I love the container it comes in. Ok, so sure, it isn't practical, but it is so CUTE. I've tried a few of the shades; Translucent Extra Coverage is my favorite. This powder is finely milled. The smell doesn't bother me. Also, the price is awesome.
It is a cheap powder. Color series are too pink. It has mineral oil and could not be appreciated by the oily skin type. The powder would just set on top of the skin. At a certain level, it
makes the dry skin patches more obvious. However, it is the powder worth of its price. Cute container but hard to open.
Definitely my favorite loose powder I have ever used (besides PF's mineral wear loose powder.) I use the translucent extra coverage and it gives my face such a flawless look when I set my foundation. The thing I love about this powder is that it makes my face look really soft and smooth rather than dried out and cakey like with most powders I've tried. I love the scent too, it makes me feel glamorous (hehe.) I will be purchasing this again in the future. I
Oh and FYI: I have very very acne prone skin and this hasn't caused me any breakouts.
My all time favorite loose powder. I have tried so many and always seem to gravitate back to this one. It is really inexpensive and it creates a flawless complexion when applied after makeup - or I found even without makeup for quick minimal coverage. The packaging is a bit annoying, as it tends to open up on me and spill (especially when I am dressed to go out already!) but because of the price (about $5-6) I am ultra forgiving. Mine never seem to come with a large brush so I clean one of the ones I have.
When I was first in beauty school and around 20 yrs old, I was out shelling out big bucks for the high-end stuff, thinking it was always the best. My instructor told us that she had been a fan of this powder for a long time and was yet to try anything better. So, I rushed out and bought some, and it is a good basic powder that does what it's supposed to. Like many reviewers, the smell does remind you of grandma's makeup, but that doesn't bother me.
This powder provides very good coverage and it doesn't disappear after you wear it a couple hours. I like to apply it with my big fluffy brush, as opposed to the puff.
I use this occasionally, and overall it is perfectly fine, but I like Estee Lauder's Lucidity, too. And in the summer, since I wear mostly mineral powder foundation, I have no need for loose powder, but I will keep this around for the colder months.
If what you like is luxury packaging, this is probably not what you're looking for, but it's for sure worth the price and it's great to keep on hand as a backup.
Okay, the only reason that I purchased this was the reviews here are for the most part positive, and I have been on a powder kick lately, I have also purchased others , because of this board, This board is killing my wallet. I must try it all until I realize that products are not the same on me as they are on others. Back to the coty. I got the frangrance free, and yes, y'all are correct. This still smells like Great Gramma. So much so, that I think I will give it to my sister who stops to smell the original everytime she sees it in a store to remember our Grandmother. that is enough for me, no matter what the coverage or anything else is like. I stop at that scent. I gave one lippie for the memories.
This is the first loose powder I ever used (when I was 14), and I still use it today. The coverage is buildable - you don't automatically start out with a very matte face, and you don't get one unless you want one. It doesn't sink into tiny lines. The scent is a minus for some people, but there is a scent-free version available now. And with the color range, you can't miss in finding your perfect shade.
Love this stuff. The texture, the scent, everything is great. My mother has worn this stuff for ages, and everything about this product is totally nostalgic.
I wear Translucent (which isn't really tranclucent at all :P). Powder has a nice, light feel to it and is super easy to blend in. Just the right amount of coverage. A lot less harsh than, say, the Cover Girl compacts that were all the rage when I was fourteen. I don't wear foundation, just a concealer under my eyes. This power does a great job of camouflaging the concealer and just giving my skin a nice finish overall.
I actually love the scent of this powder, it reminds me of sneaking a little bit of this here and there from grandma when i was really little. I use the Translucent shade, and it's more what I would name "Light". Works well for me, it's not cakey, it's incredibly soft and sets my foundation well. The container is, like everyone says, retro and very cute, but the fact that there's no sifter bugs the hell out of me. I just poke some holes in the plastic and i'm fine. The smell really stays with me, so if you're adverse to it, stay away, but otherwise it's a neat thing to have on your vanity. I found all of the Airspun on clearance at Eckerd (soon to be Rite-Aid) for $1.17.
I want so much to like this; you get an enormous amount of product, the packaging is 1930's retro-fabulous, and it smells elegant enough to use as dusting powder. However, that's where the love affair ends.
If you have sensitive skin, beware this product-- even the fragrance-free version contains lanolin derivatives. The high talc content makes Airspun look chalky and fake; it emphasizes every dry patch or blemish. I also cannot find a shade to match my warm-toned, fair skin; Translucent is too dark and orangey, and the only other shade Walgreens carries is a sepulchral dead-white. I break out every time I try to wear this powder. My whole face itches, and I don't respond this way to most commercial face powders (can use Revlon and Sally Hansen with no problem).