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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ben Nye Banana Powder Review

Ben Nye Banana Powder


If ever there was a powder to cause a royal stink in the beauty world it has been Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder. Before Kim Kardashian revealed this yellow powder as one of her many beauty secrets I'm willing to be along with myself very few would have heard of Banana Powder let alone ever considered it to be a must have. Yes I'm a little late on jumping on the band wagon (sourcing this powder in the UK at a reasonable price is near impossible) but I can vouch that Ben Nye doesn't disappoint nor does Kimmy's beauty tricks for that matter.

Ben Nye Banana Powder
Ben Nye Banana Powder

Much like yesterday's post on Ben Nye's Neutral Set powder - review link my thoughts on the packaging are very much the same in that despite being a some what messy product by default I do rate the bottle come tub style of packaging and find that both the 85g and 42g sizes perfect for travel. Each jar so to speak comes complete with a screw lid that is tightly fastened so no spillages when on the go and once unscrewed you are presented with a powder sifter to help reduce dispersing excess product. The only difficulty I occurred with this style of packaging is that to use the powder you will have to find a shallow dish of some type (I use an empty powder pot funnily enough) to shake a little powder into and then apply to the face - time yes but very worth it in my opinion.

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Now I bet you are wondering what all the fuss about this light yellow tinged powder is about and what is the purpose of a face powder being such odd hue. Basically it is a colour correcting product that can help re-balance redness to some degree but for most this will be a setting powder for under eye concealer or to set areas of the face that you have applied a highlight (in the sense of a liquid matte highlight to sculpt the face). You can of course use it to set other make-up - I personally find it great when applied over a BB Cream as it cancels out that greyish cast that can occur without changing the overall finish of the product.

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Much like the Neutral Set powder this comes with no outright claims or suggests and is open to interpretation by the user. Personally I have found every Ben Nye powder to be light, finely milled and comfortable on the skin yet wonderful at reducing oil and keeping make-up in place all day. Despite being a yellow toned product once blended into the skin it becomes some what invisible and simply leaves behind a brightening effect again making it perfect for under eye use. As you will know and be sick of hearing by now I have rather oily skin and should I not opt for a waterproof mascara I will end up with black smears throughout the day sooner or later. I know a waterproof mascara could resolve this issue but truthfully my fine eyelashes don't really get on all that well with such formulation but since switching to using Ben Nye Banana Powder on the under eye area ( I press it on rather than buffer) black smudges are a thing of the past. Easily one of the best if not the best under eye setting powder I've used and I will admit that it is great at ridding swallow skin tones too!

I'm afraid it is a case of believe the hype with this one!

Ben Nye Banana Powder £18.99/85g (do shop around first but I warn you it has went up in price due to demand and is pretty difficult to find in stock anywhere) via eBay - link

Random Fact  - Some cultures (most notably Japan) use the fiber in the banana plant to make fabric and sometimes even paper.
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22 comments:

  1. Thank you for this review! I have been looking into buying this product but i was quite unsure about it due to it being a tad over-hyped up in the beauty world. However, i am very intrigued by it and i want to try it out for myself :D I like the fact that it is a setting powder but with a highlighting effect~

    Have a great day~ <3

    * Yingcbeauty *
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  2. I've been looking into this powder for ages but the price puts me off so I might look into finding samples of it before buying the big thing! x

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    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

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  3. Ohh I was hoping you would review this after reading yesterday's review! I've been really meaning to get my hands on it! xx

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  4. oh my god it was sooooooo much cheaper than this before the hype ahaha xx

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  5. This has been on my list for a long time now but like you said it is hard to find, so will have to shop around xx

    http://mrsbeautyjunkie83.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I have been on the fence about this, so maybe I will finally have to indulge

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  7. nice! I didn´t know about this product! I had use ben nye nay times but I didn´t know they do this product! thanks for the info!

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  8. I had not even heard of this, but since reading your review I now feel like I absolutely HAVE to have it! It's a shame that the price is so high, but hopefully somewhere will have it for a reasonable price! Thanks for the great tip :)

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  9. There are so many people on Ebay selling this but I daren't order incase.. its definitely on my need list x

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  10. Major regret on not buying this while it was £8 for a medium tub some years back! I've always thought it would be good for my super yellow skin since most powders are either too pale or too orange.

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  11. this looks very nice, I wonder if it settles into lines around the eye area

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  12. I've read a fair bit about this and have wanted to try it for a while now! Where can I buy it?:)
    Xx

    www.hollllisa.blogspot.com

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  13. Ah, this sounds fantastic! I have a lot of redness in my skin and also suffer from mascara smudges by mid-day. Will have to track this down! Thanks for the review :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  14. These powders are so wonderful and they work for all skin tones
    Great post

    Love Oresiri
    http://oresiriteru.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I want to try this product so bad! Finding out how to get on in Australia is hard though xxx

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  16. I haven't got on the Ben Nye powder bandwagon but I've been reading a lot of good reviews. Maybe I should swatch this soon to see if need this in my makeup stash too!

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  17. You made me want to write an article about Kim Kardashian with this review and I have a question about this : this power, is it she similar to the MUFE High Definition Powder with an photo flash or not ?

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  18. What I love about the Banana powder is that it suits all skintones and types. I use mine to set my under-eye concealer as well as my cheeks and nose. It mattifies my skin and gives it a nice glow :) I actually can't imagine not having it anymore. It's so rare to find here so i had to stock up when I was in NY.

    Great post!

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