Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you will be well aware of the extreme highlighting, contouring and ‘baking’ taking place all over the internet. Created in 1935, the Coty Airspun Powder has become a power player once again in the beauty world.
Heralded as the holy grail for ‘baking’, the Coty Airspun Powder will set your make up in an instant and keep you looking flawless.
If you aren’t familiar with the term baking, it is a technique for setting under eye concealer and any liquid products applied to the face. A healthy dose of powder if applied to the skin to let the make up gently set before the excess is brushed away. The results are an almost airbrushed finish and make that is less likely to crack, cake or shift.
The loose Coty Airspun Powder was first created by the brand in 1935 and has been around ever since with the same formula. An extremely finely milled powder, you’ll not believe how soft and light it is until you apply it. I guess it puts the air in to airspun! The powder has a very strong floral scent to it but it is fine once it is on the skin.
To apply the powder, I use a tightly packed flat brush to pat it on to the areas I’d like to target. Mostly under my eyes and along my jaw under my contour. I leave it to sit while I finish my make up and then use a large soft fluffy brush to brush the excess away. What is left on the brush is enough to sweep over my T zone and cheeks to powder those down.
I love the translucent shade of this powder as it does not interfere with my make up tones but if you need a bit of a boost, it is available in a variety of colours. As the powder is so finely milled, you don’t get that ghostly chalky pale caste to the skin if you are too heavy handed. Bonus.
The only downside to the product is the packaging. The huge pot doesn’t come with a screw on lid so popping it in your make up bag is a bit of a risk. The large fluffy puff that is included is pretty good for blotting the powder on to larger areas like your forehead. I have bought a cheap screw top powder pot from Amazon and I have decanted the powder in to that so I know it’s travel safe in my bag!
Pretty hard to get hold of, despite there being a Coty factory here in the North East. I picked mine up on Amazon.