Airbrush Makeup Review: Dinair Airbrush Makeup Foundation Deluxe Kit
Dinair is probably the most popular brand available at the moment since they’ve been around for such a long time. The makeup feels so light on the skin and the system itself is a really great compact size–ultra cute–but maybe a little less powerful than those the professionals use. At $199 for the kit it is about average in the price range.
The bottles of foundation start at $12 for a 1/4 oz. bottle and can go as high as $35 for the 1.15oz bottles of paramedical shades. At that price they are cheaper than their direct competitors like Temptu, and you would probably be spending around $30-$50 a month with daily use.
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What is in the box:
The Foundation Deluxe Airbrush Makeup Kit comes with the compressor (you can choose from 14 colors such as white, champagne, black onyx, red), a beauty airbrush, 4 foundation shades (1/4 oz.), 4 bonus shades (3ml), the ‘Moist & Dewy’ spray-on moisturiser (which helps to condition your skin and enables the makeup to settle more evenly), travel caps, Airtan™ cap and cleaning band, airbrush hose, adapter plug, cleaner, an instructional DVD, bonus stencils plus a case. The Dinair does sell a separate battery pack but because the compressor is so small, the battery pack does not attach to the machine.
It’s really just 10 rechargeable lithium batteries bound with plastic wrap and ends up being more cumbersome for travel. The hose is not the highest quality out there and certainly not the longest. The new kits also come with the ‘less is more’ bands which act as a guide for your airbrush control lever.
Using the Dinair:
The Dinair Airbrush Makeup kit is very easy to use. The compressor runs at an acceptable PSI of 0-15 as the kit is designed for beginner to intermediate users. Professional makeup artists will generally look for something with a PSI up to 35 and something a bit more robust. Generally a PSI under 15 is used for foundation but a higher PSI is really needed for best cleaning as you can blam out the excess makeup with a burst of high PSI air. The kit itself is compact (2x3x4 inches) and very light in weight – however, it is powerful enough for home-use and well built enough to be the main tool of part-time professionals (though full time professional makeup artists tend to prefer the Iwata brand of compressors and airbrush guns). The airbrush is all metal with no plastic parts and up to the standard of any other brands–dual-action is always a plus and as far as I’m concerned, a must-have for use with makeup. As with pretty much all airbrushes, the Dinair does require proper cleaning and care so be sure to check out our guide to care & cleaning.
The great thing about the Dinair Airbrush Makeup system is its versatility. Most kits come with four different shades of foundation and you can purchase extra shades or colors to add to your look. Dinair has an amazing range of mattes and satins for that glamour look, twenty shades of foundation, twelve shades for blush and lips, six shades of eye shadow, ten shades for the lashes, brows and eye liner, five concealers, five adjusters, seven concealers, and the coolest range of opalescent colors called ‘shimmer’ as well as the vibrant ‘fantasy’ range for face, body and hair.
Dinair also has a range dedicated for hair special effects which are vibrant yellows, blues, reds, greens, pink, orange and magenta. On top of all this, you can use the Dinair Paramedical range to camouflage areas on your skin that have strong discoloration with a range of seventeen shades of makeup.
The best feature we found with the Dinair Airbrush Makeup system was that you can actually custom mix any of the makeups to create your own colors! This not only makes the Dinair really versatile but it also adds to the fun and creativity of the system. However, mixing the colors can sometimes change the consistency of the makeup which may result in smearing. This doesn’t always happen but you have to really utilize trial and error to see what works best for you.
There’s also a great range of stencils in the Dinair range and they are always adding more shapes. If you’ve never used stencils before then you’re in for a treat because you can match the stencil shapes with the patterns, colors and designs of your clothes or copy the runway looks in just a few minutes.
Dinair makeup is very appealing because it’s so light on the skin. Being water based the makeup is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic which means no more red marks or outbreaks. Apart from being easy to use and having a great range of colors, the fact that Dinair’s makeup is oil, silicon and paraben free is a real plus. You’ll find that it is much easier to remove than traditional makeup since it can produce such great coverage with just a tiny amount.
As most people who have bought their products before know, Dinair has great customer support who are happy to guide you through the learning process as well as answer any questions you may have (or resolve any issues). They will help you with color-matching either over the phone, email or even on Skype! This support is life-time so extra points for this Dinair!