Loose powders seem to be everywhere lately (by all definitions – soz bedroom carpet). Since baking really took off, cosmetic companies seemed to producing them left right and centre. I’ve been using the RCMA No Color Powder for a few months now and I absolutely love it (I’ve reviewed it here if you want to check that out). So when I saw that Makeup Revolution had created a banana powder I was really excited to try it out.
When I first saw it, I was instantly reminded of the famous Ben Nye Banana Powder, which I think to be honest was the aim. I haven’t actually tried the Ben Nye powder so I can’t comment on how the two products compare performance wise, all I can say is the packaging is almost identical. You even get almost exactly the same amount of product in both versions, the biggest immediately noticeable difference is price. The Makeup Revolution powder costs just £5 whereas the Ben Nye powder costs just under £20 (if I recall correctly – it’s impossible to find online in the UK!).
What do Makeup Revolution claim this powder will do?
Warm your skin with our new Makeup Revolution Banana Powder. With a hint of colour set your foundation and reduce shine whilst correcting redness and pink undertones. With a sieve to prevent clumping and ensure easy application.
Does it hold up to these claims? In my opinion, yes! I think this powder is brilliant. Due to it being yellow and me being pasty AF I haven’t used it all over my face but I use it to set my under eye concealer and it does a fantastic job. I have quite dark under eyes and I find that concealer alone doesn’t cover them up completely, but this powder really helps neutralise the red/purple tones without showing up yellow on me. I was concerned this product would crease easily but I needn’t have worried, it sits beautifully on the skin and lasts me a good 7-8 hours. The only downside I did find is that this can look a little cakey at first, but after a quick spritz of setting spray this was instantly resolved. I’d also prefer it if it came with a larger lid to decant product into as I find it a bit fiddly to dip my brush into the small lid.
Overall though, I think this is a brilliant powder for just £5, you get plenty of product and it really does perform well.
(I did try to get a swatch of this powder but it completely blended into my skin to the point where you couldn’t even see where it was)