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Saturday, 16 March 2013

ben nye banana powder

ben nye banana powder review swatch photo
Ben Nye Banana Powder is a yellow loose  powder that can be used to highlight areas and conceal areas that need yellowness to counteract darker tones. It rocketed to fame when Kim Kardashian famously posted a picture of herself with the powder packed on her face. The powder itself is really finely milled and super soft to the touch, it blends effortlessly into the skin and looks incredibly natural. I find it doesn't cake or enhance areas of my skin that are dry or oily. The Banana powder looks smooth and silky on the skin with a natural satin finish. The finish photographs really well as too ie. no ashyness, a pretty soft focus and doesn't bounce back flash. I can see why Kim swears by it for photos. I do think this sort of product probably be more suited to darker and medium and yellow toned skin rather than super pale gals as the yellow might be too obvious. I did find that when applied the yellow tones blended out to a translucent finish it does have a slight warm cast which might not work for everyone. The main thing I liked was that it doesn't look ashy on my skin at all which is a problem with some powders I've tried in the past. The biggest downside is the crappy packaging of this product as it's really awkward to use, I might decant it into a larger loose powder jar for ease of use. I personally find the best way to use it is under my eyes as a setting powder for my concealer. To do this I would use Real Techniques Setting brush and pat it on the areas I need it. Sometimes I use a large powder brush and buff it all over my face.

Overall I think it's a really great setting powder. It does brighten my face and set my makeup well. While I don't think it does anything outstanding and sadly it doesn't make my face as sculpted and highlighted as Kim Kardashians. I do really like it and feel it's something I will get a fair bit of use on from now on. The main thing about this is that it is really cheap, I didn't expect it to be as reasonably priced as it was! £8.15 for 1.5oz of product is outstanding! The pot will last so long as you really don't need a huge ammount either!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting product!! Though I think a lot of the appeal has to do with it being called "banana powder" haha :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  3. Stupid question alert: Does it smell like banana?
    I've seen loads of American youtube'rs swear by this and I've always wondered if it smells of banana? :)

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  4. This sounds amazing and I'm looking for a good powder to highlight my cheekbones! Thanks for sharing this find!
    http://accioabigail.blogspot.com

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  5. £8.15 is incredible!!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  6. I love this product, although I was a little dissapointed I didnt look like Kim K after using it! ;-) x

    blogstandardact.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. LOVE it, looks great on you! If it smells like banana thatd make it amazing ahha!
    Also, I don't know if you're interested but I'm running an international Mac lipstick giveaway at the moment, and I'd love for you to check it out. All you need to do is like a photo to enter! Link here - http://daisy--meadow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mac-lipstick-giveaway-4-days-only.html xx

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  8. I've always wanted to try this since my skin is MEGA yellow, foundations are never yellow toned enough and powders are usually orangey or stark white. I'll definitely buy a pot once the powder I'm using now has run out!

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  9. I've keep seeing this pop up at the minute and I was umming and aahing about whether to get some because I'm pretty pale but I guess for £8.15 I may as well give it go! x Becky

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  10. Been lusting over the Banana Powder since seeing it popping up lately throughout the blogging world. Looks like such an aamzing product

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  11. This sounds so good, I always find my normal powders look very ashy. But I agree that the best packaging isn't great xxxxx

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  12. I love the sound of this product and I had no idea it was that cheap! I'm definitely going to look into buying this :)
    emmerliejay x

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  13. I would be careful using Banana powder because you dont want to go to yellow haha people with deeper skin tones use this for highlighting but use too much and you will go sallow basicaly :P

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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  14. I've always wanted to try this as even though I'm pale my skin's yellow toned and I always end up looking orange because nothings yellow enough. I didn't realise it was this cheap though so that's a bonus :)
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Never heard of it before but sounds interesting and cool! <3

    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. This sounds amazing! i would love to try it.
    Amy | http://blossomingbeautymakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Sounds really interesting but I don;t think that I am going to try it because I don't think that the yellow would suit my skin tone! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This looks amazing! I love thee name!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I've been meaning to try this for the longest time, your review was definitely the push I need to go grab it! x

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.com

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  20. I want this powder soo badly :D

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  21. Been wanting to try this for so long! Although the name kinda puts me off...?

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  22. It sounds good but I can imagine this being a yellow simpsons like nightmare on my pale skin!

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  23. I love the sound of this but imagine it would be far too yellow on my skin as I'm very fair and pink toned! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. This sounds great,I have never heard of it before though! Sounds like it is worth a try :)
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  25. I think I'm too pale for this! BUt you look pretty anyway (;
    <3

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  26. Never heard of the product before, but might give it a try! xx

    Lifestyle blog by Ang

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  27. Wow I really didn't expect it to be that cheaper either! Great review, thanks :)

    Beautycallsx.blogspt.co.uk

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  28. this sounds amazing must give it a try

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  29. I have heard really good things about this and I'm really interested, might have to pick this up! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I love the original Ben Nye translucent setting powder - but the packaging is crap.

    www.thirtyminusone.com

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  31. I heard about this but i didnt think we could get it over here in the uk, am set out to pick it up now!!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. This sounds really interesting, might try it out!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4164275
    http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I want to get this but I don't have Ben Nye near me!!!

    Please check out and follow my blog! I'd really appreciate it! <3
    seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Ben Nye make fantastic products and are super reasonable, I use a lot of their cream foundations in my kit. I've not bothered with the banana powder as yet because I am super pale but I'm running low on some other things so might grab one for models with more tanned or olive skin.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  35. Id love to know where you got it from cx I'm from the uk too but can't find it cheaper than 15!!

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