this loose powder along with the neutral set powder are awesome! i mix the two and it gives me awesome results. I used to become oily within 2-3 hours of applying my foundation but now i can go almost the entire day without using my oil blotting papers! i can also use GA LSF foundation again! i absolutely love the coverage that LSF gives me but ever since my skin has gotten oily i haven't been able to use GA LSF because i was oily in a matter of minutes. i just make sure to apply the mix of loose powders to the places i applied LSF and my skin is oil free for hours! my only gripe is that the containers are hard to work with.
I LOVE this stuff. I use it everyday. Amazing on my oily yellow toned asian skin. Very finely milled. Wish it came in a pressed form as well, but it works so well I rarely have to touch up.
I had read several times about how wonderful this product was. Well I searched and searched and finally tracked it down at a costuming supply shop. Not only did it smell bad, it was very, very dry and unbelievably YELLOW. I don't mean "take away redness and neutralize yellow" either. I mean straight-up ugly Big Bird freakin' yellow. This stuff was awful. I'd rather do completely without powder forever than have to use this stuff.
Really great stuff. It's finely milled and looks natural on my Asian skin. I actually don't think it's that matt. I have combination skin, and by the afternoon, my forehead is oily. The only thing I don't like is that it's a shaker bottle. I can't seem to get the stuff out without spilling it all over the place.
I love this powder and use it every day. It doesn't change the color of my skin or foundation, and it makes my skin satiny, not dry and matte. I prefer it to the Sonia Kashuk I used to use. Love the price, too. Though I like the packaging, I can see how it can be inconvenient. I just transferred some powder into a small Sephora sifter. Problem solved. :) I'd recommend this powder to anybody.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION Light yellow loose powder. Comes in different sizes, from 1.5 to 3 ounces. Around $7-$10, respectively.
PACKAGING Banana Visage comes in a shaker bottle that works the same way as a pepper/salt dispenser. I have mixed feelings about it. At home, it is inconvenient because I have to tap powder into a separate container I can dip my powder brush into. However, the shaker bottle works very well for travel. The packaging makes it a lot less likely that you will end up with powder flying around when you take off the cap.
COLOR Banana Visage has a noticeable neutral yellow color. It looks fantastic on my medium gold Asian skintone. It makes my face look more radiant whereas other loose powders can leave a dull white cast.
TEXTURE Ooh. This powder is very finely-milled. It is most definitely comparable to high-end loose powders. When the bottle is shaken, the loose powder moves almost like a liquid.
APPLICATION Due to the finely-milled texture, the powder goes on evenly and sheerly. I cannot see it looking cakey unless you apply a lot of it on tacky foundation or really oily skin. This powder does not come with an applicator. A powder brush is the best option, in my opinion.
FINISH An even, soft matte. It is fantastic for setting foundation and for absorbing oil.
SCENT No noticeable scent.
LASTING POWER I have noticed that my face stays matte longer since I have used this powder.
OVERALL This is a fantastic product. The price is just right, the sizes are very generous and the quality is through the roof. I will definitely repurchase in about a year when I actually finish it. :-P
I love everything about this powder except the packaging - a shaker bottle!?! I pour a tablespoon or so into a wide container with a cover every month or two so I can dip at it with my powder brush. The finish is very natural and I find that I don't have to apply my pressed powder during the day very much (except my nose gets a little shiny). Great stuff, lasts forever, and the price is right!
A lovely fine-milled powder in a gorgeous yellow color (not too obvious). I take one lippy off because it feels a tad dry on my skin (but I spritz my face with water to relieve that). I want to try more of Ben Nye's powders...
Great color for Asian women. Good for oily skin. The price is perfect, $4.00! Hate the packaging.
Translucent powder w/ a bit of a yellow tint to it! So far this is my holy grail loose powder w/ cornsilk in 2nd place. I still want to try the shu powders though! Anywho, I adore this. I can see that if worn over a very pale foundations it can give the face a yellow look but that can be avoided w/ the right application. I paid $6.50 for this. (GGG here)