Review of SKII Air Touch Foundation [DISCONTINUED] by blahiffy
This foundation is seriously the most amazing makeup product ever. Oh wow. It has seriously changed my life. I no longer have to worry about taking the time to applying powder/tinted moisturizer in the morning. I have this foundation in OC-3, and it's a pretty good match for my golden/fair skintone. Most of the color choices for this foundation, however, tend to be on the light side. So, I would mainly recommend this for people of medium to lighter skin tones.
This foundation comes in a circular, compact red applicator that is very sleek, but rather bulky. There is definitely a time period of trial and error because you have to hold the applicator at a certain distance (around 5 inches) away from your face, or the foundation will end up looking heavy, which is difficult since you have your eyes closed. Once you've mastered the distance, everything else is a breeze. All you have to do is hold the button (you'll know it's on because it will flash green) and glide the noozle of the applicator along the contours off your face. The applicator will disperse a light mist of foundation, which you should be able to feel. Don't worry too much about the mist, though, since the ions in the foundation are only attracted to your skin, not your clothes or hair (or peach fuzz, for that matter). Glide the applicator across for around 15 seconds and wait for it to dry. If you need more coverage, then go over your face more times. I would recommend that you only apply the foundation when your skin is dry (or your moisturizer has completely set in) because if your moisturizer hasn't set, it will take your foundation more time to set, which will ruin the seamless finish. Thus, don't touch your face in any way when the foundation is still wet!
Although the foundation looks really natural, the coverage is rather average, so you have to have pretty clear skin to use this. In order to cover large blemishes, you have to go over a certain area longer, which makes this look like any other foundation. On the other hand, this foundation has fantastic staying power. I've worn it for 48+ hours, and the foundation didn't budge at all. Plus, I've had the foundation on while I was outside jogging (I forgot that I had applied it earlier), and the sweat didn't even mess up the makeup. I've even slept with this foundation on (usually not recommended with makeup) and when I woke up, the foundation was still in place and looking natural. Even rain can't ruin your makeup! So, you don't have the bring the applicator around for touch-ups during the day because it is unnecessary (unless you're going swimming, or something). But, I would love to see the faces on my friends when they freshen up their makeup in the restroom with their powder compacts and small concealer tubes, while I whip the bright red applicator out of my purse. :)
Aside from its hefty sprice tag (US$150 for one refill with the applicator), I love, love, love this foundation. It is really light, and it feels like I don't have any foundation on at all. It erases all your pores and helps uneven skin tone. It also never oxidizes, so you never get the dreaded orange look. Also, I've never broken out from this. In fact, I think that it's been helping my skin because I no longer have to wear the heavy powders/tinted moisturizers. Furthermore, the foundation never gets on your clothing because the ion technology is attracted to the moisture in your skin, not your clothing material. So, this foundation is white shirt friendly! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a natural look or anyone who doesn't want spending a lot of time applying foundation in the morning. HG!
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