The Vegans Love Luminess Air!
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We wanted to let you know that Luminess Air has been featured on
Vegetarian Beauty Products.com!
Vegetarian Beauty Products is an independent site dedicated to
assisting vegetarians and vegans in finding beauty products which are
both cruelty free, and free from any animal products, which would
...require the taking of an animal's life. Most of the products which we
feature and review on the site are in fact vegan, as well as vegetarian.
Vegetarian Beauty Products only reviews those products that are
demonstrated not only to be cruelty free and vegetarian, but also
which are created by companies which have demonstrated a sincere and
consistent concern for the environment, the animals, and the consumer.

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2010 Beauty Challenge | June & Luminess Air
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Luminess Air For the month of June I decided to do an entire month only using the Luminess Air system I received for review at the Makeup Show in May. Last year I tried their spray tan system and I have to say I was really excited to get to try their makeup system. The first thing that everyone would ask if I mentioned airbrushing on Twitter or in general was: 1. Isn’t it hard? 2. Don’t you look like you spray painted your makeup on?

No and no.

After consistently using this system for 30 days straight, I’m hooked. Seriously.
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I watched their short video demonstration on how to operate the system, I was already pretty familiar because of the spray tan system but I wanted to make sure I got my technique down. You drop a few drops of makeup in the well of the airbrush, pull back the trigger and spray a light mist over your face. It tickles at first when you try it but you get over that fairly quickly. I sprayed 2 to 3 coats over my face letting each layer dry for about 30 seconds in between. I found the finish to be pretty flawless. You can make the coverage as heavy or as thin as you like (I’ll also do a separate post about another brand of makeup I tried in the system).

The starter kit comes with primer, highlighter, bronzer, blush and several shades of foundation to choose from. I wasn’t a fan of the primer since I use a primer and a good moisturizer already, so I didn’t need the extra layer. I really like the bronzer and added drops of it to the foundation before applying for a nice all around glow or airbrushed my cheekbones to give them a bit more wow factor. I wish the blush shade I had was a bit deeper, I felt like it disappeared a bit under my skin so I’d use a cream blush on the apples of my cheeks before I applied the foundation.

Here’s what I love about airbrush foundation:

  • It’s light. Perfect when you want coverage even on a hot and humid day.
  • The makeup doesn’t transfer. Sometimes with bottle foundation I find that I still have to blot with tissues to make sure there isn’t excess makeup getting on a white shirt or someone else. I did not have that problem at all.
  • The makeup lasts. I would spray on the foundation and do a light dusting of translucent powder afterwards and it would really hold up all day long.
  • The finish is flawless. It really does give your skin a smooth, even, perfectly applied layer of foundation. I got several compliments on how great my skin looked in June and really I owe it to Luminess Air. This applies better than liquid foundation.

The system I received for review is the iLuminess that retails for $229, but they have a few different versions outlined here on their website. This version comes with a compact airbrush system and a sleek silver carrying case. I’ve used the case and traveled with it so it does make it very handy. If you can’t afford this system, the larger version is $169.95. If you wear makeup on a daily basis, this is definitely something to consider investing in, I loved it for the ease and quickness of application. Cleaning it is a breeze and I even had to call Customer Service with an issue and they were delightfully helpful to me.

My next step with the system will be to buy eye shadow, I definitely want to try that out and see what I can do with my eye makeup. Feel free to ask me more questions in the comments, I’ll answer it all. I truly, truly enjoyed this system. It’s definitely worth the investment in my eyes.


Luminess Air Here to Help!
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Luminess Air was recently approached by the charity (PDY&F) Positive Direction for Youth & Families. This is a charity designed to promote positive self image and self esteem for young ladies ages 7-17 that live in low income housing, foster care and homeless shelters. Currently PDY&F is offering a free hair salon to the girls and for one week in July they will be offering  week long classes for the girls to promote positive self esteem and self image. After the classes are completed they will be hosting a graduation ceremony for the girls.  In preparation for the ceremony each young lady will receive a fabulous make over to support their new positive outlook on life! Luminess Air is proud to be a supporter and contributor to this cause!

http://www.pdyfinc.com/

Award from ICMAD
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Luminess Air Was Nominated by ICMAD for Cosmetic Innovator of 2010!!! What a Fantastic award! Looks like our hard work and creativity did not go unnoticed!! Thank you ICMAD!!

http://www.icmad.org/innovators/index.asp?cid=2

ICMAD is the trade association for the cosmetic entrepreneur,

ICMAD represents the diversity that makes the cosmetics industry so dynamic. Every member has a great story to tell - from individuals who walked away from major cosmetic corporations because they had an "idea" and the passion and commitment to act on it, to today's large companies founded by partners who couldn't find what they needed in the marketplace and ended up creating a whole new market.

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