I think that (like most people), the first time I heard about Ben Nye Banana Powder was when Kim Kardashian's makeup artist mentioned it as one of the main products he used when doing her makeup and it pretty much sold out instantly. At the time, it wasn't very easy to get hold of this side of the Atlantic and whilst it still isn't widely available, thanks to Precious About Makeup, we can now order online. It has been recently repackaged and I was kindly sent a tub to test.
The old packaging was a bottle with a lid, which wasn't the most practical. This new packaging is a dome plastic jar and is much easier to use with less waste because the excess product can be kept in the jar as there is a space of a few cm between the star shaped dispenser and the lid.
The powder itself is so soft to touch and very finely milled, making it perfect for the under eye area. It can be used as a setting powder all over the face but I personally just use it on my undereye area to set my concealer. The yellow tone means that it helps to brighten that area by counteracting any blue tones in the eye area - perfect for those mornings when I need an extra helping hand looking awake and fresh. Because it is so lightweight, I find that it doesn't accentuate my fine lines, which is a bonus. I also don't find the yellow to look too unnatural - the entire area just looks a little brighter.
The jar contains a whopping 26g of product so I can see this jar lasting for years, especially as it is less messy and with less waste than the previous packaging. It is usually priced at £13.50 but is currently on sale for £10.80 here. PAM also offer international shipping and are official stockists of Ben Nye products (amongst many others - Louise Young, Viseart, Make Up For Ever and Kryolan to name just a few).
Have you tried this Banana Powder? What do you use to set your under eye area? I would love to hear in the comments below!
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