REVIEW: COTY Airspun Loose Face Powder

This powder has literally taken over the beauty community, so of course, I had to try it out and see if it lived up to its high expectations.

‘A Beauty Secret since 1935. The creation of a visionary Master Perfumer, Francois Coty, Airspun is a loose face powder blended with air, to provide the ultimate coverage with a lightweight feel. It features particles that are twirled and swirled until they reach a cloud-like softness. This translucent loose face powder can be used to hide tiny lines, wrinkles, and blemishes to give a flawless finish. It is designed with tints that are spread throughout, which are made to lay flat and evenly on the skin. It can be used as a foundation or to set your makeup in place as a finishing agent.This Coty Airspun loose face powder is also dermatologically tested and long-lasting. It comes in a beautifully decorated container that can be easily stored in a vanity drawer or placed in a purse to take with you while on-the-go.’ – Walmart website.



Talc, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Carbonate, Parfum/Fragrance, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Lanolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool, Coumarin, Geraniol, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hydrooxycitronellal [May Contain: Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), D&C Yellow No. 5 Zirconium Lake (Ci 19140), D&C Red No. 30 Lake (Ci 73360)].


The COTY loose powder is packaged in a plastic see-through tub, with an orange deep lid, which is perfect for swirling the powder in.

The powder also comes with its very own cotton pad type sponge, which you can also use to apply the powder with. Personally, I prefer to use a brush than the applicator they supply, but I like to keep them in the pot for when I’m traveling.


I’ll be honest and say when I first started to see pictures of this, I thought it was a body butter. Anyone else get that vibe off of it?

To me, it doesn’t look very luxurious and expensive, but that’s not really the end of the world. However, I do prefer my products to feel more on the expensive side, and have a bit of weight to them.


I personally used this to set my foundation with, but I’ve seen a lot of sites saying how this can also be used as a foundation. Since I have the translucent shade, it’s going to be pretty difficult to see how this pays off as a foundation, but if you purchased this is a different shade, I’m sure it would be worth giving a go. Also, if you have tried this out as a foundation and not a setting powder, please let me know how you got on with it!

The powder also claims:

  • Long lasting
  • Hides wrinkles and fine lines
  • Give off a flawless finish.


Now, I know it’s slightly weird to talk about the scent of a powder, but this definitely had a smell to it.

I know a few people hated the smell, but honestly… I’m not mad with it. It sort of smells as your nans house would…


The powder is so very finely milled which is amazing. It feels super lightweight on the skin, and is easily buildable without caking.


I brought my powder off of Amazon for £7.96 since I had a hard time trying to find it anywhere else in the UK, and as soon as it arrived, I popped it on.

At first, I was so impressed. My skin felt and looked so incredible! It looks smooth, and almost photoshopped. I honestly couldn’t believe that I spent only £8 on a powder that was this good!

It worked amazingly to bake under my eyes with, no harsh lines, and there is no silicon in the powder, so no flash back!

I went out shopping, and it was only when I got back into my car that I looked at my face again, and can I just say… It wasn’t pretty…

I have super oily skin at the best of times, but this seemed to make it look worse?! It had all broken up around my nose, and it looked as if my base had melted off?!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos to show, but my oil was shining through, and my base looked so patchy around my nose. I was gutted.

However, saying this, my cheeks and forehead still were intact, and still looked amazing! It’s just my nose let me down.

I would recommend giving this a go, but prehaps stay away if you have greasy skin…

Would I Repurchase? Maybe. I loved how it make the rest of my skin look and feel, but damn my nose looked like a war zone. No thanks COTY.

What did you think of the COTY powder?





  1. 21st September 2017 / 2:53 am

    I just got it the other day and so far I’ve really liked it and noticed my foundation doesn’t fall into fine lines when I apply the powder. I can’t stand the scent though!

    • 21st September 2017 / 10:56 am

      What primer do you use? It just wont work for me for some reason! x

  2. 21st September 2017 / 8:00 am

    With the oily skin, have you considered using a matte primer and foundation? Maybe you have a different turnout ..just a thought

    • 21st September 2017 / 10:57 am

      I’ve tried both! It’s very odd! I’m going to try it with a different foundation as maybe some of the ingredients clash! x

  3. 21st September 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I really like this powder. I don’t use it every day but when I do use it, I use it to bake my under eye area. I quite like the smell lol x

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