In this video, supermodel bronzer Katie Quinn demonstrates double chin minimizing using self-tanner - the beauty is this technique lasts a week! Watch the rest of Katie's self-tanning tricks and tips and let us know which ones you'd like to see! Katie’s expert tanning tips have been featured in such mega magazines as Australian VOGUE, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan UK, Lucky, Shape, and SELF Magazines. She has worked with supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr, Behati … [Read more...]
My Favorite Airbrush Gun for Spray Tan Contouring
I get a lot of questions about which airbrush gun I use to contour during spray tanning. My favorite is the Iwata Revolution Dual Action 2000 Series, which I've been using since the very beginning. This gun is nice and light, bottom-feeding, easy to control, and the output is a cone-shaped spray, not flat and fan-shaped like many HVLP systems produce. Since there are no straight lines in contouring, a fan-shaped spray produces an unrealistic, "stenciled" appearance that is hard to work … [Read more...]
Spray Tanners: Enhance The Appearance of Muscle Definition with Supermodel Bronzer Katie Quinn’s NEW Contouring Book!
Spray tanning is sky-rocketing, and “airbrush abs” is in high demand from clients. This can present a problem for the artist who needs to become more familiar with stylized, cutting-edge anatomy. Supermodel bronzer and professional body makeup artist Katie Quinn has released her second tutorial eBook, educating makeup artists, salons, tanning agencies, spas, fitness enthusiasts, and other players in the cosmetic industry on how to utilize body contouring in their sunless spray tan … [Read more...]
What are DIMPLES OF VENUS (aka lower back dimples), anyway?!
DIMPLES OF VENUS: Wikipedia says, “The dimples of Venus (also known as back dimples, butt dimples or Venusian dim-ples) are sagittally symmetrical indentations sometimes visible on the human lower back, just superior to the gluteal cleft.” Some women already have them, and some don’t—just like dimples in our smiles. It’s up to you and your client if you’d like to enhance, or even create these contours, because there’s just no rhyme or reason as to who has them. They’re really cute on … [Read more...]
Cosmopolitan UK Features Katie Quinn’s Reverse Contouring Tips
We're really excited that Cosmopolitan UK has featured our tricks for 'reverse contouring', a method of strategically removing self-tanner and using your own pale skin as a highlighter. Click through for the full step-by-step tutorial! Read more magazine articles and tips featuring Katie Quinn. Check out Katie's original product line of self-tanning tools. … [Read more...]
Make Your Pale Skin Work For You With Reverse Contouring
In this step-by-step visual tutorial, Kona Tanning co-founder and professional body makeup artist Katie Quinn demonstrates how to tint your daily moisturizer, and how to use your own pale skin as a tool in highlighting and contouring the face! Get the products used in this tutorial, and save 20% using code TRAVELBUG20 right now at KonaTanningCompany.com (in this tutorial: the Kona Tanning Travel-sized Spritzer). Watch the full-length video demonstration to get additional tips and tricks … [Read more...]
Kim Kardashian Inspired Contouring And Eyeshadow Tip Using KTC Bronzing Powder
We want to thank sorority beauty blogger The Beauty Chapter By Ali for teaching us something new with our mineral bronzing powder! We are well-acquainted with face contouring using this gorgeous compact, but Ali went one step further by showing us how to use it as a crease shade on the eyelids, too - pure genius!! Thanks for posting Ali! Ali's Instructions: 1. I then started off the shadow by taking my Kona Tanning Mineral Bronzing Powder on a crease dome brush and buffing it into the … [Read more...]
You Don’t NEED a Model to Learn Spray Tan Contouring
Remember those T-shirts you'd always see along the boardwalk at the beach, that had a bikini-clad woman's super-ripped body painted on them? Or the man's ridiculously muscular physique? You could put the T-shirt on, and it looked like it was your body! I used to be fascinated by those, and that level of airbrushing ability just blew my mind as a kid! The artists literally had no guide to work with, only a blank T-shirt canvas. Imagine the talent that goes into something like that. … [Read more...]
Sneak Peek at Katie Quinn’s NEW Spray Tan Abs Contouring Chapter
Here's a sneak peek screenshot from Katie Quinn's chapter on airbrushed abs, from her new contouring for spray tanning eBook! Would you like us to email you when it's here? Visit AirbrushAbs.com! A special coupon code to SAVE will be included in the announcement! We are all very excited about this one - wait until you see the gorgeous illustrations inside! Holy defined ab muscles, Batman!! … [Read more...]
The Best Mobile Tanning Kit – Under $100!
I’ve literally dragged this kit across the world! It’s been pulled through the snow, hit by a wave, survived New York City subways, Hawaiian Humidity, and Paris Rain. I’ve even *gasp* checked my kit with airplane baggage! All of my airbrush guns were stolen though, so I don’t recommend this!! This kit is excellent for mobile tanning, but since it is slightly bigger than what you’re allowed to bring as a carry-on for most airlines, I recommend shipping it ahead of time to your destination, … [Read more...]
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