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    This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless

    Do you have a face? Do you wear makeup? Then believe me when I say YOU NEED THIS.

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    I'm just going to start by saying that whoever willed oily T-zones into existence owes me a huge freaking apology. Because my makeup does not deserve to be ruined on a daily basis by such rudeness.

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    ESPECIALLY when summer in NYC hits. I'm don't know about you guys, but by 12p.m. my face is so shiny it could probably double as a mirror.

    So I when I found this lightweight, long-lasting face powder (Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder) that's less than $6 and has already won over thousands upon thousands of people, I had to share with the world. If 24/7 shine control and steadfast makeup sounds good to you, then you just found yourself a new best friend.

    I will wait for my Nobel Peace Prize. By the way, this comes as both powder foundation (in five shades) and as translucent powder (both have AMAZING staying power!). It even comes with a ~handy~ powder brush so you have no trouble applying evenly!

    In case you're not ~super~ familiar with setting powder, it's a commonly-practiced product used to keep your makeup crease- and fade-free all day. This one even minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scars, and other blemishes for a natural-looking smooth complexion — all at a seriously cheaper cost than equally effective powders!


    It's even great for highlighting and contouring! It's basically a one-step solution to making your skin look practically ~airbrushed~. And for $5 why wouldn't you make sure your face stays flawless 24/7?

    If you need more proof just look at its 2,373 five-star reviews and a 4.1-star rating on Amazon! That's a lot of happy beauty lovers!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. I recommend it to all of my friends!" —Brittany

    And look how well it holds up in natural light! In my opinion, if makeup holds up under the merciless summer sun then I am getting my wallet out STAT.

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have been consistently using a more expensive powder for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m. I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the other powder and is 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    People even say they've literally WORKED OUT and their makeup stayed on perfectly! Personally I sweat a metric crap-ton at the gym so color me impressed.

    Promising review: "It's perfect! It comes with so much product and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth and is great for baking. My makeup comes out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION AND NO CREASING. This powder blessed me." —andrea

    Not to mention this powder has been a cult-favorite for *85 years*! If your grandmother gives you beauty advice you LISTEN. She knows what she's talking about.

    Promising review: "So when your YouTube beauty guru obsession videos start showing a theme, from the 'regular folk' people like you and me who focus on drugstore brands, to the uber-famous makeup artist. to the stars, well, you start to take notice. Not only is Coty Airspun EVERYWHERE online in makeup tutorials and 'best-of' lists, but it's what my makeup artist used on my wedding day, alongside high-end, completely out-of-my-league products. After my bridal makeup trial, I was astounded. I was in love with myself in the mirror —that skin, oh my! I bought it from Amazon shortly after and tried it out on my own without the special lighting trickery, and was hooked. My mom remembers it fondly from her grandmother, so I guess there's truth to quality standing the test of time. It's easy to apply and blend, holds up all day, and doesn't cause breakouts." —Amazon Customer

    Sooo many people say they don't even need to reapply midday! What am I going to do with all this extra time?! Probably sleep.

    Promising review: "I love this as a light dusting powder to get rid of shine over makeup. I have no problem with caking or creasing when using this one. As a veteran makeup artist I have tried many different powders over the years and always come back to this one. Sometimes it's hard to find in stores, but the company has been around for many, many years. I would recommend this to anyone who needs or likes to use a face powder over a little foundation or using a BB cream. It works well if you need to dust over light concealer (if you have dark circles under your eyes) or blemishes." —Gena B.

    I can't take a selfie to save my life, but if there's even a 1% chance this powder will help me look like this than you bet your bottom dollar I am willing to try.

    Promising review: "I have used Coty Airspun powder for as long as I can remember. It was the first loose powder I tried as a teen 30 years ago and I still swear by it today. I have a fair complexion and my skin is oily. I've always loved the fact that this powder came in a shade that matched my complexion. It's been awesome for oil control and doesn't give me an over-powdered look like some face powders do. The fine lines in my lower lids do not get that cakey look, nor does this powder settle in my pores. I've used this powder to set liquid, cream, and mineral foundations with great results." —Brenda L.

    If you're saying "wow this girl is really excited about powder" it's because I AM. Cheap + insanely effective = a recipe for absolute success. Take THAT humidity.

    Promising review: "I have tried a lot of powders to set my under-eye concealer and makeup, and they have all left my skin either cakey (I am 40, so I have to be careful with under eye makeup) or no effect at all, and then my under eye makeup slides off. I decided to use this classic powder. My mom used it and she always looked good, so I thought I would give it a shot. I'm so glad I did! It's a classic for a reason." —amarie_beautyfor40+

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in six shades).

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