Does Luminess Air Really Work?

Does Luminess Air Really Work?
2.8 (56.1%) 497 votes

Does Luminess Air really work?Luminess Air is a unique makeup kit that comes with its own airbrush. Many women today opt for airbrushed makeup when they have big events like a wedding, but now you can learn to apply these same professional-quality looks to yourself, from the comfort of home. Well, at least you’re supposed to. Let’s see if it really works.

Overview
Air brushed makeup is nothing new, but the idea of bringing it home for the average user is. Top models and celebrities have known about this method of applying makeup for years. This is just the way it’s done in those kind of industries. But for the ordinary woman having makeup applied in this way used to be cost prohibitive. That’s why it was always saved for special occasions in the past.

The Claim
Luminess Air claims to be the way to get professional results like supermodels and fashion models by using the same kind of systems that they use backstage, and in dressing rooms. They’re airbrushing system is said to produce a constant stream of makeup so that it goes over your skin evenly, giving you a flawless look.

They also claim that you can use their airburst system to apply a tanner to your body so that you can get a tanned look without lying out in the sun or using a tanning booth. This would be great for those who burn easily, they can finally get the darker look without taking dangerous measures.

Luminess Air also claims to have won an award for their system. It turns out they have, from the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors Association, for two years running.

The Hype
Referring to yourself as a “magic wand” is bordering on hype. Also, making comparisons to the professional makeup artists that work on supermodels is also a far stretch. While it may be true that top makeup artists use airbrushes to get their clients looking photo shoot ready, that does not mean they use or endorse the Luminess Air brand.

The Cost
Get ready to get your wallet out if you want to try the Luminess Air System. Even if you go the least expensive route with their one speed model – which we don’t recommend – you’re looking to spend around $230.

The one we recommend is the Pro model, which has three different speeds and costs $310. This may sound pricey, but for the results that it delivers, the different uses it has, and the different products it replaces, we believe this is a sound investment for the beauty-conscious.

The Commitment
Depending on what type of makeup routine you currently have, the Luminess Air will either take longer, or save you time. If you are the kind that spends nearly hours in front of the mirror trying to look just right, you might save time by getting a great look quickly. However, if you’re more of a “just the basics” kind of woman, you might find that the Luminess Air system is sort of overkill.

Evaluation
Luminess Air is no fly-by-night company trying to pass off a low-quality product and laugh their way to the bank. They built themselves a good business on a solid product, with some flashy packaging and style to boot. By bringing airbrushing to the mainstream, it cornered the market and is producing a needed product to a hungry audience.

The reviews have come in from users out there and the majority of feedback has been positive. Of course when there’s so much skill involved, you’re bound to get some people that say it doesn’t work. This is because you have to learn how to use it properly in order to get all of the benefits. Many women just don’t have the patience to learn a new skill set, and would rather just say it doesn’t work than admit that they didn’t give it enough time.

Since so many people have given it a thumbs up it must be doing something right, and it’s not the product that isn’t working but rather a matter of user error. As long as you keep this in mind when you order it, and commit to learning how to use it the right way with their instructional videos and instruction manuals, you’ll be just fine.

Tutorial on how to use Luminess Air:

A Note on Safety
The makers of Luminess Air are recommending that you use their makeup products on your entire body to cover up flaws on your legs and arms as well as your face. Over the long term this is not recommended, as your skin is a living organ and needs to breathe. By covering it up with a coat of makeup every day over a long period of time, you might run into complications with your health.

Final Luminess Air Review

Luminess Air is a high-quality product that you can rely on to provide consistent results. There is a bit of a learning curve, as this will be a new skill for most. But with a little trial and error, most users have found that they look great afterward and have added this to their beauty supply kit.

Our Recommendation
While pricey, it is our recommendation to go with the 3-speed Professional model. This gets you one of their more advanced airbrush kits, along with all of the makeup needed to get you started. From there you can pick and choose from their line of foundations, blushes, eye-shadows, and even body makeup for that overall perfect look.

What do you think? Does Luminess Air work or not?

Does Luminess Air Really Work?
2.8 (56.1%) 497 votes

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PartyPrincess February 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I’ve used a friends Luminess kit a couple of times now and love it. Shame i can’t afford one at the moment.

I prefer to use traditional make-up on my face, but for everything else i like to use the Luminess – This like covering up a blemish i have on my upper arm which makes me slightly self-conscious when wearing sort sleeved tops.
Luminess covers it up seamlessly 🙂

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Julie M May 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I was so excited when I saw the Fed Ex man drive up with this today. Took it out of the box and watched the DVD. Followed directions excactly. After several applications of the make up, waiting between applications to make sure it was dry, I was UNABLE to see any color on my face whatsoever! I then applied my “old” make up and life is good once again. The DVD shows that after the make up and blush applications, the model is applying cover stick and powder. I thought the idea was that everything was put on with the airbrush….. Anyhow, this may work for you if you are 25 – 30 with good skin. Those of us older gals need to stick to our a good foundation if we want to see fast results with color. Yay Dermablend//Vichy!!

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Yulie A August 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I was really excited to try luminness air system but it doesn’t work for me, i have very noticeable pores and i thought this was going to be the answer to a perfect skin look but it makes them look worst, so horrible and my face has a plastic feeling, what am i doing wrong? i have seen tons of videos online and how to apply the make up but it doesnt work for me, does anybody has the answer or an advice ??? please…. i paid a lot for this and i dont want it to be a waste… 🙁

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Sierra April 6, 2018 at 12:30 am

I gets the IT COSMETICS bye bye pores in the pump. WORKS GREAT. I got my mom hooked on it.

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Allison July 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I am really interested in trying the Luminess Air. People who rave about it always seem to come up with flawless, beautiful skin. Who wouldn’t want that for themselves? I would love to try to find one in store so that I could see it in action before I actually spend the $230 or the $310 on it. If I just purchased it online, I would probably turn out to be one of the consumers that can’t get it to work right. For that kind of money, I want to be able to try it hands on first. Can anyone recommend a store?

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Sheri loveless March 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

They allow you to use it for 30 days before purchasing it on payments. So really there’s nothing to lose. I’ve been dying to use it too. Will post a tutorial about my experience. I’m expecting the best from tv and I’ve done my homework online about it also.

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Danielle Zadora October 8, 2017 at 8:33 am

Go to trysilk.com they are offering a 30 day trial of the luminous pro air for only $29.99. Use promo code trysilk for 33% off the 29.99! Good luck!

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Heidy September 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I’m one who would never wear makeup because I didn’t know how to use it and I hate when you look at someone and can tell they have foundation on. If I can see it on my face I take it off immediately. Well I gave luminess a try. Got one of the cheeper deals and I love it. Easy to use and my face looks great the only downside which I think is a big deal breaker is it comes off way to easy!!! I live in Florida and the minute I start to feel a bit hot I start worrying that my make up is coming off and I’m afraid to touch my face or even blow my nose. They do have a waterproof thing you spray on after makeup but it doesn’t work at all!!! If they can come up w/a waterproof product that truly works it would be perfect!!!

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Sarah January 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Use a setting spray after. A must for any foundation

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Molly October 25, 2015 at 2:44 am

I purchased the 3-speed system about 6 weeks ago. My overall assessment is this is “as advertised” when you take the time to learn how the system works, how to apply the various cosmetics, and determine what color and type of foundation works for you. I personally do not care for the moisturizer, so I use my own face cream, allow it to soak in, and then apply my makeup with the airbrush.

I read a few reviews about the “plastic” feel of the makeup, which I found is the result from applying the product too thickly and not allowing it to dry between applications (if you want heavier coverage). My experience with the “plastic” face came from layering the moisturizer, x-out, eraser, porcelain, and foundation. Chances are you don’t need ALL this applied (and if so, not very much of each).

Be sure to clean out the brush with a few drops of water between each product (not shown on the demonstration videos) for the best result. Remember the products are water-based…more skin-friendly and not as much is needed to cover…so apply in thin layers. If you live in humidity like I do, use the waterproofing spray over the top. When it comes to airbrushing I have found the old adage to be true,”practice makes perfect”!

The cost of the system is a bit high in the beginning. When I cost-compared my current make up (Bare Minerals) with Luminess, I found the system to not be any more expensive than before. In fact, I’ve shopped a couple of the sales on the website and saved a lot of money on products I like and others I want to try. For the holidays, I found one of the basic systems on sale for only $150…hopefully my sister loves her gift. As most of the colors I use require only 1 drop per application, I wonder if I will ever run out of any of my blush or shadows. Foundation will likely be my only regular purchase. The small bottle of foundation is predicted to last me at least 2-3 months, which is not a bad deal for $13.

Tip: I called the company and asked if I could get a discount on the purchase price of my system if I paid it off after the first 30 days. They took off the final payment amount equaling a 20% savings.

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Nicole October 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm

So I just purchased the deal/ trial supply for 30 days . However , Can I purchase the airbrush tool and own it ! I don’t like the idea of “ renting” for 40 plus a month !! Too pricey !! Should I cancel my trial or go ahead and see within the 30 days if I like ur? Suggestions welcomed

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Becky May 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm

I just got the 3 speed system. Before- I would not wear foundation, ever! Because it just looked so fake and my thin, clear hairs, on my face would show. I just wasn’t a fan of foundation, concealer, all that.
Then, I went to cosmetology school! It all changed! I learned about airbrushing! I decided to get this, lower end system. The high end, pro systems, cost $1000, and more!!! They truely do a flawless job!
I have a face full of freckles, with some blemishes and some scars.
I got the X- out, Porcelin, fair skin shade, eye shadow…all that. On the positive….I will say that it was nice and light on my face, not like pressing foundation into my pores. I like the control you can have. Traditional make up…doesn’t compare to airbrushing. It doesn’t come off, so, be sure you have much practice!
In the heat, it will run..so, get a waterproof setter. And, don’t go to bed with it on….clean it off, when you’re all done with it.
Contouring is my favorite part!!!! This is my beginner system! When I get better, I will invest in a better one.

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Robin November 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

I am struggling with dark circles under my eyes, crows feet and beginning to have lines around my lips. I have the time to practice. I don’t want to use this for everyday foundation. I will want to use it for days when I want great coverage and have the time or nights when I go out. On a daily basis, I would love something for problem areas. I have very good skin. I’m 51 and have very smooth skin that I take care of with Essential Oils and all natural products. I use Tarte brand make-up because it has less chemicals (if any) and the company does not do any animal testing. So, I have two questions: can I use this product in combination with Tarte on occasion? Using the airbrush system for blemishes and under eyes and contouring. But also use the whole system when I want? Is it natural (chemical free) product and do they do animal testing? If anyone know the answers to any or all of these questions, please let me know. I’d like to try this, but it is expensive. I want to make an educated decision.

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Danielle Zadora October 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

They claim they are chemical free and they do not test on our furry friends!

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Elizabeth Hickman December 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm

I thought I was just purchasing a product with a one time fee. They have since billed my credit card multiple times with a total of more than $200.
They will not cancel or eliminate my credit card information. VERY UNETHICAL!!!!

Natalie the person i spoke with refused to let me talk with her supervisor ANDREW in Texas.
Very unethical. They refuse to delete my credit card info. TOTAL SCAM

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Donna January 29, 2018 at 12:46 pm

File a complaint with your state’s Attorney General’s office, and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Tammy Johnson January 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm

I would contact the credit card company and explain to them what happened and see what they tell you to do. They may be able to transfer your account to a new account number so they can’t charge you any more.

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Deseray Nicole Butler December 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

I would really love to try a free sample

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Joanne January 24, 2018 at 8:31 pm

I almost ordered this.
So glad I went to website.
They should be reported to the better business bureau or attorney general.

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Joanne teping May 8, 2018 at 5:06 am

I am a 59 year old women. Buying this product and trying to keep these vultures from taking my $46.98 each month has been an absolute nightmare from Hell! The worst product ever…..makeup looks like an unnatural yellowish ghostish shade. I would not pay 10 cents for… I have returned this horrible product…had to pay my own return shipping of $15.50. And still each month the $46.98 is charged to my account…despite my many protests. It should be illegal what they do. Criminal really. I don’t usually post many reviews online…But I will make an exception here

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Laura August 7, 2018 at 3:13 am

After reading everyone’s reviews, I feel like I made a huge mistake. I just ordered mine today. I rarely wear makeup and planned to use it for special occasions only. Now I’m worried I’ll be overcharged for something i may not ever be able to use properly. I’m so frustrated right now.

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Anna August 12, 2018 at 8:34 am

Laura, you have 30 days….personally I would try it for 2 weeks and then send it back if you dont think you are going to like it.

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Tammy Johnson January 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Contact the credit card company and talk to them and report them to the Better Business Bureau and and file a complaint with Attorney General.

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KSC October 9, 2018 at 5:11 pm

I purchased this product and loved it at first. I watched all the videos, I own the pro system. I mix foundation to get the perfect match. It worked great for me. Then it started sputtering. I called to speak with a tech. She said to soak the stylus in warm water. I did, this did not help. I purchased the cleaning fluid, soaked it in the cleaning fluid, that made it better for about a week. I had to return the stylus, at my own ecpense. They sent me a new one. I cleaned it after every use. It worked well for two months and then started sputtering again. I watched a video that showed how to take it apart and clean it. When I called the tech she said I should never take it apart. I have given up at this point because I don’t have time to keep calling and watching videos in order to fix my stylus. I also don’t want to keep buying a new stylus every couple of months.

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katt January 26, 2019 at 7:50 am

AND btw!! I CAN’T LEAVE ANYTHING BELOW A 3-STAR!! SO, JUST KNOW – MY “VOTE” IS LOWER THAN 3-STARS!! IT’S A ONE STAR AT “BEST”!!! ⭐
what is this stuff made of/from? i am having issue with this product for “old lady”(50+) skin – even after: washing face completely, applying lancome moisturizer then doing a lite “hazing” of the luminess product (4-1) sent in my “beginner” pkg…this stuff just feels like watered down, liquid face powder!! makes my face feel soooooooo dry – even tho i have top’o’the’line moisturizer on!! what’s the deal??? AND btw!! I CAN’T LEAVE ANYTHING BELOW A 3-STAR!! SO, JUST KNOW – MY “VOTE” IS LOWER THAN 3-STARS!! IT’S A ONE STAR AT “BEST”!!! ⭐

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Sally Smart January 27, 2019 at 6:39 am

If they scam u…Cancel ur credit card.Request a new card..They can’t charge u again..

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Thomas McKeon February 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

I got this to cover Vitiligo and didn’t even use it. I requested a refund and they said no. They stole $269.61 from me.

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Does Luminess Air Really Work?
2.8 (56.1%) 497 votes