Last week I posted a detailed review on the not-so-famous Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder (Read review HERE). Now, as requested by one of my readers, Paula Betina, I’ll be doing a review on the Ben Nye product that was made famous by Wayne Goss, Kim K’s makeup artist; that’s none other than Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder, of course. You see, a lot of people online already shared their thoughts about this product but I still want to put mine out there.. just to balance everything out. 🙂
(Taken from www.camerareadycosmetics.com)
Formerly known as Visage Poudre Luxury Powders, these ultra-neutral powders provide superior matte and subtle finishing. Often compared to French powders with silky-fine textures. the Ben Nye Bella line of powders are translucent with just a hint of color.
Like the Colorless Face Powder, Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (formerly known as Banana Visage) is also contained in a small, transparent plastic bottle that is extremely thick and sturdy. To help in controlling how much product is dispensed, it comes with a white sifter inside its black screw-lid cap. Photos of this Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder online is, without a doubt, deceiving. It looks huge in photos but this 85g bottle is no bigger than my palm! Yes, my palm – not my entire hand, just my palm! If you want it in numbers, fine. It’s approximately 4 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. So you could just imagine how small it really is in person! I guess it would last for a couple of months when used daily.
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder is a finely-milled setting powder that has yellow undertone. Since this undertone is mostly likely to be one that is shared by many, it is expected to go well with most skin tones. It feels soft against the skin and not scratchy or grainy at all. It yields a brighter and more flawless-looking skin as it offers a little bit of coverage and is able to slightly blur out small imperfections as well as lines.
More often than not, I prefer to use BB creams over foundations but regardless of my choice, Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder still gives me the not-too-matte finish that I like. It looks natural and not too made up as it melts with my BB cream/foundation. Its undertone is definitely a plus for girls like me as it matches my morena skin nicely even if I put on layer upon layer. I don’t have to worry about ghastly cast!
Because it melts (in a good way) with my BB cream, it adheres to the skin longer than other loose powders. It stays on longer despite the heat – provided, of course, that I don’t wipe it off along with the sweat. It doesn’t change color or darkens throughout the day so I could say that even if it oxidizes, like all other products, the change is unnoticeable.
Everything sounds good, right? So what exactly do I hate about it? Well, the area around my eyes are drier compared to the rest of my face and this setting powder not only accentuates the dry patches but it also makes it look cake-y immediately after application regardless whether I use light or heavy eye cream/primer before dusting the powder on. This being said, I only use Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder when I plan to wear my eye glasses/sunglasses to cover the dry patches or when I’m sure I won’t be sweat too much.Bottom line is.. Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder would work wonders for those with combination to oily skin. But if you have dry skin or even areas that are considerably dry, you’ll do great by stirring away from this powder.
Price: Cheapest so far at Php 800 for 3 oz.
Available at: Beautyholic Manila
Available at: Beautyholic Manila
That’s my two cents on the famous Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder. I hope it helps!
Have you ever tried this most talked about powder recently?
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