Ben Nye Banana Powder

Hey peeps

 

So I’m willing to bet that this little babe that I’m planning to talk about today you would have probably heard through the makeup vine. I know that there are about a million assumptions and myths about this product and I’m not really going to go into them because I can’t really be bothered if I’m being honest. And truthfully I’m here to tell you if this product is good and worth your money. All that other crap isn’t relevant. So if you completely headache free and have absolutely no idea what this product is about let me give you the low down. It can be one of two things. A face/setting powder if you fair skinned and have yellow undertones and an under eye concealer setting powder if your fair skinned or even tanned and want a noticeable brightening effect underneath the eye. You can use it for one or the other or both or walk around with a bucket on your head if you’d prefer. I personally use it for both but I more lean towards under eye setting. This may seem like a silly over kill step and at first I thought it was but let me tell you about the difference this bad boy makes to that small portion of your face. First off it sets your concealer and helps the creasing reduce if not stop it all together. Trust me when I say aint nothing worse than you’re under eye concealer either not lasting or creasing. I’ve noticed a massive difference in the lasting effects of my concealer; so much so that I’ve been able to appreciate the concealers I use for dark circles much more than I use to, this powder allowed them to work better!

Obviously it’s called banana powder for a reason, it’s yellow in color. This means it helps counter act those pesky dark circles and brightens up that naturally dark area. The darker your skin tone the more dramatic but if you’re quite dark I’d look into the other powders from Ben Nye as there are quite a few different shades that will still allow you to achieve a brightened look if you have a deeper skin tone. Keep in mind if you are extremely pale this may not give you a brightening effect at all, especially if you don’t have any yellow undertones. The powder is very finely milled and just sits well in that area.

The product comes in three generous sizes; I personally suggest the largest size which is almost $24. It may seem like a lot but the size it comes in could easily last you up to 2 years if not more since a little goes a long way. Shipping is just under $10 if you order from lime light company which I highly recommend. This product has become a daily staple for me, whether my makeup is very minimal or much more, I use this product. You definitely get a large bang for your buck I cannot envision doing my makeup without it.

 

 

Let me know if you guys have tried this product out before and what you think, see you peeps next time. x

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34 Comments

  1. Holly R

    February 6, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I'd actually never had heard of this product before seeing the review and already i'm super tempted to give it a go! This is an excellent review. Holly x

  2. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Thank you! It's basically like the banana powder from the anastasia contour kit, but in loose form and in a bigger packaging so it works out my affordable. (-: Thank you lovely.

  3. Leah and Rachel Collins

    February 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Oh wow! Sounds great and I'd definately like to give this powder a try. My concealer never stays put around my eyes so this would be amazing for me!

    http://www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

  4. * Helen *

    February 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Never heard of it before but sounds lovely, thanks for your review! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise – Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

  5. Monica P

    February 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I have heard about this powder from a Swiss youtuber and I've always been curious! May have to order this one day 🙂

    Monica, http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  6. VV Nightingale

    February 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I've never heard of this product either, but this sounds really intriguing!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

  7. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Yes it would and I finds it helps brighten up the area and make me look more awake.

  8. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    It is, just like the banana powder from the anstasia contour kit, only loose and in a bigger packaging so you get more for your money

  9. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    It definitely helps your concealer do a better job at covering them up! x

  10. Kat M

    February 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I have wanted to try this for ages but it's so hard to get hold of! I'm tempted to buy the rose petal version, it sounds so lovely, I will definitely need to buy this at some point!

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

  11. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    It's worth it! The best place to order it from is lime light company. x

  12. Shireen L. Platt

    February 7, 2015 at 3:27 am

    I've read a lot about this product but never tried it for myself. Thanks for reminding me about it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  13. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 7, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Your welcome! It's a great product

  14. Kat Newbird

    February 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I've always wanted to try this one, but never did; now I certainly want to get it! Loved the review x Kat

    http://whatkatlovestoday.blogspot.com/

  15. Alina Bostan

    February 7, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    This sounds like such a great product as I always deal with dark circles. Will definitely have to look into the best way of getting it to the UK x

    Beauty with charm | REALASH Giveaway

  16. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you. It's pretty affordable considering its size and it's just an all round great product.

  17. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I personally ordered it from lime light company, I'm not sure if they deliver to the UK but if they do they have pretty fast shipping.

  18. Luvleen B

    February 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Sweet review! Def want to try this 🙂 x

    extantmind.blogspot.com

  19. Brenda BusyBee

    February 8, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Great review 🙂 I have seen a few banana powders about and I love how they set and lighten any dark areas at the same time…definitely one to try 🙂 xx

    Brenda BusyBee

  20. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 8, 2015 at 11:54 am

    And the great thing about this is that it doesn't come in a palette so you get a lot more product.

  21. WhatLauraLoves

    February 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Cool review honey. Ive used the Ben Nye Luxury Powder before and its great. Theres so many different shades to choose from to suit everyones skintone. A lot of people buy the Banana shade thinking that thats the actually product type but its not its just the shade name so when I was in the shop buying it I originally thought I cant wear this product but when I discovered it was just the shade name I was so happy!
    Laura xxx
    http://www.whatlauralovesuk.com

  22. Gyudy B.

    February 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I've heard of this before but never been too interested in it, it sounds great though! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

  23. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 8, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you. It really is great, i can even use it as a face powder

  24. Keisha Ramsay

    February 10, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Great review!I have heard some really good things about this powder. This is on my list of productsto try.

    Keisha xo
    http://www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

  25. Miss Jaded Blogster

    February 10, 2015 at 12:18 am

    It's really awesome, finely milled and adds a nice brightening effect under the eye. You'll love it x

  26. monica hein

    February 14, 2015 at 2:33 am

    i been wanting to try this forever! 🙂

  27. Laura Brooks

    February 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Lovely review Hun, I've heard of this before but the firsr review I've read on it::: love it lovely layout to

    Laura::libertylovesmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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