Za Airy Flawless Powder Foundation – OC30 Healthy Ivory| Review

Za Cosmetics is one of the best drugstore brands ever. They have an amazing line of cosmetics and skincare that is very affordable. I have reviewed a lot of Za Cosmetics products and you can read all of it here. In today’s post I am reviewing a new product got launched on 12 Oct nationwide. Its the Za Airy Flawless Powder Foundation. its a powder-type foundation that born from liquid, with full coverage yet weightless natural look. I am reviewing the shade OC30 Healthy Ivory which will suit medium-tan skintones.
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Za Airy Flawless Powder has the benefits of a liquid foundation specially formulated into a powder to create a long-lasting, velvet matte finish.

Product Description 

This ultra-fine powder is infused with the essence of Vitamin E and Rosehip oil to increase brightness and softness. Za Airy Flawless Powder protects skin against sun damage and harmful UV rays with SPF20 PA++. Za Airy Flawless Powder Foundation contains ‘Anti-Shine Powder’ and ‘Colour Stay Pigment’ for a long lasting anti shine effect. Za Airy Flawless Powder Foundation refills are available in 9 shades.

Packaging & Price 
Foundation Case – NZD $10 ; Refill – NZD $25. As you can see from pictures, foundation refill has to be purchased separately. Here are the shade maps (Pic Source for shade maps – Za NZ website) for reference

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More Pictures of the product , Starting with Foundation case. It looks sleek and stylish with an inbuilt mirror and a pink packaging! too girly!

  • To start using, insert the foundation refill to the case.
  • To remove the inner plate from the case for refill, use a pin to push it up through the opening on the bottom of the case.

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Here’s a close up of the product.
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Next is the refill. Refill comes in a plastic case. 20151027175836

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Foundation Ingredients
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Swatches and my experience using the foundation. 

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I have few acne spots that I need to cover. So, I conceal the spots first and then apply the skin beauty foundation from Za. More than a foudation, I use it to set my foundation. If I need a very sheer coverage. I sometimes skip the foundation, conceal the spots and apply this. I agree 100 % on the fact that this eliminates shine. That’s one of the biggest problem I face. After about 2-3 hours of applying any product, my face tends to get oily especially o nthe t zone area. This one helps eliminate that. Also, considering the price, it is doing an excellent job. The texture is very very smooth and it doesn’t make the face look cakey or accentuate any fine lines etc. It gives a healthy even finish. I prefer using the buffing brush from Real Techniques. The best way that I found to apply this is to buff on to the area rather than pressing the product using a sponge. It’s upto you on which method you want to use. If you have a clear face and don’t need to conceal any spots or dark circles. then probably, this can be your best friend. for that healthy looking skin with added SPF benefits. Here are the swatches taken in natural daylight without any flash.

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For this look, I concealed my under eye circles using Estee Lauder concealer- medium & concealed spots using MAC pro longwear NW35. I used the foundation from Za using my buffing brush. I have applied 2-3 layers of the foundation. Still it didn’t cake up. The staying power is impressive too. when used with the buffing brush, the foundation lasted for about 5 -6 hours after which I had to touch up my forehead where it turned a little oily. I am wearing Australis Buda-Pash + MAC Diva on my lips.

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Overall, a great foundation for daytime looks. casual or office wear. very light weight on skin. Doesn’t cling to dry patches on your skin. Gives a smooth even finish to your overall look. Easy to carry around. Compact is very light weight. If you have medium – tan skintones; checkout the shades OC30 and OC40. shade range is limited. I wish they had more shades for medium skintones.  Foundation Case retails for – NZD $10 & Refill – NZD $25; Available at all Unichem, life parmacies and Za stores nationwide

** Product sent by brand PR. However, my review is honest and unbiased as always.

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  1. Thank You 🙂 yeah maybelline has similar compact packaging! The look the blog is not new…its the same theme which is there since 2 years..I just changed the header image 🙂