TEMPTU • Airbrush System • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
FIRST I have to inform you that I haven't received my temptu, but that is why I'm doing this review. I can't comment on how the temptu worked for me just yet, but I can comment on how disappointed I am with their shipping. I ordered a temptu 4 days ago and the other is still processing. I called in and they said its supposed to ship out til next week AND I have to wait 7 days + after it processes and ships which I find ridiculous when I ordered it no one informed of this. The receipt said 5-7 max in delivery. I'm just disappointed with the shipping to be honest I wanted to try it by next week to have for a special occasion but can't.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow, this works so nicely on my pale and dull face! Although it sounds crazy but I actually use Airbrush makeup everyday. It is actually easier and quicker for me to use Temptu than to use powder, concealer, finishing spray...etc. The color looks great too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought a used system for far, far cheaper than retail. I wasn't all to concerned about buying a used system from another because none of the unit touches the user's face, and the previous owner claimed to have used it twice at the most.
2 days owning the product, and I haven't gotten the full hang of it, most especially pulling on the dispensing trigger while doing concealing work, which is the primary reason I bought this. With minor discolorations, it is second to none! The product dries traceless on the skin. For major discolorations like a large black scar, it does an excellent job, but here is the warning: DON'T OVERDO YOUR AIRBRUSHING! Your face will look like a cakey mess and will not dry. Have good lighting in your area, and while airbrushing, when you get the impression that the foundation has started to cover the area, STOP! Allow the product to dry and settle (which can take a long time for heavier coverage, not just the recommended 30 seconds in some instances, which is one drawback). If it still needs more, then go ahead. Otherwise, you get this siliconed-out mask if you're too generous with the application. The color looked weird on me at first, but once it dries, I'm left with a smooth, traceless finish.
It does take longer than your usual swiping of liquid foundation, perhaps three times longer, but the end result is unbelievable. Just as natural as mineral foundation, but more durable and longer lasting, even for oily skin.
Also remember to be fully dry before powdering, if you needed. You can be left with a cakey and pasty face mask if you don't dry all the way, and you can smear your work.
***EDIT 09/16/2013*** Concealing with just the Temptu foundation became futile. But I figured out how to do the perfect concealment of really bad discoloration:
FIRST: Correct the discoloration with their Airpod blush in Ruby Red.
SECOND: Use concealer like I normally would in the area.
THIRD: Apply Temptu foundation to the area. The effect is far less cakey now, AND it actually dries on my face!
FOURTH: Since I have very red undertones, I apply again the most lightest application of Ruby Red to the area to make it even with the rest of my face. Since airbrushing is seamless, I don't have to apply foundation to the rest of my face. I'm SO happy with that.
FIFTH: A little dusting of HD powder to the area and the rest of my face.
There is NO FADING WHATSOEVER all day AND way into the night when I wash my face. Just some blotting throughout the day. THIS IS TOO GOOD! I changed my overall rating from 4 to 5 lippies!
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: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine 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.