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Vogue Air Review

Airbrush makeup is gaining a rise in popularity worldwide. Its popular in film, theatre and where the real obsession came through – fake tanning.

What does this mean to you? As a consumer it means you have more options available in how you would like your makeup applied by professionals, and as a makeup artist, like me, it means there are new techniques to study and learn about in order to ‘keep up with the Jones” and to keep clients happy with more options! Vogue Air 2

Rather than having your makeup applied with a sponge, brush, fingers or any other “tool” the airbrush gently and lightly sprays makeup directly onto your face. This means a couple of things, when airbrush makeup is applied by a qualified professional using the right products, the makeup finish guarantees to be flawless, the application will be light and not weigh down your skin, with long lasting makeup which is perfect for special occasions and don’t forget incredibly fast and easy to be applied.

I have played with airbrushing in the past but I haven’t done an airbrush course… yet! So I am definitely no expert – and they say that a little knowledge can be dangerous! However, I always grab the oppurtunity when it arises and when the Salon Outlet contacted me to review one of their airbrush systems, I couldn’t refuse.

I was sent the Vogue Air Multi-Purpose Makeup Airbush Kit.

  • Its made of durable stainless steel and mine is in a classic black colour.
  • Its a multi purpose air brush with a built in air filter
  • It has a dual action trigger control motion

To be completely honest, I am well aware this airbrush is not the best you can get on the market but for the price of $59.99 its a really good starting point for beginners and practicing the art of airbrush makeup. Learning to use the dual action trigger on the gun is possibly the main technique you need to learn in order to achieve flawless application and the gun of this machine is fairly sturdy and easy to manoeuvre. It’s all about practice. The instructions are written in very poor English and have clearly been translated from another language – so when assembling the airbrush I was grateful for the pictures which make more sense however I did think that someone with no working knowledge of how an airbrush works would of been completely lost. Vogue Air 1

The airbrush compressor itself is fairly quiet (compared to other brands I’ve played with) and mine can only be plugged into the wall but the instructions did make mention of a battery pack but I couldn’t find out if this was to be bought as an extra or if its something I should of received in my box.

I really don’t think I’d ever try doing my own makeup with this airbrush (or any other airbrush) just because the thought of it actually scares me BUT I have been using it to practice on a few friends – the results were not so great (as I am kind of a noob) so I won’t embarrass them and post pictures – but who knows – one day I might nail it and share some of those pictures with the wonderful people of the internets! Vogue Air 3

Thank you to the Salon Outlet for letting me try out this little beauty. I look forward to improving my skills in the future.

Note to South African consumers, the Salon Outlet only ships within the USA. Follow them on Facebook here.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

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MUD Studio in SOUTH AFRICA launching in April

Being a huge MUD supporter and having first being acquainted with the brand at IMATS 2 years ago, I know that the MUD brand has so much to offer in terms of not only makeup BUT education too. The fact that showrooms rolled out across the country throughout last few years, is great for professionals and consumers alike to have products with not only the best quality but great prices and multiple uses available which easily rival some of the other brand names that have dominated the South African shores for long. MUD is not just about a product that you buy and use though, they are about understanding, education and techniques of how to effectively use their products for the best results from the products you buy from them. NEW-MUD-STUDIO

This is because when MUD was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California their main focus was not just amazing products, it was about the education and world class training facilities. The MUD curriculum and teaching style is being made available locally in order to improve the quality of our professional makeup services, beauty salons, image consultants and training institutions and not to forget the end user consumer who will receive the best results from using the products correctly. Brenda Botha is the owner of the MUD South Africa brand and she has made it her mission to make sure that South Africa is not left behind in the dust with the renowned MUD standards of training. Hence the MUD Studio concept is launching in April and it something for everyone to get excited about. Continue reading

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