Beauty Review // Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

I've been trying to start this year out right by switching around my daily makeup every month and putting up my Makeup Baskets on my YouTube channel.  So far so good!  I found a product in the depths of my makeup collection - the Coty Airspun Loose Powder.  And it has changed my makeup game.  I remember using this waaaayyyyy back when and I've discovered a brand new way to use it.  It keeps my makeup on all day long!
From the Website
I can't find an actual website for the product, though this is the Coty website.  So this information is from the back of my packaging:
Featuring an exclusive Microspun formula where loose powder particles are spun and swirled until the reach a cloud like softness.  This ultra smooth powder hides tiny lines, wrinkles, and blemishes, and gives a new softness to your skin.  Use to set makeup or as a foundation.  Long lasting.  Dermatologically tested.
First Impressions and Application
First off - if you do not purchase the unscented version, be prepared to smell like an incredibly floral grandma for a bit.  Secondly - this powder is very, very messy.  The powder will go everywhere, believe me.
When I first purchased this powder way back when I used it set my makeup with the puff that is provided.  I pressed it all over my face to create a visible layer then used a powder brush to sweep off the excess.  I wasn't too impressed with this application.

Most recently I've been applying the powder with a damp beauty sponge - the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.  This sponge has many sides perfect for various applications.  I use the flat side of the sponge for foundation, the pointed side opposite the flat side to blend in concealer, then the flip side (the long, smooth football side) to pick up the powder.  This long smooth side has a lot of surface area to pick up the powder plus a pointed side to blend the powder under the eye.

I use tapping motions to blend the powder into my skin, much like one would tap in foundation with a beauty sponge.

Wear Time
I find with a good primer and good, long lasting foundation this powder can give me a full 8-10 hours of wear.  At about the time my face starts to show oil (the 3 or 4 hour mark) my face still looks fresh.  The foundation hasn't worn off and there is very, very little oil showing through.  My face looks fresh, it is really nice.  By the end of the day a super close up of my face shows a little bit of breakdown, but not too much.  I'd say that even a photograph wouldn't pick up on the break down!  It is super impressive to get home after having my makeup on for 10 hours and feel like it is just starting to show some breakdown.

Additionally - trying to get this off with just a makeup wipe is crazy!! The product is definitely stuck on your skin and you'll pull your skin before you can get it all off!  A good cleanser is required for removal...but I'm not complaining!
Overall Impressions and Recommendations
All in all I would suggest you picking this up if you need your makeup to last a crazy amount of time.  The Translucent Extra Coverage shade that I have still shows up a bit pink on my skin but blending down the neck helps with that.

There are a few shades so it might take some trial and error to find your correct one and if you can find the unscented version, I'd go with that.  Mine has the scent and I've gotten used to it (sort of).  I still plan to use it because it has amazing lasting power!!

Are there any rediscovered products you'd recommend?

xoxo, Moe


  1. I've been using this powder for the past few months and I can't see myself running out any time soon. You get an insane amount of product for the price! I bought the powder in "light" simply because the translucent was sold out and I find the coverage sheer enough to be used to set the face without a hitch.

    I apply with a fluffy brush to the entirety of my face, making sure to focus under the eyes on my most oil prone spots. After doing so, I spritz with a bit of Urban Decay All Night Setting Spray and find that my makeup refuses to budge!

    I agree with you in the fact that if you get the scented version it smells ridiculously powdery and grandma-esque. It reminded me of the old fashioned cosmetics my own grandmother seemed to wear. However, I find that the smell is strong initially, but doesn't linger too long on the skin. If I ever run out I'll be sure to get the unscented version. I also agree that the product is messy! I travelled with it once and had powder everywhere for days every time I opened it thereafter. Definitely don't apply wearing black ;)

    Thanks for the accurate, honest, and completely helpful review!

  2. I've used this powder for as long as I can remember, & I'm 51. Can't live without it, as it finishes my look just perfect over Clinique base. I don't find it difficult to remove, though, just soap & water. Now my grownup daughter uses it, which makes me happy.


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