About Mineral Air

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Oct 16, 2015

Mineral Air is a rechargeable, lightweight, and cordless airbrush system that provides precise, one-touch control for sheer, flawless makeup coverage.

And unlike other airbrush systems, you won’t have to worry about separate compressors with Mineral Air, or about makeup switches or open reservoirs that can spill during use. You’ll just get coverage so sheer that it’ll look professionally airbrushed, in only 10-15 seconds!

The Mineral Air system also uses a unique delivery system that applies a layer of micronized mineral spheres within the 4-in-1 hydrating foundation, which won’t clog pores. The result?

You’ll be able to conceal unwanted blemishes, age spots, rosacea, and dark circles, without heavy caking, and with more breathable coverage than most powder or liquid foundations. This means that Mineral Air not only “makes professional results easy,” but it’s also effective for all skin types—even sensitive skin.

Mineral Air’s claims certainly seem alluring. But will this cordless airbrush system help you effortlessly look beautiful, or will you abandon it after just a couple uses?

First, is Mineral Air in a class of its own?

Is Mineral Air the “First Cordless Airbrush System in the World?”

We’ve reviewed hundreds of ASOTV products here at HighYa, and if we’ve learned anything, it’s that they’re often just slightly redesigned versions of existing products. Sometimes there’s a lot of competition, and others there’s very little.

In this instance, the only popular product that bears much resemblance to Mineral Air is the Temptu Air. Granted, the Temptu is designed differently and is larger (and perhaps less portable) than Mineral Air, but it’s really the only other cordless makeup airbrush system.

Interestingly, Temptu features pre-filled makeup “Airpods” that attach directly to the unit, preventing you from having to manually refill when you run out (or when you want to switch colors). Is this how Mineral Air works?

Exactly How Does Mineral Air Work?

The short answer? We’re told very little about the details behind Mineral Air, including how it works.

Based on the pictures, it appears to mimic the shape of a large perfume bottle and to be battery operated. Just press a button on top and the foundation sprays out through something the company calls “micronized mineral spheres.”

Pro tip: Micronized simply means to “break a substance into very fine particles.” So this is something that all makeup airbrush kits will provide (more about this shortly), not just Mineral Air. It’s just marketing spin.

Outside of this, there’s essentially zero information provided, so we don’t know how much makeup it uses, if the nozzle can be adjusted, or any other important information.

The company claims that Mineral Air is easier to use than a standard airbrush system (and causes less dripping), although you’ll almost certainly lose nearly all of the adjustability of one of these larger systems.

Also, it’s important to keep in mind that effective airbrushing techniques can take a lot of time to perfect. So while the Mineral Air might be easier to use, you probably shouldn’t expect professional results right out of the gate.

Compared to professional systems, how much does Mineral Air cost?

How Much Does Mineral Air Cost?

Professional makeup airbrush systems can cost thousands of dollars, but Mineral Air is priced at four payments of $59.95 plus $14.95 S&H, for a total of $254.75.

You’ll be able to choose between black and white colors, as well as between six different foundation base colors: porcelain, light, medium, medium tan, tan, and deep.

Along with this, you’ll receive a bronzer set, brush set, and $100 in free makeup, including a 30-day multi-shade match kit. You’ll even get 90 additional days of the company’s 4-in-1 foundation!

All Mineral Air purchases come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at (888) 996-3585.

Pro tip: What happens when you run out of Mineral Air foundation? There isn’t a way to purchase refills on the product’s website, and there’s no indication if you can use other brands of airbrush makeup. This might present a big problem down the road!

Speaking of Mineral Air’s foundation, what’s it made with?

Mineral Air’s Foundation Ingredients

Like the device itself, we’re told very little about Mineral Air’s foundation, other than that it:

  • Contains pomegranate, argan oil, seaweed, and 100% pure minerals,
  • Does not contain parabens or talc, and
  • Replaces the need for a primer, concealer, makeup, and hydrating serum, making it a 4-in-1 product.

This makes it seem like many other foundations on the market, except for the fact it’s likely (again, we’re not told) formulated to easily pass through the Mineral Air sprayer, without clogging. This is where that whole “micronized” concept comes in that we discussed earlier.

Should You Splurge on Mineral Air?

Do you need the Mineral Air cordless airbrush system? Probably not. But you almost certainly crave that airbrush-beautiful makeup you see on the runway and in the movies, but you don’t want to commit to an expensive and time-consuming system.

Because of this, Mineral Air might seem like a really attractive option. But if we’re being honest, there’s so much we don’t know about the portable airbrush system (what’s contained in the foundation, how to purchase refills, if other kinds of foundation can be used, etc.), it’s all but impossible to understand what kind of value it’ll provide.

We will say this though: Even if Mineral Air worked exactly as the manufacturer claimed, it often takes time and practice to obtain professional-level airbrushing results. So if you think you’ll achieve this from day one, you’re bound to end up disappointed.

Our recommendation? If you’re only in the market for a cordless airbrush makeup system, you might want to check out the Temptu locally, and speak with a beauty professional about the pros and cons. Not only will this save you money, but you’ll be able to put it in your hands before purchasing.

Then, if you find that the Temptu isn’t right for you, you can spring for Mineral Air. Just keep in mind that you might lose $20+ in non-refundable S&H charges just for giving it a try!

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Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Very bad...

    • By Tiffany N.,
    • California,
    • Aug 16, 2019
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    It worked pretty well for the first few times. But now every time...

    The pressure was getting weak to spray the fountain out, even though I changed on time. In addition to that, it is too much work to clean the device. I was really disappointed...

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Not right for me

    • By Sandra D.,
    • Waterloo, IA,
    • Feb 4, 2019
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    I've tried the airbrush foundation several times and did not like the results. It actually accented the pocky-looking skin on my chin. Also, I felt a little heavier than expected. My inexpensive skin plumper works much better and makes my skin feel better.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Love the product, but customer service is terrible…

    • By Shelly,
    • Colorado,
    • Apr 16, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    As a new customer, I received my initial order without any shipping notifications, oh well, I liked the product.

    I placed a second order for an additional reservoir and blush for a special occasion and requested 2-day shipping at nearly $20.

    They took the money out of my account, the order was placed, I got a tracking number and everything, then the somehow the order was canceled. I called and spoke with two customer service representatives who said they would look into the issue. I called again hoping that the product was going to be delivered when I needed it. And of course, no one could help me or answer my question of when the product would be delivered.

    I even asked if there was an escalation chain for customer problems and the floor supervisor said no, because they don't have shipping issues (for real?).

    So, if you don't care about when your account is debited, and when and if you'll get your product, it might be the company for you.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful


    • By Karola,
    • Delafield, WI,
    • Feb 21, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought this Mineral Air at a show in Chicago, and I thought this is great for travel. It worked pretty good when I tried it out at the show, but now every time I'm trying to use it, it seems that the compression is too weak to spray the fountain out. I keep on changing it, but nothing works. Plus it is very difficult to clean out.

    I'm going back to my TEMPTU; love that air makeup. I haven't had any issues with that one, and like I said, I only purchased this one because it is travel sized.

    It was a waste of money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 10 people found this review helpful

    No confirmation

    • By Marina,
    • Harker Heights, TX,
    • Oct 17, 2016
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    I have ordered this product end of September they took the money out right away, no confirmation and I have not received anything yet.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Works great

    It covered all my sun spots, and looked and felt so good on my face.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 36 out 38 people found this review helpful

    No e-mail confirmation, didn't get it yet, and was charged twice!

    I think my title says it all. I was supposed to get all the information in my e-mail, and never did. I just checked my bank, and they charged me TWICE, and not for the trial price, but the FULL amount! I will be canceling this through my credit card, or refusing it when it gets here.

    I now think it's a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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