Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder Translucent Review

As a young girl the first time I saw this Coty Airspun iconic round powder makeup case, (illustrated cotton ball puffs) was in my mom’s makeup bag. (I wasn’t supposed to look in there) Read my full Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder Translucent Review, I covered everyhting. (awesome photos too!)

Always a mystery what this powder was, I remember the sweet delicate smell it gave my mom’s presence when I hugged her. Watching her apply makeup was always a special treat for me. It seemed as if she secretly hid from the world during her getting ready in the morning process. (which I totally understand now) When she applied this powder with the soft makeup powder puff, it was always my favorite part. Now as a grown woman, I enjoy this timeless face powder myself. It truly is one of those magical steps to my makeup ritual now that I’ve unlocked the mystery.

I have purchased Coty Airspun translucent loose powder every time here

This makeup brand Coty Airspun has the most incredible translucent face powder that has stood the test of time. (since 1935!) When something has been manufactured this long and has survived the VERY competitive cosmetics industry, one word, TRUSTED.

A beauty tradition that has successfully been passed down from my mother. Today I treasure and trust Coty Airspun loose powder as my own beauty ritual.

No matter which liquid foundation I use, this Coty Airspin loose translucent face powder gives me the perfect setting and finish to my makeup application. I have used many other setting powders, but this one I always go back to. It seems my efforts in finding an even more amazing and inexpensive setting powder is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Closeup photo of the Coty Airspun powder particles

I took this “macro lens photo” photo using my professional beauty blogging equipment 

These tiny particles are what makes it high quality.

this is what the Coty Airspun powder looks close up. I used my 60mm lens

What do I love about Coty Airspun?

  • There is no loose face powder that is milled finer than Coty Airspun loose face powder (that I have ever met)
  • Keeps my foundation set all day. (I have combination skin)
  • The inexpensive price! Around $10USD
  • High quality that hasn’t changed
  • Iconic branding since 1935
  • Does not dry out my skin
  • No irritation
  • Smells nice!
  • Generous amount of product

Do this one amazing test and be prepared to be amazed

Pat out some loose Coty Airspun powder into the lid of the container. It comes out like you’re sifting flour doesn’t it? (hence “baking your face” lol)
Now take notice that you can turn the lid to the side and gently upside down without moving any of the product from the lid.

The first time I did this, I was truly amazed. This proves the powder is finely milled for the finest, smoothest application. Light as air.

I have used other setting powders from expensive HD to elf setting powders and they make a big mess! This Coty Airspun setting powder transfers neatly from your brush during application.

When a finishing face powder is this fine, it glides on smoother and works better with the foundation giving it a longer lasting coverage. The powder sets everything more evenly and diffuses and reflects light brighter. You truly can see a nice glow of diffused light immediately after application.

It always seems like this loose setting powder should cost more than just $10.00. It works just as good if not better than more expensive setting powders. I even prefer it to my old MAC pro set powder. I also think it’s easier to work with too!

Where I purchase Coty Airspun Powder

I can never find Coty Airspun in my local stores, I have to get it online. And I sure do!

I have purchased Coty Airspun translucent loose powder every time here from Amazon.

Can I use it on my oily skin?
YES! Keep in mind, if you have oily skin or combination skin purchase the translucent product. Using powder of any color pigments tend to get darker during the day as your face becomes oily throughout the day.


How to Apply Coty Airspun Powder

For an even airbrushed application, I recommend that you apply the loose powder with a fine bristled soft powder brush. Get a good amount loaded onto my real techniques powder brush. (as shown below in the photo) See how nicely this brush picks up the powder?  Concentrate patting onto you most oily prone areas first, such as forehead, chin, and nose areas.

The powder puff application pad may not work well for everyone. When I first started using this powder, I did use the provided powder puff applicator. However the applicator breaks down over time. It’s maybe good for ten applications and then it starts to get cakey because it grabs some of the foundation over time. That’s my own personal experience. I think it’s more meant for travel.

I also don’t like how messy the applicator pad gets. It’s hard to control the product on this applicator pad, but it is handy for travel and you don’t have a powder brush.

I Love to use my Real Techniques soft powder brush to apply and brush off excess powder it’s only ($4.90) and It’s my favorite powder brush.
You can allow the Coty Airspun loose translucent powder to “bake your makeup”


I like to let it sit / bake on my face for at least five minutes before brushing away the excess powder.

This setting powder also plays nice with your other face powders. The Coty Airspun powder creates a smooth porcelain surface for your other powders to evenly glide onto. I like to use my Katie B Cosmetics Dual Pressed powder in beige after. I love the finish it gives my skin. Sometimes I feel like an elegant geisha getting ready when I see how smooth my skin looks. You will too! 😉

coty airspun for setting under eye concealer

In the photo above, I pat the airspun all over my face evenly to set my foundation. You can press it into areas you get extra oily.

Then I lightly dust it off and apply my dual pressed powder in the color Sand by Katie B Cosmetics. (premium natural mineral makeup)

Next, I apply my blush and contour and finish with my Anastasia of Beverly Hills Glow Kit. 🙂 eye makeup ,lipstick A final spray with my NYX matte finish spray and I’m out the door slaying it. lol

The Coty Airspun packaging reads: “Featuring an exclusive microspun formula where loose powder particles are spun and swirled until they 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 make-up or as a foundation. Long lasting. Dermatologically tested.”

I even apply the powder to my eye and under eye area. Coty Airspun powder does not crease my eye area. However, if you try packing on too much, creases and dryness will happen. For my under eye concealer I love using the Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer in the color: Fair


The ingredients in the Coty Airspun translucent loose powder:

Talc, calcium silicate, isopropyl palmitate, cetylacetate, zinc stearate, fragrance, stearyl acetate, imidazolindinyl urea, methylparaben, acetylated lanolin alcohol ,oleic acetate, propylparaben, [may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, zinc oxide].

I noticed talc is the first ingredient listed and that means it’s a main ingredient. Is talc safe in cosmetics? Yes, It’s fine. Don’t be alarmed. I was not sure if talc was bad. I remember the movie “Flowers in the Attic” when the evil bible thumping Grandmother would sprinkle their biscuits with talc powder , remember that horrific scene? …anyone? (crickets)

Turns out today’s talc is different and safe these days in the cosmetic industry. Interesting studies and facts about Talc here: The Talc Controversy

I never want to recommend something that isn’t good for your skin! I actually don’t like that there’s added fragrance and I wish there was a fragrance free version because it may possibly irritate sensitive skin types. I have not had any problems. I do think the smell is pretty and delicate however. 🙂

Do you have any questions about this amazing Coty Airspun loose translucent powder? Please leave your questions or comments below!

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This is such an amazing face powder, I hope it continues to manufactureed for the next generation.
-XO Jen

Jen Ruhman

As an authority of skin care and beauty products, my goal is to inspire and educate women providing them honest reviews of beauty products and sharing my own personal results. I am inspired by Estée Lauder and her quote, "Beauty is an attitude. There's no secret. Why are all brides beautiful? Because on their wedding day they care about how they look. There are no ugly women - only women who don't care or who don't believe they're attractive."

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