Highly overrated! I have been using Ben Nye for years and was excited to hear reignited popularity over a product I had not tried. I purchased the banana and cameo powders specifically to set my under eye concealer, which is actually a combo of 3, one of which has always been a Ben Nye in blythe spirit. I used a sponge to press in the powder and brush to dust away excess. After 30 minutes this powder looks cakey and enhances creases the longer it is worn. After a full day I look 10 years older under the eyes. I will not be buying these again, but notice they do ok on my face lightly brushed on as long as I avoid the chin, undereye and forehead. I will stay with my makeup forever HD microfine powder for undereye concealer setting. These will go in with the other dept. store mistakes I save for Halloween.
I love this powder, it makes my skin look absolutely flawless. The powder is so finely milled that it will never look cakey, no matter how much you put on. I have the neutral set since my skin is so fair that the other coloured powders are too dark. This is wonderful because even 'translucent' powders that I have tried still have a slight pigment.
I absolutely love the Ben Nye Banana Powder! I mainly use it to set my under eye concealer to prevent my concealer from creasing. I also love to use it to brighten and highlight my under eye area. I apply this with my Real Techniques Setting Brush or my Beauty Blender Sponge. You can also use this to set your foundation. Check out my YouTube Beauty channel under my "December Favorites" video to hear me talk more about it.
The oh so highly talked about Ben Nye Banana Powder. This powder is great for yellow undertones. Excellent for setting and highlighting the under eye area. It is finely milled and very easy to apply. It also can be easily over applied. A tiny bit goes a long way. The best way for me to apply is using a one use makeup applicator sponge. This way you are more precise on where you apply it. In the picture I have it sitting and blended into the skin.
I bought the banana powder to set my highlighter but today I highlighted my eyes with this alone because I was so excited to try it but didn't feel like doing a full face of makeup. My face looked bright, lifted and smooth. The color really blended well with my skin tone. I'm so glad I invested in this. Can't wait to try it with my highlighter.