Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Airbrush Makeup Primer: How To and Review

As we are getting ready to publish our first video, I thought we might explore the first step in any beauty routine: skin preparation. While it is true that water based is the lightest makeup imaginable, and can in many cases be applied without  primer, I have found that some skin types react feeling -and looking- a little dry after application. While silicon based makeup is notoriously "softer" than water based, it also can feel tight if applied directly. The truth is that not only every body's skin is different, but the composition and moisture levels vary in time for each person according to a number of factors like age, health, weather and so on. Keeping all that in mind, here's a few "rules" for optimal, professional results:
1: Always moisturize with a non oily, light moisturizer, especially in the periocular area, where the finest lines always lurk even on very young skin.
2: Wait 10 minutes between moisturizer application and makeup. This will give the skin time to absorb any excess.
3: Use primer sparingly on dry patches, large pores or problem areas. Wait another 5 minutes before proceeding to makeup.
Product Review: Moist and Dewy by Dinair

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Wonderful Dinair has an airbrushable product called "Moist and Dewy". It is a clear oily substance (squalene oil)  that comes with every airbrush kit and it is truly great in its simplicity: you can use it before or after makeup, or even mix it with the makeup itself for a dewier finish. I personally don't like using it before because it may make the makeup somewhat unstable, but I think it is wonderful after application because not only it gives the makeup a totally natural, glowing look, but it can also be used on key spots to create the most natural highlights imaginable. "Moist and Dewy" must be used very sparingly, as a little does go a very long way: two drops is usually enough for most.
Dinair also has several "traditional" priming products, all of which I have tried and all of which I heartily recommend, the best being the Line Diffusing Emulsion. A little pricey, but truly great.You can find them all at this link:

Dinair Skincare Line



  1. these great tips on how to prepare the skin before makeup

  2. the squalene oil is an excelent product!