Coty Airspun Face Powder is the biggest staple in my makeup bag. This is not for the people with dry skin or people who think that bag packaging is a deal breaker. It is for people whose skin can behave or be tamed with products, and for someone who wants a natural finish to their makeup. The first time I used this product, even my boyfriend noticed how much better my makeup looked. I was hooked after that, and that was two years ago. I have continuously bought this product because of how light it is, and how absolutely flawless it makes my face look. I have normal skin, so I work well with this product. On dry days, when I have them, the makeup can tend to accentuate those areas -- so I take care to moisturize with something thick. The packaging leaves much to be desired, and I am one of those people who love sifter jars. The packaging problem (one piece of film over the top of the product) is easily fixed -- I poke some holes in it with a pin, and it's my own make shift sifter. i have found nothing other than the packaging that is bad about this product. My mom used it, her mom used it, and it's been around that long for a good reason -- a lot of people love it.
There IS a faint smell to this product, so beware before you buy. It's not strong, and it doesn't smell like funeral home at all, so don't let that throw you off. It is worth what very little money it costs, and comes completely fully (unlike some other products) when you get it. I will continue to buy this product probably for the rest of my makeup wearing life.
Ugh, I was so thrilled to get this product. The reviews were all so great, and it was super cheap. Unfortunately, this powder does NOT control my oil. Right now I only use it to catch fall out when I'm applying dark eye shadow.
I really wanted to love this powder! I tried two shades hoping for good results but it just didn't work for me. No matter how I tried the powder looked cakey and heavy on me. I didn't mind the fragrance and the retro packaging is cute. Its worth a try to see if it works for you, can't beat the price!
The quality of this powder is decent. I'm not sure what the hype is about. It creates a matte finish and is available in a good amount of shades. The best aspect though is that it's very cheap and does the required job. However, it accentuated my dry skin (can't entirely blame the powder for that one. I was unusually dry that day.) The deal breaker for me was the scent. Initially I assumed the scent will fade in a couple of minutes, but it didn't. I could still smell the powder after a few hours. The scent is still on my powder brush even though I've washed it already.
LOVE THIS!!! I have been searching for the perfect powder (MAC , Clinique, BE, MUFE, the list goes on) and found it by accident! I am not a drugstore gal but when I saw this I remembered my sis using it. I bought the green one and figured at $6 who could resist? After all, I have made more expensive impulse buys :) It is wonderful. I put it over my liquid foundation and it gave me a beautiful glow. I also purchased the translucent and naturally neutral and I love those too. What a gem… spread the word…
As far as oil controlling, makeup setting loose powders go, this is still one of the best. I do wish that Coty would revamp the packaging. I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a nice powder puff and sifter top in the box. A little of this powder goes a long way. It will be a really long time before I have to repurchase. Please Coty, don't ever discontinue your powder. It really is one of the best ever made.
I am so glad to see this product reviewed here. My grandmother used this powder, as did my mother. I don't mind the fragrance at all. I use a big fluffy brush to dust it on over my foundation, and my whole face looks better. It is excellent quality and lasts a long time.
I love this powder! So it's an oldie - so what. I have used expensive, tinted, non-talc, you name it, loose powder. But, I always come back to this.
The shades are muted, so they do not interfere with your base' color. I use muted beige over any foundation I have, even a powder foundation! Though a bit drying, it helps with the appearance of wrinkles - no kidding. I have several different shades. I use several different foundations under this powder, As I said, even my powder foundation gets a whiff of this. My secret? I just dip the edge of my Merle Norman puff in this powder, then I pat it on my hand, then I lightly pat this powder on. I am now finished, even if I am an older lady, and I get compliments from strangers on my complexion.
You just about cannot fail with this. I rated it only four because it is a bit drying, but with a good moisturizer under your favorite foundation, this powder is an absolute jewel!!
Excellent fine milled powder that stays on my makeup resistant nose and doesn't accent my large pores or break me out. I put a little on when I don't want to do a full face but need to cover my nose. Skin texture on my nose is very different than on the rest of my face (the result of years in the sun without sunscreen) and almost all products go on streaky or blotchy or clump. But after application, my nose finally matches my face. Better for me than LeClerc. Be sure to use a sifter or make one by puncturing the film or you'll have a mess. I used to see this in the stores and think " who still uses that stuff"? Well now I know--lots of SMART women.
PS When I was a kid I remember both of my grannies using this powder while sitting at their vanities (the kind with the full length mirror in the center and drawers on either side. The powder was fully exposed once the box was opened and the puffs that were used for application had cute little handles like the ones illustrated on the box.It was applied by first using one of the puffs to pick up the powder from the box and apply it to the face with patting but swirly motions. Then after a few minutes, the second puff was used to remove the excess . Funny the things that stay in our memories.
I love this powder. I have used it for years as a staple in my cosmetic wardrobe. I could not believe it when I seen it reviewed here, so I have to add my own words. Everything you ladies said is true of Coty. Coty use to be the big name of the cosmetic world and I loved their products. I just wish they would bring back their lipsticks! I miss Coty lipstick so much, I tried to purchase one of my favorite colors from Ebay. ;-) Yes it came, and it was the same lovely shade of pink, but the smell was almost gone and it smelled old. Let's face it, it was old. I bought it for the memories. I have it on my vanity shelf. Of course I do not use it. It is way old and dried out, and the smell is almost gone, but I use it to compare color. I have yet to find a color that equals it.
Coty makes a great loose powder. I bought a back up just in case it too goes away, and I think it will. I love the smell of the Coty powder and the lipsticks fragrance has never been matched, nor it's shine, moisture, or creamy texture. How odd this is with all the new and latest ingredients companies are adding to their lipsticks and powders.
You all hear me talk about my favorite lipstick Guerlain. Coty lipstick use to be the only lipstick for me when it was available. It was just as wonderful of a product as Guerlain only way less expensive. Coty had all the wonderful qualities about it that made a woman feel more like a lady when she applied this very lush lippie. If there are any Coty reps out there reading these reviews, make cosmetic history, bring back the old recipe for Coty lipsticks, and a hard pressed powder! We will buy, and buy, and buy it all!