I have always *loved* the effect from airbrush foundations but the idea of having to use a gun and compressor just seem too much for every day. Lucky for me, I was sent award-winning SK-II Air Touch Foundation, an airbrush foundation that you spray directly onto your face for the same flawless effect MINUS the bulky equipment and hassle. Want to know if it delivers? Read on to find out!
Invented by the Japanese, the Air Touch Foundation comes in a sleek, red hand-held disk. Inside the case houses a battery-operated ionizer and refillable sachet of color. Before you use the product, it is strongly recommended that you moisturize your skin (which you should anyways) and do your eyebrows, eyeshadow and blush. Next, hold the disk 4 inches away, press the on button and move it along the contours of your face. The tiny positively-charged foundation color particles will then be drawn straight onto the negatively charged ions on your skin, covering anything with a high water content while avoiding hair, eyebrows and clothes.
The whole spraying process takes about 15 seconds. During the spraying, I cannot see the color particles but I can definitely feel a gentle breeze on my face. The foundation leaves behind a moist finish that takes longer than usual to dry. It is VERY important that you keep your hands and hair off your face before the foundation dries off or else it will smear and get patchy. Once the foundation sets, my skin looks smooth, glowy, evened out and just unbelievably natural. My undereye circles and freckles still show through but you can always build up the coverage by spraying a second layer or use a concealer on top. I also love how there are absolutely no streaks or blotchiness – yay for not having to blend with fingers, brushes or sponges!
Below is a picture of my cheeks with the foundation on. See how translucent my skin looks? Lovessss!
Besides the awesome finish, the wearability of this foundation is superb! As you all know, I’m a fan of the dewy look and with this foundation, I never have to set with powder or touch up during the day. The foundation does not oxidize or change color either and my skin stays fresh until I take it off at the end of the day.
Color-wise, there are only 4 shades available in the US. OP-1 is the lightest with pink undertones, OP-3 is a medium color also with pink undertones, BP-4 is a darker beige/yellow color and BR-6 is the darkest with more neutral undertones. I have OP-3 and it is a decent match for my MAC NC30 skin. Here is a picture of it squirted onto the back of my hand.
The only con I can think of is probably the price. At $165 for the complete set (device and refill) and $90 for a refill which only lasts approximately 2 months if you use it everyday, this is no doubt the most expensive foundation I have ever used. But considering the effect it gives and how easy it is to use, I am still willing to fork out the money when my refill runs out.
Has anyone of you tried this or other airbrush foundations? Share your thoughts!
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