Luminess AirSupremacy

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Hello friends,

How have you been? After two weeks of not posting anything, and evaluating and reevaluating my existing blog space, I came to a conclusion that it’s better for all of us if I post more reviews and tutorials (especially the DIY kind), and if you want to see my outfits, there is Instagram for that!

A couple months ago I got the opportunity to try Luminess AirBrush System, and when I was offered to try the new Mist Airbrush Foundation, I couldn’t resist. The less I touch my face the better my skin looks, it’s an easy rule I’ve been following since I was 13 and started using makeup. I must admit following is a strong word though, because when I am stressed, I am stressed and I start touching my face, picking at anything that may be healing, and then having to deal with all the consequences. Even makeup brushes cause breakouts when the midterms and finals hit.

That’s why airbrushing is my saving grace. Not only do I not touch my face with my hands, I have also eliminated the step of having to touch it with the brushes.

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Now the Luminess AirSupremacy boasts

  • superior build-able, yet breathable coverage;
  • ideal for sensitive skin;
  • dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested;
  • paraben, fragrance and oil free;
  • never tested on animals;
  • no mess application;
  • minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and texture.

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The starter kit comes with 5 products and 2 brushes. I got the shade fair, I think that’s the shade I received last time, and I was very happy to see that Luminess Air remembered my preference. The 5 products that come in the kit are:

  • Refreshing and Moisturizing Mist Face Primer (2 oz.)
  • Ultimate Flawless Mist Airbrush Foundation Shade 2 Bloom (2 oz.)
  • Ultimate Flawless Mist Airbrush Foundation Shade 3 Golden Beige (2 oz.)
  • Natural Finish Mist Airbrush Blush (2 oz.)
  • 18 hour long-wear mist makeup sealant ( .5 oz.)

The kit includes two brushes, a small blush/powder brush and a Pro-Air blender sponge brush, which I haven’t used yet. The purpose of the Pro-Air Blender is to help get rid of the over-spray or blotchiness, and remove any excess makeup. The brush is an alternative method of applying foundation if you don’t want to spray it directly on your face.

Every product needs to be shaken for about 5 seconds before you apply it. And as far as the word “mist” goes, the only one that’s truly a mist in my opinion is the primer. The other products are more of aerosols, which explains why there is a brush included in the set – the alternative method of applying foundation.

What I like about the kit the most is it includes everything that you need. I stopped using eyeshadow primer, because the foundation covers the eyelids. The line has a nice fragrance to it. The product is a little drying, so definitely layer up on that moisturizer in the morning and definitely at night. Airbrushing creates an even tone, and helps correct all the discolorations that I have on my face, including the redness caused by breakouts. Here are some before and after photos for you.

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Sorry about those, didn’t mean to scare you!

Overall, the system definitely wins over the current Air Brush System I own, even though they are the same brand. It’s the ease of use and no need to clean the dispenser afterwards that has me sold on this one over the existing one. One major advantage of this line and the brand overall is a little really goes a long way here. And the less I use, personally, the better my skin looks.

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The product is available on the website AirSupremacy.com and on QVC. And if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate and reach out to me on social media and through the comments.

Disclosure: the product was complimentary. All opinions are my own. 

Skincare Nightmare?

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When it comes to skincare, I stick to the basic 3 step routine (cleanse, tone, moisturize) that is so vigorously promoted by Clinique. Ironically enough, I used to work for that brand, and even though I don’t agree with everything they promote, and imply, I agree with the 3 step regiment!

I am also guilty of going to sleep with my makeup on too many times a week. And that’s when my makeup removing wipes come into the picture. And yes, wipes can’t compare to soap and water, but they are better than nothing, and they are my saving grace.

My other essential (ideally) part of the skin care routine, are scrubs, masks and peels. I have been using Origin’s Modern Friction for over a year now, it’s definitely worth the hype and the money! And it will last you forever!

I often treat myself to skin/beauty treatments over the weekend. I really enjoy taking 15-20 minutes to myself, relaxing and doing something good for my skin. Unfortunately I have problems sticking to it. At one point, I had a schedule of what mask to use when, I sort of feel pathetic telling you about this.

Serums are another essential part of my skin care routine. I am using two at the moment. One by Garnier that evens out skin tone (due to my acne) and the other moisturizing one by Seabuck Wonders. I love the second one. It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and refreshed, especially in the morning.

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When it comes to blemish treatment, I turn to essential oils. Rosemary and tea tree oils are my top two choices. And if those aren’t around, I use some salicylic acid (ELF) or Benzyl peroxide cream (Target)

And finally, I think foundation and like, are one of the most essential parts of the skin care routine. There are so many available on the market these days, and they all do different things and target different problems. To be honest, only one of the products I use is a foundation – Acne Solutions by Clinique. All the rest are BB creams, Tinted Moisturizers, etc.

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My Skin-Care RULES:

1. Always SPF!
2. No Smoking!
3. Less Alcohol!
4. Drink more water, less coffee! Always a glass of water first thing in the AM!
5. Eyes will give your age away! Make taking care of the skin around your eyes a number one priority!
6. Try new products!
Don’t be afraid to check out something new and different, scientists are always coming up with new ways to fight puffiness
7. High end is not always the best end.
I love some high end products, but I love my drug store buys as much, your skin will tell you what works!
8. Focus on your diet: less sugar, more vegetables.
9. Take herbal supplements (if you have to)

Before writing this post, I didn’t realize how many issues I have sticking to a skincare routine! Oops! I would love for you to tell me what is your current skin care routine is like! I am always learning from you, and I hope you are learning from me. If you have any questions about specific products shown in the pictures, don’t be afraid to ask. I chose not to write individual product reviews often, as I find them cluttering and not as relevant to my blog!

What do you think about skincare routines? How important is skincare to you? What are you focusing on?

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Happy Hump Day! We made it half way through the week!

Z

PS. Now do you understand why I joined project Use Up aka No New Makeup/Skincare for a year? Also, a new tab dedicated to that coming soon – you’ll be able to track my progress! How cool is that?