The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is one of the most hyped drugstore beauty items out there. It’s crazy affordable, at less than $6, and you can find it almost anywhere! (It can be purchased at Walmart, Target, and most drugstores). Airspun is known for their microspun formula, which basically means that the particles are swirled around until they’re super soft and cloudlike.
Makeup artists, bloggers, and beauty gurus everywhere are constantly raving about this affordable face powder, but is it actually as amazing as all the hype has made it out to be?
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First things first, there aren’t many shades of the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder to choose from but don’t sweat! If you’re not sure if any are your shade or not, there’s a translucent option too, which works for everyone. (If you find that a translucent face powder makes your skin look too light, try using a tinted pressed powder after to warm things up a bit).
The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder applies easily when used with a regular powder brush. You can use it as a setting powder to set your concealer or bake your face, or you can use it as an all-over face powder to set your foundation. It doesn’t feel heavy when applied and it doesn’t make your makeup look caked on either. And don’t worry about photo flashback either, it won’t happen with this loose face powder.
Although the powder is super fine, there’s minimal fall out. Which is stellar, because is there really anything worse than getting powder all over your shirt seconds before you need to run out the door?
Also, and this is a big one, The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder pretty much lasts all day. (I noticed a little oil showing up closer to the end of the workday, but nothing compared to what I used to see using other powders). There is a very minimal need to reapply this face powder throughout the day, which is awesome, because who even has the time?
But, nothing is perfect. Not even the super raved about, super affordable loose face powder everyone loves.
Here are the cons:
Okay so, the smell is horrible. Remember that fake makeup you used to play with when you were a kid? Yeah, it smells almost exactly like that. On the plus side, the smell doesn’t stick beyond when you’re initially applying it, so if you can handle a little stink that doesn’t linger, you’re good!
Also, the packaging is big and bulky, but it’s on par with most other loose finishing powders, (so it’s the best you’re gonna get until someone comes up with a way to make loose face powder packaging smaller). It comes with a big puff which you can use, although a setting powder brush or a sponge works much better for even application.
And the biggie, it’s not cruelty free. Which means that those who only use cruelty free makeup miss out on an otherwise awesome product.
And the verdict.
All in all the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is a budget-beauty lover’s dream, and a product that definitely lives up to the hype. It lasts all day, it doesn’t feel heavy, it’s easy to apply, and it’s affordable.This is the perfect example of a product that proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on makeup to get what you want out of it.
I like the details you provided! At $6, this might be my next beauty try.
Laurel and Iron says
I'm obsessed with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Powder but it's pricey. This may be worth trying!
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Lol after reading this post I went onto Amazon and put this on my wishlist and will definitely be purchasing it – thanks for sharing, the product sounds awesome! x
Omg it is! It lasts forever too!
Jackie Espada says
I have this product and can vouch for its ability to hold off the oil. I have really oily skin and like you said my face get a little shiny towards the end of the day. But for the price it’s a steal! Thanks for sharing!
Yes! It’s so great for the price! 🙂
Erica Raquel says
I would like to try it to see if it actually keeps my oily skin from shining through but I don’t like that it’s not cruelty free that’s a bummer because I love to come across good product that actually works!
Thanks for putting me up on a new brand!
I know, the not cruelty free thing is a total bummer! Hopefully one day they can switch their stance on it, because it really is a great product!
May need to give this face powder a go and see what I think! ?
I was curious about the smell but for 6 bucks I think I can deal! I kept hearing abojy this powder but glad to read a more in depth review! Thanks! XO
The smell really is a bit weird, but as far as the actual product goes, I think I can deal haha! It’s just too good of a powder to pass on!