TEMPTU • Airbrush System • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I am 49 with oily/combo skin and I love this product....it took me a while to get the hang of it....especially the blush......BUT now it takes me less than 5 min to apply my make-up and it looks FLAWLESS.....I order my airpods directly from Temptu and so far I have not had a problem with ordering and the shipping is very fast......I have had my unit for over a year now and so far it is working just like it did the 1st day I used it.....I bought mine from QVC and I would def buy it again....if I had to go back to REG make-up I really don't know what I would do!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was really excited to try this airbrush system, as I had seen testimonials from women over 40 who said that it looked so natural, and blurred fine lines (unlike traditional makeup that can settle in fine lines). But what a joke. I am 41 years old and my skin looks really good for my age .... I have worn sunscreen and kept careful attention to my skin since I was 18, and I have very few fine lines. What I have noticed is that as I get older the skin under my eyes is starting to get thinner and when I smile it crinkles and looks a bit crepey, as well as the skin on my upper cheeks which are starting to get fine lines when I smile. My skin is not as plump and smooth as it used to be 20 years ago. My normal foundation looks pretty good, but I thought that this Temptu Airbrush system might really make those fine lines fade from view. Was I ever wrong! This makeup highlighted every single fine line on my face! Lines that are invisible when I have no makeup on suddenly look huge, deep and ghastly with this makeup! Ugh! This makeup literally ages me 10 years! I look far better with no makeup on than this stuff. AND NO, I did not apply it too heavily. I tried everything from barely-there to heavy application, and no matter what I did, this makeup seriously aged me.
I think it's the fact that this silicone makeup creates a sort of "seal" on your skin of makeup. And when you smile or move your skin, it moves WITH your skin ..... So if you have young, smooth skin, then it will look smooth and beautiful. But if you have fine lines, then it will "seal" into those lines when your face is motionless as you apply the makeup, (and it will look beautiful and even, as long as you don't move your face!) .... But as soon as you smile, the makeup clings to every line and crinkle ... highlighting them and making them look WORSE!
So I boxed this up and returned it. Went back to my regular makeup and my skin looks better. If your over 40, beware of this system.
Plus, I hated the idea of breathing in all that aerosolized silicone. Common sense tells me that can't be healthy. I didn't mind the first week or so, but after that it really started to bother me, breathing that in every morning.
All in all ..... I pass on this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am a professional esthetician/makeup artist. I have lots of experience with airbrush, have taken classes, used it on brides, etc. so I hope you can trust my opinion here. I have different types of airbrush systems- I have a professional airbrush system with a high grade Iwata compressor and airbrush (sold at trade shows for beauty pros) and of course, it is the most versatile system there is...you can do special FX makeup, body tanning, etc., but for this review, this version of the temptu is NOT that type of product. It is designed for personal, at home use.
THIS system excels and blows other personal airbrush systems like Dinair and Luminess, out of the water.
The main reason people are attracted to airbrush makeup is for the idea of looking flawless and like you have perfect, real, skin. Not cakey, overly made up skin that is fake and obvious- but real skin.
Other systems like Luminess and Dinair may be more versatile in the sense that they have those mini top, gravity feed airbrush guns, which allows you to mix colors ( basically, smaller, less powerful versions of the pro versions) and you can even mix wild and crazy colors if you want to,) But really, what normal, busy professional working woman, full time mom, whatever, is going to mix blue avatar makeup for fun everyday? And don't forget. Even with those smaller airbrush systems like Dinair and Luminess, you have to clean the airbrush gun out after EACH AND EVERY USE...just like the pros have to between clients. If you don't, it affects the quality of your application spray the next time you use the Machine, and your makeup will come out sputtering and blotchy on your face. How are you supposed to clean it? Well, you have to flush your gun out with both special cleaner AND distilled water (not tap, which can cause deposit buildup inside your airbrush gun, which would also affect future performance.) Try to get away with NOT doing this even a few times and you will regret it and curse your system and have to do a deep clean AFTER you disassemble like, 6-10 or so parts that comprise the airbrush gun. Sounds awful, right? Stay with me here.
Why the temptu has the other systems beat and why it has revamped the personal airbrush system idea is because they have figured out that the busy woman doesn't have time to pre-mix her own foundation color from 1,2, or even 3 different foundation shades. Nor does she want to clean the darn airbrush gun after every use. That gets old people, trust me.
With Temptu, all your colors are already pre- mixed for you inside their own little forms of applicators, called air pods ....you just choose your perfect shade, snap it on, and begin airbrushing. And if you can't find your shade, you call the company and they customize a shade for you. Easy. ( I bought my system at Temptu.com....they do that there....check where you buy yours to see if they do that.) when you are done applying your makeup, it's really easy- No cleaning, just snap off each pod, change it out for another or store it. Easy.
Plus, temptu is a silicone based airbrush makeup. For skin that looks real, you want silicone based foundation airbrush makeup over water based. All of the pros (or most of them, anyway, if they are any good) use some form or brand of silicone makeup to airbrush those models and celebs we envy so much. Why? Because silicone base lasts longer, is water and sweat resistant, and most importantly, LOOKS LIKE SKIN. It is sort of satin, skin like finish. Systems like Dinair market their foundations as being silicone free and water based with a matte finish, but trust me, matte skin is NOT real skin in real life. It looks made up. most cosmetic and skin care companies use silicone in most of their products.
Most high tech bottle foundations, bb creams, face primers, etc, all have varying degrees of it in them. Its there for slip, feel, wearability, and staying power. And it works for most people without reaction or absorbing into the skin and causing problems. If you are oily, you still can use these types of products with silicone, mainly because they last on your skin type (or dry for that matter) just use an oil free, oil absorbing primer underneath your airbrush makeup ( or silicone makeup product) and your oil will be greatly controlled. ( I can't tell you how many People who tell me that water based airbrush makeup sprays on too matte and drying on their face and looks cakey...Even oily skinned women say this) And most women over 40 want glowy, not matte skin.
So when you wear Temptu foundation, For wearability, I would recommend for drier to very dry skin types, you hydrate with your regular day moisturizer or a nIce moisturizing primer with SPF (if you want sun protection.) Temptu's formula is kind of like a built in primer, so dry skin gals don't necessarily have to use one, but if you already have one you love, feel free to use it.
For normal/combo or oily skin gals, I would say get yourself a good oil free, oil control primer (with or without SPF, your choice) let that dry down THEN airbursh the temptu makeup on.
Your skin will have a pretty real skin glow. Not shiny, just perfect. If it feels wet on your skin when you spray it on, you are either spraying too much, putting the airbrush gun too close, using a pressure that is too high, or a combination of these...remember, hold the gun 4-6 inches from your face, smallish, circular motions, and a pressure that is comfortable for your desired coverage. The trick to more coverage without it looking heavy is to follow the above technique, but allow it to set a bit betweem LIGHT layers! Dry skins don't need powder necessarily(your preference)- oily skins should just use a light, talc free superfine setting powder..and use a soft FAN brush it Delivers less powder to set and you still get oil control without looking flat. LOVE!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I don't know why I decided to buy this in the first place. its not practical for daily use anyways.. but I am glad i had it for my wedding day. The makeup its self stayed on ALLL day, and looked so flawless. Other then that it isn't practical in my daily use. its too much coverage for me. I do like how you can build the coverage, and I actually like the smell of the product. I would reccommend this if you go to events a lot and you need to look flawless and have a longlasting face. if you dont like touching your face to do makeup this would also be a good product because you dont have to touch your face at all, which is really nice. but its very expensive.. i dunno I have only used this a # of times and have been happy with the results but I wouldn't reccommend it for daily use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am not giving the low rating for the product, but how Temptu (original website) charged me the full amount of $352.03, shown on my shipping confirmation, which shocked me, as I opted to the trial $29.95 and then some extras, BEFORE the 4 installments, and supposedly was a total of $152.23 on my original billing/receipt. Anyway. Change of heart. Why wait for 20 minutes to apply the airbrush foundation? I'll just stick to my Chanel or Lancome long stay wear foundations. 5 minutes and I'm set to do my make-up.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
while I love the look of airbrush make-up, the ease of use, the colors, and the new body camo... I have difficulty with the air pods clogging.. so far the company offered to replace the clogged ones as possibly being defective. I will update my review as concern is addressed
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am a huge fan of Temptu for myself as well as clients. My skin looks totally flawless and it never goes into my pores. I have pretty dry skin particularly after moving to a tropical area (strange, I know) and I never look flaky or overdone, which is usually the case even with moisturizing foundations. Even when I was a bit more oily at my old home the foundation never affected it or irritated my skin. I still use an oil base makeup remover prior to my cleanser to remove it since it stays all day long despite the light coverage that I need with it. I have extremely sensitive skin, but I have very high expectations with a product that I'm going to spend a lot of money on a high end product. This covers all my imperfections completely without having to use a heavy makeup (and the range of coverages that you get are such a convenience). I also like to go swimming in the ocean. THIS STAYS ON! And it looks great throughout the day. I am not a big fan of using brushes since they cost money, take time to clean (I'm extremely lazy), and they carry bacteria. I don't have to worry about any of that with Temptu. It has replaced my foundation, face concealer, highlighter, and most blush. How many brushes is that? A lot. And I don't have to worry about bacteria building up. The last is the most important and totally awesome reason that I love my system. It takes me about 5 minutes to do my entire face. Foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, and highlighter are done so quickly and easily that you wouldn't even believe that it would look halfway decent, let alone as good as it does look. I only have 2 complaints. The lightest shade (porcelain, which is the one I use) is too pink and too dark on my skin. I wish that they had more colors, but I find that if I use the MUFE blue primer first, then set with Clinique's Redness Correction Powder, it matches my skin nicely. Also, the price. I do actually think it's a fair price considering the cost of most high end foundations and the results that it gives. But this doesn't last me as long as a regular foundation and the initial purchase of the pods is always a hefty amount for me, personally. But I'm willing to pay for what I want. I just wish that it was still available through Sephora. But I'll just get the pods off QVC! Great machine. Machines are the future! And I can only see the cosmetic industry getting better and better with this type of technology through the years.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
TEMPTU: No idea how good or bad this product is, but I was thinking about buying it and filled out the information but never finished the order, it even lacked my correct billing address and still THEY CHARGED ME FOR THE PRODUCT!!! Beware of even thinking about buying on the internet, with companies like this one, you need no one else to steal from you. When informed within 30 min of their mistake, they did not admit it, and did not cancel the order. I will have to go through the trouble of returning something I never ordered.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought the Temptu Airpod airbrush system and the Luminess Air system at the same time to compare. I'm returning the Luminess. I'm saddened that I can't buy my Temptu airpods at Sephora any longer, but I can get them directly from Temptu or QVC. I love the coverage and look of the silicone-based makeup. It is truly beautiful on. And the best part - it lasts literally all day. I do my makeup at 6:30 AM and by 9:00 PM I still look fresh with perfect skin. It took me maybe three times before I figured out my pattern of application to keep it even and not too light or too heavy. I don't even set it with powder. Moisturizer, primer, concealer, then spray! I love the blush too - it looks soooooo much more natural than any powder or cream I've used. I am in my mid-30s and this isn't setting in any fine lines or making me look older. Even my husband approves! Compared to my previous makeup (various liquids, but mainly bare minerals or sheer cover) I'm blown away. It is night and day to what I looked like before. I realize the initial purchase is high, but the pods seem very reasonable. I've been using my foundation daily for two weeks and I'm still not half way through - and I use a good bit. I couldn't recommend this product highly enough! I'm a regular person, not a make up artist, so I wanted the airbrushed look with simplicity - this does that. The luminess system required so much more effort and I continued to run out of my mixed color before I was finished, so the mixing from batch to batch wasn't even. It sputtered and required way more maintenance. I shake my pods, poke the hole, and pump the spring before each use and have yet to have an issue. Try it - you won't be disappointed!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC25, Chinese w/ reddish undertones, old acne discolorations, large pores on cheeks.
I dearly love the Classified Cosmetics Era airspray, fast to use and a beautiful finish w/out looking cakey or heavy.. but I was in between their Y3 and Y5 color.. so finally I decide to give foundations another shake (having been all over the map pre-Accutane 5 yrs ago) plus this machine a try.
At Sephora, we did half face 003 Warm Ivory and half face 004 Sand. I loved the brillance and glow from the 003 and 004 seemed a tad muddy, so finally after some dithering I purchased w/ the 003.
At home, 003 WAY TOO LIGHT! Whoops, onto 004. I've been playing w/ this for about 2 weeks now, and the conclusion is 004 Sand comes out a TAD orange initially and the makeup doesn't settle completely into my pores... but with LIGHT buffing w/ a makeup sponge, the orange disappears and the makeup moves into the pores for a more airbrushed finish. Yes I'm slightly awed by the magazine looking airtouched finish, but to obtain this absolute complete coverage for my skin, as someone said it's "bridal makeup" finish.. which looks beautiful from a distance but up close, it can look pretty heavy (think of some of those MAC SA's you've seen.. pretty but LOADS of makeup). So I tend to lighten it up and relying on concealer.
So I'm liking this machine.. not yet loving.. it might be just a matter of improving my airbrushing technique.. but I'm still open to discovering better finishes via foundations / BB creams / pow wow rain dances etc.
PS. Use a heavy duty makeup cleanser, I'd say this makeup is somewhat "water resistant".
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This review is comparing Temptu to Diorskin Airflash.
Color range: Temptu wins with the color range, although they could still improve on their in between shades. I am generally an NW20-25 and I used Warm Ivory, which was still too light but the higher colors were too dark or yellow. I use Cameo 202 in Dior, which is orange and dark in some lighting.
Price: Obviously the system is more expensive. I don't feel like doing the math, but both the airpods and Dior's aerosol can are expensive on a month-to-month basis. If I use them both as medium-to-full coverage, I'd say both an airpod and an aerosol can of Dior last me one month.
Coverage: Dior wins. Temptu goes on sheer and while it is buildable, it takes forever to get even medium coverage. I had to stand there for nearly 45 minutes to get even full coverage all over my face. The air gun has a small spout, so I could only do small sections of my face at a time. Like Dior, this WILL cling onto any peach fuzz or hairs on your face that you didn't even know you had.
Finish: Dior wins again - way more natural and semi-matte. Temptu is silicone, and while that may give off the impression of natural and dewy, I found it to be too oily looking even on initial application. If you touch your face right after, you will get marks. Powdering it will only make it gross and cakey (like when you spill flour on a wet table). It reminds me a lot of MAC's Studio Sculpt, although since this is airbrush it does go on more evenly.
Ease of use: Dior wins by a MILE. Like I said, it took me about 45 minutes to get full coverage on the entire face. With Dior it's a quick one or two sprays around the face and you're done. Temptu comes out very sheer at first and you can't even see it on the face at first bc it is building up, which makes it easy to overdo when you're sitting there waiting for it show up in one spot.
Packaging: Again, Dior. I hate that I'm not supposed to travel in airports with Dior and that the nozzle occasionally clogs but other than that I've have no problems. Temptu is dual voltage, which is good. But it's large and it's LOUD. I live in an apartment and I don't want my neighbors wondering what this loud motor buzzing noise is every morning in my bathroom. Although I do like that it doesn't get all over your hair, up your nose, and eyelashes like Dior since it distributes in a smaller portion.
I've read from pro makeup artist's blogs and posts that this system is the "consumerized" version of airbrush compressors. Some MAs were laughing at this bc it doesn't compare to the super expensive systems that real MAs use. It's pretty rinky dinky, really. I guess it's a great way to get us novices started on airbrush equipment, but it's not worth the price to me and doesn't really differ in the finished result from MAC's Studio Sculpt.
If you're on the fence, you can order this from Sephora and return it if you don't like it, as I did (even though I hate doing that, sorry Sephora).
Bottom line: great start to consumer versions of airbrush systems, but not that wonderful. I'll be waiting for improvements and I'm interested in Dinair. If any of you LOVE MAC's Studio Sculpt (not me, bc I'm oily) but are looking for a more light, evenly diffused coverage, I would encourage you to try this. Very similar in finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was given the Temptu for a birthday gift last year and LOVE IT!
I have acne prone, oily skin. I have used various products on my skin with little success.
It takes a few tries to get the technique down, but worth it. I find the coverage even, with out leaving a heavy or cakey finish on your skin.
As I have very oily skin, I usually find that foundations break up on my skin after a few hours of wear. I can wear this all day and have my makeup still look as fresh as it did when I applied it in the morning.
The system is expensive, but it would be a great investment for anyone looking for a professional flawless finish. The pods are reasonably priced and last a long time (you get 2 in a pack, and 1 pod lasted me 5 months.)
I think the issue most people have with the system is simply getting down the technique. Practice with the different settings and the speed that you move the wand around your face to achieve a finish you like. I find that if you set it at medium, hold the wand about two inches from your face and hold it at a 45 degree angle, you get good results. I find it also works well as a concealer (but not around the eyes!).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Silicone is dangerous when made into an aeresol - educate yourselves ladies. It causes lung cancer and messes with your reproduvtive organs.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this and returned it. My skin is sensitive to fragrances and chemicals and this was very harsh -- it gave me horrible allergies and made me break out all over within just a week of using it.
The coverage of the foundation seemed really sheer to me - even though it went on flawlessly, it took a lot of product to feel made up. I liked the finish OK. I was very happy with the highlighter, the system is PERFECT for giving you a sheer dewy look. The blush was just OK. I couldn't figure out how to make it look good at all.
Temptu, please make your products more skin friendly!! :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I do not own this product, but I had my makeup done last week at sephora and the artist used this on me- I AM OBSESSED! the coverage was amazing , I can not believe it. It also took like 5 mins to do my whole face. I am saving up for one since its like $250.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
So far I've tried the Kett, Dinair, Mac, Performance, and Temptu airbrush makeup. Kett, Mac, and Temptu are the only ones that didn't get thrown in the trash. Kett and Mac are water based and I wear them daily. They work great for that. They don't feel heavy and they don't slide around. But, be careful not to use too much on extremely dry skin. It can make it look worse. The Temptu S/B is my all time favorite. It's the only thing I use on my brides and the only thing I use when I need to look my absolute best. It is flawless, covers so well, is sweat proof, and lasts at least 12 hours. I still recommend buying the Iwata Eclipse airbrush and a separate compressor over these "airbrush kits" that are so popular now. There is really no comparison. Plus it allows you to freely mix the colors to get a perfect match. Those airbrush makeup pod things are a joke for someone like me who has a hard to match tone. I rarely ever use a single color by itself. I always custom mix. I love the color selections available in all three lines. They really got serious about what color skin actually is. The over the counter brands at the grocery store don't have a clue!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was lucky enough to get this for $165 from Sephora. That included 2 foundation pods. I had been wanting this for a while, but couldn't justify the $225 plus $55 for 2 foundation pods. Even $165 is pricey, but I made the splurge! Sooo glad I did! This is quite amazing. It provides nice even coverage that looks flawless and natural (on me). The foundation color Sand matches me perfectly. I like that you can build between layers for more coverage. It lasts all day. It can get oily looking mid-day, but I have yet to find ANY product that helps my oily skin in that area. This does transfer to clothes and comes off with an inadvertent scratch here and there. The blush application is very subtle and even, but beware of the highlighters, I have Gold, and it can give a more shimmery/oily appearance if you aren't careful! The trick is to keep moving in circular motions and keep your distance at least 4 inches away. It does take practice, but worth if if you want flawless looking , lasting coverage. The smell is very fresh, like powder. Another downfall is that it is bulky to store. The case is like another $50. and the cords (plug and air cords) should be longer. This is made of plastic even though it looks like metal, but there have been no problems with function thus far. It has a 1 yr warranty when you register on Temptu.com. If you are considering, go to Sephora for a demo. I still think this is worth the splurge!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I didn't buy this system, but I went to Sephora and got the MA there to put it on me. She taught me how to use it, and selected a shade for me.
Firstly, the shade was too dark. Not much, but enough that I could tell. My bf took pics of me after, and I could tell that it was too dark. I also hate the finish. It looks oily. I don't even have oily skin! I never look oily with regular foundation, but this made me look oily.
It's also very unnatural-looking. Sure, people say it is flawless - that is true. But absolutely flawless skin doesn't look natural in real life; only in fashion magazines. It looked weird, to be frank. If you like looking like a mannequin, perhaps you'll enjoy this.
They have a very limited range of shades for the price they're asking for this system. You'd think, for over $200, and $30 a pop for the foundation pods, that they'd at least be like MAC with their shades, if not better. Yet I found the same problem with this system as I've found with drugstore foundations - the simple fact that fair-skinned people are usually not orange.
I think the foundation I apply myself, with a stipple brush, looks better and more natural on me than this airbrush foundation - plus it matches me.
Don't waste your money on this; you can get the same, or better, results with a trained hand and a well-formulated product that matches your skintone.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I thought for a while before buying this system. It was after seeing a friend who had her makeup done at Sephora that I decided to make the jump. I purchased the system at the Temptu website. I got the machine, 2 foundation pods, a blush pod and a highlighter pod. The "sale" price was $315, but I received an additional 20% off by using the Facebook code FBFAN20. So I feel I got a good deal.
The machine is easy to set up and go. The instructional video shows the woman holding the wand about a foot away from the face, even as they are saying 6 inches. I find that 4 seems to be the best distance. It really takes no time to get a really flawless look. For me, the foundation literally lasts 12 hours. I've never had foundation last more than 6 hours and still look flawless. This one does for me!
I have probably spent twice the cost of the system over the last 5 years trying to find a foundation that looks this natural, yet flawless for my skin. The only downside is that it's not exactly travel-friendly. But Temptu does have "touch up" foundation, blush and powder that could be used for travel.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this system a lot for personal use. I was treated to this as part of my college graduation gift, but am lucky that I fit perfectly into their color choices (003). I spent several visits to Sephora playing around, going back and forth on if I liked it, and I really could see a difference. The technique is quite easy to master as well. The application is unbelievably easy and flawless. It's so easy to build up if need be, and covers redness/break-outs wonderfully, especially with concealer underneath. It sets quite quickly as well, and the blush and bronzer options always look natural and last for ages despite sweat, tears, and weather. This system is also very easy to set up and break down, as well as to travel with. It truly feels as if I'm not wearing makeup, which I love, especially in the summer. I've also noticed that because it's so hygenic (no brushes or anything but air touching the face), my skin looks even clearer than normal, and it's pretty nice to begin with. It seems almost every occasional break-out has ended!
As a freelance makeup artist, however, I would have to choose another system due to the very limited shade range and inability to mix/create new colors. But for ever day, personal use - and if you fit into the shade range - this is a great product. It was well worth the money.