I think it’s been the ice ages when I last attended a beauty event. Yes, I’ve been out of circulation. But I’m back! Truly! Last weekend was just an absolute blast, that I have been able to meet up with my beauty blogging girlfriends, plus new friends for the Glambox Airbrush Event!
Of course, the first order of business there : taking photos! Smiling here are Jane, Nikki, me, and Shen
I think I have the least number of photos taken for I was busy checking out the Glambox kit – What I have here are Shen, me, Bambi, Lauren and Nikki! I missed out taking group photos of Hannah, and the others. Halp!!! haha! I will get more links to see more photos. Haha!
Okay, time to get serious, and start the event! Here’s Valerie of Glambox explaining airbrush makeup
Airbrush makeup has been something really aspirational before – being used in Hollywood, catwalks, weddings, and for TV. It’s something that people really pay premium for because it gives a really even and flawless finish, does not cake or settle in fine lines, and just has great staying power.
Now, airbrush is very much attainable not just for salon use, but for personal use, as presented by Glambox Airbrush Cosmetics!
Having studied airbrush ( and really, that entailed so much self-pep talk on my end every single day, I could still remember ), I was delighted to see Valerie and Andrea presenting to me the Glambox Airbrush Set. One look – it’s pink ( plus one beauty point ), it’s small ( plus another beauty point ) and last but not the least, I lift it up with my hands – it’s light, hardly a kilo! ( plus another beauty point! ) The compressor is an immediate winner as I have two compressors at home – which are said to be light already, but still looks bulky and weighs even more than the pretty pink Glambox airbrush compressor.
Having studied how many PSI’s ( indicators of pressure for the airbrush apparatus ), this is definitely a friendier version of airbrush because it would not “pressure” ( haha pun intended ) you to keep in mind the needed levels of PSI’s for applying foundation, blush, or even eyeliner, the Glambox Compressor has three levels – Low for low pressure which is for applying eyeliners and really fine lines, medium for applying foundation and blush, and high for applying body makeup. Yes. That easy!
The airbrush gun is a dual-action gun that makes it easy to use the airbrush on oneself – you can feel the air even if you have not pressed to get product out of the gun.
Accompanying the Glambox Airbrush hardware, are the Glambox Airbrush makeup. The foundations and blushes are silicone-based, while the luminizer is water-based. Silicone-based airbrush makeup, in my opinion, is more beautiful in effect and easier to handle than its water-based counterparts. Silicone-based airbrush makeup often feel lighter than water-based makeup, fills in fine lines, creates that flawless finish, and is easily workable with traditional makeup. Yes, you can set airbrush makeup with your favorite finish powder or continue applying your powder blush or eyeshadows after applying a flawless layer of airbrush foundation!
Glambox has four shades of foundations – Florence ( fair with yellow undertones ), Cannes ( fair with red undertones ), Barcelona ( medium with red undertones ) and St. Tropez ( dark with yellow undertones ). You can mix them to be able to obtain your shade if you’re somewhere in the middle. The texture of these foundations are really silky, and have good staying power.
For the cheek colors, they have Malibu ( a light pink ) and Cancun ( a deeper pink shade), and a water-based luminizer Venice Gold. The cheek colors sprayed on the face look really natural and are fool-proof ( thank God ), and the luminizer is a great add-on to make the foundation look more dewy and glowy. The luminizer used alone should be applied with very, very gentle pressure for it is water-based – it might not be as foolproof as the silicone-based ones are. Also included in their makeup line is the thinner/cleaner that you can clean your airbrush with, or dilute your airbrush makeup for a lighter coverage.
We have roadtested the Glambox Airbrush makeup on Jane of Herestolife. Jane has great skin to begin with, but airbrush makeup further evened out her complexion, which enhanced her beauty! For those who have pigmentations or blemishes, it is best to apply concealer or correctors first prior to spraying airbrush foundation.
Overall, I think the Glambox Airbrush Kits are great investments for those who would want to try airbrush. They’re very affordable with the following sets :
The GlamBox Starter Kit ( for P 8,500.00 ) includes:
One – 30ml Foundation (of your choice)
One – 20ml Cheek Color (of your choice)
One – 30ml Cleaner and Thinner
Airbrush Gun (w/ accessories)
The GlamBox Deluxe Kit ( for P 11,800.00 ) includes:
FOUR – 30ml Foundation:
- Florence (light beige w/ yellow undertone)
- Cannes (natural beige w/ reddish undertone)
- Barcelona ( medium beige w/ reddish undertone)
- St. Tropez ( dark beige w/ yellow undertone)
TWO – 20ml Cheek Color:
- Malibu (light pink)
- Cancun (darker rose pink)
ONE – 20 ml Luminizer in Venice Gold (highlighter)
THREE – 30ml Cleaner and Thinner
Total – TEN bottles!
Airbrush Gun (w/ accessories)
Each bottle of airbrush makeup is very very affordable at P 890.00, much more affordable than the other branded counterparts. It’s a great first step in learning and trying airbrush, for those special occasions wherein you just want to look your best without breaking the bank. I personally have not used airbrush to apply makeup on myself ( as I am just so fond of applying makeup for other people for one ), but one day, I shall tell you how it goes if I decide to experiment on this. But for those who are game, it’s definitely worth a try! Just a few tips – a must-do is applying primer prior to spraying airbrush, and close your mouth, and avoid inhaling while you are airbrushing areas near your nose!
P.S. for some Glambox news, starting January 27, these beautiful Glambox Airbrush Sets will be housed in a very pretty hot pink bag! and one lucky Facebook fan will have a chance to win a Starter Kit from Glambox, so be a fan!