Thursday, February 17, 2011

AMW Reviews: Graftobian GlamAire Air Brush Beauty Makeup

When I tied the knot 3 years ago, it wasn't difficult to look for a makeup artist because all I need to do is have my trial makeup done, take a photo of it, liked it, then moved on!

Unlike brides today, looking for a Make-up artist is difficult enough, choosing the type of make-up is another story!  I always get queries on Traditional?  Or Airbrush Makeup?  

After I won my first Glambox Airbrush Kit, that was the time I got exposed to airbrush makeup!  I moved forward to try on different brands of airbrush foundation because, as I always say... "Variety is Good!" 





Graftobian GlamAire Air Brush Beauty Makeup says ---

Graftobian has worked closely with Hollywood makeup artist Brad Look and his peers to create this Water based, silicone FREE, AirBrush makeup range of shades in a special formulation that yields durable coverage, comfort and color while also offering an alcohol free product. The actors on which Brad has used Graftobian Makeup have been impressed with the pleasing feel of the product. The camera personnel as well as the viewers are delighted with the natural, non-glossy look of the product. Whether you are using AirBrush Makeup for the nightly news anchor; the leading lady in a drama; big time film productions or just your own daily wear makeup, Graftobian GlamAire AirBrush Make-up will outperform and be more cost effective than whatever else you have tried.


AMW says ---
Pros
  • Has a protective cap you need to remove after purchase.
  • Super lightweight, almost 2nd skin feel!
  • You can control coverage from light-heavy.
  • Stays on skin for the whole day with minimal retouching needed.
  • Does not give out a white cast on both photos and in person!
  • No streaks
  • Does not transfer to clothing.
Cons
  • I am not a fan of this messy twist-like packaging!  It's very messy!
  • Difficult to find your perfect shade, though there are a wide range of shades available from Graftobian GlamAire, locally, the shades available are limited.
  • Mixing and matching shade colors can be challenging.
  • If you have acne scars, marks, you need double the effort to cover it with this product, I suggest to use a separate concealer to spot correct.
  • Pricey!
Overall 
I actually tried using these on both the airbrush machine and with a Beauty Blender.  Both have a similar result but of course, the airbrush system is more convenient (during application but a pain to clean!  LOL).

Tips
  • Prep your skin and you can choose to protect it with a face primer prior to air brush foundation application.
  • An airbrush system is optional!  You can try these airbrush foundation using sponge or stippling brush.
  • Always begin with clean, oil-free skin.  Try not to use any oil based skin care products to prevent foundation from sliding.
  • You can mix airbrush foundation like I did!  Practice makes perfect!
  • I personally like to correct and conceal first prior to applying thin layer of airbrush foundation.
  • If you have oily skin: you can choose your preferred oil control setting powder to let makeup stays longer.
  • If you have dry skin: you can choose to add up a bit of moisturizing spritz or moisturizer on dry areas!
  • Always be ready with a towel as this could get messy especially when you're in a hurry!

Will I repurchase?
I'll try other brands!  I actually bought OCC!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who wants to try airbrush makeup!  You can always start with a tube, no need to purchase the whole airbrush system!  I think this is the best way to try airbrush makeup by starting with the foundation and a Beauty Blender OR Stippling brush.

Where to purchase and how much?
I bought mine locally from HD Makeup Studio & Academy website for Php1,500 (approx $35.70) per bottle + Shipping.

Graftobian Midnight Marigold


Graftobian Graceful Swan

Here's what I do without the airbrush system 
using my Beauty Blender


I use the bottom part to "bounce" the foundation 
on larger areas of my face


Using the tip of the Beauty Blender to spot conceal


I also like to use a bit of the Midnight Marigold to contour


Difficult to find the Graftobian shade that matches you especially on online ordering?  I got this from PaintandPowderstore website, print screen for your reference!  Please note that the chart below is just for reference!  Testing the shades in person is still the best --- Just like Breast milk!  (LOL Where did that come from?)

(Note: You can click photo to enlarge)

I bought an OCC Airbrush Foundation too which I will review too!
Have you tried using Airbrush foundation applied manually?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



5 comments:

  1. have never tried airbrush before but i really feel like trying that beauty blender!

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  2. I know what you mean, ooh the Beauty Blender is just fabulous to use but I hate washing it! :P

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  3. such a detailed review! nice :D You have beautiful skin!

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  4. This is what I've been using as well..Yup medyo messy yung cap. I think the packaging of OCC is better :)

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  5. Iyah, aww thanks!

    Kim, agree agree agree! I love the packing of OCC!

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