Didn’t I tell you before that I was a little out of it in the beauty world and have not had any idea as to what is going on, what the latest trends are, or what products people are raving about these days? But that’s just me. And you’ve probably heard of the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder before. I mean, I’m sure you have as the thing has been around since the 1930s!
Not me, though.
I first found out about this infamous powder roughly a month ago from KathleenLights. While she personally dislikes this because of the scent, she did mention that this is a Holy Grail for a lot of other people which, of course, got me intrigued.
What’s the fuss about???
–Coty doesn’t have a website (that I could find, at least) so this information is direct from the packaging.
First of all, Kathleen wasn’t kidding about the smell. This has a really strong fragrance that will probably knock you out if you have extremely sensitive sinuses — which I do so I hold my breath while applying this — no joke.
Okay, so for its claims. Now I don’t plan on using this as a foundation and I don’t believe this alone is capable of concealing blemishes as there is not enough coverage — I tried and it didn’t do squat for my acne scars. But as a setting powder, well, that’s an entirely different story — and it’s a good one!
Let’s all disregard the smell (companies should really quit adding these strong fragrances to their products!) for a second and focus on how fucking amazing this product is!
This is a super finely-milled powder so no need to worry about it clinging to or emphasizing any of the dry parts on your skin (which is what I’m usually concerned about every time I apply powder). This could be applied using either a sponge or a really dense brush if you’re setting and one of those big, fluffy powder brushes or the puff that came with it if you’re finishing. [Watch: What’s the Difference Between Setting & Finishing?]
While I’m already sort of contented with two of the loose setting powders that I currently am alternately using — Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder and Urban Decay Naked Skin Loose Finishing Powder (discontinued) — curiosity for this Coty Airspun still got the best of me. I mean, if it has been around for that long, then it should be delivering something really good.
And gladly, it is.
Here’s the thing about my skin though, regardless of what product or powder I use or how I apply them, two of these things always happen: 1) my entire face (take note, not just my t-zone) gets noticeably oily by the 2nd hour and 2) makeup starts to fade by the 3rd hour. No exceptions; this is the case for me 100% of the time.
That’s why my expectations of this powder were set really low despite the raves and people left and right swearing by this product. I just know my skin and I know how it works and how it reacts to products.
So believe me when I say that this has made a huge difference!
My typical day runs for at least 12 hours so imagine my surprise when by the end of the day, the only part on my face that’s greasy was my nose — yes, not my t-zone, just the nose — and the rest of my face was left fucking matte! Not only that, my makeup lasted with very minimal fading and transfer which is a fucking miracle given how I usually end up, by the end of the day, looking like I didn’t even put any makeup on because almost every single trace has faded into oblivion.
And despite the strong fragrance and my extremely sensitive skin, this surprisingly and amazingly did not break me out! And I have been using this for 2 weeks straight now. That is, of course, an added plus in my book!
It has been everything that people said it is, and more. Not only does it work impressively, it also is very affordable, and it comes with a lot of product (a typical powder — pressed or loose — has, give or take, 1oz but this has 2.3oz!) that will most likely last me for a good year or two, maybe three if I’m lucky.
Available at Stuff in Style for 500php.