Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 Minute Review: Ben Nye's Banana Luxury Powder

A couple of months, ago, if you asked us what we thought of when we heard “Banana Powder,” the odds would have been pretty good that we would have wanted you to make us a milkshake.  No, seriously.  

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Okay, we still want that milkshake, if we’re going to be honest, but NOW, today, right this minute…when we hear “Banana Powder,” we immediately think “flawless complexion.”

Wait, what??

It’s true.  We’ve recently been exposed to the glory and wonder that is Ben Nye’s Banana Luxury Powder.

More traditionally known for being a "stage makeup" powder, this fantastical product is a MUST TRY for anyone…and we mean anyone…who is looking for a luminous (not sparkly) and perfectly matte finish on their face.  It. Is. A. Dream....but no, it doesn't smell like bananas.

A while ago, J talked about her desire to be a matte girl rather than a shimmery girl, and ever since that change of heart, we’ve both been on the lookout for products that help create a dreamy matte finish.  We’ve looked high…and low…and mostly in between…and while we’ve found quite a few products that do a pretty good job, we both agree that NONE of them outdo this Banana Powder. 

This stuff is light and translucent, blending flawlessly with our liquid foundation of choice…(we have several between the two of us…and have yet to find one that this powder doesn’t agree with)…and with a gentle sweep all over our faces, it literally LOCKS our complexion into place for the day. 

J’s T-zone is sometimes ( a lot of the time :( ) kind of oily….but this powder holds up even when she’s running around, chasing students, boys, or footballs.  K’s skin tone is sometimes a bit uneven, but this powder helps blend everything into a dreamy and even finish.

If we had to find ONE "con" about the product, it would be its container, which doesn't lend itself very well to how we're USED to putting on powder.  Instead of dipping our brush into the loose powder, we have to shake this powder onto the brush...which, until we were used it, made for some questionable guestimates re: how much powder we need.  (J poured it all over the place, okay?)  The product result, however, is worth the extra time it might take to practice getting the right amount on your brush... :)

Because it IS usually used by those in the theater, you probably won't find it at your local drugstore or Sephora.  Look online, though, (we got ours at camerareadycosmetics.com) and you'll hit the Banana Powder Jackpot.  At $12.99 for a 3 ounce bottle, it's pretty easy on the pocketbook, too.  Sweet!

We LOVE this powder.  We cannot recommend it more highly.  If you haven’t tried it…and if you’re not opposed to trying awesome things that will change your life…you should probably try this powder.  You will not regret it…we promise. 

Now…if only one of you would hurry up with those milkshakes… ;)

What’s your favorite loose setting powder?  What makes it amazing?


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