In the beauty industry, “airbrushing” usually refers to a Photoshop effect used to make a person’s skin look incredibly smooth. However, for some makeup artists — and a few hardcore beauty junkies — it has a more literal meaning.
TEMPTU is a brand that uses airbrush technology — not unlike the kind that made your favorite personalized T-shirt that one summer on the boardwalk — to apply their makeup products, the majority of which come in “AIRpod” form. You simply snap one of the futuristic foundations, highlighters, or blush pods into the machine, and ready, aim, spray.
With practice, the results can be amazing — natural-looking and beautifully blended. But, let’s not kid ourselves: Most of us aren’t going to invest $200 or more in the whole air-compression shebang. Plus, it takes quite a bit of time to master the technique without looking overly "done."
Luckily, you could get some of the same benefits by using Temptu's other makeup products — no airbrush machine required. Read on for some of our favorite picks.