BEST AFFORDABLE POWDER | Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

HAPPY CANADA 150 AND 4TH OF JULY ALL! We know it was last week but we hope you had a wonderful long weekend celebrating it last weekend! 🙂 Hope you were able recover from the weekend this past week 😉

This week we’ll be getting into an awesome affordable powder – what’s not to love?


According to the handy-dandy world wide web, the Coty Airspun Translucent Powder has actually been around for a long time – since 1935! It is a loose face powder that is meant to feel lightweight while still providing long lasting coverage. It’s said that you can use it as foundation or to set your makeup. It’s dermatologically tested and comes in a sifter-container with a puff. It comes in about 8 shades (ours is in “Translucent”) and retails anywhere from $6-20 depending where you buy it for a 2.3 oz container.


While everyone seems to claim this powder is a holy grail product on social media, we actually didn’t try out this product until fairly recently, within the past year. Because we live in Canada, it’s a product that’s pretty hard to find here. In fact, neither one of us have ever seen it sold in store. But last year, just before a trip to the Caribbeans, we had a short stopover in Orlando. With nothing to do, we wandered over to a local CVS and lo and behold, we found this gem! We’d heard about it for so long that we just had to give it a try! And it definitely doesn’t disappoint – it sets your makeup well and is also a fantastic powder to bake/set your under-eye area. Although we’ve never heard of anyone using this as a foundation as the product suggests, it works very well as a setting powder – it keeps you matte for most of the day and holds your makeup down. As well, the powder is quite finely milled and doesn’t crease, that’s why it’s so great in the under-eye area! It’s also very affordable, especially considering how much product you get!

One of the main cons though is the poor shade selection. There only seems to be 8 shades, all of which are generally fair shades. As well, the powder has a scent, almost like baby powder. While you don’t really notice it once it’s powdered onto your face, you can definitely smell it whenever you open up the product (Note: there’s a scent-free version of the powder that works just as well but can be hard to find). Also, the puff that it comes with is just unusable – it’s rough, thin, uneven, and almost feels like the stuffing of an old lumpy pillow. One of it’s primary ingredients is also talc so if you’re looking for something talc-free, this isn’t the product for you. But other than that, the powder itself still works really well and we’d recommend you give it a try!

Pros Cons
  • Affordable
  • Lots of product
  • Sets makeup well
  • Scented
  • Puff doesn’t work
  • Small shade selection

Do you already have this powder or are you looking to give it a try? Comment below to let us know, we love hearing from you! 🙂 Also, feel free to let us know what you’d like us to review next – face masks? Eyeliner? Lipstick? You name it and maybe we’ll give it a try! Until next week, have yourself a wonderful day 🙂


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