Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder

I bought the Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder early last year as it had been hyped up so much in the beauty world.
It was made famous by the makeup god that is mario dedivanovic using it on Kim Kardashian to give her the famous highlighted look.

Described as - Ben Nye Luxury Powders provide superior matte and subtle finishing. Often compared to French powders with silky-fine textures.

The powder can be used lightly as an all over setting powder, or as a highlighter when using precise application on the bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead under the eyes etc. Everywhere you would normally highlight, the banana powder intensifies the look.


Now I naively bought this product thinking it was Kim K cheek bones in a bottle, I was wrong........so.wrong.


I'm a NC25 girl from Britain not a tanned middle eastern beauty, so it didn't reeeaaaally look the same on me as it did Kim.

So unless I have a tan this product doesn't work for me for its highlighting purpose, as it looks so stark yellow on my skin.




Up until the summer when I have got a bit of colour on my face, I used this very lightly as a setting powder dusting across my face & it works brilliantly, applies smoothly & doesn't crease.




For when I am using the powder to highlight I apply using my beauty blender, under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, middle of my forehead & it gives a very intense highlight!

So I only us this on nights out, its definitely not a day time look (& I like a full face in the day so that's saying something). One problem I have is it really does crease & settle into my fine lines under my eyes so I use sparingly around that area.


Here is a swatch & below that is the powder lightly rubbed into the skin.
If you are a NC25 or lower with pink not yellow based skin tone I personally wouldn't suggest this powder.
Ben Nye have a whole range of other shades in this line so there is plenty to pick from for all skin tones.

The container is plastic with black plastic screw on lid, so nothing particularly fancy. The powder is secure in the container with a dispenser similar to that of baby power, preventing  powder explosions.

I purchased mine from my favourite theatrical makeup supplier on ebay  http://stores.ebay.co.uk/stagedoor1971 for around £15.99.

I had to share this pic. Very fitting haha!

Have you tired Ben Nye Banana Powder?
I hope your all well & having a lovely week :)

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37 comments

  1. I did EXACTLY the same! I'm fair/medium skin tone & used this and it DID NOT make me look like Kim :( I ended up giving it away to a darker skin toned friend and it looks great on her!

    LOL IN LOVE with your little picture at the bottom! Hahah so true!

    Glad you like maple Blondie! :)

    Morgan xo
    MorganAshleyMakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I had to put that little pic in, was very fitting haha.
      Yes thank you for suggesting maple blonde I LOVE it. xx

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  2. I was thinking of trying this but I'm in two minds as I don't really use that much powder. I am quite olive skinned so hopefully it should be ok.

    I love that little pic you put at the end... soo funny!

    x

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    1. I'm sure it would look stunning on your skin tone! xx

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  3. Great review Megan! I've been lusting after this after hearing Kimmy K used it, however I only tan at weekends so might be a watse.

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. Yeah it defo looks best with a tan :( such a shame. xx

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  4. Thanks for this post, honestly I have been thinking about getting this, but I am super pale! So I don't think it would work.

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    1. If only we had Kim K skin tone it would be great xx

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  5. Great post! I am light-medium with pink undertones and I think I'd probably have the same results you did!

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    1. If we layed out in the sun for a couple weeks straight I'm sure the powder would then look great haha. xx

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  6. I’ve heard so much about this and had completely forgot about it! So glad I came across your post, I’m quite tanned so I think I’ll give this a go!
    Lovely blog, Im now following:) xx

    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. If your tanned I'm sure this will look gorgeous on you. Thank you huni :) xx

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  7. This has been all over YouTube but I figured I was too pale for it... and your post confirmed my suspicions :) I love that picture you put at the end btw, hilarious!

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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    1. I just had to include the pic to this post, it was to funny :) xx

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  8. I'm glad you reviewed this because I would have done the same thing and I'm NC15 - would have been a disaster! Hahaha, that picture at the end - priceless!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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    1. Haha o dear.
      It's too funny isn't it :) xx

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  9. Heard so much about this powder!! It's so prettyyyyyy x

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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  10. this product looks interesting!

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  11. Such a shame this wouldn't suit my pink toned skin as its a really nice concept.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Great concept but just not ideal for us paler skin ladies. xx

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  12. i think im going to get this the next time i'm at IMATS. usually drugstore foundations run too pink for my yellowtoned skin and this might do the trick to balance it out, thanks for the post!
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Yes it would most likely really help balance that out. xx

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  13. Hmm I'm not sure whether to try this product! I like the sound of it but i'm not that tanned at the moment. It would be good to try it though.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Give it a try sweetie, it may work well for you. Every one is different. xx

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  14. Hahahaha had to save the little pic at the end , classic! I have this , it's okay but it's not the miracle powder everyone makes it out to be ... Super overrated .... Or am just clueless about makeup? Haha!

    Http://youngabdbroke384.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No I totally agree Hun, but I guess everyone is different. xx

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  15. Sounds like a good powder but I have super pale skin with pink undertones :( x


    ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They have a wide range of other shades to try out though huni. xx

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  16. I've heard so much about this product but to be honest, I wouldn't know where to start when applying it! My face isn't overly tanned either, so I'm not sure how it would look!

    By the way, just wanted to say - I absolutely love your blog! You have such a lovely writing style, which makes it so easy to read (I've been scrolling through your archives and reading all your other posts too). Can't wait to read more!

    Scarlett x
    scarlettlondon.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much , thats so lovely of you :) xx

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  17. I have wanted to get my hands on this for a while now! Thanks for the link! Great post!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  18. i bought this online after all the hyper his product got.. and i really didnt like it. IM an nc20-30 and i do have yellow undertones but it didnt really brighten for me. A product I REALLY RECOMMEND for more fair skin tones is the bare minerals well rested powder or the inglot yellow powder. I hated how the ben nye creased on me.

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    1. Ooo thank you so much for the tip I will have a look into the well rested powder! xx

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  19. Ah I've seen so many rave reviews for this! I'm probably an NC5 so this would be way too dark for me... damn Kim K's bone structure! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

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    1. She defo didn't get poked by the ugly stick did she haha. Damn Kim K. xx

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