My Obsession for 2015: Divine Airbrushed Makeup

Sent for review. Purchased by me. 

I recently dove headfirst into airbrushing my makeup. I'm obsessed. Using regular foundation seems like such a waste of time to me right now. I need a compressor and a gun and special foundation...blah, blah, blah. Is it really worth it to try airbrushing? YES!!!

  • The foundation looks flawless.
  • It doesn't fade, settle into lines or oxidize.
  • It looks very, very natural looking.
  • It's really, really fast to apply once you've gotten the hang of it.

I chose the Divine Airbrush line because I was really impressed with the foundation itself.  The foundation is organic, vegan, water-based and contains good for your skin ingredients. The compressor itself has multiple speeds and is very, very quiet (compared with the TEMPTU consumer airbrush I had used a few years ago).

The Divine foundation is available in three shade categories, each offering multiple shades. They will even help you select the correct color before you purchase online, so you can be sure you aren't selecting the incorrect shade.

Of course, I have tried other formulas in foundations (Dinair and TEMPTU), but I honestly like how Divine looks on my skin more than either of those. My skin just looks creamier and hydrated. Plus, the foundation plays nicely with my skincare, which is something I can't say for the others.

Curious about how airbrushing works? If I can do it, so can you!

After you've plugged it all in, connected the hoses and turned it on, you are ready to go. Just be sure that your skincare and sunscreen are completely absorbed.

You're going to start by applying the Anti-Aging Facial Spray all over your face. You'll want to add about six drops of the A-AFS to the reservoir on the airbrush. Then, pulling the airbrush trigger back slightly, you'll spray your face in a circular pattern, holding the gun about six inches away. The Anti-Aging Face Spray will help keep your makeup in place and will keep your skin looking hydrated for a full twenty four hours.

Next you'll choose your foundation shade. Blend the perfect color by dropping four to six drops into the well of the gun. You'll then hold the gun about six inches away from your face, pull the trigger back very gently and spray your face in a circular motion.

Here is where you'll either look amazing or look twenty years older. It's really important that you only spray in light, light layers. Once you've overdone it, you can't just remove some of the foundation easily. The first few times I tried this, I ended up removing all of my makeup in the car on the way to work. A very light touch is really, really important. Once you've done the first layer, take a look in the mirror and see if anywhere needs a touch more. Add a little more if needed, but be careful not to overdo it.

I honestly haven't perfected the area under my eyes and am still using a bit of regular concealer below my eyes. If you choose to do this, be sure you add the concealer FIRST. Otherwise, you won't be happy with the look or the coverage. You should also know that airbrush foundation dries very quickly and there is a very limited window of playtime. And my limited, I mean almost none. Practice makes perfect!

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Divine also makes blush and shadow in the same organic, water-based formula, as well as highlighters and a bronzer. The highlighter is my final step to a flawless complexion. I apply the highlighter in a heart shape around my eyes and the tops of my cheeks for a flawless glow. A little in the corners of your eyes will brighten your entire face!

I'm actually ready for my close up! You can see in the upper right of my forehead, I could have done a better job. You can see how well it covers, though!

The best part? There are no brushes to clean and dry, no sponges, no bacteria. It's fast and easy. To clean the airbrush, you simply add a few drops of water to the well, turn the compressor to high and spray into a towel or napkin, pressing the napkin against the nozzle. This will create a bubbling within the well that cleans out the nozzle. Then just spray the water onto your towel and the brush is now clean. Easy!

I'm totally blown away by how fast and easy it is to apply my makeup and how it lasts all day. I previously complained about my blush not lasting and that is no longer the case. I look as flawless at 10pm when I take off my makeup as I do when I first leave for work. I'm a complete foundation snob and I really, really like this formula.

You can also use an airbrush to cover tattoos, hide other marks on the body with ease, create some special FX and spray tan at home. And the bottles are cute glass ones with droppers. It's incredibly simple and clean!

Try airbrushing for yourself for way less than you think it might cost to get started. I'm really, really happy with mine! While it does take some practice, it's easy to get the hang of and I think I might be (temporarily) saying goodbye to traditional foundation. Divine has made some great videos to help get you on your way, so if you make the jump to a Divine airbrush, be sure to check them out!

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  1. After trying the TEMPTU consumer airbrush system a while back, and loving the results, I've been wanting to try a system that gives me a little more control when it comes to shade selection. I've been on the verge of buying multiple systems, but can't quite decide on one. I had never heard of Divine before now. Do you think their foundation would be good for combo skin?

    1. hi Bailey! I reached out to Divine to ask. I have really dry skin, so I'm not a great judge of combo skin. I can tell you that I use products with a LOT of hydration because my skin is so dry and I have no issues with this foundation staying in place, not cracking or looking odd. I did have problems with Dinair's Colair foundation looking like it was cracking and flaking.

    2. ps- I did my eye shadow today and it actually came out pretty good! It's super fun for a makeup nerd like me to play with - the results are amazing!

    3. Hi Bailey! According to Divine, you would want to apply the barrier spray before and after your makeup and it shouldn't budge! It should even survive combo skin at the gym, flawlessly!


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