Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ben Nye Banana Powder Review


Ben Nye Banana Powder Review

I originally was hoping to pick this up from my trip to London, however it was unfortunately out of stock.
 I got an email a few weeks ago - it was back in stock so I ordered it from the gurumakeupemporium website. Excellent service and super fast delivery.


ben nye banana powder setting makeupemporium contour

So back to the powder...
It is very much hyped up due to Kim Kardashian famously posting pics of her contouring using this exact powder. I'm not going to be contouring to the extremes she does. I chose this powder because of its yellow tones, which are excellent for cancelling out redness, so i will be using this on my cheeks and also to set concealer under the eyes.


ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour



ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour




First thoughts:
It is a very finely milled powder, lovely to apply and isn't that yellow once on!
My only gripe is the pot / dispenser. Took me ages to work out how to peel the film off the top and when i did i found i spilt some when pouring into the lid to use. Other than that this powder is great.


ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour




I use my Real techniques 'Setting Brush' to apply under my eyes and to areas of redness. I find this brush gets into the corners of my eyes and can be used around the nose and chin for any redness there too.






For the price £9.95 you get a lot 45 grams to be exact! I can see this lasting me absolutely ages... providing I don't sneeze or spill it whilst applying.


ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour

It is a really nice setting powder, great for us combination skins who tend to get a bit oily throughout the day. This helps to absorb and keep foundation in place. Also great for brightening the under eye area if like me you suffer from dark circles, plus keeps the concealer from slipping.

Blended in on my hand....


ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour
                                      



ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour

As you can see doesn't make you yellow at all. 




ben nye banana powder setting gurumakeupemporium swatches contour

So overall I highly recommend this powder for combating redness and helping to set your makeup.
Really great quality for the price point.

Have you tried Ben Nye's Banana Powder, What did you think?

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