Review of SKII Air Touch Foundation [DISCONTINUED] by eurobarbie
Edit 17th of July 2009: I tried OC-1 and like it much better. I find i need to use less to get the same effect, as it often is with foundations which match your skin perfectly.. there is less pink in this, its a lovely creamy colour. Still going strong, i dust a little mineral primer in my oily t zone, seems to hold it for a little longer, still not as long lasting as i hoped it would be, if only it stayed longer it would be HG Im a long time of user of mineral makeup, my skin is acne prone & sensitive for refrence. I was reading reviews for this product for about a year now, but I was pretty sceptical about purchasing this anyway, I don't like to change my foundation too often when I found something that works.. However my skin would look a little blotchy and dry in pimple prone areas when i tried to conceal them, and I as pretty tired of washing my brushes weekly. I took advantage of the fact that SK-II air touch is being discontinued in Australia and got the applicator and one refill for 120AUD$ at david jones ( + staff discount, even cheaper).
My two main worries were breakouts and not enough covarage for post acne marks. Its been reletivily good for breakouts, I get more or less the same as with mineral foundations although this formula does contain both talc + parabens.. kind of strange. In the coverage department.. Its perfect for what I need but I can easily see how this doesnt provide enough covarge for everybody else. Besides acne marks& current acne my skin is in pretty good shape. I apply primer, concealer to spots and do about a 30sec application to the face, perfect very light covarge but enough to cover pores and give a little bit of airbrushing. I find that you need to use primer or some sort of mattifier in oiler areas of the skin... for example my nose. Without primer this foundation looks flawless on my nse for a good 45mins before sliding right off.. but again nothing a good primer cant fix. The finish is a dewy one for me, and for my mum who has dry mature skin, its more a matte but not chalky style finish. Its awsome not to have to touch your face for application, makes so much of a diffrence in my opinion to the beautiful finish and not cakey look around blemishes.
Its a shame this is discontinued, I've had to buy refils online as back up (60AUD for two refils on ebay).. since you don't know when this is going to finish, but I havent changed them yet, its been about 3 months of daily usage. the other thing that really frustrated me is the drop you have to release before every usage. The sales assistance was a ittle crazy in this part of her explanation of use, saying I needed to release one drop before every use.. on a daily basis.. and two drops each month or the machine breaks down etc.. This is crazy imo. I watched in horror as she released one drop before initial usage what looked like about 1ml of the 5m satchet.. and havent done it ever since. It works fine *knock on wood*. It also scra to realise how little foundation you get, but considering half of it doesnt end up sticking to your brushes or sponges.. it all ends up on your face, ist not too horrid. I use OP-1 for my ppp skin.