Great to mattify ,I love to use this as a setting powder,it keeps my oily skin in check without over drying it;.touch up through the day is nice too ...this stuff can easily last up to 3 years.
Keep in mind, this powder is highly fragranced! If you don't like that, you should buy the fragrance-free version. But Coty is the world's largest perfume manufacturer, and fragrance is going to be prominent in any product they put their brand on. Personally, I enjoy the sweet, old-fashioned fragrance, which is similar to (also by Coty) Sand & Sable perfume. But it is very strong.
This is a great product. It has a very fine texture and it looks and feels fabulous on. The price is a bit of an eyebrow-raiser, but when you consider how long this huge amount of powder is going to last, it makes sense. I was lucky enough to find one of the retro cardboard containers, and you'd better believe I snapped it up quick; I wish they had not switched to plastic. If I ever run out, I will buy it again. continued >>
I love retro stuff....and although I have this in the fancy-dancy plastic container with the sifter, it still smells old-school Hollywood....aka-highly perfumed. It reminds me of my grandmothers make-up bag when I was just a wee one putting her red revlon lipstick on my chin playing grown up.....ahh but I digress...back to the review. I have this is rose beige. Its a pretty good match for my NC25/N5 skin tone. It looks great as a finishing powder however, within an hour its shiny. the culprit is probably the mineral oil that's in it. I use it only on my days off when I'm home all day playing retro housewife. It's really a 3.5 but I gave it a 4 for nostalgic purposes.
***Update 1/22/12***So I'm cruising the internet and found an old ad for this powder. It actually came in different scents from the Coty line like Emeraude, L'Aimant, Paris and L'Origan. After more research I discovered the Airspun we purchase today is still in the scent of L'Origan. This explains why its so perfumed. Now my retro side is loving it even more! Also really loving this even more in winter. I use it to set my Merle Norman Powder Base foundation (another original formula from the 30's still in existence) Both are awesome for the winter/fall and I don't have to retouch up AT ALL during my 15 hour work day. Both have mineral oil, so they both melt together. Looks awesome. I'm upping my rating to a solid 5.
This powder has been around for a lifetime and with just cause, its pretty amazing stuff. As like many other reviewers have mentioned it is assessable, affordable, and dam good. Works wonderfully as a setting powder or alone to mattify the face. The smell reminds me of old hollywood glamour and disapates soon after application. And not to mention one of these may last you more than 2 years because you only need the smallest amount. HG for sure.
Most powders make my face look cakey and emphasize my pores. Not this one. Combined with Pan-Stick or even on its own, it make my skin look naturally flawless. I found mine at Walmart beneath all the false eyelashes for about $6. The packaging isn't that secure or convenient, so I just put my powder in an old BareMinerals container. This stuff is amazing and I will definitely be repurchasing.
I have found my new HG loose powder! Coty Airspun gives my makeup the perfect finish. I use a kabuki brush to blend it in, which makes my skin look absolutely flawless. It looks airbrushed or porcelain. It also gives it a kind of silky, velvety feel. Feels very light, its not cakey. I haven't had any breakouts from it. Some people may not like the scent but I personally love it, I like the smell of makeup and powders in general. It has kind of a vintage smell and the old cardboard container has a vintage look. Try it, it's cheap and it comes with about 64grams of powder, it lasts a long time! Love it!!!
Yes, this really brings back lots of memories and good ones, too. I purchased it about a month ago and love it. It keeps your face makeup intact all day, even on those hot days. I actually like the new plastic container because the product doesnít come out and end up everywhere. The plastic with the tiny holes dispenses just enough powder for me. I turn the container upside down and give a couple of good whack and the powder amount is just right! Yes, I agree that I may not have to repurchase because it will probably last till the next century. Itís no wonder that this product is still around.
I bought this product last week. I was in the cosmetic department at walmart, looking for a new powder because I was all out. I usually use bare escentuals mineral veil, but even with my employee discount (i work in a store that sells BE products), the amount I pay is still a little high, especially considering the size of the container it comes in. So here i was, looking for a cheaper alternative to set my makeup. I had never seen this product before, but the price was right, and the container was HUGE, so I pulled out my phone and checked out the reviews. They seemed solid, so I purchased naturally neutral. It was live at first puff. I personally love the smell. It reminds me of my grandma's powder room. Which, liking back at it now, was probably stocked with this very stuff. It sets me liquid makeup naturally, and keeps oil at bay. I'd like to say I'd repurchase, but I'm not sure I'm ever actually going to run out of it.
I wear this in "translucent". One lippie off for the horrible new plastic container, which I despise. I still have my old cardboard one, and I'll probably be one of those crazy people who dump the new powder into the old container to use it.
In use since 1935, Coty airspun is still, in my opinion, the best powder. It makes my skin even, soft, and porcelain without foundation underneath. I find the smell lovely and nostalgic. It is a soft, silky powder that's easy to apply, sets makeup well if you wish, and lasts for quite a while. Perfect for getting a nice matte finish to your T-zone. Will purchase again and again.
I'd forgotten how much I have always loved this product! i'm new to MUA, and have just sort of been wandering around the boards & product reviews, and ran across this because I researching primers, mineral foundations, mattifiers, etc... I was reminded - and had to get some again.
Anyway, I bought the translucent extra coverage version @ Walgreen's during lunch, and powdered up - felt drawn back in time to being 19 when I bought my first Airspun box. It was love at first brush! And the finish today is just as wonderful as it was back then - even though I'm 47 and my skin is very different.
I actually *love* the fragrance - and honestly I kind of like the new plastic container because the old one was hard to puncture "just right" to get enough out. So, the plastic feels chintzy, but it's more practical for daily use. Even though this is the first time I've bought it in probably more than seven years, I still have one of the old cardboard containers! I kept it because it was so useful for mixing things with a kabuki brush. continued >>