This system is amazing. It took me a solid 6 months to finally get it down to a science, but I'm glad I kept trying. I found that a light day moisturizer is perfect underneath. Anything heavier makes it cakey and greasy looking. Anything lighter and my skin looks dull. I get lines under my eyes, but I learned that if I use a damp concealer brush to put light concealer under my eyes it gets rid of them. I love love love this system.
All I have to do is copy and paste Pinknika's review because its the same exact for me. I had such high hopes for this system but it does nothing but leave my skin cakey and pastey looking...and like pinky i find myself having to use 10-15 drops. This product is a nightmare if you have milia or dark circles under your eyes. I'll stick to my regimen thats not broken, my bobbi brown corrector and MAC concelaer and NARS sheer glow foundation! But like every other MUA, i am always trying to find something better lol
I bought my system for Christmas so I could practice with it for my upcoming wedding. I have very rosy cheeks and acne scarring and like full coverage foundation so I wasn't sure if this would work but it absolutely does. The foundation I use is in fair (four colors) but I really only use the lightest (vanilla) since I am so fair. It's tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, it really does save time. I had been using LM silk creme but was breaking out terribly. After switching to dinair airbrush makeup my face has cleared up so much! The coverage is great and can be layered for very full coverage without looking cakey. I had my picture taken at an event a few days ago and I was shocked at how good my makeup looked. It really looked flawless like I was airbrushed! I really like that I don't have to touch my face and makeup while getting ready and I also don't have to set it with a powder so I don't look powdery/chalky. Overall, it is a fairly expensive investment but well worth it, especially for weddings. I love it :)
This makeup is wonderful!!! Easy to use and very light on the skin. Sets almost immediately and looks great on camera! Very happy with the purchase of this set. I paid about $170 for a kit with makeup and a few add ons. Worth it if you ask me.
Got it for christmas! I have been waiting to get it for a long time. The salon I went to put it on me for prom and I DIDNT HAVE A SKIN REACTION ALL DAY. I have rosacea, so it was a fear to me to have the lady spray it on me lol. But, no skin reaction :)
So sad...I had my <3 set on this system. Literally, I had this on my wish list for months! Finally got it for xmas was super excited!!
Then...the dissapointment. At first, I thought I was doing something wrong, sure I am a newbie, and I have no airbrush experience but still it shouldn't be that difficult. Well, its been more than a month and still, no matter how good I practice it looks bad. Dry, cakey and I have creases around my mouth that look obvious as the day goes on, then if I try to even fix it, it comes clean off...I can't even touch up my makeup because it just rubs off weird into patches.
There is so much more that I dislike about this product I can't even list it all, I get absolutley no coverage, when I get up close to cover a blemish it looks so cakey and dry. I have to seriously use 10-15 drops to even look normal. Whenever I use the shimmer, it seems to clog my gun and it literally SPITS drops all over my cheeks. It absolutley takes forever which is not good for the mornings...I had to buy regular makeup in place of this because it was so time consuming.
I contacted Dinair and they were less than helpful, basically blamed my technique and they didn't even answer all my questions. I can't return this because it was a gift and of course my boyfriend is wondering why I haven't used it lately (he gave it to me for xmas) and I feel really bad because he spent all this $$ and just no results. BUT theres hope!
I searched online for alternate airbrush foundations and there are alternatives! I contacted Kett Cosmetics and YES their water based foundation works in ALL airguns! I'm also looking at OCC, Glam Air and Luminess, I know why bother with Luminess but I am going to try it anyway, they sell it on Ulta.
Anyways, I also heard Dinair isn't the best of the best, this is AFTER I researched the heck out of airbrush makeup, which is probably what I should have done before I put it on my xmas list.
So I am not giving up on airbrushing, but I am giving up on Dinair. continued >>
So i used for like 4 months and then i realized how horrible it looked haha ! I looks really cakey and not flawless at all...it emphasizes every pore, every line in my face. Im sure not all the airbrushed foundations do that so im gonna look into the OCC one since i have a compressor that cost 250$ !
So I got the Dinair Compressor as a gift for Christmas this past year and have been using it for the past month in order to provide the most honest review. I was really excited to get the compressor and makeup and unfortunately was disappointed with the results. I received the personal/ pro edition as a present and was really underwhelmed by the results. I have no idea what all the rave is about cause I certainly do not share those amazing feelings. I watched my instructional DVD and youtube videos to best master this and I've almost mastered getting the look done however I'm never happy with the end result. For foundation, I turn the compressor to 12 o'clock as suggested and hold the airbrush about 6 inches from my face while applying the foundation. Not only do I never get that flawless finish that is advertised but I can always see teenee weenee drops of the foundation in my face hair when I look closely and I totally hate that as it makes me face look fuzzy. Also, the foundation gave me such a matte finish which is not flattering for dry skin like my own. Another thing is that even after applying foundation mixed with the Moist & Dewy, 5-10 minutes after the makeup settles into my skin I feel like I have a face lift since I can't move my face at all. The foundation dries my skin out so excessively that literally can barely move it. This is a medium- full coverage foundation. I was really super disappointed in the foundation and its performance with the compressor. I've tried using the foundation on its own and it did work better since I didn't have any settle into my cheek hair but it still left me with that matter than matte finish. On the other hand I really enjoyed the corrective concealer by Dinair, by far the most amazing concealer I've come across for now. It so creamy and light and a little goes a really long way. Its also super opaque in order to conceal blemishes. It is also, not used with the compressor but on its own.
I really think that this company should get a thumbs up for the concept, brilliant concealer, and their cruelty free services however I was really not impressed with the foundation and compressor which they are best know for known for :/ continued >>
I bought a Dinair Compressor because I wanted to try out airbrush makeup and I wanted to start my own business. The packaging was great and it came with a few bottles of makeup samples that included foundations,blushes an eyeshadow and moist and dewey. Ok the truth is most artist perfer an S/B base foundation to a water-based foundation because it stays put and it looks more natural and you want get that with water based foundation .On the upside it is compact and nice but on the downside water based foundation is going to super dry out your skin and paramedical is even worse. The foundation made my skin super dry and it caused me to flake up alot so I had to use a really good exfoliator and a great mositurizer. I have pink on my cheeks so it didnt cover it and it want cover it no matter how many times you go over it and no I dont have roseca, I can honestly say I like it but for myself and clients I think the S/B based foundations are alot better. If your doing this for yourself as a hobby then fine but if your going to start a business then your better off with the Iwata Medea Studio Series because you can use all kinds of makeup with any base and your good to go. Would I buy Dinair for my teens probley but for myself just now and again.It is not on the A list for me. I dont like the appearance of lines on my face showing more afterwards than they did before and the compressor sounds like the air distribution is not too good and the psi is low. They offer one with a higher psi for like a grand but I am not paying a grand when I can get a better one for half the price and use a little bit of everything . Also if you use another w/b brand of makeup they want take it back they want you to use theirs but the truth is w/b base is W/B base and their is makeup just as good on the market for a fraction of the price. You just really have to be the judge but I am saying the hype is not all it is cracked up to be.
I have been using Dinair for about 3 weeks now, so this is more of an overview. I'll update if something happens.
If you're like me, who has bad *indented !!! * acne scar, and who have spent several hundreds on foundation just to find that they just accentuate the scars, you may want to try airbrushing. Yes, believe it or not, concealer doesn't hide indented scar. They settle into the hole and just make it more visible.
For reference I'm NC 25-30 and I use Honey Beige.
I will just go with the bad part first :
THE REGULAR IS OILY. There. Yes it is oily. I had to put powder over it, you name it, BE Mineral Veil, NARS , MAC blot, even Maybelline Dream Matte powder, I get oily in about 4 hours or so. I have never had any foundation getting oily so fast on me like that. Maybe because the makeup set so fast, my powder doesn't help ? I solved it by using a BB cream underneath and just spray the foundation until I see it cover enough. That does help.
ALSO, IT GOES DARKER IN THE DAY. So you want to put primer on before airbrushing.
However the finish is satin and it makes my face look so naturally perfect I couldn't stop using it. I think because I'm not using a brush, no line/trace/cakey foundation is detected on my face and it just looks like I have clear skin.
I FIND THE BLUSH RANGE WAY TOO LIMITED. So far, there's only about 4-5 blush shades, and missing a real peach shade. So far I think only Peach Beige look good on its own. Cloudy Pink is too light and the other pink too dark. *Even though I can mix different shades, I think it's an inconvenient. Unless it is really needed - like foundation - I don't like going through the hassle of mixing blush and/or bronzer*
I don't airbrush eyeshadow because I think I have better control on smaller areas with my brushes.
So in conclusion I only use airbrush foundation (and sometimes blush) , for bronzer, contour, eyeshadows, liner and highlighter I use the traditional makeup.
I ordered the paramedical foundation - which is supposed to be for oily skin and have a matte finish. I'll write again when it arrives.
------ UPDATE FOR PARAMEDICAL ----------
- Yeah, it's matte, it goes more satiny in the day. I haven't wore it more than 4 hours today so I'm not sure yet.
- Paramedical is alcohol based, so IT STINGS MY EYES, so bad >_< I couldn't open my eyes when I spray it (I was opening my eyes when spraying the regular makeup).
- Good coverage but it's a bit too dry for my taste and makes my laugh line worse. Also it seems like it affect the blushes and bronzer if I spray them right after - because of alcohol. I had to clean thoroughly to get the spray work properly .
So far I don't like paramedical foundation. I'll just stick with regular :(