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When it comes to big names in the airbrushing community, most people think of Temptu or Dinair. Those people aren’t wrong, but without a doubt the biggest and the most well respected name is Iwata. This company is the leader in industry renovation and build quality. Iwata not only makes airbrush systems for makeup, but also cake decoration and car detailing. What this means is that the durability of all Iwata products are absolutely top tier. In this particular review we will focus on Iwata’s latest inclusion “Eclipse HP-CS Airbrushing System”.
Iwata Eclipse HP-CS Airbrushing System with Silver Jet Air Compressor Review
The Iwata Silver Jet air compressor included in the Eclipse system is heavier and larger than most consumer air compressors. This is due to them being made of high performance materials and the inclusion of a professional air compressor.
The Silver Jet has a handle for traveling and is durable enough to travel, but the size and weight should be considered. The benefits of such a large air compressor include machine stability. One of the things most often discussed about the Iwata brand is the responsiveness of their airbrush wands. It’s a machine that works with you, instead of against you.
One of the great things about the Iwata Eclipse Airbrushing System is that it can be used with any brand of airbrush makeup. All you need to do is choose your favorite formula and you can use it easily with a high performing tool.
If you need more direction than that, MAC cosmetic professionals use Iwata exclusively with their own brand of makeup. Their foundation line, MAC Air, is available online to anyone who is a certified MAC professional. If you’re working as a makeup artist, it’s easy to join and you will get access to affordable makeup and expert advice.
- User Friendliness - 9/109/10
- Build Quality - 10/1010/10
- Affordability - 6/106/10
Unfortunately this system does not come with (and Iwata does not produce) any makeup. You’ll have to buy that separately but the quality you get is worth the price.
Key Features of Iwata Eclipse HP-CS
The Iwata Silver Jet air compressor, with an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS airbrush wand. Both are made of high quality metals, with no cheap, flimsy parts. Included is also a coiled air hose for attaching the air compressor and airbrush wand. The Iwata Silver Jet air compressor runs at a PSI of 18.
The Iwata Eclipse is an airbrush system for the professionals. It’s vastly different from many commercial airbrushers even though it serves the same basic purpose: to apply flawless airbrush makeup.
If you are a professional makeup artist, or looking to become one, then this is the best option for you. If you can afford the cost of the system, buying airbrush makeup separately is still relatively cheap. Essentially, if you can buy this as a makeup professional, then do so, but if you are a hobbyist it’s probably unnecessary and inconvenient to go with Iwata.