Oh yes, I am going all super high end on you. This is the SKII Air Touch Foundation:
Cate Blanchett is the spokeslady for SkII. Don’t kill me, but I seriously don’t think she’s beautiful. She’s a fine actress and I like her, but she always looks like she’s sucking a lemon.
But I digress. You know air brushing is all the rage, darhling. This is my new experiment – an £85 experiment:
Using a unique spray applicator, SK-II’s brilliant new Airtouch Foundation delivers a fine mist of colour across the face; the longer your spray for, the denser the layer, meaning coverage is totally up to you, but somehow it looks believably natural no matter how much you apply. However, the really ingenious thing is the way the foundation only goes where it should do.
Nothing sticks to your clothes (even white T-shirts), nothing sticks to your hair and nothing sticks to your eye make-up, which, in a topsy-turvy turn of events, you have to apply first (omitting mascara, which comes later), along with blusher.
£85?! £85?! £85?!
So this comes in a big posh red box – you get a battery with it too! So here’s a review and tutorial too. This is the spray part of the foundation:
Open the foil packet and get your tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny refill:
I got BP-4 which in hindsight it a little too pinky toned for me.
Next, bend the refill over, and click the plastic bit:
Next, take the cap off:
Back to the foundation part. Take the top shell off – its easy to remove:
Then take off the next layer, click the buttons on either side:
Now you have exposed the inside. Look at it and you will see the gap for your tiny tiny sachet of foundation:
Slip it in, so to speak:
Click it in – it doesn’t click in properly though:
Now click the lid back on – oh don’t forget to put the battery in:
Next, use the dial on the front and choose the droplet function to prime the foundation:
If you have done it right, a small amount of foundation will leak out:
Ok! You can now turn it to ‘on’ and it will spray!
I tested it on some tissue, as you can see its a fine misting:
I tried it on my hand – the coverage was sheer and it left a glow that dried quickly:
I used this for the first time today. The first thing I did was spray myself in the eye, which wasn’t as painful as poking it with a bourjois mascara brush, but it still hurt.
There is a slight problem in that I couldn’t see where the damn thing was applying itself. You are supposed to have a sufficient space between the spray and your face or it goes a bit patchy – which means you get a very light misting – great but then its harder to control and see where the colour has been applied.
Like I mentioned earlier, the colour isn’t 100% for me – I got this online so I choose what looked like the darkest shade (which for most Japanese brands, is never that dark anyway). Still, it leaves a nice glow but I can’t help but want to rub the foundation in a little after spraying.
The spray action itself is ok – it did stop and start a few times, I am thinking that the best misting comes when you point it downwards slightly. The battery should last long because you hardly get any foundation anyway and unless you are spraying your butt everyday, it should last for the duration of the refill.
It has great reviews on Make Up Alley – around 4.4, but for that price I wouldn’t expect less.
Perhaps I need to use it more to see if I love it but there’s something about the finish I don’t like and the method of application. I quite like the connection of warming some foundation up in your hand and dabbing it on your face, working it in etc. I do love technology very much, so I have enjoyed trying it out and even the boyf was excited by this little invention.
Seriously though. For £85 you can sponsor a child. Before you nag at me, I got this foundation from eBay for £21 (hehe) bargain buy, but seriously if I had paid £85 I would be very bitter – more bitter – about it.