Is Luminess Tan Worth the Trouble and the Cost? A Luminess Tan Review With Top Tanning Tips
The Luminess Tan infomercials claim that by using their airbrush make up system you will get a flawless, golden tan that lasts up to 14 days. But is Luminess Tan really worth the effort, the expense, or will you get the same results out of a jar? Here’s a Luminess Tan review that contains truthful feedback and top tanning tips.
The Luminess Tan infomercials (created by the well-known cosmetics company, Luminess Air) claim they have a breakthrough at home self-tanning system. The benefits of their airbrush tanning equipment and foundation they say includes:
1. EASE OF USE
Their airbrush is reliable, easy to use and easy to control so you can the exact results you’re looking for
2. DOESN’T MAKE A MESS
The airbrush has such reliable and fine controls that you won’t make a mess when you apply it. It is not to be confused with misting booths which spray from all different angles and does not have the same accuracy.
3. HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TANNING SOLUTION
Luminess Tan is supposedly an innovative tanning solution that features dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which is approved by the FDA and is incredibly effective. In fact Luminess Air say their tanning solution is 700% more effective compared to rival self-tanners.
4. CHEAPER THAN PROFESSIONAL SALONS WITH THE SAME RESULTS
Using the airbrush system at home works out much cheaper than going to professional salons
5. YOUR SELF-TAN LASTS
Luminess Air claims the highly effective tanning solution creates a natural, flawless bronzed skin that can last up to 14 days.
So that is the Luminess Tan hype: let us break down each stated benefit to see if the claims are true. It may not quite live up to all the sales talk.
1. IS IT REALLY THAT EASY TO USE?
According to the infomercial, the airbrush is so reliable, well designed and easy-to-use that you will achieve a flawless tan as you can control the spray, the intensity of the spray and its coverage. What Luminess Air doesn’t tell you is that there is a learning curve when using the Luminess Tan airbrush for the first time. If you have never used an airbrush before, except during school art class, you might find it hard to control at first. The company does offer video tutorials so you get the technique right, but don’t be surprised if you don’t achieve a Hollywood-style, even glow in your first few tries. A Luminess Air customer service rep told me that it takes an average of one week for a person to get used to the airbrush.
So, here is my top self-tanning tip: practice with colored water in your airbrush and spray onto a white piece of paper at first so that you’re not wasting the precious tanning solution when you’re trying it out for the first time. It has to be said, after a few goes, it does become much easier to use the airbrush and since the results are so much better than creams and similar at-home self-tanners, you will feel it was worth the learning curve.
Another big plus is that they have cleverly added a pigment into the tanner solution so you can immediately see if you’ve applied it correctly, even before the actual tan starts to show. That is a major benefit over creams and lotions…for those, you can’t tell if you’ve applied the self-tanner evenly and thoroughly until the tan actually starts to show.
2. DOES IT MAKE A MESS?
Once you’ve learned to use the airbrush (and see the tip above about practicing first with colored water), no, you should not make the mess. The air control of the airbrush can be adjusted to such fine degree that it’s unlikely you’ll end up spraying the tanning solution all over the place. That said you might want to apply it in the shower the first few times just to be absolutely safe.
3. REALLY? A 700% MORE EFFECTIVE TANNING SOLUTION?
This is difficult to say without proper independent trials. But it is true that their key active tanning agent dihydroxyacetone (DHA) has been approved by the FDA and that this method of self-tanning is dermatologist recommended. For sure it is much safer than sitting in the sun.
4. CHEAPER THAN PROFESSIONAL SALONS. Well, like, yeah!
Well of course a home-based self-tanning solution is cheaper than visiting a professional beauty salon. Kinda doh! Unfortunately, gals who like to look golden and healthy, we know that beauty can come at a price. Professional salons are often crazy expensive but you are paying for the luxurious surroundings, the pampering and the fact that you don’t have to lift a finger yourself. So Luminess Tan is a much cheaper tanning solution, but that is saying the obvious and it does involve a little bit of work.
5. DOES YOUR LUMINESS AIR SELF-TAN LAST THOUGH?
Again you need proper independent clinical trials to say with full certainty and tans can lose their color in different circumstances on different people. For example, if you shed more skin than normal by body brushing heavily etc.
In my own tests I would say that Luminess Tan does seem to outlast other creams and tanning products on the market and the added bonus is that a little seems to go a long way when you’re applying because of the reason mentioned in point one…that they have added, smartly I must say, a pigment that shows you straight away if you’ve covered enough areas and how your tan will look when it does start to appear (which is in about 30 minutes by the way).
Here’s a tanning tip: a top Luminess Tan technique is to moisturize your skin both in the morning AND the evening after your first tanning session and after you’ve taken your first shower. And then let the moisturizer and the tanning solution sink in for 8-14 hours before you shower again. A moisturized skin helps keep a long lasting tan.
I hope you found this Luminess Tan review useful. At the time of writing, the Luminess Air company offers warranties, moneyback guarantees and trials.
Gemma Swansburg is a health and beauty tester and a bit of a tan-aholic. She has written extensive reviews for airbrush makeup cosmetics such as the Dinair airbrush kit, Luminess Air including in-depth Luminess Tan Reviews and news on other products. For FREE in-depth reviews, best prices and special offers you can read Gemma’s blog www.airbrushmakeupfoundation.com
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