The activity that takes up most of our time is applying makeup. Who can save up our time? Airbrush makeup kits. We have gone to hell and back and decided unanimously: Tickled Pink Cosmetic Airbrush Makeup Kit is the savior. Out of all the airbrush kits we tested over time this one is surely the easiest one to use and gives a feminine look that will boost up your confidence. The makeup kit that makes you look forward to putting on makeup.
Simple, easy to use, quiet operation, organic makeup, flawless results – this airbrush makeup kit takes all the best features and combines them into a single kit.
The Tickled Pink Cosmetic Airbrush Makeup Kit does a better job than its more expensive competitors thanks to the simplicity in usage and flawless results. The kit is ready for work right out of the box, just turn it on, and start applying with a perfect steady pressure. For professionals as well as beginners, it is a piece of cake. There are three adjustable air pressures: low, medium and high. Choosing the medium one will get the job done. Although the Temptu model more travel friendly, this compressor benefits from the fact that it does not have an air tank which means you can carry the kit around with ease and work in silence. The makeup is organic, and water based meaning it does not damage your skin.
The only reason the Temptu Air Perfect Canvas Airbrush Starter Kit is the runner-up and not the winner is that for some it can be a bit difficult to use. However, if you aren’t such an expert consult the manual and how to videos before turning on the device and the problem is solved. The appealing, practical and lightweight design makes it easy to hold and use. The model is cordless, so you do not have to be near a power socket, and you have the permission of moving around. Like our number 1 pick, this model also has three adjustable airflows that spray an even fine mist which covers your skin with a flawless touch. The makeup benefits your skin as it contains ingredients that hydrate and purify it.
If the previous models are not available, and you want to buy an airbrush makeup kit, the Aeroblend Airbrush Makeup PRO Starter Kit is the way to go. Don’t worry you won’t be making a mistake with this one. Compared to the Temptu and Tickled Pink kits it is cheaper due to the quality of the stylus. However, if you clean and maintain the unit, there won’t be any issues. We used it for months and had zero problems. The stylus is a double action one and allows you total control of the airflow and amount of product being sprayed. It has a portable, quiet compressor built to last and the water-based makeup is a plus too as it hydrates and sooths your skin.
We have been doing airbrush makeup since it first became a trend around the world. Like any other human being, in order not to lose too much money, we started off with a cheaper makeup kit which did the job well, but only for a short period of time. Like the Game of Thrones seasons, the trend cultivated, and we are now true professionals who work with new and shiny models. We just hope that our story won’t get such a bad ending.
When deciding on which product to purchase after checking the specifications, we all scroll down to the comment area. Here we find the most honest and raw material, the good and the bad. Well we have done that for you, read everything thoroughly on reddit, Amazon and airbrush blogs. We got the good and the bad and put it in this article.
Wonder why we did it, we will give you an honest answer: Amazon gave us a small percent of the sales and hired us to be their review team. Everyone appreciates honesty, I hope you will too. This actually contributed greatly to the selection process.
Airbrush makeup is an art, so in order to paint a better picture for you we added another valuable consultant of our team Milica Acanski. She is a makeup artist who started as an amateur and quickly rose up and now is a certified professional. Airbrush makeup is a part of her everyday life and even though she has never written about any makeup kits she surely knows a lot about every model.
She found time to be our personal consultant because she is now stuck in the USA with limited work and movement during the pandemic. She even let us use some of her photos in this article.
We wanted to be very objective in our choosing, so we had a productive chat with Daley Quien, a freelance beauty contributor and blogger. Surprisingly, we agreed on most of the things and as it turns out our decision making was a very objective one.
Times have changed and airbrush makeup is not the privilege of the rich and famous anymore. You want to look like celebrities on the red carpet, you can (just have in mind that the designer clothes are not included in this package).
- You want that flawless natural look, you got it.
- You want to hide the wrinkles and fine lines, there are gone.
- You want to hug and kiss your loved ones and not leave a mark on their face and clothes, well now you can do that too.
- You want to go to the bathroom, look in the mirror and admire the fact that you makeup is still there.
Airbrush makeup is there for everyone who wants it.
And the best part…
is that now it is completely affordable. Sit and write down on a piece of paper just how much do you spend on makeup or going to a makeup artist.
A lot, right?
And now, check out the price of an airbrush makeup kit and the next you know, you are clicking the “Buy now” button on Amazon.
No matter if you are a teen or in your twenties, thirties or even sixties, airbrush makeup is here for you. It does not have an age limit or a gender limit. I even think it could do wonders on Baby Yoda.
We can only mention two but there are not so significant: price and usage.
I know what you are thinking, we are stating the price as a downside even though we said it is affordable.
Well, not everyone has the same income and there are more expensive kits. However, when you buy even the cheapest one, it would be less than you usually spend on makeup. Not to mention the fact that you can became a makeup artist and charge for your services.
Now, that’s a great starter business idea!
Every makeup kit is very user friendly, but the usage is mentioned as a downside because not everyone is handy. For some people it might take a bit more practice but getting it perfect is a guarantee.
The testing lasted more than a year and throughout it we have applied makeup on numerous women with different skin types and using different airbrush makeup kits. Each application was documented which helped immensely in decision making.
There are four basic criteria that helped us make the difficult decision in picking out the best airbrush makeup kits. These are: Mr. Flawless, Mrs. Friendly, Miss Maintenance, Lady Lifespan. So, let’s clear these guys up one by one.
Mr. Flawless, the first and the most important one. As the name states it refers to the flawless result that must be accomplished at the end.
As Mya Dang, a professional bridal makeup artist, stated in her interview for Weddings online: “Less is more.” Precisely this needs to be the Holy Grail of the makeup application. The makeup kit needs to spray fine mist that sets evenly on all skin types achieving the most natural and gentle look. Some models where grade with a 10 out of 10 in this section, while others ranged from 5 to 9. The models we recommend are all tens expect for the budget pick which got a solid 8,5 since it does not fit all skin types.
Mrs. Friendly, well this criterion is the most commented one on Amazon and Reddit. It primarily refers to the first-time usage which must be simple and easy right out of the box.
This might sound crazy but let’s compare it to taking a selfie.
There are two basic components: the camera and the person, and a small round button between. To get a successful and satisfactory picture you will need a high-quality camera, but you will also need that perfect face expression or smile.
Here, it’s the same.
You need a high-quality unit, but you also have the human factor that makes two halves into a whole. In the Amazon comments we noticed that some of the people stated that some kits didn’t work or got stuck or got bad spraying. This can all be explained by the human factor. Not everyone can make that perfect selfie smile. Based on our personal experience during the test and as well as other people’s impressions, all the selected kits are incredibly user friendly and got the grade 10/10.
Here is the tricky little Miss Maintenance.
In order to keep her, every man needs to take care of his girl, to show her respect and give her love. We are not telling you to say “I love you” to your airbrush makeup kit, but we are telling you to maintain it and clean it regularly. Every airbrush kit that made it on our list is extremely easy to maintain, meaning that you get a proper cleaning fluid and all you need to do is rinse and remove the makeup remains from the needle and cup. All the models mentioned have won the Miss Maintenance title.
Lady Lifespan is a close relative of Miss Maintenance. If you maintain the unit properly and clean it on a regular basis you will ensure the long life of the kit. You airbrush makeup kit won’t became immortal like the Queen of England, but it will work for a long period of time.
All the models in this review are used for more than a year and are still functioning well. The ones that died of are not listed. An additional criterion was the makeup which had to be silicon, fragrances and parabens free to avoid possible skin irritations. It also needs to be made for all skin types, including the sensitive ones and to provide certain benefits to your skin. All of the listed kits have fulfilled this criterion.
Best Airbrush Makeup Kits that will make you take selfies all day
Here are the most honest reviews of airbrush makeup kits based on our experience and the experience of other people that were willing to share their impressions. After using any one of them, we guarantee that you will be so pleased with your look and will actually take multiple selfies.
Simple, easy to use, quiet operation, organic makeup, flawless results – this airbrush makeup kit takes all the best features and combines them into a single kit.
After all the researching and testing the Tickled Pink Cosmetic Airbrush Makeup Kit is without a doubt the best one on the market. I know you are surprised it is not the most expensive one, but we can assure you that in this case more money does not guarantee you a better product. Our makeup consultant Milica has stated “I have been using it for 6 months now, I don’t know why I didn’t purchase it earlier. And I am not the only one that is satisfied, my customers are pleased too.” The biggest difference between this product and the other ones (except the runner-up) is that with this one you really look forward to putting on makeup.
It gets even better
Not many people know that this is a family business and the product was made by estheticians meaning that it is not just another commercial thing that is there to take your money. The makeup, compressor and airbrush gun are all designed with a woman in mind. And to prove how much faith do they have in the product; the company offers a lifetime maintenance for the airbrush gun and a lifetime esthetician support. The customer service is highly praised among the users who refer to it as phenomenal as even the company owners answer the phone and help customers.
When you take the kit out of the box, you see a very feminine compressor and a metal-constructed airbrush. The airbrush is a gravity fed one with a single-action stylus and even though it is metal made, it feels so light in your hand. This airbrush gun is made to last. The compressor gives you total control of the airflow pressure and the possibility to use low, medium and high level. When turned on it provides a steady airflow with a strong spraying capacity. For optimal and even results make sure that you spray from at least 5 inches from your face. If you get the airbrush closer, it gives you an uneven and cakey look. On the other hand, if your hand is too far from the face, half of the makeup will not reach your face.
For total beginners we recommend the low mode, which is ideal for practicing and light application. If you are an experienced user, just go crazy. Remember guys thicker formula requires higher airflow.
We gave this kit to my cousin Sarah, who has never held an airbrush gun before, nor she applied this type of makeup. We are very thorough in our tests, so we got a total beginner to use the kit. Honestly, Sarah had some initial fear of not breaking the unit, but she got over it quickly, poured the blend into the cup and started applying the makeup. She says that she felt like she was doing this her whole life. It just felt natural. So, we saw firsthand that all those reddit and amazon users were right. This kit is truly that simple and easy to use and therefore made for professionals and beginners.
The best part is
Another thing that makes this makeup kit our pick is definitely the water-based, hypoallergenic foundations that are 89% organic, paraben and gluten free. People with all skin types can use it and it is infused with aloe that soothes your skin and gives a pleasant scent.
We noticed that this formula is a bit thicker than the other ones, giving your skin even coverage. It also dries pretty quickly leaving you with a lightweight feeling like you aren’t wearing any makeup at all. In our opinion the thing that amazed everyone the most is that it does not cling to hairs like other makeup does.
In addition, no need to apply any powder to reduce the shine, the makeup has a nice matte finish.
In the charming carry-on case, you will receive a professional high-quality airbrush together with a compact feminine compressor with adjustable air pressure, a convenient airbrush holder and a flexible air hose. You are also provided with an AC adapter, 3 shades of foundation of your choice, waterproof sealant and a moisturizer.
The Tickled Pink Cosmetic Airbrush Makeup Kit deserves to be declared our top pick as it completes all the criteria with the highest mark and gives the users everything they asked for and so much more. We are not alone in this high opinion, as many other users share it as well. When you buy the kit, you will become one of us.
When you look at the Temptu Air Perfect Canvas Airbrush Starter Kit you must admit that this is one sexy and attractive kit. Furthermore, it is one of the favorites among makeup artists but also among home users. Daley Quinn blogged about it stating that the look she got was incredibly natural and it became a regular rotation in her makeup routine.
This sexy hunk, offers a three-speed airflow setting, meaning that you have sheer coverage (1–2 passes needed), medium coverage (2-3 passes needed) and full coverage (3-4 passes).
The design is very practical as it is a handheld unit with a long-life rechargeable battery that weighs under 1 pound. The small compressor inside makes no significant noise allowing you to concentrate on your makeup. A vast majority of users, as well as we, really enjoyed the fact that it does not have a cord and that you can actually sit in your comfortable armchair and apply makeup. The feeling: priceless.
With this makeup kit, you get something new.
Instead of having foundation droplets, you get small airpods of foundation, blush and other cosmetics that need to be inserted into the device. No worries just take off the tamper seal on the pod and make sure you shake it so that the makeup spreads around the pod.
Next thing you do is to remove the black cap on the pod by pulling it back and then gently pull the smaller cap inside to open it. There you have it, the place where you need to insert the pod window-side up. When you inserted it correctly you will hear a click. Now, you are good to go.
We can’t forget to mention the makeup, which is suitable for all skin types, water resistant, hypoallergenic, oil-free, paraben free and vegan. The fine micro mist produced works like an eraser for pores, blemishes, fine lines and discoloration. It’s like you are Harry Potter and this is your magic wand! The makeup blends instantly giving you a natural look you will wear for hours.
In comparison to our pick above, this unit is $20 cheaper, and is travel friendly in the sense that it actually fits in your handbag. The only reason it is not the winner is the fact that some people might take a bit more time to get a hang of it. This is the human factor and the Temptu company cannot eliminate it. Our advice is simple, read the directions and if you are not a reader, just watch the how-to videos, they won’t take up much of your time, but will save your nerves.
This travel friendly airbrush makeup kit includes a TEMPTU Air, a Perfect Canvas Hydra Lock Airpod Starter Foundation in your shade of choice 8 ml, a TEMPTU’s Care and Usage Guide, Two-year Warranty, 45-day Money Back Guarantee and a Shade Match Guarantee.
Whether you choose the runner-up or our pick you will get the same beautiful natural results. In 3 out of 10 cases the runner-up wins just because of its highly attractive appearance and that fact that it is not a classical airbrush makeup kit. The kit is there for professionals and beginners.
The Aeroblend Airbrush Makeup PRO Starter Kit is yet another product that is more affordable than the previous two but has managed to meet our high expectations. Our consultant Milica used this kit just before upgrading to the Tickled Pink one. She says “Aeroblend worked like a charm, it still does, the only reason I bought the Tickled Pink kit is because I wanted to try out something new”.
This airbrush makeup system is made with a beginner in mind and that is why it works magnificently in the hands of a professional as well. The innocent looking and silent compressor holds enough power to provide a steady airflow. In addition, the metal-made airbrush gun with a double-action stylus allows total control of the coverage and feels so lightweight and comfortable in your hand. Over 64% of Amazon honest reviewers have stated that this is one impressive kit which makes beginners feel like makeup artists. We have also checked out the other 36% and we can say that they had package issues as well as the human factor influence.
Yet another makeup kit with ingredients such as lavender, jojoba and kaolin, which all soothe and benefit your skin. Like in the previously mentioned ones, this water-based makeup is also made for all skin types, including the sensitive ones and is 100% silicone, fragrances and parabens free avoiding skin irritation.
Have in mind that this makeup is highly pigmented meaning that 6 drops will do the job properly.
The coverage is great, and it feels like you are not wearing any makeup at all. Of course, there is a natural finish and the wear time is estimated to 10 to 12 hours.
In this bundle of joy, you will get the ultra-quiet airbrush compressor, a double action airbrush stylus and an air hose. But that’s not where the story ends, also you will find 5 Aeroblend foundation colors in the light skin tone range, 2 Aeroblend airbrush blushes, 1 Aeroblend highlighter, 1 Aeroblend bronzer, directions and a 110V AC Plug (for USA and North America).
If you are digging around Amazon for airbrush makeup kits, but have set a limited budget, that led you directly to the Aeroblend Airbrush Makeup PRO Starter Kit, buy it and become yet another satisfied Aeroblender.
We can surely say that the Art of Air Professional Airbrush Cosmetic Makeup System has won the general popularity vote. This is the most commented airbrush makeup kit on Amazon whose popularity is mostly based on the affordable price which is just over $100 as well as the results that you get.
The kit has a compressor with a simple dial that enables airflow control and an airbrush gun looks like a high-quality one, which put this kit in the also great category. Don’t get me wrong, this gun can last a long time in the right hands, but it isn’t as great and sturdy as the previously mentioned ones. Also, when applying light coverage, don’t be surprised if some fine lines start to appear. Just take a deep breath a spare a few more minutes to add another layer.
The kit is great for beginners and professionals and is very user friendly. And the water-based foundations certainly do a good job in making your skin look natural and making you feel fabulous.
Of course, let’s not forget to mention that the makeup is silicon, oil and fragrance free.
In addition, one of the most praised features is the simple cleaning, which made everyone’s day better.
We were at the point of our testing when we were using this makeup system, when my friend Alisson called complaining that her hyperpigmentation and rosacea have increased and that her foundations and concealer don’t seem to do the trick anymore. The next day Alisson came and got a full airbrush makeup treatment. The fact that she ordered this on Amazon an hour later tells you everything about how pleased she was.
When you open your deluxe carrying bag the first thing you will see is the airbrush compressor with a single action gravity feed airbrush followed by medium complexion makeup foundation an anti-aging moisturizing primer, tropical bronzer, a pink papaya blush, a pearl shimmer highlighter and its very own airbrush cleaner.
We enjoyed testing the Art of Air Professional Airbrush Cosmetic Makeup System and gave our honest review that in many aspects agrees with Amazon users. It fulfills our previously set criteria and that is why it found its place on our list.
Out of all airbrush makeup kits under $100, the Belloccio Professional Beauty Airbrush Cosmetic Makeup System has managed to fulfill our criteria to most of the extent and ended up as our number one budget pick.
Our expert consultant Milica bought this one when she was a student, and it was actually her first airbrush makeup kit. She says “I didn’t expect much out of it, but I was pleased to see it does the job properly and I got what I paid for. Unfortunately, it didn’t last do see me end my studies.”
During our tests, this airbrush makeup kit showed really good results. The compressor is metallic, feels high-quality and offers three pre-set airflow strengths allowing you control. The spray was even, and the finish was not so shiny, but it blended well creating a natural look. The makeup is paraben free, hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. It actually soothes the skin and feels good on your face.
Belloccio is definitely perfect for total amateurs that are just entering the world of airbrush makeup as it is easy to use and control.
Beside the airbrush and the compressor, you will also get four medium shades of foundation, a blush, bronzer, highlighter, and a carrying bag alongside three bonus items: a 5 gram jar of Belloccio’s medium shade concealer, an egg-shaped makeup blending sponge and a bottle of Bellocio’s makeup finishing and setting spray!
It doesn’t end there because Belloccio will also provide you with a DVD and a manual.
To conclude, if your budget is limited, do not hesitate. Go and buy the Belloccio Professional Beauty Airbrush Cosmetic Makeup System because it is the best one out there for under $100. You will get what you paid for and maybe just a bit more.
5 reasons why Airbrush Makeup is really better
Let’s address one of the most frequently Googled questions, is airbrush makeup really better than traditional makeup, and is it worth the money spent.
The answer is a simple Yes and to clarify this, let’s check out some of the advantages of airbrush makeup.
The first major advantage of airbrush makeup is that it lasts longer than traditional makeup and is more water resistant. Your next question is for how long? Well based on our personal results and the results of other makeup artists, airbrush makeup can last up to 10-15 hours.
The makeup can be silicon based or water based. Silicon based ones are better for weddings, especially if you are a crier or prone to sweeting, but they feel heavy on your skin. Water based ones are becoming more popular as they have exquisite blending capability, amazing natural coverage and are lightweight.
Another advantage of airbrush makeup is that it is applied evenly and gives a perfect natural and smooth finish. With this makeup you can hug and kiss all you want without having to worry about rubbing off.
Additional benefit of airbrush makeup is that with it less is more meaning that you will need less product to cover your skin. This is all thanks to the spraying process which spreads throughout a fine mist layering evenly.
A major advantage is also the option of applying the makeup in as many layers as you want. The makeup dries quickly, allowing you do add more layers if needed. Not to mention that this process doesn’t last as long as layering traditional makeup.
We also have to mention that with airbrush makeup you are offered the opportunity of blending and mixing every foundation until you get your perfect match. Airbrush makeup provides everyone with a natural flawless look that in the earlier days could be done only with photoshop.
We can say with confidence that an airbrush makeup kit is worth the money you spend as it will reduce the amount you spend on regular makeup, reduce the time needed to apply makeup, and will make you say goodbye to cleaning makeup brushes forever.
After the initial purchase, the only cost you have are the makeup refills which tend to last longer than regular makeup.
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Worried about COVID19?
- Airbrushing is more sanitary
- Nothing touches the face, so there is no contamination
- There are no brushes and sponges that harbor bacteria
- Daley Quinn, beauty contributor, phone interview, 2020.
- Milica Acanski, airbrush makeup artist consultant.
- Interview With Bridal Airbrush Makeup Artist Mya Dang, available at weddingsonline.in
- Amazon comments section