Luminess Air: Natural-Looking Airbrushed Tan Review
Ok Ladies and Gents, I know what you are thinking! What was Amber thinking by showing us her body in a bathing suit?! Well, if you can forgive me, and get passed my “scantily clad bosoms” you will see that I am living proof that the Luminess Airbrush Tanning System actually DOES WHAT THEY SAY IT WILL DO! I have to be honest with you guys, I was a bit skeptical at first. I have personally had my share of Salon Airbrush Tanning sessions, all of which I ended up regretting at some point. In addition I have literally spent hundreds of dollars on various popular consumer brand self tanners, some of which were “okay” and others left me in hiding for weeks until the “oompa loompa” effect wore off. Thus the reasoning for my skepticism regarding any at home airbrush tanning system.
The older I am getting I am becoming much more cognoscente of protecting my skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Which translates to: I AM SO PALE, that I am embarrassingly TRANSLUCENT! I find myself coveting the bronze-golden glow that you see on every bathing suit model and sports illustrated cover girl! So as of late I have dedicated myself to searching out the best Self Tanning Products on the market, and sharing them with you. Although a bit jaded by the market, I had faith that there was a product out there that would live up to my high standards. With that said I am pleased to bring you an un-biased review of the Luminess Air Tanning System.
My Luminess Air Tanning System included:
When I received my Luminess Air Tanning System, it came packaged nicely in a trendy box illustrating a modelesque female in a trendy black bathing suit. So far the image that the company portrayed was quite professional and fresh, which impressed me.
The air compressor itself was quite sleek, and embossed with the Luminess butterfly logo. The unit was not at all lacking in quality like one might perceive an at home air brush system to be. I was a bit surprised that the system did not include a storage case of any kind, and can say that I would have found this to be quite useful.
The Stylus and trigger were also of impressive quality, and appear to be durable for long term use. My biggest concern prior to receiving my Luminess Air system was that the stylus would clog too easily, or would “sputter” the product out onto my skin leaving it blotchy or un-natural. I am so pleased that this concern was unfounded, and Luminess made a believer out of me again. Not only did the stylus distribute the product flawlessly, it showed no signs of inconsistency whatsoever during my entire application.
There were a few awkward moments during the application when I had to turn the stylus towards myself, causing me to question if I was evenly applying the tanning solution. In the training DVD they tell you that you should hold the stylus just like you would hold a pencil. This is definitely the best way to ensure that you are applying an even coat of the tanning solution, however it takes some practice and getting used to.
I was completely finished applying my tan within 10 minutes, and I personally only used ½ of a bottle of tanning solution. So I still have 3 additional applications left over for when my tan needs to be updated/re-applied.
Currently this system can be purchased for $149.00 USD from Luminess Air, and for that price you will receive the Airbrush Tanning System, 2 bottles of tanning solution, plus 2 extra bottles of tanning solution & a 2oz. travel size tanning extender cream.
Once you have made the inital investment of purchasing the system, you may purchase additional bottles of tanning solution from Luminess for $16.95 each, or $28.00 for a two pack. Keep in mind there are 3 to 4 full body maintenance tans in each bottle (a little goes a long way).
**Please note that the Luminess Air Tanning System was sent to me for review purposes, however all opinions expressed within are my own.**
Overall, I give the Luminess Air Tanning System an “A” for