First off, this powder has been around since 1935 & never changed (except packaging). I've seen numerous articles declaring it a "cult classic" too. This is a product with reviews from older beauties who have been using it for 25, 30+ years. Impressive, very impressive!!
It's available in Original & Fragrance Free. The FF comes in a blue/green container instead of the orange like mine. I am really not sure how many different shades there are. I definitely counted at least 9 somewhere online.
What I was looking for: I wanted to buy a face powder mainly to set my makeup & control some of my oiliness. I've heard that the shades run light, if you are interested in it for color.
I got Translucent. Translucent was also available in an extra coverage formula but I went with the regular one. It even comes with a little powder puff, which I threw away right away lol. I've been using an e.l.f. powder brush for applying it. This was also my first loose powder.
One of the first things you notice about this powder is the perfumey smell. I kinda like it, reminds me of my grandma (even though she never wore this). =) So, that wasn't a deal breaker for me. Also, look at how much you get! This cost me around $5 & will last FOREVER.
The only bad thing I can tell you about Coty Air Spun is that the humongous package is not very practical to carry around. Which sucks because I think I could use a touch up after a couple hours. Especially at work!
Overall, this does what I expected it to. I like using beauty products that have been in existence for many years. It takes some of the guess work out of finding HG products. Makeup Alley ratings: 387 reviews, 4.2 stars (lippies) with 81% repurchase.
Have you tried this powder?