Aspire/Acquire: Airbrushed Foundation - Temptu vs. Carmindy for Sally Hansen

If you watched the Emmys this past weekend, you probably sighed over the perfect skin and makeup sported by stars like Blake Lively and January Jones. Ditto for flipping through any fashion magazine: everyone looks so flawless yet natural at the same time. Why? Airbrushed makeup - we're not talking photoshop here, people, but actual spray-on makeup.

In this edition of Aspire/Acquire, we're covering two versions of airbrushed foundation at hugely varied ends of the price spectrum: Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Airbrush Spray Makeup ($14) and the new TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System. ($225 starter kit + $30-55 pod refills)

Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Airbrush Spray Makeup isn't meant to be sprayed directly onto the face; rather, put some on the back of your hand & then blend this lightweight, oil-free product onto your face with a sponge. You get a sort-of airbrushed effect with very smooth, even coverage, and for $14, that ain't bad. There's even a "no color" shade for a translucent finish.

The hyper-expensive TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System is favored by Hollywood makeup artists, and once you get the hang of the application it's easy to see why. It's a very fine, focused mist that you apply in small circular motions and then blend with a sponge if needed. We do recommend putting towels over your chest, shoulders, and hair to avoid any spills. Reviewers say the "pods" system (product comes loaded in little aerosol pods) is a little unwieldy to swap out, but the perfect coverage is worth it.

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think? Let us know in the comments section!

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Posted on 09.23.09 at 1:03 PM

Correction...Temptu's Makeup Pods do not contain Aerosol!!! The makeup is projected by air alone!
I love my Temptu Airbrush Makeup's the greatest invention for makeup!


Posted on 09.23.09 at 1:25 PM

Hi! I work for Temptu and I just wanted to let you know that towels are not needed for our airbrush. The spray is very precise and controlled and will only spray where you want it to. There is no way to get makeup on you chest and shoulders, if you are spraying your face.

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Posted on 09.23.09 at 1:35 PM

Thanks for the clarifications on Temptu, y'all! Much appreciated. :)


Posted on 09.23.09 at 2:10 PM

Thanks, Laura & Temptu! It's true, after you get the hang of application with the Temptu, you won't need towels (although it's a good idea to pull your hair off your face so you don't get it on bangs). However, some of the reviews we read did mention that airbrushing newbies might make mistakes, since we're not all fabu makeup artists. But good to know that practice makes perfect!!


Posted on 10.01.09 at 4:09 PM

I love the Natural Beauty spray! Quick and easy, and it blends in very well. In fact, I love the whole Carmindy line - I was buying all my Smashbox products before from Sephora but the NB line is pretty much the same thing and it's half or even third of the price.


Posted on 10.11.09 at 4:50 PM

The Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy cosmetics line is the best makeup ever and available at great prices. So, forget those expensive brands, this line is all you will need. I love it!!! Not enough women have heard of these great products, but try them; you are going to love this line!


Posted on 01.22.10 at 2:00 PM

Do you know where I can buy Sally Hansen by Carmindy on-line? The closest places to buy are over 100 miles away from me.


Posted on 08.23.12 at 11:50 AM

I've got the Temptu Air Pod System AND Dinair.. I use Dinair for everyday and the Temptu on the days I know I will be sweating alot.. Gym, outdoors, etc. The Temptu is an awesome system!

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