The Amazing Versatility of AirMist Mineral Air Application
Geoffrey Rodriguez, a top fashion, beauty and celebrity makeup entrepreneur and artist based in Los Angeles, expands Mineral Air’s horizons beyond its reliably flawless foundation. Photo by Filip Milenkovic, makeup by Geoffrey Rodriguez.
Our makeup artist friend and beauty voice of reason Geoffrey Rodriguez applauds the whole streamlining trend.
“The best scenario here – and this applies to makeup too – is to have fewer items of better quality that you really love and use all the time,” he says. “If you’re honest with yourself, you probably don’t use every color cosmetic piece you own. The few favorites stand out while the rest just hang around gathering dust.
“As a professional,” he continues, “I’m always clearing out my kit, discarding what is outdated and keeping everything spotless. Without question, some of my favorite products are the most versatile that can perform double or triple duty.”
Turns out that Mineral Air is a very versatile player in the beauty arena. Here Geoffrey shares some of his favorites.
“Mineral Air blushes are unique in that each of the three colors look great on all different skin pigments,” Geoffrey explains. “But my favorite blush is Fresh Peach because everyone can use it on their eyelids as a shadow well as on their cheeks as blush. It amps up the color of blue or green eyes and brings out a sparkle in brown ones. And you can even mist it on your lips as a primer for more intense lip color."
Even if you don’t tan in the summer, mixing in a few drops of one shade darker to your normal one can lend a seasonal sun-kissed look to your complexion. You can do the same with bronzer but want to have a very light touch if you have fair skin. Likewise, fair skinned beauties can use Hibiscus blush along the bridge of the nose for a sunny touch in addition to the apples of the cheeks and still look natural.
Medium-skin tones (think Eva Mendez or Jennifer Lopez) who would use a Medium Tan Four-in-One Foundation can use a darker shade like Amber, Sienna or Tan above the crease of their eyes as a shadow to dramatic effect. Don’t go as far up as the eyebrow but you could spritz a bit of Bisque right there as a highlight. “I also love the bronzer as an eyeshadow on Latina or Asian skin,” Geoffrey notes. “And as an eyeshadow base on the eyelids, the bronzer is stunning."
Deeper pigmented tones (picture Lupita Nyong’o) that would use Mocha or Espresso or Mocha as foundation, can use lighter (but not too light) shades like Tan or Deep as a highlighter. “A sculptural impression comes from contrast,” says Geoffrey. “On darker skin, if you add something slightly lighter on top of the cheekbones and under the eyes, the structure of the face will really stand out.”
Precision clean up
Mineral Air’s AirMist Device is a precision instrument which makes using it on the nooks and crannies of the skin so easy. “The big advantage here is that Mineral Air can be easily blended and buffed down with a brush even where the actual application is touchless. And if you miss a little, clean up with a sponge and reapplication is a total breeze.”
What’s the difference?
Mineral Air offers two device-plus-formula categories, one for makeup, the other for skincare.
Mineral Air original (MA) includes its AirMist Device, an easy to use, everyday consumer tool that rivals professional airbrushing in its cosmetic application of our eponymous foundation, blush, or bronzer. Mineral Air Skin (MAS) features the Renewal Serum System with its ElixerMist Device for lightweight vaporized delivery.
“Without question, some of my favorite products are the most versatile that can perform double or triple duty.”
Fashion, Beauty and Celebrity Makeup Artist