Friday, 13 December 2013

Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder - Review

Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder

BEN NYE CLAIMS
Ben Nye Luxury Powders provide superior matte and subtle finishing. Often compared to French powders with silky-fine textures. the Ben Nye Luxury line of powders are translucent with just a hint of color. 

PRICE & AVAILABILITY
15.10 | Ursula House Store

THE BASICS
Ben Nye Luxury Powder is available in shades for all skin tones and packing of 40g, 80 or 226g. I bought the 40g jar.

Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder
Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder

MY OPINION
If you are a makeup fanatic then you'd know that when the beauty world raves about a particular product it's hard not to get caught in the wind. And also there is nothing more I like than a good setting powder for my under eyes. Not to mention the fact this powder is the essence of the Kim Kardashian look and who doesn't want makeup like hers.

Luckily, I managed to spot an online store in Germany selling this and with an additional shipping of 5 euros, this thing landed in my mail box for a total 20 euros for the smallest size jar. Well, to be honest it definitely is a tad bit expensive; considering its very cheap, not-so-appealing packaging.

Banana Powder out of the Ben Nye Luxury Powder range is the one said to be used on Kim Kardashian by her makeup artist. It is a yellow-tinted very fine setting powder that comes in a very badly manufactured jar with giant holes. A sieve would have been a real help! It is impossible not to spill and waste the powder or to control its amount. 

Anyways, we all know this has a major packaging issue. As for the actual product itself, it's A-W-E-S-O-M-E. It is every bit true to the last word it claims. Very, VERY finely milled that it NEVER makes the under eye look cakey no matter how much you apply. The yellow-ness conteracts all the blueish of the dark circles, leaving you with no gray area which we sometimes end up with after using a wrong coloured concealer. Whatever concealer I use, especially the creamiest ones like my Catrice Camouflage Concealer or Missha Signature Extreme Cover Concealer, which are bound to crease no matter what, Banana Powder makes sure they do not budge. And yes the powder also highlights the under eye area very effectively. 

It is the best concealer setting powder. And this particular shade Banana is best kept for that, as it won't work well all over the face with its yellow undertones. 

It gives me a flawless under eye area and believe me its magic works. And yes even my 40g jar is gonna last me months. I already have had it for two months and it's still almost full.

MY RATING

No doubt its packaging sucks big time but I when it comes to the product itself, I have to give it a 5.




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27 comments :

  1. you are tempting me more to get this.....lovely review~

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    1. Haha then you should. It is lovely.

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  2. sounds too good to be true!! can you possibly post a before and after picture? xx

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    1. I will try by best Rakhshan. Actually, my camera doesn't always capture realistic before and after effects. :/

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  3. well thats a rave review haha!

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  4. I wish it looked as LUXURIOUS as the product itself right? Ben Nye need to up their packaging but if the product works as amazing as everyone says one can overlook the packaging! I really want to try this out nowww you've really tempted me also because I am super yellow toned so this might work as an all over powder for me! :)

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    1. How I wish it was as luxurious as it feels. It doesn't even picture good :P But yeah the product is worth it all. x

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  5. Oh i desperately looking this product here in London, so you safe me. i already read lots of review about it, but you topped it :)

    Thanks for lovely review

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    1. Thank you. I am glad I could help. x

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  6. I so want to see the effects of how this looks on the skin! The texture looks super soft.

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    1. Oh yeahh it is so velvety on the skin. x

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  7. This has tempted me to get it right now! :D

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    1. I would love to read your review on this. :) xx

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  8. Sounds soooo good! I've heard and seen so much and I've found a local seller and totally want this to set my make up! thanks for reviewing!

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  9. I I am in love with this powder.It is the bestest for under eyes.I use it as a tone correcter in my BB cream too ^_^.Th only problem is how will i ever be able to finish it :P great review.agree with every word.

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    1. It is a good thing it lasts ages. It is pricey after all haha. x

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  10. I reviewed this recently and I totally agree with you!

    Em

    http://www.emsmixedbag.com/2013/11/ben-nye-banana-powder.html

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    1. I will have a look at your review. :)

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  11. I have read so much about it but I could never find it in stores! Thanks for a good review :)

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    1. I am sure you will be able to get it through many facebook stores. x

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  12. wooow this looks tempting...and the name is yummm.. lol :)

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  13. I'm convinced that I need to buy it after reading this review haha though I don't have bad under eye circles! x

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  14. I always doubted the hype surrounding this product but I think now I am gonna give it a try:)

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  15. I've read so many amazing reviews on this but this has made me want to go and buy it, haha!
    xxElise - www.elisedopson.com

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  16. Lovely review, as always :) you can put some transparent tape on or under its lid so that it can seal few holes and make it last longer than you expect , just a suggestion :)

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