Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flawlessly Dinair-Brushed!


Bonjour mes amis! The day has finally arrived and today's post is all about perfecting that complexion and achieving flawless skin with Airbrush Makeup. You may have noticed that in my last few posts, I've been wearing custom airbrush foundation from Dinair* (which I've been testing out for a week) and today I bring you my official review! Aren't you excited?! I sure am!!



Read more to discover why!



ABOUT: Dinair has been in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years, creating flawless looks for high definition movies and TV shows. This innovative technology can deliver a delicate porcelain finish, a sun-kissed glow, erase blemishes, or just give you a romantic flush of color. Dinair's Airbrush Makeup is hypoallergenic and creates flawless, light weight, long-lasting looks, perfect for everyday use!



Why wouldn't I be excited?! 



Before I begin my review, I'd like to give you a little background story so you can fully understand where this review is coming from. Being a girl who suffered from acne in my teenage years, I have always been hesitant and even scared to wear liquid foundation. I found that it highlighted my imperfections and aggravated my already sensitive skin, making it more acne prone and oily. Later on down the road, I discovered mineral makeup, which seemed to aid my aging hormones in calming down the breakouts, so I've stuck to that routine ever since. My young adult skin has since become less acne prone, but is still very much bipolar and likes to act out on any given occasion. I still prefer mineral and powder over liquid foundation to give me the maximum possible oil control in the T-zone while providing good coverage and wear longevity. I also heavily rely on primers, finishing powders and setting sprays to achieve the result I am comfortable with.


Having said that, I was honestly a little bit anxious and a lot-a-bit intimidated when first contacted by Dinair to review their famous airbrush kit. Of course, I was also incredibly excited and motivated to learn about airbrushing and to try something completely outside of my comfort zone. Needless to say, I had tons of questions and concerns. How will I match the foundation to my skin tone? Will airbrushing cover my imperfections? What about oil control? How will I give up my routine? One of my biggest concerns was whether or not I could actually master airbrushing. I've always had the impression that airbrushing was for the super professionals. Another major concern was finding the room; where would I keep a compressor? The word alone made me feel like it was half my size... aaah I was so naive back then lol


TODAY, these questions seem absurd and I feel like I have been reborn and reintroduced to the world of makeup, possessing THE answer to perfect skin! The ladies at Dinair have generously gifted me the knowledge and today I'm proudly sharing my amazing experience hoping it will inspire you to venture out and try it for yourself. Here's my story:


COLOR MATCHING: My initial concern was solved so fast that I barely had time to think about it; as a matter of fact, Dinair thought of it for me! Before placing an order, I was to send a makeup-less photo to determine my color range and match. Want your own free color match? Submit your photo by uploading it here at Dinair's interactive user-friendly site! Here's the makeup-less photo I used. 
  • My Skin: medium with warm yellow undertones. I have freckles on my nose, eyelids and cheekbones and a few dark spots / acne scars on my cheeks and jaw-line. My T-zone is almost always glistening, while the sides of my face are on the dry side. I tan extremely easily and very dark, thanks to my central Asian roots. 
  • My Ideal Coverage: medium to full. I like to hide my imperfections while still showing my freckles and natural skin tone. I tend to use the most foundation on my cheeks and jawline and the least on my nose and forehead.



I received my package within a week and was immediately impressed with the kit. I was so pleased and relieved to discover that the very compressor I was so afraid of was actually the size of my hand. To top that off, it was PINK, my favorite color! Thanks Dala :) Dinair offers 15 compressor colors in their personal / pro kit, including 3 animal prints... for the sexy beast within you!!
Here's my personal / pro edition kit and everything in it:
  • Pro Compressor in Pink :)
  • Pro Beauty Airbrush
  • 6 ft hose, US / Canada adaptor (not pictured)
  • 4 foundation shades (medium range)
  • 4 bonus shades (2 blushes, 1 highlight, 1 bronzer)
  • Moist & Dewy moisturizer and practice color
  • Facial Tanner & Sample Concealer
  • Brow Shadow Guide (bottom right)
  • Citrus Airbrush Cleaner
  • 3 additional colors (jet black, barely pink, peach pink)
  • Cleaning caps, spacing device, mini zipper bag, travel pouch (not pictured)
  • DVD, brochures, distance guide and practice sheets (not pictured)
Next, it was time to get acquainted and learn from the airbrush pros. I watched my Dinair instructional DVD over a couple beers and it was a Friday night well spent. I learned so much so fast that I felt completely at ease during my first airbrushing session. Within a few days, I set up my complimentary Skype lesson with Alyssa, one of Dinair's makeup artists, and she easily resolved the remaining few of my concerns. The best part about this genius service is that it is offered for free with a purchase of any of the kits. I view this aspect as pretty darn revolutionary--I don't know of any other makeup company that offers free lessons via Skype!


For the next week, I lived and breathed Dinair. Speaking of breathing, it's important to note that Dinair's foundations are water based and when exposed to air, there are no harsh fumes or pollutants. Not only are they safe for your skin, they are also safe for the environment -- Brilliant! 

The ladies at Dinair were confident that after a week of daily usage, I would become an airbrushing pro and although I was skeptical at first, they were totally right. Check out my progress:

DAYS 1-2:
  • Some hot spots on the forehead and jawline
  • Wearing Golden Olive (perhaps too red)
  • Lips and cheeks airbrushed with Peach Pink

DAYS 3-4:
  • Wearing my custom mixed foundation, thanks to Alyssa. My custom color is equal parts of Honey Beige and Dark Golden Beige. About 10-12 drops of foundation are needed for full facial coverage.
  • Much more even application with only one hot spot between my eyebrows
  • Cheeks are airbrushed with Bronze Rose

DAYS 5-7:
  • Virtually no hot spots in sight
  • My imperfections are completely covered while my freckles are still showing where I want them to appear
  • Lips and cheeks are airbrushed with a custom mix of Bronze Rose, Dark Golden Beige and Peach Pink. I'm feeling confident to venture out and create new colors!


THE BEST PART about Dinair airbrush makeup is that it doesn't look like makeup, yet it covers imperfections better than anything I've tried. Granted, my skin has been very clear, but because the foundation coverage is buildable, I am confident that it will conceal even my toughest future acne. If that's not enough, Dinair offers a paramedical foundation line specifically formulated for problematic skin, targeting everything from acne to rosacea, even covering tattoos.


MY SKIN CARE ROUTINE is now simplified and cut in half. Dinair foundations dry on contact and don't require any prep or primers. I was surprised to discover that even my oiliest zones stayed matte all day without any extra help! Just in case your skin needs that extra step, Dinair offers both shine control and moisturizers within their skin care line. They've got everything covered!


CLEANING & MAINTAINING the airbrush is easy and thoroughly explained in the DVD and brochures. The cleaning part takes a little getting used to, but it's not anything complicated nor is it a deal breaker.


REVISING MY INITIAL CONCERNS:
  • Q: How will I match the foundation to my skin tone? -- CHECK
  • Q: How will I give up my routine? -- Easily and CHECK
  • Q: Oil control? -- CHECK
  • Q: Will airbrushing cover my imperfections? -- CHECK CHECK CHECK
  • Q: Could I master airbrushing? A: There's definitely a learning curve at first, but with a complimentary lesson from a pro, I am now very close to becoming one myself :) -- CHECK
  • Where would I keep a compressor? A: Ha! My über cute pink compressor lives in my bathroom, on my counter where it belongs. Using it daily is so easy and addictive that I've hardly used anything else since -- CHECK


I'VE DISCOVERED that my skin has never looked more naturally flawless than when I use Dinair, yet I am using the least amount of product than I ever would with any other foundation. I can now officially call myself a convert (more like an addict) to airbrushing and will recommend it to anyone who wants to achieve that perfect, movie-star appearance.


DINAIR AIRBRUSH FOUNDATION is absolutely flawless and lightweight and does not require any primers or setting powders. The water-based formula is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (does not clog pores) and the wear is really impressive, eliminating the need for touch-ups for up to 24 hours. Another really exciting factor is the shelf-life of the foundations, which is something like 4-5 years thanks to the mixing ball inside of the containers. With that said, if you only want to use airbrushing for special occasions--like your prom or wedding day, for example--Dinair foundations can easily rest on their shelves, as long as the mixing ball is intact. Me? My kit isn't resting. As far as I'm concerned, this is my new go-to foundation. Don't get me wrong, I still love my mineral foundation, but I must admit that my whole outlook on facial makeup has been flipped upside down. 
On the left, I am wearing my custom mixed airbrush foundation from Dinair and on the right, I'm wearing my Bare Minerals matte foundation in Golden Medium. Although both looks appear flawless, I'm using significantly less makeup in the Dinair photo (left) and the natural texture of my skin is more evident -- I think it even makes me look younger! Furthermore, the look on the left took about 5 minutes to achieve (not counting cleaning time) whereas the look on the right took about 10 minutes and used 3 extra products: primer, veil, and fixing spray. 

Are you ready to convert to Airbrush Makeup?

Visit Dinair at www.airbrushmakeup.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter to learn how you can achieve your perfect complexion by being flawlessly Dinair-brushed :)))

Tomorrow, I'll be learning makeup techniques via Skype, so stay tuned for my upcoming airbrushed makeup looks!! Hope this review was helpful and detailed enough to answer all of your questions and concerns. Don't hesitate to e-mail me about any of the aforementioned.

*This product was sent for my consideration and review. I was not compensated for this review and the information stated is 100% my own, uninfluenced and unbiased opinion. I am not affiliated with Dinair. 



bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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84 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! I've been meaning to try out an airbrush system just to see what all the "hype" is about. From your review and pictures, it definitely seems like a makeup avenue worth pursuing.

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  2. Great review, Maryam! I'd like to try airbrushing someday. :)

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  3. Great indepth review and you still look stunning with no makeup on!

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  4. Great review Maryam. Your skin looks amazing with and without foundation. I'm on the quest for the perfect foundation....this seems like something worth looking into

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    1. definitely worth looking into, this is THE skin perfecting foundation solution :))

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  5. Wow! This looks awesome! Your foundation does look flawless and natural. I've never tried airbushing, but I would love to someday~

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  6. This sounds awsome. This is for sure on my wish list now :)

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  7. Absolutely flawless review!
    I have been wanting to experiment with airbrushing makeup for the longest time and didn't know which band to use!
    Do Dinar provide a large range of colors (natural skin tones and otherwise?)
    Also, the pricing. Do you think its worth the price?
    Thanks Maryam!
    I think Dinar should be a IMATS this weekend, super excited to check out the booth!

    xx
    -Imani Love

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    1. Imani, YES!!! I included links to Dinair color collection when I listed the colors I used, but here it is again:
      http://www.airbrushmakeup.com/shop/index.php/shop-colors/
      as you can see, there's a wide range of glamour, shimmer, fantasy and bright colors available.
      I would absolutely purchase this with my own money, it isn't just worth the price, I think it's rather affordable, considering how little product you use and its sheld-life. Plus, all the perks and extra colors really make it an amazing deal :))

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  8. I have to admit, I thought the makeupless you picture WAS the airbrushed one. You are so...bwaaaaaaaaaa I can't even describe the prettiness. Your review makes me want to try this very badly. The customer service sounds INCREDIBLE.

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    1. thanks so much hun, you are so sweet. you have to zoom in on the makeupless photo, up so close it's not so pretty lol... YES, Dinair has the best customer service I've ever encountered from a makeup brand. They are really on top of their game!

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  9. Cool post! love this! http://bruana-thisisme.blogspot.com/

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  10. Absolutely amazing!! I think you just sold me the product!I can only hope that it will turn out as lovely as yours.

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    1. it will probably be even better because you'll need even less product than me :))

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  11. Hi Maryam
    You are simply rocking ! What a flawless complexion-glowing, radiant & silky smooth. And the white top is superb - fits you like a glove

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  12. wow great review honey you look amazing you dont even need any makeup at all it's an amazing talent you have but girl you are a flawless beauty!!!

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  13. great review! I have been eyeing this system for what seems like years! lol i need to get it LOL

    PS: Glad the IMATS tips helped you out :) It's a shame we're not going the same day!

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    1. well, if you're thinking of getting one, definitely go with Dinair. I've tried and tested it, plus their customer service is incredible :))

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  14. great review, I used dinair in my airbrush kit too and I love that it looks like real skin and it stays matte for oily skinned people

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  15. wow! Great review! Airbrushing has always seemed to me something complicated, but your review made it sound so easy. Love your look with dinair foundation.

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    1. I thought so too, until I tried it for a week and go so used to it that now I don't want to use anything else lol

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  16. this review is amazing - thank you for sharing! actually you look great without any make up on :)

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  17. You can get airbrush makeup at home?? That's very exciting news to me!!! Thanks for the tip...also, I ♥ how flawless you look. So natural..gorgeous!!

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    1. absolutely!!! you should definitely look into it :)) Thanks so much :))

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  18. fantastic review i so want this,u r beautiful&u have A-MAZING skin honey!

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  19. I sooo want a Dinair kit but I ended purchasing a Luminess Air because it was on sale. I hope it's just as good as Dinair otherwise I'll be quite disappointed.
    Great review!

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  20. Wauw :-) thank for this great Review

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  21. Sounds like a great product. Thanks for sharing. You are beautiful as always. I really would like to eventually switch to air brush make up. :)

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  22. follow me :)

    http://shoeeobsessionn.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hi Maryam! Your skin looks so great and if it's thanks for this, I have to have it ;o). Have a nice day. Xoxo v.V.

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    1. start out by getting your free Dinair color matching online (www.airbrushmakeup.com) :)) The result is incredible, and if you're looking for flawless natural looking skin, this is the way to go!!

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  24. I knew this airbrush was the bomb, i just can't get myself to shell out the bucks for it.
    Great review, as always your naked face is GORGEOUS!!!

    PS. Unfortunately, i wont be able to make it due to some health problems of my own, but i'm excited for you, and every other fellow blogger.
    Please take lots and lots of pictures, and i'm looking forward to a post about it.
    I'm giving you a big Russian hug from here Maryam ;)

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    1. omg I'm so sorry to hear that, I'm sending you all my best wishes so you recover soon <3 I'll definitely take extra pictures for you :))

      Yes, this airbrush is amazing, and although it's more expensive than other foundations, I think it pretty much pays for itself. The shelf-life is insane, so if you only want to use it for special occasions, it's a worthwhile investment. Had I known that the results were this dramatic I would've purchased one years ago lol

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  25. Wow the finish is amazing. I looks like you have no makeup on and just perfect skin. I'm so impressed with the size of the compressor too.

    Xo

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    1. I know right!! I was totally scared about the compressor size, but it is so cute and petite lol Yeah, the finish is absolutely amazing... just flawless!!

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  26. wow this is an excellent review. seems great!

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  27. Sorry this comment isn't about the airbrush foundation, just wanted to say that you are flipping stunning!

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  28. U have totally abandoned me babe:( I haven't got a visit from u in awhile lol I missed ya...neway great review think I wanna try xoxooxox

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    1. omg i've been so busy, I barely have had time to visit my fave blogs!! I promise you'll get a visit from me soon, I must catch up on everything!! oxoxox

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  29. I can so so so relate to the being scared with new foundations as our skin sounds exactly the same, I got adult acne out of no where last year and it was the worst 6 months of my life! I got it under control and its fine now but I do still get the odd breakout. You did the product incredible justice with your review and although I dont think I'm ready for something like an airbrusher just yet, you're the one that will have inspired me when I do eventually graduate to it!

    Anna xo

    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

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    1. yeah my problematic skin has kept me away from so much for so long!! whoever comes up with the cure for acne will be a gazillionnaire lol

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  30. Love this review You made it look so easy! Btw, I nominated you for "The Versatile Blogger" award, details are posted on my blog.

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  31. Oh dear...now I *need* to try this out! I'm very happy to find out that the foundations are water based, and that they even make one for rosacea?! It's so hard to find products to help with intermittent, yet intense, redness. I probably wouldn't use foundation at all if it weren't for the embarrassing, unpredictable redness. I also like to let my freckles show =D Thanks for writing such a thorough post!

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    1. YES, Dinair's paramedical line is supposed to cover everything, even tattoos!! I haven't tried it, but I saw a demonstration in the tutorial video and it made the model's severe acne disappear in seconds. Definitely impressive!

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  32. great review!
    you are so beautiful!
    I might have to try it out :)

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  33. Thanks for all your thoughts and great pictures! It was a joy to read and you've really answered all my questions and thoughts about airbrushing! Great job!
    Only bad thing is that now I want one myself ;)
    Phlox

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    1. not a bad thing at all, it's a good thing!! now you just have to get it :))

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  34. Beautiful post and blog...amazing!!!
    I'm your new follower...follow me back ;-)
    A big kiss,
    Margherita

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  35. Wonderful post. I need to advice my daughter.

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  36. Fantastic review Maryam!!! The airbrush makeup does look just amazing on you, it lets your natural glow shine through!! <3

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  37. Amazing!
    Amazing review! (I want it!) Amazing skin! Amazing beauty! :)
    Really great review doll... Very informative and excellently written!
    XO

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  38. This was an amazing blog post!
    I want one now :)

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  39. You look great! The airbrush makeup make your skin glow! I love it!

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  40. Wow! That airbrush makeup looks flawless. I can't believe how effortless it looks, I don't think I've ever read such a thorough and helpful review of airbrush makeup before. Thanks!

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    1. thanks so much, I'm so glad you found it helpful :))

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  41. I know I totally say this with every comment I give you but lady, you are getting more and more gorgeous everyday and if that is not flawless skin, I don't know what is! I myself use the Sparmax and Temptu airbrush and I love it!!! :) x

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    1. thank you so much Phoebe, you are too kind my darling <3

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  42. That's amazing! You look fabulous :) xox

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  43. Great review, I 've always been intrigued by these!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  44. Really enjoy your blog and product reviews. I just purchased this because you made it sound so easy! Thanks!!

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  45. I've been re-reading your Dinair review pretty much everyday since you posted it. Well, I've finally taken the plunge and ordered myself one!

    Great review! And you look gorgeous with or without makeup on :)

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  46. woww i can notice the flawless skin

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  47. nice jobs... I still get my airbrush Tshirts at AIRBRUSH REVIEWS

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  49. My Dinair should be coming any day now! Thank you for this review and all the pictures <3 We have similar skin tones so I'm sure this will help alot! Although I do have a bit more discoloration I hope to cover. Can I ask how many layers you have on in these pictures? Anyways, you're beautiful! Keep it up with the reviews :)

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    1. hi Rachel! I'm so excited for you!!! I'm wearing only 1 layer, can you believe it?!! It's that good :D

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  50. Yesterday, I went by an all in one "beauty enterprise" to do my make up for an annual event. The revolutionary air brush technique was the chosen method to mask skin blemishes and skin discolouration,, with the hope to create a more radiant and beautiful me, for this event. I took some photos when I got home, some four hours after the event, and I'm truly hoping that that's not how I appeared to everyone. Was it just the oily skin or just bad application? I don't know, but, I deleted those photos and I'm hoping to buy an airbrush machine at least to create a new look once/twice a year......

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  51. I recently discovered that many women worldwide are using Dinair Makeup while claiming it has improved their confidence and enjoyment of wearing and applying make up applying my makeup has never been my favorite thing to do. It is not that I do not like makeup, I do, but more because I have never found a makeup at any price point, that did all I needed it to do because i have really delicated skin I am pretty conservative and my ideal makeup is one that looks natural and feels clean, as though I am not wearing any makeup, but also gives me coverage of those flaws that come, especially with age.

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  52. Here is my experience with The Dinair Personal Pro airbrush sprayer. I purchased one 5 months ago, kept it scrupulously clean, treated it like fragile china, used it approximately 6 times with only Dinair products & loved the natural looking coverage… when it just stopped spraying. The air sprayed fine but no makeup. Watched the DVD to ensure I was doing everything correctly when troubleshooting the possible cause. Nothing. Emailed customer service numerous times & received either no replies or replies with no solutions. Talked to LiveChat who said it must need a deep cleaning, to mail it to them & they’ll charge me $25 for the cleaning…..a deep cleaning after only 6 uses! LiveChat had to admit that it would be unusual for it to need a deep cleaning after so short of time & having been used only half a dozen times. I read everything I could on every website that dealt with troubleshooting airbrush sprayers to try to determine what was wrong with this airbrush. Next, spoke to a rep on the telephone who didn’t have a clue as to what could be the problem, I suggested that maybe the O-ring needed replacing. She sent me 2 O-rings…wrong size. However, a friend who recently purchased one of these airbrush sprayers (on my recommendation, I’m sad to say) lent me her O-ring…that was not it, problem continued. Yesterday, I again emailed Dinair & par for the course, have yet to hear back from them. If I were asked to recommend this product, I would say a very emphatic NO. They claim they have wonderful customer service… not from my experience nor do they seem to know their product. Not once did they offer any concrete help or offer to replace the airbrush. And take note, they only offer a 30 day guarantee in the event the product Dinair Airbrush compressor, case, motor, or brush/nozzle fails due to defect which probably should be an indication that the product is not made to last very long. So read their returns & exchange policy very carefully if you should decide to purchase this. I hope in relating my experience with Dinair, that it will save someone else the cost of this airbrush as well as the frustration in dealing with Dinair.

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  53. Long time Dinair user here. Keeping your brush clean after every use is so important and not really a big deal. I clean and soak. It will save you the frustration of a clog.
    Best place to buy? airbrushdeals.com fast shipping, good prices, good customer service.

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  54. Can I use this instrument with other brand foundation(if this gets over). Will it work fine

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  55. I don't know if this the airbrush Rea Pinpin used. She an airbrush makeup artist in the Philippines, and I become of her client. I just wonder if this her tool. I am interested!

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  56. Hi there, nicely done. I'm a makeup artist too and I also recommend airbrush makeup systems to my clients. It is easy to use and way better than the traditional makeup. It doesn't really matter what brands to use but I also like Dinair personally. Thanks for sharing your stories with airbrush makeup.

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