The starter set includes:
- Sparmax #1A Studio Compressor (1-30 PSI)
- Top feed, Dual Action Airbrush (.35mm nozzle)
- 12 OCC skin foundations mini (1/4 oz) bottles (water based foundation)
- 12 OCC Skin Blush anf Highlighter mini (1/4 oz)bottles
- 6 OCC Skin primary Adjuster mini (1/4 oz) bottles
- 1 OCC Skin Primer 1oz bottle
The kit cost me: $399.00 (my OCC Professional Discount can't be used on any of the airbrush systems) and I also purchased a 1oz bottle of OCC ink clear for $10.00.
After ordering I received a polite email informing me that my items were being shipped, to verify my address and a detailed list of items purchased. I enjoy experiencing good customer service and OCC provided that by letting me know that they appreciated my business and that my stuff was on its way. It arrived fairly quickly (about a week) and I had to sign for the package (so be home or have someone home when you're expecting the package). Shipping and handling was $7.50 and I thought that that was acceptable with it being a package with some weight.
So now for the pictures:
|Compressor (about 5 pounds) and hose|
|it's a top feed gun|
|Dual action airbrush gun|
|Dual action airbrush and tools included|
|Bottles come in baggies (all of this is worth $125 if bought alone)|
|OCC blushes (1/4 ounce bottles)|
|OCC Primer and OCC Ink clear ( both 1 ounce bottles)|
|Top: Yellow base foundation Bottom: Red base foundation (1/4 ounce bottles)|
|OCC Adjusters (1/4 ounce bottles)|
|OCC Highlighters (1/4 ounce bottles)|
|Size of 1/4 ounce bottles|
The bottles are small and a bit shocking (size wise) but airbrush foundation goes a long way. 4-8 drops (depending on desired coverage) can do an entire face. OCC foundations are water based and provides a semi-matte finish that looks natural when applied and lightweight (doesn't feel heavy or caked on face). Unlike many water based airbrush foundations, this is tear and sweat proof which is great for brides and humidity. I am honestly in LOVE with this foundation and airbrushing in general. I want to airbrush any and everyone, whenever I can.
Ok...so here's the part of airbrushing that gets me a bit annoyed and down. That a little tiny bottle (the same size as the white primer bottle) is $20(US). Yes! $20 freaking dollars for 1 flipping ounce! And for the 4 ounce bottle its $67.50...have you ever seen a 4 ounce bottle of anything before? If yes, you know its not that big. Ugh, really?! Geeezzzzz... gosh...
So I say buy the mini sets for $25.00 and you get six for that price. Only thing is you can not mix and match the minis that you want and you will have to buy the sets the way they are sold.
For example: Yellow based skintone set or Blush and contour set...take it or leave it. Personally..that's what I'll be doing when I need to restock (even if I'll end up with loads of mini bottles that I don't use as often as the others)...such is life. That will be about $4.17 each 1/4 ounce and around $16.67 for 1 ounce of product which I guess wont really matter because you have to buy mini shades you might not need in order to get the mini shade that you do need....hrmm....
Well tell me what you think?
Overall I am please with my purchase. I think that Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a really good company that provided good service, I am pleased with what I bought and the price I paid was fair for what I bought (trust me...I researched tons and tons before I bought this thing)!
Stay tuned for my post on the various airbrush foundation formulas available...
Til next time,
oh... and NO, I'm not being paid to say this or got anything free from OCC...they didn't send me this airbrush kit to review, my opinion is just that, my opinion and I bought it with my own money. Ok, cool :o)