Ben Nye Banana Powder Review 

(Author Nidhi)

Getting luxury in your hands is what everyone dreams off. The same feelings overtook me when I got my hands on to this Ben Nye Banana powder and their cream blush palette. I grabbed it directly from website and my bestie got it for me on her last US trip. The price is US is much reasonable than picking it here online or through IG sellers who sell it at a much higher price.

Price: 13.50 $ for 26 g

Ingredients: Talc; Zinc; Stearate; Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch; Zea Mays (Corn) Starch; Methylparaben; Propylparaben; Butylparaben; May Contain (+/-): CI NO. 77491; 77492; 77499; 73360 (Iron Oxides; Red 30 Lake); Parfum Free.

My Experience:

Shade & texture: The first thing to notice about this powder is the color. Rather than having a white color that look contrasting to our Indian skin tone, the yellow color of the Banana powder is something that matches perfectly to our yellow undertone skin color. The yellow 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. 

The color is visible for some time but it effect stays on for long. You can never get a better picture using your camera flash after applying this. It works very well in flash photography and doesn’t look ashy.

Banana powder has a super finely milled texture that applies effortlessly using a buffer or a brush. I prefer a buffer as it prevents flying off of the powder.

Packaging: I picked the smallest pack that comes in dome jar. The jar is made of tough transparent plastic and endures little falls :-p. The jar has 2 compartments with the actual powder in lower part. The centre divider has small holes covered with a thin sheet. Remove the sheet to reveal the product that can be dusted through the holes and thus the amount can be controlled. Keep the pack sitting straight to avoid more powder dispensing the flying away.

Effect: The effect of this powder is glowing, completely matte skin. My T-zone is naturally oily and this helps keep my makeup looking matte and finished all day. Applying the concealer only and let it stay put for several hours with much less creasing- this task can easily be left on to the Banana powder. When my skin behaved nicely, I just applied my concealer to hide the light acne scars and the under eye circles and dabbed on this banana powder to set it. Effect was marvellous. My skin looked so fresh and awake!

Usage: This Banana powder is versatile enough to be used as a highlighter as well as a setting powder. Cream/stick highlighters look much more prettier when set using this banana powder. Similarly using this powder alone on the highlighting points on the face, lead to a matte yet glowing look. I prefer using it as a highlighter more as the pics come out superbly. The powder helps to keep your face oil free and looking fresh for several hours.

What I like: :-)

  • The yellow color of the banana powder
  • Perfect match for yellow undertone skin color
  • Silky smooth powder
  • The sturdy pack.
  • Little goes a long way and this much can last you for an year or more even if used daily.
  • The effect is super matte skin that looks fresh and radiant.
  • Versatile- use it as a highlighter or setting powder.
  • Great staying power.
  • Photographs really well.

What I don’t like: :-(

  • Insane high price quoted in India.
  • Product tends to fly away a lot so handle carefully.

Final Verdict: The product is worth every cent paid. It gives a radiant skin with super matte effect. The quantity you get is way too much to get used up in years. Grab it whenever you can and you won’t like any other settling loose powder ;).

BnB Rating: 8/10


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Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased.  We are not being sponsored/compensated/paid to write this review and all opinions are absolutely honest by the team. However, each person is born with unique skin type and that’s why we request our readers to test each product before using on their precious skin.

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