There is a lot of competition over whether mineral makeup or airbrush makeup is the best makeup for acne prone skin. I have always loved Bare Escentuals bareMinerals makeup, (also referred to as bare minerals or bare essentials). However, with all the hype around air brush makeup systems I felt it was time to give one a try.
I decided to try the TEMPTU AirBrush Makeup System since I could get a demonstration at my local Sephora store. My first thoughts on looking at the system was that there was no way I was going to use something that complicated, that big, or that expensive. The salesperson assured me that it would not be difficult to use. There was nothing she could do about the expense since it is a standard price and no discounts are offered.
It was easy enough to find a shade, even for my pale skin, so I cleaned off the makeup I was wearing and we began. There was no need for a primer since it is built into the foundation itself. As the salesperson applied the airbrush makeup, all I felt was a cool breeze. It did not feel like I had any makeup being applied. However, when I looked at my skin in the mirror it looked absolutely flawless. No redness and nothing in my pores.
She then proceeded to apply highlighter, blush and bronzer using the same air brush machine. Again, my skin looked perfect. I just had to let it dry before touching it. The one thing I did do was pat the area around my eyes, since I had scrunched up my eyes a bit and the makeup had wrinkled there. Patting it down a little took care of that issue.
After letting the makeup dry for a little while, the only thing I did was apply some of my bareMinerals Mineral Veil for a little oil absorption. I think the illuminating finisher from the TEMPTU looked a little too shiny for my liking and my Mineral Veil gave it a better feel.
Many hours later and lots of running around and my skin still looks fantastic. I think this is an excellent system for anyone looking to get a flawless, natural finish. For people with acne, this is an especially good system since it does not get into your pores and will not make you break out. The downside is the expense. At $225 for the airbrush machine and $55 for two pods of makeup, it is difficult to decide whether to lay out the money. My plan is to use my bareMinerals for general every day use and use the air brush makeup for going out at night, when I need a little extra coverage, for a big event, or when I know I will be on the go all day. For you, that might mean a wedding, anniversary, prom, bar mitzvah, job interview, corporate event, or anytime you want to look your absolute best. Of course, you will look gorgeous in any photo – without the touchups of Photo Shop!
Read my review of the TEMPTU AirBrush Makeup System to learn more about the benefits of airbrush makeup for acne prone skin and where you can buy the TEMPTU system.