Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder


521 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $


Talc, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Fragrance, Mineral Oil, Lanolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, D&C Red 30 Lake, D&C Yellow 5 Zirconium Lake

on 12/7/2009 1:08:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is my far the best value for a translucent loose powder. It is pretty inexpensive, goes a long way, and does exactly what it needs to do. I dust it over my face after applying foundation to set the foundation. I've extremely pale and I don't ever see that it darkens my makeup at all. I have oily, acne-prone skin, but it gets very dry patches in the winter. It works very well the whole year round, so it's good for all skin types. And, because it's translucent, it works for most skin colors, too. I can't speak for those with the darkest complexions since I clearly am at the other end of that spectrum, but it does work for lighter tones.

The only thing that I don't like about the Coty Airspun Face Powder is that when you buy it, it's nearly impossible to get that package open. The cover that sits inside the tub is very difficult to pull out and when you do get it out, it sprays powder everywhere. But, that's the only flaw.

The way I use it is I take a big powder brush, dip it into the powder, then swirl the brush around in the lid and tap extra powder off to get even distribution on the brush. Then, I lightly dust it all over my face in a circular motion.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 11/24/2009 8:41:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I ususally have four of these on hand at any given moment.

For years I have watched my mother use this powder and have the most awesome skin. I started to use this in the 80's when I read that Madonna used this powder in a shade called Rachel (since discontinued). At that time I was impressionable and thought I cared what rock stars used or wore.

Being an old lady has taught me better. I now look for quality, price, and absolute performance.

And this product does just that -- performs absolutely well.

I do understand that some don't like the fragrance -- to me the fragrance is comparable to Guerlain's Les Meteorites at a 10th of the price. The packaging is so out, it is back in -- as in Green and deco looking. I love it cause with my propensity for dropping things, it does not break.
The box could use a half sifter but I too poke about 10 pinpricks and it works perfectly well. Sometimes we look to modernize things which have worked for decades and in this case I love it just the way it is.

I use the Naturally neutral and would in all honesty compare the finish to my Becca Eggshell. I alternate powders depending on what my foundation is -- and to be honest the Becca is more drying than the Coty.

For professional use I do use this also to mop up shiny noses, bald heads and shoulders and it is magnificent. Application tip: use a powder puff to pack this onto your face, then spritz with Evian or MAC Fix, and buff. If you need to look more matte (TV or photo work) buff some more powder with a MAC 187.

A great product at a great price!

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

on 11/23/2009 9:30:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

Edit: I have to correct myself on one thing... Naturally Neutral isn't entirely neutral. I finally got to see this in natural light and noticed that it does make my face pinker/ruddier. If you have skin with even slightly warm tones like me, be weary of these powders. They're all pink-toned, though to different degrees.

Original review:
I bought Naturally Neutral, but I looked at the other colors offered at CVS. A quick mini-guide to a few of the colors:
TRANSLUCENT: Definitely pink-toned, but not overly so.
MUTED BEIGE: Pink-toned, not too different from translucent. Maybe NW25 and lighter, depending on the application.
NATURALLY NEUTRAL: The most neutral of the bunch. It's not warm/yellow by any means, but if you have have a neutral skin tone, it should work for you. The shade is similar to Muted Beige. NW/NC25 and lighter, depending on application.
HONEY BEIGE: Very, very, very peachy-pink toned. It's a really rosy color. It's the darkest of the bunch, but still fairly light.

Onto the review!
As I have mentioned, I bought Naturally Neutral. Currrently, it's winter here, so my skin is lighter, NC20-25, and this shade is a good shade. I'm confident that this will match slightly lighter skin. However, it probably won't work for NC25-30 (my summer color!) and darker. By poking tiny holes in the cover (thank you for the tip, MUAers!) you get very fine powder - and thus very natural looking coverage! It definitely doesn't cover my dark post-acne marks (I never expected it to) and it does not cover minor discolorations, but it somehow smooths out my complexion so that, overall, it looks like I have fairly good skin. (Minus the acne marks, of course.) I would have taken off a lippie if this was marketed solely as a powder foundation, but since it's more of a setting powder... Well, it lives up to its claims. :)

I was actually planning to buy Maybelline's Dream Matte Pressed Powder, but this caught my eye. Naturally Neutral looks like Maybelline's Dream Matte Pressed Powder in Cream (Light 4-5) but with less pigmentation. (More *diluted* with talc?) Coty is a buck cheaper, and has a lot more product. I'll repurchase if I ever run out.

Oh yes and I LOVE the packaging! I'm not crazy about retro stuff, but this is so cute! :D

34 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I used to use this as a primer back in the day before primers were all the rage. It really gave me a flawless finish. Found it the other day when I was browsing CVS. I forgot how much I loved it! Only problem I have is that it leaves a little powder trail. Other than that it helps keep the oilies at bay and leaves a nice flawless finish.

I had to update this review. I hadn't used this product in a while and decided to use this as my primer today with my studio fix fluid over it. If you have acne prone/Sensitive skin I DO NOT recommend this method. But if your skin is hearty like mine try it. My foundation lasted a full 12 hours! As I type this my blush is still perfect. I can see that my foundation has lasted with minimal oil. it honestly looks like I just applied everything. It never looked cakey. Apply with a very light hand. Was wicked happy. Just thought I would share. :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I like using this to help remove the acess oil from my face! I brought two for the price for one so it is a good bargain! I love the paper container then only problem i have is that you cant travel with it unless you poke only one hole in the contanier or if you carry it in a separate compact with a sifter! Has a strange smell of vintage but that doesnt bother me i kind of like it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 10/28/2009 2:24:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

An oldie but a goody!
Yes, the smell may remind you of your Grandmother but I got over that quickly once I found how nice this is to use everyday.
Love the packaging, adds a little glamour to my daily routine. Swirl a big fat face brush around the lid apply as much or as little as you like.
This power sits nicely on my combination skin and doesn't settle into the little lines aorund my eyes like some powders tend to do. Gives good coverage and sets my foundation nicely.
This one's a keeper, I can't see myself using anything else!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 10/21/2009 12:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I absolutely love this stuff!! I was on the market for a powder I could use as a highlighter and this one fits the bill! I sweep this product below my eye above my cheekbone, a bit on the center of my forehead, a swipe down the bridge of my nose, a dab on my cupids bow (makes my lips look bigger) and a dab on my chin. It is a fantastic highlighter. I use this product on my clients as well. They love it, especially the scent. I don't find it too overpowering and my boyfriend loves the scent of it on my face. One container will last you FOREVER. I wouldn't use it as a set powder for foundation though, only because even the translucent comes off pale & not translucent. Great stuff!! Such a bargain!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 9/30/2009 11:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really, really love Coty Airspun. I know, I know... It's cheap, it's talc, it's scented, it's loose... It's everything I'm supposed to hate ;)

But this stuff works. I either use translucent light or translucent light with shimmer, and it works beautifully on my very pale skin. I use it to set foundation, highlight (the shimmer) or just to dust on if I don't have enough time for foundation but want something to pick up oil.

One container is $5-$8 and will last forever- I mean it, forever. It does have a tendency to get bits of powder all over the room you apply in, but I haven't had much trouble with this. I just pick up a tiny bit with a big fluffy brush and tap it into the lid.

Somehow, this doesn't irritate my skin- the scent is rather grandmotherly, but light, and dissipates quickly. I actually think the packaging is adorable, if a touch impractical (cardboard!) and it has a lovely 1930s-1940s feel to it.

I just love this stuff. It's a workhorse of a loose powder, and for the price, you simply can't top it.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 9/14/2009 10:04:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Breaks my heart that this doesn't work for me. With my fair skin, most products look too orangey or pinky on me, but not Coty Airspun, great colors and textures for fair skinned people who don't want a heavily made up look, even the transluscent I have was pretty nice in that department. Even the scent didn't bother me or my mild rosacea, actually very nostalgic scent for me, reminds me of all the great, older Southern ladies I've known. No, the problem is that this powder is a little too good at its job. I have that annoying sensitive, combination skin. With Coty applied, my tendency to dry prone areas felt tight. Amazingly, no inflammations or irritation. Do love the price, even if you regret product, you don't have the added pain of spending a pile of money on it. Agree w/everyone on inconvenience of packaging. Will probably keep this for nostalgia reasons, not to mention, sure does look period appropriate on my old fashioned vanity. Might use it as a scented body powder.
Side note: for those of y'all who like the texture of vintage brands of loose and vpressed powder, but don't like the Coty scent, two possibilities. Stardustperfume sells the discontinued line of Sally Hansen cornsilk products, in individual and multi-pack lots, decent pricing. Also, Weston's sells their own version of Cornsilk powder--have heard this British version on Weston's is superior, but a package of it cost a few dollars more than the disc. Sally Hansen Cornsilk.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Well I loved this, but unfortunately I got tired of it invading the bathroom sink, counters, and my purse. I had to switch to a compact powder. If you don't mind the mess it sets makeup nicely.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Recommended for Normal Skin

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