Ben Nye Luxury Powder – Banana

Ben Nye Luxury Powder now has a cult following, thanks mainly to the Kardashians, who famously use the yellow-toned shade Banana for highlighting, setting concealer, baking, etc.

Banana powder, as it is commonly known, comes in various sizes, and I have the 3 oz/85 gm bottle which I’ll review for you.

Says camerareadycosmetics.com:

Ben Nye’s Bella Luxury Powders give you more than enough reason to go bananas for these silky-fine, mattifying translucent setting powders! With just a hint of color, you won’t miss the white cast in your photos that often comes with other finishing powders. Gracing your kit in 4 luxurious tints, there’s a Bella beautiful shade for everyone! See what all the buzz is about in just a light dusting of Banana. The versatile Banana shade suits a range of skin tones as it softly and subtly color corrects surface redness and pink undertones, as well as neutralizes blue under eye circles. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a client these powders won’t look flawless on! Each one is specially formulated to absorb excess oil and soften the appearance of pores and texture. Enhance your fair-skinned, youthful glow with Cameo, balance out light to medium skin tones with Buff, and warm up tan to deeper skin tones with Beige Suede. With more product for the price, it’s as beautiful on your wallet as it is on your skin!

Available Colors:

  • Banana
  • Beige Suede
  • Buff
  • Cameo

Available Sizes:

  • 0.93oz Dome Jar
  • 1.5oz
  • 3oz

Yield 50-125 applications per 1.5oz.

The Good

  • This is a fantastic option for baking/highlighting/setting your makeup.
  • It gives a matte but radiant finish, very soft-focus, like its an in-real-life Instagram filter.
  • This definitely makes my makeup last an hour or two longer than it does without Banana powder, and I don’t get that dull look that comes from having worn makeup for too long.
  • It is incredibly smooth and finely-milled.
  • Doesn’t break me out.
  • Banana powder gives my concealer that creaseless finish that I totally envy on celebs like Kim and Kylie.
  • You need a tiny amount to give the skin a beautiful, flawless finish.
  • For the price ($15 at camerareadycosmetics.com), I think the quality is fantastic and the amount you get is insane. I can easily see this lasting me a year at least, if not two years.
  • Chic, convenient-for-travel packaging.

The Bad

  • This has talc in it, so best not to use it daily. It also contains parabens.
  • As it gives a matte finish, I suggest prepping the skin with a good moisturizer before use.
  • If you pull off the protective plastic entirely, you’ll waste a lot of product when you dispense it for use. Hence, I’ve pulled it off from one side only so I can control how much I dispense.
  • The shade Banana may be too yellow for some skin tones, but Ben Nye Luxury Powder is available in lots of other shades, also.
  • Not easily available sometimes (unless you know where to look).

Application

I apply this under my eyes with a dampened Beautyblender and also anywhere on my face that I wish to highlight. I bake it for around 7-10 minutes before brushing it off with a fluffy powder brush, and voila! #Flawless.

Do I recommend this?

You bet. Value for money at its finest. If you think Banana is too yellow for you, there are four to five (I forget the exact number) other shades to choose from.

Availability

$15 at camerareadycosmetics.com, and stores such as Ricky’s NYC.

~♥~

 

4 thoughts on “Ben Nye Luxury Powder – Banana

    1. I have the Laura Mercier one too! That is great, but I find it doesn’t last as long as this one when used for highlighting/baking. I often mix the two together to make my perfect shade. 🙂

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