Saturday, 25 August 2012

Ben Nye Banana Powder - Review



This product has become very popular among the world of beauty! If you are a fan of Kim Kardashian you will know that her makeup artist uses Banana Powder to set her concealer. 
Even if you aren't a fan of Kim Kardashian there is no denying that her make-up always looks flawless and well I can dream that by using this product my skin will look just as good as hers does!
After watching many YouTubers raving about this product I decided it was time to get my hands on it!

Unlike translucent powders, this Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder is yellow based which helps to prevent your skin from looking ashy and compliments my skin tone well. I use this to set my under eye concealer as well as applying it to the highlighted parts of my face, I feel it helps to brighten up my under eye area making me look more fresh and awake! 
The powder is very light on the skin and doesn't sink into any creases on your face. It still gives fantastic coverage, I love watching my dark under eye circles disappear!

I use my Cosmopolitan Perfection Blender to apply the product, this is the best method I have found so far.
I purchased my Ben Nye Luxury Powder in the shade 'Banana' from Camera Ready Cosmetics, the product itself costs $7.99 which is around £5.00 (remember it will cost around £5.00 extra to get it shipped to the UK) I was very impressed at how quickly I received the product, I got it shipped from America and it took just over a week! You can also purchase this from eBay in the UK but I found this website was the cheaper option.

(You might be able to find the product cheaper elsewhere but I am sharing with you where I got mine from. If you know of a website or store in the UK that sells this product for cheaper then let me know!)

(Taken with iPhone 4s and Nikon D3100)
Pros
  • Controls shine
  • Doesn't adjust foundation colour
  • Brightens face
  • Yellow based - compliments many skin tones
  • Parfum free 
  • Lots of product (even in smallest size)

Cons
  • Lack of availability in the UK

Personally I think this product is worth paying the money for. I purchased the smallest size but still think it will last me quite a while as a little goes a long way!

Have you tried Ben Nye Banana Powder or anything similar?


Natasha Carly x
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65 comments:

  1. what a great product, i'd never heard of this before but i will definitely be giving it a go!
    hope to speak soon,
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's such a great product, I love it so much! Don't think I'll be going back to normal powder any time soon! x

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  2. I've heard this product mentioned a few times but never really read a review about it so thanks for the post. If it really gets rid of dark under eye circles than i certainly need this in my life lol x

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    1. It does a great job at getting rid of under eye circles! x

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    2. Whenever I use powder under my eyes it tends to wipe of all my hard work I did using concealer :( help!

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    3. I pat the powder onto my concealer with a damp make-up sponge instead of sweeping it across with a make-up brush, it works a lot better and helps to prevent rubbing away your concealer :) x

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  3. I have heard about this brand on Youtube, and I'm glad you showed it to us all!

    Hope I can get some!

    India - www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love it so much! I've watched lots of YouTube videos about it and I just had to buy it! :) x

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  4. I've never heard of this either, it sounds fab! Definitely going to do a bit more research on this! Thanks for the fab review :)

    xo

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    1. It is fab! Take a look and let me know if you try it! :) x

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  5. hola guapa!

    Acabo de descubrir tu blog y me encanta por todos los consejos que ofreces!

    te sigo desde ya!

    un besazo

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    1. Gracias Cristina!
      Me alegra que te gusta mi blog :) x

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  6. I love Ben Nye products, I use their matte creme foundation a lot at the moment and have been dying to try this powder! Going to have to get some.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't tried any other Ben Nye products but I am definitely going to look into it! :) x

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  7. As a matter of fact,I always was curious what she uses, because it always looks like her concealer does a brilliant job.
    You have any idea if they ship in other parts of Europe too? Would love to try it and if the shipping is just 5 ish Pounds,it's pretty awesome


    x Joanna @ The Treasure Chest

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    1. I'm sure they do ship to other parts of Europe! Have a look at their delivery/shipping info on the website :) x

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  8. I've actually just started using this when I'm going out, & its really fabulous :) Its definetly worth a go for anyone who's not used it before.
    xxx
    http://littleboblab.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm glad you like it too! :) I don't know where I would be without it! x

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  9. I havent heard of this brand before either.....but if its good enough for Kim K its good enough for me!!

    found you via the blog love therapy blog hop - and followed!!
    http://toxylicious.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following! :)
      The product is fab! x

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  10. Looks like a great product! I might just have to try and hunt it down too :-)

    Vanessa x
    www.what-vanessa-does.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely should! Let me know if you do! :) x

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  11. I would really love to give it a try!

    xoxo
    Froso
    Style Nirvana✩

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    1. You should! I've put a link to the website I got mine from. I don't know of any cheaper way to get it at the moment and I'm unsure of the availability in the UK but if you find somewhere else it can be purchased from then let me know! :) x

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  12. looks really good!
    does it smell like bananas though? x

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    1. Unfortunately no it doesn't smell like bananas!
      It's just the name of the shade :) x

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  13. Hey Lovely :)
    Thanks for the comment! Haha my hair is all natural :) I was wondering could you tweet me the link, as it wont work when I try and click on here ?

    Thanks doll x

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    1. Oh wow it's lovely! :)
      I've tweeted you the link! x

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  14. Havent tried this but really want it xx
    Just found you through the blog therapy blog hop xx Its fab isnt it for finding lovely new blogs to read xx Would you like to follow each other ? xxhttp://lipstick-fridays.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for the comment sweetie!
      I already follow your blog :) x

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  15. I have seen this on a few blogs and I have been really curious about it. I'm thinking I might just need it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...I'm loving your blog can't wait to read more xo

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    1. Thank you I'm glad you like my blog :)
      Let me know if you do try it! x

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  16. Ooo, I've never heard of banana powder, but it sounds interesting. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for the great review. =)

    Bloglovetherapy.blogspot.com

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  17. I've actually never heard of this before! It sounds amazing though.

    I always use translucent powder but this looks like it would suit my skin better :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura x
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It suits my skin a lot better than translucent powder!
      Definitely give it a go! :) x

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  18. ooh I've never heard of this before, but it sounds fab! x

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  19. Hi darling! Thanks a lot for show us this fantastic product, I will test it soon. I love your blog, so I follow you by GFC and BLOGLOVIN. A big kiss darling :)

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    1. Thank you for following!

      Let me know if you try it! :) x

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  20. thanks for stopping by my blog. I havent heard of this product before but you did a great review. [=

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for commenting, I'm glad you liked the review :) x

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  21. I really enjoyed reading your blog! ive followed you, feel free to follow!

    bramblesblush.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Thank you sweetie!
      You have a lovely blog! :) x

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  22. This sounds really interesting! I'll definitely have to try it one day :)
    x

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  23. I seen few youtubers mentioning it and I wanted to try it out for a while, but I have around 2-3 setting powders which need to be used up before I will buy another one. xo

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    1. You sound like me haha! Think I'll have to start a challenge of using up all the things I have before I buy anything else! :) x

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  24. I love ben nye it's a makeup artist must have !!! that powder was made for stage make up :)

    http://www.makeupeffects.co.uk/acatalog/copy_of_Powders.html

    http://www.screenface.co.uk/makeup/powders/ben-nye-visage-luxury-powder.htm

    http://www.love-makeup.co.uk/media-bella-powder-palette-p-5014.html


    xo


    http://abullettothehead.blogspot.ie/

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  25. I have been craving this ! Where did you buy it from? I'm a new follower from blog hop

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    1. Thanks for following! :) I have left a link to the website in my post, it's called Camera Ready Cosmetics x

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    2. Thanks for responding, I commented right when I saw the post and didnt take time to look towards the bottom which is why I missed the link... Anyways I ended up purchasing it through ebay because the Camera Ready Cosmetics charges an insane amount on shipping =P Thanks for the post and responding. Hope to hear from you soon!

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  26. Great blog! I really want to try this, I might just go ahead and get it. New follower.

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  27. Is it non-comedogenic? Or does it clog the pores?

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    1. I'm not sure if it is noncomedogenic but it doesn't clog my pores and I have oily and spot prone skin! Hope that helps!

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  28. I really love this product! I agree with you it has been popularized by Kim Kardashian. I happen to have a review on it also, great blog now following!

    mybeautylessons.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I've taken a look at your review and left you a comment :) x

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  29. I know this is an older post, but i just found it looking for information and i ordered the powder on ebay right away :) Can't wait to try it!!
    Janine

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    1. Let me know what you think if it when it arrives! :) x

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  30. What shade did you get?

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  31. Really good my podwer come to day cany wait to use it

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  32. I got mine from Guru Makeup Emporium in Fulham :) They post all over the UK for £4 too!

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