At Home Airbrush Makeup: Temptu Air

Temptu Air Review

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If you’re a makeup lover, chances are you’ve already heard of Temptu. Temptu Air* is a personal airbrush system you can use at home and I’ve been putting it to the test over the last couple of weeks.

What is it, exactly?

  • a cordless system that allows for an instant airbrush makeup application at home
  • it has a very lightweight design
  • it has a rechargeable battery that comes with a USB cable
  • it’s compatible with all existing Temptu Airpods
  • provides adjustable coverage, anywhere from very light to full, with professional-like results

I won’t lie, I was a little intimidated at first when I sat down to use Temptu Air. I first watched a few demos- they have a bunch of them on their website where you can get very detailed instructions.

The device itself has three speeds once powered up. To turn it on you hold down the power button for three seconds and can choose between the speeds. Now, once the device is powered up, you press the soft touch control on the top that will adjust how much product you apply. To apply a sheer layer, you hold it down gently; for more coverage, you will put more pressure on the soft touch control- this video on Temptu Air explains this really well.

All of that sounded very confusing at first, but I have to say that the way this device is designed, I did not experience any difficulty using it, holding it didn’t feel awkward at all and the design just felt very intuitive and natural.

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To apply the product you use slow circular motions. Again, I was surprised at how natural and easy the use of the device felt to me. I know that this probably wouldn’t be the case for everyone, but you can actually practice on your hand or get the feel of Temptu Air, without pressing the soft touch control, therefore, not actually releasing any product, just air.

I really wanted to show you a before/after photos using Temptu Air in natural light. Quite literally, I was chasing the light here, since it was already late in the day and doing my makeup probably took me only about 10 minutes. So yes, while it’s not perfect (totally forgot to line my lash line with a black liner) you get the idea of a coverage and ease of use of Temptu Air. For these photos, I went with medium coverage, so I “went over” my entire face with the airbrush system only about twice. I got nice coverage, but my skin still looked like skin.

Before Temptu Air: bare skin in natural light. I actually had a “bad skin day” here and experienced my first post-Accutane breakout and strange dryness around my eyes just a day after using a $170 face cream that I treated myself with for my birthday last month… but more about that in the next beauty post…

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Here’s an after photo, following a quick makeup application using Temptu Air. The foundation shade I picked with their Foundation Finder was Buff, which, I have to say was not a very close match when it came to my skin’s undertones. It’s a bit too deep and warm, so it will be my summer shade while I get my hands on a lighter one in the meantime. For blush, I used Temptu Soft Peach*, the highlighter is Temptu Champagne* (which I also applied in the inner corners of my eyes), lipstick is Temptu Buffed Nectar*, ABH’s Brow Definer in Chocolate on brows and Esqido’s Lashlorette* lashes.

I have to say, that I usually am not too into using peachy blush shades because I just can never get a flawless application/placement, due to my skin’s texture (acne scars) on my cheeks, but Temptu Air made it sooo easy to apply it and blend it beautifully. I might actually become a blush person.


  • With Temptu, less is more. Use light pressure when applying your makeup to build natural coverage in layers.
  • Keep the distance of about 4 fingers away from the face when applying your base. If you get too close you risk your foundation application being uneven and/or too wet.
  • Don’t forget places like your jawline and neck.
  • Make sure to work with good lighting when using Temptu Air and applying your products.

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A few things that surprised me about Temptu Air, was that: 1) the product did not get in my hair; 2) the application wasn’t spotty, blotchy or uneven; 3) the finish it gave my skin was very natural and it lasted throughout an entire day, and that was without using a primer.

At $195 for a Perfect Canvas Starter Kit, this is definitely an investment (Temptu also Custom Essentials Kit at $275, which includes the Temptu Air device, foundation, blush, and highlighter). You do, however, get professional-looking results, once you get comfortable and familiar with the device. The other good news is that you can save 15% off using a discount code “PAULA13T” if you do decide to give it a try or gift it to someone else who’s a makeup lover.

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Well, if you haven’t guessed it yet, I really fell in love with this system. I myself find it very surprising, but I actually don’t have to reach for a brush after application to blend anything in or to even anything out. Another great thing about this system is that after I’m done doing my makeup, I don’t have 15 dirty brushes laying all over my vanity desk. I am not sure how long the airpods actually last (Temptu suggest that with daily use it’s about 3 months), but I do know that with airbrush application, the waste of product is pretty much non-existent. You don’t have sponges or brushes soaking up your products, which is great.



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    Linda Libra Loca
    May 11, 2018 at 6:20 am

    That is a device that I have been tempted to get for a long time, but never really got around to. Your makeup looks amazing after application.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    May 11, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    This air brush system does look super intimidating but your makeup looks incredible and I find some days I don’t do the best job at applying my foundation so this sounds like the perfect alternative.

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      Paula @
      May 12, 2018 at 6:23 am

      Thank you, Bernadette! I was so surprised at how quickly I was able to get comfortable with using the system!

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    Naya //
    May 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    This is the first time I hear about this brand, but I can tell you that – I am temptu to try it! First of all, bad skin day what? You look flawless my dear, both before and after. Makeup looks great, well-blended and there are zero harsh lines, which is amazing. I often waste so much time blending my makeup, great that it only takes 10 minutes to complete the look with this device. I was about to ask if it gets stuck in hair, but thank God it doesn’t. Great review, Paula xx p.s. curious to hear more about the 170 USD cream, I wonder what went wrong :-O

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      Paula @
      June 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Haha! :D You are too cute!!

      Naww thank you so much! My skin is better now but a month ago it was freaking out, big time! Oh yes that is one of the things that surprised me about the system- that makeup doesn’t get all over the place and doesn’t get stuck in my hairline. The application is very precise. x

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    Katya Bychkova | StyleSprinter
    May 18, 2018 at 8:48 am

    It sounds like an amazing device to get hooked into. Technology is really reaching it’s point of making women who loves make ups and hates preparing easy. You look very beautiful.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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      Paula @
      June 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Katya! It’s definitely fun to see how far technology has come in the beauty industry as well. x

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    Natalie Redman
    May 27, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Oh wow this looks so cool!

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    Jordyn Lucas.
    May 31, 2018 at 3:24 am

    A product that puts make up on for you is going to sell well. Technology has differently changed a lot in regards to lifestyle and now beauty! Looks lovely on you!

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      Paula @
      June 27, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Right? Things have changed so much over the years, love that this makes airbrush makeup application so easy.

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    lawler || yvettemypet
    June 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I remember Temptu! I was so impressed with the idea when it first came out. When I tried it, I didn’t really find a foundation match or like the formula that much (although I’m sure both have improved/expanded since then). I still believe that they should create a way for us to use our favorite foundations with the air brush. I would buy this for the application, for sure, if it was customize-able. I understand why they wouldn’t want to wade in those waters though. If I stumbled upon an in-store demo again, I’d try the dewy finish.

    I was on the website and saw they have hair color now. Wild!

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      Paula @
      June 27, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Yea, I definitely wish there were more shades, as I can’t find one that matches me perfectly, hopefully they’ll work on that because the application, finish and wear really are flawless and SO easy.

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