This Airbrush Makeup System Changed My Makeup Routine

POPSUGAR Photography | Ariel Baker
POPSUGAR Photography | Ariel Baker
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As much as I love makeup, the category can get a little stale sometimes. There are only so many ways you can re-create blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow, so it's not uncommon for my interest in products to wane. But when there is an innovative new product on the market, it catches my attention immediately. This was exactly the case when I came across the Luminess Breeze Airbrush System ($178, originally $215).

For context, I have acne-prone and combination-to-oily skin. I also typically like for my complexion products to have medium-buildable coverage while still looking (and feeling) very natural. So when I saw that the Breeze essentially transforms liquid foundations into a microfine mist (i.e., it feels like you barely have anything on your face), I had to try it for myself.

About the Luminess Breeze Airbrush

  • The Luminess Breeze Airbrush is a cosmetic airbrush system.
  • The airbrush uses one device that can apply makeup, skin care, and self-tanners, as well as provide hair and root cover-ups simply by switching attachments.
  • The Luminess Breeze comes with its own line of airbrush cosmetics to make application as straightforward and seamless as possible.

What I Like About the Breeze Airbrush Product

I really liked how easy it was to use the system. There are only three steps: put a few drops of product into the machine, press the on button, and pull the lever on the back down to dispense the product onto the skin. The process is intuitive and straightforward and doesn't require too many moving parts to get the job done.

How to Use the Luminess Breeze Airbrush

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My products of choice were the Silk 4-in-1 Advanced Airbrush Foundation ($44) and the Airbrush Blush ($19, originally $25). The airbrush foundation line has a range of finishes, from matte to radiant, and you can pick out the shades that you think will be the best match online. The line I used has 18 shades, and I opted for shade 120. From the selection of blushes, I chose the shade apricot.

The airbrush system comprises one handheld device as well as attachments for various uses: makeup application, tanning, skin-care application, and hair-care root and touch-up cover-ups. For the machine to work, you put a few drops of the desired product into the well at the top of the device, turn it on by pressing the button at the front, then hold down the trigger on the back of the machine.

Both the foundation and blush were a liquid consistency, so I had no issue dispensing them into the well. Once the machine was on, as the brand stated, it only dispensed air until I slid the lever on the back down — this is what got the actual product onto the skin. I found the finish of the foundation to be a demi-matte — my skin didn't look oily, but it wasn't dull and dry either, which I loved.

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On the first application, the foundation provided light to medium coverage, but it was definitely buildable: I could go over a few pimples and dark marks to get a bit more coverage in those areas. The blush also gave a similar light coverage. There was more of a hint of color rather than an opaque wash when I applied the shade. At first, it mixed a bit with the leftover foundation in the well, which gave an even more natural look to the color.

What to Consider Before Trying the Luminess Breeze Airbrush

The main thing to consider before buying the Luminess Breeze Airbrush is that it is intended to provide extremely light coverage that you can build up in layers. So if you are someone who is often in a rush and applies makeup in a hurry, the system may not be for you.

Additionally, it can feel like a bit of sensory overload using this machine. It's not exactly loud, but it does make noise when in use. When you point it toward your face, you will have air blowing directly onto your face. When the foundation starts to be applied, there's a cooling sensation that you feel in addition to the air, and all of this is contingent on keeping your hand on the back lever of the machine to keep the pigment coming out and onto your face.

All of this will absolutely take some getting used to, so it's OK if you don't get the results you're looking for immediately. Additionally, while I do love how lightweight the foundation is on the skin, I would love to see a wider range of colors in order for more people to have the option to use the system.

Is the Luminess Airbrush Breeze Worth the Splurge?

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At $169 for the system alone, the Luminess Breeze Airbursh is undoubtedly a splurge. But if you hate the feeling of makeup on your face but still want the look, this system is top tier. Not only will makeup be transfer-proof once applied, but you will also feel like there is absolutely nothing on your skin. I've never come across anything like this, and the features make Luminess Breezer particularly useful for weddings, graduations, or any other major celebration. In addition to its makeup capabilities, it can also work for skin care, at-home tanning, and root touch-ups, which definitely makes it an all-in-one tool that is worth adding to your arsenal.

Where Is the Luminess Airbrush Breeze Available?

The Luminess Breeze Airbursh is available at