Airbrush Makeup Review: Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup (The BIG review)


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On December 28, 2012
Last modified:June 23, 2014


A good beginners airbrush makeup kit with wonderful customer service & a great makeup range. Tickled Pink will continue to improve & innovate over the years.

This airbrush makeup review is a very detailed and long review of the Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System. Click here to skip to the final verdict if you don’t have time to read through the entire article.

Tickled Pink are a small company who have released an airbrush makeup system with a mini-compressor to compete with Dinair, Belloccio & Temptu. They have a really impressive range of makeup and great customer service. Though the compressor and airbrush gun are not the best out there, their airbrush makeup kit is definitely worth considering for those new to airbrushing because it is offered at such a competitive price.

Tickled Pink: The Company

Tickled Pink is a small company which has been growing steadily since its launch just a few years ago. It was founded by licensed Esthetician Kathy Tope and her partner Patrick out of Salem, Oregon. They have created the Tickled Pink brand to capture part of the market which seems to be dominated by Dinair and Temptu. That is, the mini-compressor for personal use or part-time makeup artists. They seem very dedicated to customer service and, by basing their business at home, they are available almost around the clock to answer your phone call, email or even text message. They are also regularly include free gifts like sample makeup with your order. And, perhaps the most impressive is their free cleaning and maintenance policy. Many airbrush users are not confident in disassembling and performing a full maintenance on their airbrush gun so Kathy will do this for you FOR FREE as long as you pay the shipping cost (so, you could time this well with a reorder of airbrush makeup and save on shipping that way).

The Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System

The tickled pink airbrush makeup system is a small machine with easy setup and straight forward functions. It’s designed specifically for the home user. The compressor is small with a PSI range from 0-15 and three output levels (low, medium, high).  The airbrush gun is a single-action only which is perfectly fine for beginners but may frustrate more advanced airbrush makeup artists who want more control from their stylus.

To get it started simply plug the power adapter into the compressor and to your electrical outlet. Attach the airbrush holder to the left side of the compressor. Connect the hose to the compressor and to the airbrush gun. There is a single switch which has dual-action (on/off & mode). Switch it to the left to turn the compressor on and press to the right to select the ‘mode’ button for your desired air pressure. A warning in the instruction leaflet tells us to avoid switching between modes too quickly as this will destroy the motor inside the compressor–a reminder that this is not a salon pro machine and will not withstand a heavy workload. It also warns not to operate the compressor for more than 20 minutes when the airbrush and hose are not connected to it (quite typical of mini-compressors which don’t contain an airtank which would otherwise take the pressure off the motor).

The instructions that come with this compressor are actually quite a funny read because it has come straight from the manufacturer and contains instructions like ‘make sure the compressor be put to the steady position’ and ‘should be put in a dry, clean and ventilates place’. But don’t let that put you off–almost all the mini-compressors are manufactured in China and those which are branded (like Tickled Pink, Dinair, Belloccio, Glam Air ) have been paired with the right airbrush gun and airbrush makeup so that they will function well together.

There are 2 main kits that are offered with the Tickled Pink airbrush makeup system: The Cosmetic Kit and The Cosmetic Deluxe Kit. Each one comes with the airbrush, the compressor with adjustable air flow, airbrush holder (which connects to the side of the compressor via Velcro™, flexible air hose, AC adapter, your choice of 3 shades of foundation while the Deluxe Kit adds the airbrush tanning gun, a sample of moisturizer and 4 oz. tanning solution.

There are currently no instructional videos or DVDs that come with the Tickled Pink airbrush makeup system but I believe they are working on creating a series of videos that show you how to assemble the airbrush kit, how to apply the makeup and how to clean and service the airbrush gun. The instructions that come with the kit are quite sparse and are simply the manufacturer’s basic instructions on a single sheet.

The system comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

RRP = $149.95 (Standard kit); $199.95 (Deluxe Kit)

The Compressor

The Tickled Pink mini-compressor is the only compressor offered by the company. It is comparable to Belloccio, Glam Air and Dinair’s mini-compressors in technical specifications and output. It has an on/off switch which doubles up as an airflow control switch with a PSI range of 0-15. You can toggle between low, medium and high output. Most beginners should only use low and medium to start off with since this gives you more room for error–I guess you could say ‘less pressure is less pressure’!

Tickled Pink have marketed their compressor as being designed with the woman in mind because the hot pink stripe gives it an ‘ultra-feminine’ look. That’s all very subjective I guess but I don’t think it’s a good idea to forget the many male airbrush makeup artists out there! Having said that, I don’t mind the look of the compressor as the white and pink aren’t over the top but, at the end of the day, it’s a small plastic compressor and can only be so stylish. And the pink stripe does go with the company name so I guess it’s perfect!

The compressor isn’t ‘very quiet’ as claimed. This tends to fall into the ‘subjective’ category but none of these compressors are ever whisper quiet, especially on the high setting. The Tickled Pink compressor isn’t overly noisy though and some of the other brands have far noisier compressors–I’m not exactly sure why this is but I suspect it’s due to the placement of the moving parts of the motor which can be positioned to create less vibration within the compressor. The plastic housing may be a little thicker too. Anyway, you can reduce the noise by putting the compressor on a rubber mat or towel (but always make sure it is steady and upright).

With its low PSI range, the Tickled Pink airbrush makeup compressor is not designed for use with silicone-based makeup which is much thicker than their water-based range.

Oh – and the compressor has a little airbrush gun holder on the side which is a Velcro™ strap. That’s pretty handy though a little shaky but does the trick.


  • Voltage: 12V
  • Dimensions: 12.3cm x 9.8cm x 6.8cm
  • Weight: 1.1 p0unds (500 grams)
  • PSI Range: 0-15PSI

The Airbrush

Tickled Pink Airbrush Gun

Tickled Pink’s airbrush gun is not one of the best around but it works well with their mini-compressor. It is single-action only which means that you cannot control the flow of the ratio of air to makeup. However, since the compressor has 3 output modes you can control the flow this way. Tickled Pink are looking at releasing a dual-action airbrush gun some time early 2013 which would be great–and would also mean that they are also possibly releasing a new compressor since their current compressor works with single-action airbrush guns only.

The airbrush gun has their logo engraved on the side and they continue the hot pink theme on the handle. It’s very straight forward to attach to the compressor via the rubber hose and just as easy to use. Simply put a few drops of makeup in the cup and press down on the trigger to release air and pull it back to allow makeup to mix with the air. This is why it’s called ‘gravity fed’. The general spray pattern will be around 2 inches diameter but you can also create a finer line by removing the nozzle at the front.

Tickled Pink stand by their tools and there are plenty of reports about their outstanding service. They have included a really valuable piece of advice regarding the airbrush which I think is important to post here. If it appears broken but air is still flowing out you probably just need to adjust the nut which holds the needle in place with the trigger. There are detailed instructions on how to do this on the website but no doubt Kathy will help you over the phone or by email if you have any troubles. It’s quite easy to do minor adjustments to your airbrush without the use of tools or anything technical.

Probably the best thing about owning a Tickled Pink airbrush is that they will service it for you for free! That’s right – for free. You only have to pay the shipping cost (both ways) but, if you time it with your order of makeup then it’s a great deal. This really shows how dedicated the Topes are to their customers and I’m sure it’s a valuable offer to ease the concerns of beginners who may be intimidated by the various components of their stylus.


  • Needle Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Cup Capacity: 2cc (2ml)

RRP = $59.95

The Airbrush Makeup

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup Blush

Tickled Pink have an amazing range of makeup for a company of this size. You can tell this is Kathy’s passion! The foundations are natural, the blushes outgoing and the eye shadow is outstanding and fun. There are two ranges of Tickled Pink foundation makeup: the earlier released water-based foundations and the new aloe-based foundations. Kathy has designed her makeup to be light and non-cakey. Tickled Pink airbrush makeup is for those who like a sheer foundation that is still flawless but natural and not over the top. The aloe-based are designed for use with their water-proof sealant and setting mist which will make it last even longer. The water-based makeup cannot be used in conjunction with the water-proof spray but it is still long lasting.

Tickled Pink have gone in the direction of an all natural airbrush makeup line, long lasting, blendable and customizable. It is free of harmful parabens, silicone and oils and it does not contain talc. They have additional products which help smooth and hydrate the skin as well as prepping for airbrushing. The Tickled Pink makeup range is compatible with oily, sensitive or problem skin as it is non-comedogenic. The addition of anti-oxidants in their formula helps to protect the skin from environmental stresses like UV damage and the foundation has an SPF rating of between 6-8. The formula contains natural minerals and botanicals which nourish the skin.

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup Foundation

Water Based Foundation: 30ml/1 oz, (RRP = $17.95); 60ml/2 oz, (RRP = $34.95); 120ml/4 oz, (RRP – $64.95)
The water-based foundations are Tickled Pink’s first line of airbrush makeup and range from light to dark (Ivory – yellow undertone, Porcelain – pink undertone, Beige – neutral, Tan – golden brown, Deep – golden brown with yellow & red undertones, Hazelnut – deep brown with yellow undertones, and Espresso – deep brown with blue undertones). Unfortunately these cannot be used with their water-proof spray which is a pity because, without a fixer they will not last as long as silicone-based makeup – but you will still be impressed with how long lasting the Tickled Pink makeup is. These are good foundations with quality ingredients (see ingredients list below) and a fantastic price. They are light on the skin and mix easily when you want to create your own shades (for those of us who sometimes get too much sun it’s important to be able to make subtle changes to your foundation in order to get a natural match with the rest of your skin tone). The makeup feels much like Dinair’s water-based foundation range and you most likely won’t be aware that you have it on if you are going for a sheer look.

The Tickled Pink airbrush makeup foundation is sold individually in 4 different bottle sizes: sample size (15ml/0.5 oz); small (30ml/1 oz); medium (60ml/2 oz); large (120ml/4 oz) as well as sample packs (of 3 x 0.5 oz foundation bottles plus 1 each of the WaterProof Sealant and Moisturizer in smaller .25 oz samples). The sample pack is what will come with your kit and once you are familiar with the airbrush makeup system and know which shades you have the option of ordering the larger bottles. It’s fantastic that they offer the larger sizes because it saves the hassle of repetitive ordering and is a little cheaper.

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup Aloe

Aloe Based Foundation: 30ml/1 oz, (RRP = $17.95); 60ml/2 oz, (RRP = $34.95); 120ml/4 oz, (RRP – $64.95)
I’m so glad Tickled Pink created this new Aloe-based airbrush makeup foundation range. I love Aloe-based makeup which is great for dry skin or if you live in a dry climate or spend a lot of time in an air-conditioned space. Whereas water-based makeup tends to react poorly with dry skin, aloe-based makeup seems to counter the dryness as well as being soothing and healing. This is a great makeup range for anyone suffering from acne as it will not irritate your skin or set off an outbreak. What’s also great about the aloe-range is the addition of a water-proof sealant, designed for application via the airbrush makeup system. This is perfect for use with their makeup as it gives your foundation that extra boost to be longer lasting and smudge free. Perfect for warmer climates or for people who sweat a lot or suffer from oily skin. Great for weddings too since there’s less touching up to do! There are 8 colors in the aloe-foundation palette which are Vanilla; Frappe, Macchiato; Latte; Frappucino; Moccha, Espresso II; Coffee.

Tickled Pink Airbrush Blush & Eye Shadow

Blush: 7.5ml/0.25 oz, (RRP = $10.95); 15ml/0.5 oz, (RRP = $17.95)
I was really impressed with the Tickled Pink airbrush makeup blush. They have 10 different shades (which are essentially 5 blushes with their ‘warm’ counterpart) plus a dedicated bronzer (for adding that extra glow to your skin). The range is just right so you can find the exact match you want for a particular look that suits the season, your mood, the event or your outfit–again, this is the experience and knowledge of Kathy, a licensed esthetician, coming through. She has chosen blush shades that she knows will be used and will cover the spectrum of what most Tickled Pink users will need. And, if you don’t quite find the right shade, you can mix in a little of another to darken or lighten to get the exact match. Don’t forget too, that you can use any of these blushes on the lips as well so, if you are ordering Tickled Pink airbrush makeup blush then keep in mind what shade you might want for the lips–Ticked Pink have a habit of including free samples with your order so you might just get lucky and get some free colors to play with. The colors currently available are: Neutral, Medium Neutral, Warm, Medium Warm, Mauve Medium Cool, Desert Mauve, Apricot Pearl, Cocoa Bronze, Bronze & Mocha Plum. A .5 oz bottle of blush will last you a long time with airbrush makeup since you only require 2 drops per session. Even 0.25 will give you a couple of months supply if you are airbrushing regularly.

Tickled Pink Aibrush Makeup Eye Shimmer

Eye Shadow: 7.5ml/0.25 oz, (RRP = $10.95); 15ml/0.5 oz, (RRP = $17.95)
Tickled Pink have 28 shades of really fun eye shimmers. They come in two sizes (0.25 oz. and 0.5 oz.) and are quite reasonably priced. The shades range from the subtle & natural to the bold, eccentric and outgoing. Like all Tickled Pink makeup the eye shadow is blendable but you’ll most likely find a favorite or two in this generous palette which has been put together by an expert eye. Kathy includes the standards: Green, Blue Brown, Yellow Brown, Purple, Pink, Blue, Blue Red, Yellow Red, Purple Passion, Gold and thankfully has also created a series with much more playful colors (and names!): Amaryllis, Coriander, Blueberry, Shooting Star, Charcoal, Chocolate Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri, Pink Champagne, Mint Cooler, Blue Lagoon, Infinity, Plum Sorbet, Millennium, Starlight, Kiwi, Moonbeam II, Cosmic Glow, Pearl. There is also a specially created primer for the eyes only which, while it can be used in conjunction with the airbrushed makeup, it is not designed for application via the airbrush gun.

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Iron Oxide, Mica, Emulsifying Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Stearic Acid, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Oil, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary Extract), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Tetrasodium Edta, Citric Acid. Setting Spray Ingredients: Aqua, Denatured Ethanol, Acrylic Polymers, Aspalathus lineans (Organic Rooibos Tea) Extract, Camellia sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Camellia sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Essential Oil, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Dimethlaminoethanol (DMAE Bitartrate), Sodium Hyaluronate Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

Tickled Pink Primer

Primer: 30ml/1 oz. (RRP = $21.95)
Tickled Pink have introduced a primer called “Fringe Benefit” which is not applied via the airbrush makeup gun. I think it would be worth trying, especially if they include a sample with your order and you find that you like it. But, most of you will probably already have your favorite primer and it’s not likely that this will knock it off the shelf (btw, mine’s Too Faced Primed & Poreless). Like most good primers, the Fringe Benefit is designed to smooth the skin while locking in moisture prior to makeup application (though it does not replace a good moisturizer). It contains sodium PCA, Vitamin E and Dimethicone to plump fine lines and restore radiance for healthier looking skin.It also contains vitamin E as the main anti-oxidant and Tickled Pink recommend it for use with uneven (large pores, blemish scars, etc.) texture or dry, scaly or sunburned skin to prepare the face for makeup. Unlike their water-based and aloe-based foundation, this primer does contain fragrance.

Tickled Pink “Fringe Benefit” Primer Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane/Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium PCA

Makeup Saver Setting Mist: 30ml/1 oz. (RRP = $14.95)
It’s fantastic that Tickled Pink have created a setting mist. It makes a big, big difference to water-based airbrush makeup by ‘setting’ it after application so that the makeup firms and is protected with an ‘invisible shield’ so that it becomes much longer lasting and resistant to humidity, heat and sweat. It is still breathable and lightweight but just means you have several more hours of smudge-free makeup wear. Perfect for a night out, weddings or other important events. And, because it dries to a matte finish it helps to dull the overly-shiny reflections that can be caused by flash photography or studio lights so you get an even more soft and natural look. The Tickled Pink setting mist is soya protein based and free from oils and parabens. There are concerns over Propylene Glycol although there is nothing yet concrete to show that it is harmful – some people may have a reaction to this ingredient. The setting spray has been specifically designed for use with the airbrush makeup gun (this is the final step in your airbrush makeup routine).

Makeup Saver Setting Mist Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Soya Protein Phthalate, Polysorbate-20, Natural Fragrance, Disodium EDTA.


  • Contains antioxidants: Gingko Biloba extract which improves cell energy, Lady’s Mantle extract, an anti-inflammatory, Horsetail extract rebuilds collagen fibers, Milk Thistle extract helps maintain elastic fibers.
  • It is rich in minerals, Kaolin (French clay) which absorbs oil.
  • Create a sheer to full-coverage of matte, oil-free foundation in any skin tone.
  • Great for post laser, rosacea, sensitive skin, camera ready for bridal or photo finish and those clients that live in hot, humid climates, perfect for everyday use.

 Response to Claims:

  • The inclusion of natural anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients is more than welcome in airbrush makeup. The positive benefits of Gingko Biloba, Lady’s Mantle, Horsetail and Milk Thistle have been demonstrated in the lab and you’ve probably felt their effects in makeup that you are currently using.
  • Kaolin is a wonderful, natural clay that has many uses, including soothing upset stomachs. Many brands include this as the active ingredient in clay masks. It is perfectly suited for inclusion in airbrush makeup.
  • Tickled Pink make is oil-free and water-based. As with all airbrush makeup you can choose to perform just a few light passes of foundation for a sheer coverage, or layer several times for fuller coverage. Tickled Pink goes on matte (and this is enhanced with the setting mist) which is different from the silicone-based foundations from other brands such as Temptu.
  • Because Tickled Pink makeup is natural and non-comodogenic it is a great choice for sensitive skin. Water-based makeup is fine to use daily (as opposed to oil or silicone-based makeup which can prevent the skin from breathing and will eventually clog pores and irritate the skin). For professional camera shoots, in the studio or bridal etc. Tickled Pink have several options to increase the lasting performance of their makeup and its resistance to humidity and sweat.

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup Kit Options

1. Tickled Pink Airbrush Cosmetic Kit: $149.95

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System

  • Airbrush
  • Compressor with adjustable air flow
  • Airbrush holder (which connects to the side of the compressor via Velcro™
  • Flexible air hose
  • AC adapter
  • Your choice of 3 shades of foundation (.5 oz/15ml)

2. Tickled Pink Airbrush Cosmetic Deluxe Kit: $199.95

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup Deluxe Kit

  • Airbrush
  • Compressor with adjustable air flow
  • Airbrush holder (which connects to the side of the compressor via Velcro™
  • Flexible air hose
  • AC adapter
  • Your choice of 3 shades of foundation (.5 oz/15ml)
  • Airbrush tanning gun
  • 1 x sample of moisturizer (.25 oz)
  • 1 x 4 oz. tanning solution.

The Packaging – What’s In The Box?

There is no fancy packaging or branding with Tickled Pink. This might upset those of us who really like the beautifully finished product with custom packaging. However, Kathy has stated that they reuse as much packing material as possible. So they are reducing waste and trying to be kind to the environment. When you receive the Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup kit or the makeup it will most likely come in a plain, white box and the components will be wrapped in a variety of bubble wrap, shredded paper, cardboard and packing peanuts. Remember, this is a small company and they operate out of their home-based office and salon.

 Customer Service

Tickled Pink get top marks for customer service. They are available almost around the clock to help you with any questions you might have either before or after buying their airbrush makeup system. They will help you find the right foundation shade match as well as offer tips for getting the most out of your kit and to develop the right technique. Tickled Pink offer customer service by email, phone or even text message. Most of the time they will reply within 24 hours. When you order the kit, they give updates via email with the tracking status but they are quick so ship out your system for you so the waiting period is minimal. The Tickled Pink crew also go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with the products you receive plus you will always receive bonus free gift items with your order. Fantastic!

DVD & Instructions

Unfortunately Tickled Pink have not included an instructional DVD or booklet with their airbrush makeup systems. This is a real pity because co-owner Kathy Tope is a licensed Esthetician and it would be great to see her using her own airbrush makeup. There are a few instructional videos on their website (which are also on Youtube and one of these is a customer demonstration. Here you can see Kathy airbrushing the water-proof makeup (this shows her technique of protecting the eyes with a cotton round while airbrushing the foundation) and the customer demonstration gives a full airbrushing routine overview which takes her 20 minutes. Don’t let this scare you – most of the time you’ll get your airbrushing routine done in 5-10 minutes. It just takes some time to get comfortable with the airbrush gun, the amounts of makeup to use as well as create an airbrushing routine for yourself.

Using the Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System

The Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System is very easy to set up and very easy to use. It’s designed for the non-professional who want to create a flawless look at home. It’s very similar to other brands of mini-compressor like Dinair and Belloccio. Basically you have the compressor which attaches to the airbrush gun via the hose. After you’ve plugged in the compressor the the power outlet you are ready to go–it automatically starts on high but you will be using either the low or medium setting for foundation. The on/off switch also doubles up as the air-pressure control. Simply switch it to the left to turn the compressor on right to select the ‘mode’ button low, medium or high PSI.

Remember that the airgun is single-action only so you can only control the flow of air via the compressor (low, medium, high).

The video below was created by Kathy as a how-to guide for using the Tickled Pink airbrush makeup compressor. This is a really helpful introduction to the machine and shows you her technique for applying airbrush makeup. Note of the size of the airbrush compressor and airgun as well as the sound of the compressor. Kathy starts with the Tickled Pink moisturizer and works in the foundations. She uses lighter shades as a concealer and you can actually see this conceal the model’s blemishes (such as the redness under her skin). She also mixes colors during the video so you can see how easy that is to do. Kathy finishes with the airbrush in about 6 minutes, creating a very natural, healthy look in the video. Later she uses some of the other non-airbrush products which are worth having a look at.


Who Will Like The Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System?

Tickled Pink is a good airbrush makeup system with quality makeup and a nice range of blushes. The standard kit is perfect for airbrush makeup beginners or those who have used similar brands (like Dinair or Belloccio) but are looking for a change. It’s not an upgrade to these compressors at all. The Tickled Pink mini-compressor is good for daily use and fine for the occasional bigger job like doing the makeup for friends and family. However, it isn’t powerful enough for professional, salon use, extended photo shoots or bridal. The advantages are that it is very easy to use, it’s quick and the makeup is very good. If you purchased the larger makeup refills then you would really have a year’s supply at a very good price.

Who Won’t Like The Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System?

Professional makeup artists or those looking to upgrade from a similar airbrush makeup system won’t see a huge benefit in this machine. The compressor is too small for salon use and the airbrush gun would not cope with a lot of different liquid makeup. Professionals or makeup artists who are going to put a high demand on their machine are better off looking at the Temptu Pro, MAC and Iwata airbrush compressors and airguns.

The Verdict

Tickled Pink are not a big company. They are home-based. This gives them (and you) some advantages and some disadvantages. I think Kathy is a very sincere and talented makeup artist who has created a wonderful range of makeup. The compressor isn’t anything special when you compare it to a professional machine, but it is equally as good as many of its rivals. If the Tickled Pink is your first experience with airbrushing makeup then I doubt you would be disappointed at all. It’s a great system to learn on and will most likely last you several years. The price is reasonable but is no longer the most competitive. The makeup is great with two options: water-based and aloe-based and there are a range of fun shades in the blush.

  • Pros: Good price. Small, light weight compressor. Excellent quality and range of makeup. Fantastic customer service.
  • Cons: Not a really standout airbrush makeup compressor or airgun (single action airgun only). Website poor (ordering and information). Packaging minimal.

Score: 4 out of 5 stars

Competitors: Belloccio, Dinair Personal Pro, Glam Air, Temptu AIR

Tickled Pink Airbrush Makeup System
The mini not very powerful or versatile.
The airbrush gun is good enough for this system but I wouldn't use it with another compressor. Single action only.
Great makeup that benefits the skin. Mixable & customizable. Fun blush shades.
Top quality. They will go the extra mile for their customers.
Good price for the compressors, airbrush and the makeup with the option of large bottles which saves you time & money.
A good beginners airbrush makeup kit with reassuring customer service and a great makeup range. They will continue to improve & innovate over the years.

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  • They will NOT service your compressor for free! My mini compressor stopped working after 2 months used only once a day for foundation application. Their answer was for me to purchase another one and then when the new onearrives, ship the other one back and they would refund. Well…they will have my money to use for at least 10 days and I will have paid for 2 items…a refund to my card would then take until the next billing cycle…so for 1 month, my $ would be tied up plus…I’d pay shipping. Not worth do I know the next one will last longer than 2 months. Very disappointed in customer service. Will go elsewhere..I enjoyed the system ….for 2 months…that’s over $75 per month that I got to use it!
    Don’t make this purchase!

    • Thank you for your comments Deeanne – it’s definitely valuable to hear your experience with customer service from Tickled Pink. Tickled Pink are a small, home-based company and they generally would go out of their way to provide excellent customer service. I can understand that they require a return of the broken compressor before refunding you but they shouldn’t require you to purchase a second – they should simply give you a replacement when they receive back the faulty one… please keep us up-to-date if you decide to follow this up at all.

    • Deeanne, what was told to you was that your compressor was under warranty. The warranty is for 12 months. With any warranty you have to return the product and then once the company receives it back either repairs it and returns it to you or replaces it and returns it to you. What was offered to you was to have you purchase a new one instead of having to wait a week or 2 between shipping. It simply a matter of convenience to you of not having to wait and be without a compressor. You can still mail back your compressor and have it replaced or repaired at any time during your warranty period.

  • I had a problem with my compressor and Patrick went out of his way to help me. He even drove clear across Salem to meet me. Thank you Patrick for your superior customer service. And, thank you Kathy. I will definitely recommend your product to others.

    • That’s good to hear Diane! One more positive experience with customer service for Tickled Pink!

    • Thanks Diane! I didn’t see this earlier, but really appreciate the positive feed back. We both try hard to treat our customer the way we would want to be treated. Word of mouth is the best advertising for us!

  • HI!
    can the makeup be used with the dinair airgun?

    • Hi Viktoria – yes, the Tickled Pink makeup is fine in Dinair. But it’s a bit more risky to put Dinair in the Tickled Pink machine. Just be sure to clean it well with the right cleaner. Even spraying through distilled water with a little (very little) amount of white vinegar or citrus-based cleaner is good.

      • Hello 🙂 Thank you for your reviews. They’ve been very helpful. Just to follow up on this previous question, can I use the aloe based foundation with the Dinair system? Thanks for clarifying.

        • Hi Lizzy – yes, the Tickled Pink makeup is fine to use with the Dinair airbrush makeup system. 🙂

          • Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 Also, I am curious to know if you’ve tried the Vogue Air airbrush kit and if so what you think of it. I think I’m going to purchase a Dinair but the multi-purpose function of the Vogue Air intrigues me.

          • Hi Lizzy – I try to avoid the cheaper compressors now because they just simply don’t last. You can get ones that simply don’t work from day one and it can be a frustrating introduction to airbrushing. Better to go with a trusted brand who will be reliable or will honor the warranty if it breaks. There are a lot of smaller, not so well known ‘brands’ of airbrush makeup systems from China which sit around the $50 mark – most of these don’t work very well at all and will end up wasting your time (and your $50!).

  • Thank you so much again! You have been so helpful in this process 🙂 I am excited to try airbrushing!