I bought this product after 6 rec's from fellow MUA friends. I bought the translucent and have used it over my moisturizer, over my liquid foundation and on fresh skin in the hot summer months. I live in Ga where humidity is high and the summer months run long and hot and I use it to dry my face and freshen my look..
I am so pleased with this product I dont think I will ever try another. It is light, invisble and leaves my skin flawless.
Although it is bulky, the packaging is cute because it is very vintage looking. It reminds me of a product my grandmother would have used. The price is GREAT ($7 at Walmart) and I would pay more for it if the price were higher.
I took the suggestion of other reviewers and poked a bunch of tiny holes in the top with a straight pin. It worked like a dream.
Because I am allergic to perfume I was instantly concerned that I would not be able to use this product. Even though there are MANY products that I can not use because of their smell, the Coty Airspun smell did not aggravate my senses. The smell seems to dissipate soon after I apply. For some reason it does not aggravate my allergies. Thank goodness it doesnt bother me because I have been looking for a good (invisible - feels good) affordable powder for years. Now that I know there is a fragrance free version I will buy it next time, but in the mean time I am VERY pleased with this product.
At $7 this product is a must try.
I've decided this is my HG for powder. It's inexpensive. It is so finely milled, It goes on silk, doesn't dry my skin out. I use translucent. I have pale skin and it just makes my skin looks flawless and pretty much stays flawless for most of the day. The packaging is not the greatest, but no big deal. Can transfer it into aother powder container. Really lovely product and you definitely can't beat the price!
The only bad thing about this powder is its strong perfume. You'll know whether a store carries this product or not because of that distinct smell. Ugh! I had to seal this thing in a Ziploc baggie - the smell was starting to give me headaches! Otherwise, this is one of the better loose powders I have ever used. Very light and easy to apply, and the Translucent really is translucent! Made my face look naturally oil-free, as opposed to the telltale "caked-on-ness." Also, for as much perfume as this product has, it didn't irritate my skin at all. But, if you can, try to get the fragrance-free version (green container). Ugh, that perfume!!!
UPDATE: Couldn't handle the smell, so I broke down and got the fragrance-free version. MUCH much better!!!
Coty airspun face powder has been around since before the 50s. I love the vintage packaging and I love the product. it works just as good as more expensive dept. store powders. It does have a strong smell, but again, I like it! Everytime I use it I feel like I took a step back in time.
Oh my I recently re-discovered this product. I used this forever when I was in my teens. Then I went the way of department store brands. I progressed to mineral makeup and that Mineral Veil (bleck). Now I have come full circle again and I am back to my coty. LOVE IT.
My mom used this powder in the 60's and has an old merle norman loose powder container with a screen and a screw top lid, that she always kept her coty in. I have since 'stolen' this container and it has been a fixture on my vanity for years. Containing everything from Coty to Dior and back again.
This powder is smooth as silk, lasts forever, and smells strong. But it is worth every sniff for the beautiful finish it gives. If you want a wonderful powder that works well and is so worth the price. Pick this up. You may have to hunt at your local store, but it is there.
After reading so many positive reviews, I went out to Walmart and got one (last week) in translucent -- it's the traditional one (orangy/white box with frangrance) but there was a bonus brush with it :) Loose powder is probably the one thing that I use on a daily basis... and I must say " I'M IMPRESSED" by this loose powder !! I've used it alone and also to set makeup with, and it's been pretty amazing -- my makeup actually does LAST (even after working out) the whole day and it doesn't look "cakey". I gave it 4 lippy because I've only used it for 1 week, so I'm not sure if I'll break out or not.... I'll post an update after I finish the box :D BTW, the frangance is somewhat strong, but it doesn't bother me since it doesn't "smell" after u put it on.
Update : 7/09 Have been using this loose powder for >1 year now and No break out what so ever! :) Even though I really like this loose powder, I'm keeping it at 4 lippie because I can't use it during the winter time, it's a tad bit too drying for me.
Picked up a box of this at Walgreen's today. They only had Translucide on hand and I bought the non-fragrance in the green box for around 7 bucks.
The powder is finely milled with a creamy pink base but is pretty sheer. I pricked a million tiny holes in the plastic with a needle and only a small amount comes out, which is perfect. No messy troubles at all. So thanks y'all for that tip.
I applied it on a dry moisturized face with a large soft powder brush - just a little. It was not chalky, too pink and didn't turn dark on me after a couple of hours. I'm very fair with neutral tending towards slightly pink undertones and this powder gave me a creamy natural look. It didn't settle in and dry out my skin but looked completely natural. I couldn't believe anything this inexpensive could be so good.
For reference, I can wear Benefit's Dandelion as an all-over face powder, lightly applied in the same way and I can also use Benefit's Bluff Dust for a candle lit glow. I do have an allergy problem with some cosmetics and this non-fragrance DOES have fragrance in it but time will tell if it does me harm.
I don't think Translucide would be good for anyone with yellow undertones and the product in general might not work for very oily skins as it isn't mattifying in my opinion. Best for normal or skin on the drier side. Great stuff. Thanks ladies.
No allergy problems whatsoever and the slight fragrance is gone in a few minutes, so I added another lippie because this product is perfect. I've compared and this is more finely milled than Lancome's loose photogenic and Benefit's Bluff powder. Fooling around I have discovered that blending a little Bluff powder in with a tiny bit of Coty's on a sponge puff and patting lightly onto my face and then blending in with a little round buff brush gives me an absolutely flawless 'English Rose' complexion. It looks better as the day goes on - most natural look I have ever applied.
I have to say that the price and quantity is great, not much fragarance either. I liked this product 10-15 years ago, however these days (since I now have fine lines) it's just too drying and cakey on me. The packaging is cute but messy. I have yet to find the perfect power but I do like the Sonia Kashuk from Target.
When I first started wearing make up at age 13, I borrowed this powder out of my mother's bathroom cabinet. About a decade later, I've returned to this old favorite. None of the other powders I've tried come even close to matching its endurance and ability to even out skin tone. Cover Girl and Bare Minerals always gave my fair skin an orange tint, and none of their shades were light enough to match my complexion. Also, it lasts me for most of the day, and with other powders I have to reapply often due to having oily skin.
While the powder is a bit pricier than it used to be, a decent-sized tin of it costs about the same as the tiny pressed powder compacts available from other companies. My only complaint is the poor packaging. Whenever I've opened the box, powder poofs out all over the counter. To solve this problem, I have transferred my powder into a spice jar so I can easily dispense the proper amount onto my brush. Although you may need to be creative with storing it, Coty works really well, and I always get compliments when I wear it. Although I have mild acne, you can hardly tell after I've put on some of this wonderful stuff. I will definitely keep buying it as long as it's available.
I keep coming back to Coty. Tried other loose powders, expensive and not. They weren't any better, Just more expensive. I like the texture, but the main reason its of my faves, is that it comes in lighter shades. I have the hardest time finding foundation/powder that is light enough for me. Been using it for years. Thank you, I'll stick with Coty!