Post # 1
I have been considering getting the Temptu airbrush system from Sephora and doing my own makeup for the wedding, as well as the makeup of my bridesmaids. I think I could save money this way considering there would be 6 of us to do makeup for otherwise. I’ve tried the temptu and like the look it gives me, however I was thinking maybe I would try another system like the Dinair. Does anyone have these? Is anyone else doing this for their wedding?
Post # 3
I don’t think I’m talented enough to attempt something like that! Can you go to the Sephora store and test it out to make sure it’ll work for you?
I am getting airbrushed makeup, I’m just paying someone else to do it.
Post # 4
Just FYI, the temptu airbrush for sephora is really just meant for personal use. You cannot custom blend the colors and so…if the shade doesn’t match exactly it can look…less than ideal – like either PALE, or ORANGE.
I agree with your thoughtg process though – for 6 people, it could cost a lot. But think about how often you will use a professional airbrushing system! I thought those things were really expensive (that’s why I haven’t been able to invest in airbrush yet) and well honestly, airbrush and doing it by hand takes about the same time and if you are really good, you can make it look like airbrush.
It’s really up to you though! Be sure to test it out on all your BMs if you get the airbrush system and practice very very often before your big day in October. Good Luck!
Post # 5
SanDiegoAli– yes, Sephora has little testing area in the store, and you can have someone give a demo. They did half my face, and I did the other half. So you can see what it looks like and practice doing it yourself before making any large investments.
Skyla.arts– The rep at Sephora helped me to find a color that matched my skin tone, because i have yellow undertones. You can get multiple pods and use two different ones to custom blend by applying one after another… and while it’s still slightly wet, you can use a large round brush to blend. Thats why I was thinking of going with the dinair system because you can blend the different colors and even use it for eye makeup! You could probably use custom colored fx makeup too with that system but like you said, Temptu comes in pods so there is no real customization.
Post # 6
I had a MUA, didn’t want to stress about that detail on my wedding day, but if you’re confident in your skills (I am not!) and you can achieve the look you want on your own, why not!?
Post # 7
ALL airbrush machines need to be broken down each time you use them to be cleaned out thoroughly or they will break. Something most retail salespeople neglect to tell you when purchasing. As a pro makeup artist I break my system down after each day use and clean out thoroughly – the parts are teeny and can break or you can lose them if not careful. Make sure you don’t leave old product to dry in the machine or it will malfunction, as well as be grossly unsanitary.
Post # 8
Airbrush application is totally different from hand-applied- in that – you cannot see the airbrush makeup going on – you have to retrain your eye – if you see it going on it’s way too heavy handed. Traditional hand-applied makeup you see first, then blend out to perfection. As a bride, do you really think you have the expertise to control the product? This takes time to learn correctly. It’s not like youre used to at all.
I wanted to mention also that there is a product called a Beauty Blender – its a sponge that most all great makeup artists use to mimic the look of airbrush with traditional makeup products. I love mine and use it daily – it’s just so easy and quick. There are also fabulous product lines that can give you a water resistant finish – try Make Up For Ever, MAC PRO (if you’re a pro), Smashbox HD, Face Atelier (my fav) and others. There are many brands of foundation that can be thinned down with silicone thinner to run thru an airbrush – there are water based formulas and silicone formulas from various companies – they all produce different results. I use 8 different brands when I do airbrush. Above all have fun on your wedding day!
Post # 9
I also airbrush and have the temptu pro compressor. I can do my own face but it takes practice and does not look good on everyone. I would not buy the consumer one at Sephora.
Traditional foundation can look just as beautiful as airbrush with the right products. I have seen really bad airbrushed foundation.
I know a number of people who do airbrush but do not do the eyes. i never use it on the eye area.
Post # 10
I bought Dinair airbrush system a few months before the wedding, just because I wanted that “airbrushed look” but I knew I wasn’t going to use it for my wedding day. I didn’t want to do my own makeup, and didn’t want to pay to have someone airbrush it for me. I only really got a hang of the foundation part of the airbrush. I wasn’t so good at the eyes. Dinair is a good system, and I didn’t feel like I needed to clean it all the time. It works well. I don’t know if I could do it again if I would buy it because I love foundation and even though airbrush is quick once you get used to it, I don’t use it that often.
Post # 11
I purchased the consumer version of the Temptu airbrush system and would have to disagree with most of the reviews here. I have pretty bad skin (oily, prone to breakouts, scars easily) and have yet to find make up that really covers this all up until I found Temptu. Last week, I tried it out at the store and absolutely loved it. It was really easy to use and requires no clean up because you buy the pods and don’t have to premix or anything. Anyways, I’m really the least savvy person in terms of putting on make-up and wouldn’t at all hesitate to use this for my wedding next May. I’m only having an MUA friend do my eyes for the wedding.
Here’s a couple of before and after pics and even pic of me with my old daily make-up (mac studio fix)
Mac Studio Fix Make-up (what I used to put on daily)
Temptu Airbrush (Natural Foundation with Gold Highlighter and Hot Pink Blush)
I’ve been using it everyday since I purchased it and it takes about the same time as my old foundation.
Post # 12
@ysl1983: Wow that looks really good! I’ve been considering purchasing the Temptu system and this is swaying me towards a yes. 🙂
Post # 13
I love the Temptu system. I bought it and wear it a lot!