TEMPTU is the worldwide leader in airbrush makeup and they just recently came out with a tanning kit for their airbrush system.
TEMPTU AIR pod Tanning Summer Skin Kit includes the TEMPTU AIR pod Tan PREP, AIR pod FACE TAN and AIR pod BRONZER.
AIR pod TAN PREP contains Salicylic Acid, Aloe and Citrus Peel Extract and is to be used before you tan to help prep the skin. You spray it on, leave it sit for 30 seconds then wipe off with a dry tissue or cloth.
AIR pod FACE TAN gives you a gradual, medium warm tan. You can use it on your face, neck and decollete and it only needs 5 minutes to dry before you can apply makeup.
AIR pod BRONZER is a lightweight spray bronzer which can be used on its own or over your gradual tan. It has a slight golden glow to it and smells REALLY good!
This is my very first experience ever with any airbrush system and let me tell you, I was NERVOUS about the whole shebang. I am not really very adept at using complicated systems like this and to add tanning (which I RARELY do) on top of it seemed an overwhelming task. But I can tell you with total honesty that this was MUCH easier to use than I anticipated, and it worked very well.
The Summer Skin Kit comes with all three products mentioned above, and that is what I tested out. You can also buy each item separately if you wish.
The AIR pods look like this. They are like little eggs!
You can see the product inside the container. This is the bronzer here.
Here you see what the AIR pod looks like inside the actual airbrush. It just clicks right into the end of it very easily. Where my finger is is where you actually press down to have the product come out and start spraying.
This is the back of the AIR pod. To get it ready to click into the airbrush all you do is shake it well, take off the silver cap, peel off a little sticker covering the hole (the orange area) and then use the enclosed “poker cushion” to poke through the hole to open it up. Then click it into the airbrush.
This is what the tip of the airbrush looks like.
Here is the control knob on the back of the TEMPTU system. You can see there are different levels of spray. For the least amount of coverage you would turn the dial to less. For medium you can put it where it says start. Then twist it towards more if you are so inclined.
Being a newbie at airbrushing, I first tried the Warm Glow Bronzer.
Here is my arm before anything is on it.
Here is my arm after using the Bronzer. It gives a nice medium golden color and really nice, even coverage. This is using the “less” setting on the dial. The scent of the Bronzer is really nice, I kept smelling my arm. The shimmer it gives is pretty subtle, so you don’t feel overly glittery or anything. I am pretty fair and this was not too dark or weird looking on my skin at all.
Next up was the Gradual Glow Face Tan. Even though this is for the face area, I didn’t have the courage my first time to try it on my face in case it was too dark or orange on me. I didn’t want to be stuck with it for a week! So I tested it out on my arm first.
Arm before anything is on it.
Here is my arm after using the Face Tan. The color came out really even and again, not at all too dark or weird looking for my skin tone. The thing I noticed though was that they said the tan should show up as soon as 3 hours. I actually didn’t notice anything until I woke up the next morning! Then again I wasn’t checking all evening, but it didn’t show up within those 3 hours. So that was a little scary because I had no idea if I had applied too much or too little or what.
The other little caveat with this is that it’s very hard to tell where you are applying it, if you are applying it on the lower settings. So you might wind up going over an area too many times or miss it altogether. I suspect though that the more familiar with the system one becomes, the easier it gets.
The AIR pods are formulated to last between 1-3 months of daily use depending on which product you are using. That seems like a pretty good amount of time to me.
I was really apprehensive about using this kind of “complicated” system, but it turns out that was for no reason. If you read the quick start guide that comes with it and take a few minutes looking it over, it’s really quite easy. I think the hardest part is getting the feel of where you are spraying. But with practice I think anyone can get the swing of it. I am definitely interested in trying out their foundation now because I have heard really good things about it and now that I kind of have the hang of this, I think applying foundation with an Airbrush would be fun!
Pricing: This system does NOT come for cheap because it is a nice piece of equipment. This would be for those who are very SERIOUS about their tanning! The AIRbrush Makeup System itself is $225.00. You can buy the whole Summer Skin Tanning system for $75.00 or buy the Tan Prep pod for $30, Face Tan pod for $45 or Bronzer pod for $35
Have you ever tried any Airbrush systems?