Hello Ladies!! I’m super excited to review this product. I’ve been dying, dying I tell you, to get my hands on it. I spent probably 6 months trying to make my mind up about buying it and I finally broke down. I’m talking about a Dinair airbrush kit!
I got my Dinair Foundation Deluxe Kit way back in May, for Mother’s Day. I wanted to give myself plenty of time to use it, before I reviewed it. I don’t want my reviews to be anything short of honest and accurate, and when we’re talking about a product that costs $200, I want to be able to stand behind what I tell you.
So let’s get to it. You all probably have seen Dinair, whether it be on Youtube or Makeup Alley, or somewhere else. If you’re at all familiar with airbrushing, Dinair has probably come up. I initially became interested in airbrushing after staying up too late one night and getting sucked into an infomercial for Luminess. After doing my requisite research into Luminess, I decided that my money would be better spent elsewhere. So of course, I googled airbrushing and voila there was Dinair. And me being the product junkie that I am, I wanted it….bad. So fast forward to Mother’s Day, and I got it.
So on to the good stuff, the actual review. The compressor really is tiny. It’s not exactly quiet, but it isn’t loud either. The gun (airbrush) is just your typical airbrush, nothing spectacular to say about it. I used the entire kit as soon as I got it, I airbrushed my foundation, blush, bronzer and concealer. The first time I did it, I was impressed but not completely sold. The airbrush makeup seemed to accentuate the fine lines under my eyes, and large pores on my nose. So of course, I talked to a friend of mine who also has a Dinair system, and I talked to Dinair. To solve the problem I use eye primer under my eyes, and on my nose before airbrushing. It was recommended to me to use the Moist & Dewy that came in my kit, which also works. I use the ELF eyelid primer, and since it’s only $1 it’s definitely more cost effective then the Moist & Dewy.
The Dinair foundation really does make my skin look flawless, but it doesn’t look like I have makeup on at all. The coverage starts sheer, but can be layered to full. With every layer of foundation you spray, your skin imperfections just blur and eventually disappear. I watched every single Youtube video I could find about Dinair and airbrushing makeup in general before I ordered my kit, so I didn’t find it difficult at all. If you’re thinking about buying an airbrush, I strongly recommend you do the same. Going from regular foundation or mineral foundation to airbrushing is a huge change, and the more you understand it, the better the results will be.
I can honestly say that I’ve loved every single item that I’ve tried from Dinair; foundation, blush, bronzer, Moist & Dewy, shimmer colors (highlighters), etc. Everything can be used for more then one application; foundation for concealer or contour, blush for lipstick or eyeshadow, shimmer colors for highlighters or eyeshadows, etc.
The prices for the actual makeup are actually really affordable. The smallest size you can buy of anything is ¼ oz., which ranges in price from $8-$18 depending on what kind of makeup it is. The ¼ oz. foundation lasts about a month give or take. I mix two colors (vanilla & light golden beige) for my perfect foundation color, so it’s lasts me about 1 ½-2 months. The ¼ oz. size of blush will probably last me 4-5 months.
I realize how expensive the initial investment is to get an airbrush, Dinair being one of the cheapest you can buy. But for me, it was well worth it. I never have to worry about a line of demarcation again, or washing my face brushes weekly to make sure I’m not rubbing bacteria into my skin, or how my foundation will photograph (beautifully btw), or my makeup melting or rubbing off. I will say I have yet to test the claim that Dinair makes about it’s foundation lasting 24 hours. I’m usually washing my makeup off within 8-10 hours of application. It definitely has better staying power than anything else I’ve ever used.
With all those positive things being said, I have to be 100% honest with you ladies. I had the absolute worst customer service experience of my life with Dinair. After speaking with a lady at Dinair about my problem with fine lines and pores being accentuated, I have sent 3 separate messages through their website, about 3 separate things, and have yet to get a response to a single one. The first message I sent to them was shortly after I ordered, so it’s been at least 2 months. I have never been so disappointed in a companies customer service as I have been with Dinair. I’ve never been completely ignored by a company either. If someone over at Dinair responds to me, I’d still be happy to have the situation handled in a professional and courteous manner…..I won’t hold my breath.
So ladies, have your tried Dinair, or any airbrush?
If you have any questions about the kit or makeup, or anything airbrushing related leave me a comment and I’ll either post about it, or try to answer it here. J