless. 😉 They can even be worn on their own on the ‘good skin days’ when some light coverage and correcting is all you need. So let’s start with a little background on how each product works, how I use them, and then I’ll show you the end result!
Step 1: Porcelain Primer
A smoothing and hydrating primer can make all the difference when it comes to the look and longevity of foundation. That’s where the Porcelain primer comes in. It’s a water-based, colorless primer that adds an extra dose of moisture, while also evening out skin’s texture. This ultimately helps your concealer and foundation go on smoother and last even longer.
What I’ll do is apply this all over my face, making sure to hit on both my dry and oily areas. I personally love the feel of the formula on my skin. It provides an instant dose of hydration that actually balances my combination skin and noticeably helps to minimize oil production in my T-zone, giving my foundation a silky finish that lasts all day long.
Step 2: Eraser Color Corrector
My favorite multi-tasking airbrush product from Luminess Air is the Eraser concealer. It works first to neutralize redness and discoloration, creating a more even skin tone. Eraser also helps brighten the skin through its subtle, lightly tinted formula. To top it off, it also blurs imperfections such as large pores and creates a smooth canvas that preps skin for concealer and Luminess Airbrush Foundation.
I’ll typically apply this in a thin coat all over my face, then go back in and concentrate on my cheeks and nose (where I have the most redness/discoloration). On days that I use the Eraser, I find myself needing 1-2 less layers of foundation to cover my facial redness. Sometimes I can even go without anything over top! I’m also looking forward to wearing this come summertime since it’s both water- and sweat-resistant.
Step 3: X-Out Concealer
The final perfecting step is to conceal using a full coverage pigmentation – the Luminess Air X-Out concealer. This works to cover dark circles (or any area you want to conceal) while also providing extra hydration to help smooth the eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s meant to be applied prior to foundation by lightly spraying under the eye area and then blending out with the fingertips.
This as a sort of highlighter, concealer, and illuminator all in one. I’ll typically apply this in an upside down triangle shape under the eyes to help brighten the entire area. The shade ‘Light’ fits my light-medium, NC27 (in MAC) skin tone perfectly.
Luminess Air Before & After: Porcelain + Eraser + X-Out
Before / After
The above before and after photo shows the ‘perfecting’ (and also what I’d also call ‘brightening’) abilities of the three airbrush essentials combined. If you look closely, you can see the Eraser helped to neutralize a lot of the redness on my nose and cheeks (providing similar, if not more, coverage than a BB cream or tinted moisturizer). I also applied the X-Out concealer lightly under my eyes and on the eyelids, which instantly helped conceal my dark circles and neutralize redness on my lids. The Porcelain primer was applied as the initial base coat, and though it’s not something you’d be able to make out in the photo as it’s transparent, from a primer stand-point, it definitely helped smooth and even everything out, prepping my skin for the two tinted products.
After applying the three perfecting products, I didn’t feel I needed too much extra coverage. The Eraser did an amazing job at evening out redness, my main concern. So to finish the look, I simply applied one thin layer of the Luminess Air Silk foundation (using two drops of Shade 2, plus two drips of Shade 3). I then applied the Luminess Soft Rose Blush, followed by the Skin Brightening Glow to create some dimension to the cheeks (the same products I used in my original 10 minute make-up look).
Though it may seem like a lot of steps, the application process is super quick when you’re using an airbrush system. The above six steps only took me around 3 minutes to apply (and around 5 minutes total when you factor in the setup and clean-up of the system.) The best part is that there’s no need to switch out makeup brushes, get your fingers dirty, etc, which ends up cutting the most time out of the application process. Not to mention, you get that airbrushed look that looks completely natural (like it’s your own skin!), and it easily lasts 12+ hours without budging.
Overall, if you’re on the market for an airbrush system, I absolutely recommend checking out Luminess Air Airbrush System and picking up a few of their airbrush essentials. They make all the difference when it comes to further concealing and perfecting the skin, and maintaining a smooth, silky foundation finish.
They also offer a full line of cosmetics (including the waterproof mascara and lip gloss I used for this look) plus a wide range of airbrush products…
This post was in collaboration with Luminess Air, my go-to for airbrush makeup essentials!