Never would have tried this without MUA! It is not the color I am used to seeing for loose powder, but it is perfect for me. Absorbs oil, helps my makeup last, and CHEAP. Got it from makeupmania.com. Now I can splurge on a good brush for it. :)
i used to use bobbi brown warm sand lse pwdr till i ran out. So i got this last week at a local costume store for $7.50. And was exited to have bougtht it so cheap. i opened it and it was flying powder evywhr. i dabbed a bit of it with my fingers in my car and it ruined my Chanel foudation. Made my skin look scaly and immediately dried it. I wanted to take it back but instead went to Ulta to get a loose powder brush to apply which goes on much better after tapping off the excess. still looking for the perfect loose powder that will make my skin look glowy and not chalky, flaky dry.
I have this in Banana and Caramello and I mix them (sometimes with the neutral translucent sweat proof powder when I am going to dance or have a gig). GREAT STUFF!!!
It looks great and it warms my foundation if I am going a bit olive or grey. Love it! Love the price! Love that it does not break me out or ruin the effect of my mineral foundation! I use the Banana all over because I have such yellow undertone and that realy blends my makeup nicely and the Caramello to warm my face in spots so I am not monotone in my golden yellow ethnic hue! :-) (like the top of my forehead and my jawline).
i bought this product at a costume store when i was in college. i lusted after the t. leclerc banane but couldn't afford it. i loved my ben nye and thought i was great but always wondered about the lecelrc. a few years later when i could afford the leclerc i bought it and boy was i surprised! the ben nye was just as good or better for literally a fraction of the price!
Wow, I have oily skin and live in a warm humid climate, so normally my skin is shiny in less than an hour after applying my foundation and powder. Plus I have slightly tanned olive skin, so the typical pink undertone of most powders is not good for me. This powder tackled all of those problems; no shine after several hours (and it' 80+° outside today) and my skin looks golden. Love it! Bought at costumesgalore.com for $10 + $3 s&h.
While I have the Ben Nye and can find nothing wrong with it (especially the price), I challenge you girls to give Vincent Longo powder a try. I've had this all along and, though it's pricier than the Nye (what isn't?), I keep coming back to it exclusively. No other powder can match it. It's hard to describe but it's like it's almost a second skin. There is absolutely no chalky finish (I found Nye to be ever-so-slightly chalky). My "true test" of a great powder is to see how much of it "flies" into the air when I open the jar or use it on my face. No other one has shown such a small "fly factor" as the Longo. It's almost like it isn't even powder. Anyway, I guess I should've written this under the Longo section, but I just want to make sure that you girls don't miss out on the best powder ever (IMO).
I bought this product for a photoshoot (it does not have any tit dioxide). I tried it and I was not very pleased.I had heard pretty good things about it but when I used it it looked too heavy or caked on. Some people may have experienced a totally different effect which I would be curious to see but I was not impressed.
This is definitely HG status. Ben Nye Banana Visage powder is a finely milled, silky smooth yellow-beige powder in a shaker container that holds 3X the amount of my LM translucent powder. It sets nicely and mattifies without being too drying and doesn't make me look ashy or too light like many other powders do. Love it!!