So, what exactly is Banana powder???
Banana powder is a finely milled translucent setting powder with a hint of yellow to it. Because of the slight yellow tone, it works well to set concealer under the eyes. The most common use of the banana powder is as a contour powder, highlighting under the eyes and in the T-zone.
There are many benefits to this beautiful nearly translucent powder. Firstly, because of its yellow tone it counteracts any redness on the skin and really brightens the under eye area. Banana powder can also be used to highlight the skin and provide a flawless dewy finish to foundation. As contouring has evolved over the last number of years , ‘baking ‘ your makeup has become a MUST do for all those makeup addicts out there. Banana powder is the ideal fine , translucent powder which can be used to bake your face.
Why I love banana powder…
I have major dark circles under my eyes ( from child raring and no sleep for the last seven years) and whilst I LOVE my concealer , banana powder completes the process of ridding those dark circles and also setting the concealer with the powder avoids the opportunity for the liquid to crease and sit in fine wrinkles around the eye.
Back in 2015 when Kimmy made banana powder a household name Ben Nye cosmetics was the only brand that was producing this powder and couldn’t even be purchased Ireland. W7 followed , creating a ‘dupe’ of the Ben Nye product but since every main cosmetic contender has developed a banana powder.
My favourites would have to be from Anastasia Beverly Hills, NYX and Penney’s brand PS has also launched a banana powder for just €4.00.