It’s no secret that I'm an oily-skinned gal, so setting powder is a must-have in my daily makeup routine. I’ve never been picky about what setting powder I use, but I can't ignore Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (from $12), mostly because it's everywhere I look on Pinterest! A few months ago, I finally took the plunge. The verdict: It’s a total game-changer. Here's why...
A little goes a long way.
This powder is super fine--even the slightest bit gives me full-face coverage. I bought a relatively small container for $12, and even if I use it every day I don't think I'll have to repurchase for at least a year.
It’s a great for highlighting and contouring.
Sometimes I feel like highlighting can look a little stark under the eyes; this powder brightens in a more natural way. It really evens out a look when layered over creamy concealer.
It gives my face a warm, matte finish.
One thing I’ve noticed about other setting powders is that they can leave me looking flat. I like a good matte finish to my face, but I don’t like to look too chalky or dry. I feel like the slight warmth of the yellow in this banana powder makes the finish of my foundation look more natural.
It keeps my makeup on lock.
Keeping my makeup in place all day is super important to me; the less I have to blot the better. My favorite thing about this powder is that it really does lock my makeup in place, maintaining that freshly applied look throughout the day. I only have to blot once or twice a day on my T-zone when I'm wearing it.
They only downside to this powder is it’s a bit messy. But I find that to be true of pretty much every loose powder. With this container, the powder almost always collects on top of the sifter, so I have to be extra careful when opening and closing the lid.
- What's your holy grail setting powder?
- Have you tried any other Ben Nye products?