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! Kayce
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Kett Hydro Foundation
glitrbug 7/25/2008 4:17:00 AM
I really like this airbrush makeup so far. I started out with another brand and got so frustrated that I almost quit airbrushing period. I decided to make 2 changes - brush and brand of makeup. I ordered a sample kit from Kett and while it was shipping, I bought a new airbrush. Good grief!! Major improvements! First off - the brush. I started out with Dinair. Bought the whole kit. (I'm not unfamiliar with airbrushing as I messed around with it in school but for arts and crafts, not makeup. I had a Badger brush back then.) Could tell immediately that the brush left something to be desired, but I kept trying until it started spewing the makeup. Had to totally disassemble and clean it every time I used it to try and fix that problem and it just doesn't work. When I decided to "start over", I bought an Iwata Eclipse brush. Now that's what I'm talkin' bout!!! The brush is just phenomenal and has rave reviews. The compressor is important too. I suggest a real compressor, not a glorified fish tank pump. I still had my compressor from way back. (It's a Badger too) I put a low pressure regulator on in and a low pressure gauge. It's important to have the one by one psi increments. 0 to 20 for the first marking is not sensitive enough. Secondly-The Dinair makeup is SO watery! it separates in the bottle after just an hour! The camouflage worked better than the waterbase, but still not good. And after an hour it looked like wet mushy cake. The spray on moisturizer made that even worse so I nixed that immediately. I ordered the Hydro Olive trial kit and the Kett Sett powder compact. Just the look and feel of it was so much more substantial. It takes way less product and it goes on so perfectly. I think I use about 8 psi to do my foundation then cut it back to about 3 for my contouring/blush. So far I am very pleased. The powder should be applied VERY lightly. It looked great all day. It's about 94 degrees here right now and by the end of the day I was getting shiny, but not so much that I wanted to blot. I do want to try a pore minimizer/primer underneath. I think I'm going to buy the MAC one tomorrow and give it a shot. I have ordered the Hydro Proof sample kit to try as well. This is only the 2nd airbrush foundation I have tried. I'm curious to try the MAC and the OCC. I'll post back.