Dinair Airbrush Review

When it comes to makeup, I’m pro-gun. I’ve reviewed the Belletto Studio System as well as Temptu, and now it’s time to dish about the AB veteran, Dinair! I am so glad I got to try this system as it’s given me a really well-rounded grasp on all the major airbrush systems available to consumers. I hope to assemble a detailed comparison post in the future, breaking down differences between all three. For now, let’s be there or be square with Dinair. Gosh, I’m really cool._MG_8082-1

I was sent the Personal Pro Kit for review. This retails for $200. Pictured above is the compressor, gun and hose. Here are my thoughts on the basics first:

Compressor: This feels powerful but is quiet. I chose black because I’m boring. No, I actually chose black because I think it looks most professional when using on clients, but they have tons of colors! However, it will add $20 to the price for some of the more vivid shades, $40 for leopard prints. So you have to ask yourself-just how crucial is leopard print in my life?

Hose: I noticed this is much longer than both the Belletto and Temptu hoses which is really convenient, especially when moving around a client.

Gun: Both Belletto and Temptu’s guns feel just as well-made, but this gun has a few nice extras. The trigger has a cushy pad on it, which is actually really nice. I think I’ll remove it and use it on my Temptu gun as well! The black bands you see are like training wheels for airbrush beginners. They are adjustable/removable and help you to not pull back on the trigger too far when you’re learning.



The above makeup comes with the “Fair” shade selection as part of the Personal Pro Kit. You can choose Fair, Medium, Tan, or Dark.

Top row, left to right: Practice Color, Corrective Concealer in Olive Beige, Dinair Moisture Moist & Dewy
– I love that they give you practice color so you don’t use up all your good stuff while getting the hang of things!

– The concealer is a little too dark for my now-pale skin but I LOVE the consistency. It has great pigment and blends fab.

– The moisture spray, and omg-whyyyy did they have to put the word “moist” on there-is the perfect final step for those of us who love a dewy look. The teeniest bit goes a long way too. I only used 2 drops.

Bottom row, left to right: Colair Radiance Foundations in C103, C106, C110, C125, Glamour Black, Shimmer highlighter in Champagne, Glamour blush in Peach Beige, Glamour brow color in Blonde. I will likely never use the black color for eyeliner or blonde for brows as those are just areas of the face I prefer traditional methods. I like the control that brushes give when working in the eye area, plus, I wear contacts and have dry eyes so I don’t really like the idea of air shooting around the eye area anyhow.


The Colair Radiance is a water-based foundation but I like it much better than Belletto’s. It doesn’t have nearly as dry of a feel and doesn’t look as matte and artificial. I mixed C110 and C125 to achieve the best shade match. I am about an NC20 in MAC or 4Y06 in Sephora ColorIQ. I used about 8 drops of C110 and 7 of C125

The bottles are easy to squeeze and dispense product. Just a heads up-it is recommended you use a pin to prick through the seal with the black lid still attached before first use. I just used a safety pin and it worked fine. I suspect this is to keep the product it’s freshest with a small opening and prevent a mess.


The blush shade Peach Beige was perfect for my skin tone. It is shimmer-free and natural looking. The Champagne highlighter is beautiful and a true glow vs. glitter particles. I had the stripper glitter issue with Belletto’s highlight.


Dinair generously gives you a 4 oz. cleanser and I love it. It’s made from Citrus and I find those do the very best job at breaking down makeup. It has a pleasant scent as well. Also pictured above are the many training sheets included. There are exercises to help you master distance and coverage. If you’re struggling, Dinair will even do Skype lessons!


The Personal Pro Kit is just jam-packed with extras. Shown here are your gun’s protective case, caps for your gun cup to prevent spillage while using and cleaning and to store it with, eyebrow stencils and an informational DVD. Believe it or not, there are actually even more extras included that are not shown here like a clear plastic carrying case and a water dispenser.

The images below are un-edited. I did not minimize pores, blemishes, fine lines or facial hair in any way so that you could get the truest depiction of how the Dinair looks on skin. I am wearing C110+C125 foundation, Peach Beige blush, Champagne highlight and the brow color in Blonde as a contour just because I was messing around. Not sure how effective it was.






See it all in action here!

Overall, do I recommend the Dinair Airbrush system?

Definitely. I can confidently recommend it over Belletto for personal use as I think you get a ton for your money, unparalleled training resources and the makeup formulation is just much better overall. I still like my Temptu for client use, but for myself, I’ll be definitely grabbing this for special occasions!

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Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any questions!

Dinair Personal Pro Kit was sent for possible review. No financial compensation was received in exchange for review and all opinions expressed are my own. This post does not contain affiliate links.


  1. Annie

    11/07/2014 at 6:26 PM

    Thank you so much for the overview over different AB systems! I’m thinking about getting one and I’m wondering if it’s plausible to use the Dinair foundations in the Bellato Studio System. What do you think?
    Another question: how many applications do you get out of that tiny bottle? To me it seems as though you might need a new one every week!

    1. Ivy Boyd

      11/07/2014 at 6:28 PM

      You’re very welcome! To answer your question-absolutely! Any water-based makeup is fine to use in your Belletto gun! I don’t recommend silicone-based, like Temptu. I tried it in my Belletto and it sputtered and clogged easily. If you want to do both silicone-based AND water-based, I actually suggest 2 different guns. Some water-based makeup you can try in your Belletto would be Dinair of course, OCC, Kett and many others! Let me know if I can help you with anything else and thank you for reading!

    2. Ivy Boyd

      11/07/2014 at 6:29 PM

      Just realized I didn’t answer your second question! I use about 12-15 drop of foundation per application. They last longer than you’d think-especially if you mix colors!

  2. Rana

    04/30/2015 at 1:20 AM

    Loved you reviews on AB system…still waiting for the overall comparasion of the three of them… I wanna buy one for personal use because I’l a first time when it comes to AB..thanks

  3. Regina S.

    10/11/2017 at 4:26 PM

    Hi, loved yor review! I was wondering if it is good for client use. I want to get an unexpensive airbrush system and Dinair definetely catched my attention, still I don´t know if it’s fast enough for doing a client’s makeup. What are your thoughts on this?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      10/13/2017 at 10:13 PM

      Hi Regina! Thanks for reading. This would definitely be fast enough. Because this uses water-based makeup, it flows through the gun quite quickly. I use Temptu silicone-based makeup on clients as it’s not water-soluble, therefore more durable. With the Dinair machine, you will want to stick with water-based. The compressor is not powerful enough to push silcone-based makeup like Temptu through it. Hope this helps!

  4. Rhyanna Baker

    05/11/2018 at 9:10 PM

    HI !!! I just wanted to say that I really loved your last photos where you just were having fun ,, you were using the C-110- + the C-125 foundation it was effective

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