Ben Nye • Bella Luxury Powder: Banana (formerly known as Visage Poudre Luxury Powder) • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm going to keep giving this a try since everyone raves about it. I also bought it for my Asian skin and the reviews that this kind of color is the "it" shade to make fair to medium shades look all that. Um..all that this powder did was give my yellowish skin a pronounced yellower look. I tried it a few times with a velour puff, fluffing off the excess and still it looked too uneven and yellow.
Then, I used just a LITTLE with a powder brush to set my Ben Nye cream foundation and concealer.
Yeah, it did a good job, but I think the foundation looked good on it's own.
So for now, I'm sticking with my rating of 2 and trying different techniques, but I'll keep on trying and if it gets better, I'll change.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this on MakeupMania because it said it was like a "famous" powder. I knew they meant T. LeClerc Banae because I was dying to try it, but not willing to cough up the $60. So I bought it online for $7 and I am impressed. I find that it works really well to set the foundation and really helps my asian skin get that "glow". The shaker bottle is annoying, but for $7 I'll keep my mouth shut! :)
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Yes, this powder really is as wonderful as everyone says. I bought a huge bottle of it on sale which I think will last me through the next millenium and immediately fell in love with it. I still like NYC loose powder, but this matches my skin tone so perfectly and is just a little bit better at imparting a velvety finish that lasts & lasts. I've been wearing this for a few weeks now in 90+ degree weather and it's held up beautifully.
ETA: I've come to the regretful conclusion that this powder was breaking me out. It does have its merits, but I think ultimately it's too heavy for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Other, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
This stuff does fly everywhere. I have to bend over a little when I'm applying it to my face so it doesn't get all over my clothes. The powder seems to do a good job.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
w0o0aahhh.. I've been wanting to try this & got my local costume shop to stock it =P and im glad they did. This stuff flies everywhere.. but its no biggie for me. its starting to get hot (i think it was around 82* today?) and usually i wear sunblock, lately been wearin foundation, then a finishing powder. well, the sunblock combined w/ the foundation makes me shiny, but with this stuff over them its not even a problem anymore. i have normal/combo skin and my face was matte for *the* longest time.. throughout the whole entire day! it usually gets shiny on my forehead within a few hours of being out. on the normal parts of my face it wasn't drying at all. i rec this if you live in hot & humid areas.. give this a try. Update: its been over 90* lately and when I forgot to put this on one day, i felt like crying=/. i felt all icky & shiny..and it was only 2hrs from leaving the house. never again will i forget to put this on!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
WOW - I LOVE THIS POWDER! I never would have tried this product without MUA. I have been on the ultimate search for the perfect powder because I don't want to wear foundation, just powder over moisturized skin. I'm Asian, so alot of powders are too pink on me. I tried this on a whim because it was only $7 from costumesgalore.com. It is great! Perfect shade and when I look at my skin mid-morning, it just looked like I had great glowing skin! I guess I can see it being too drying for dry skin, but I have combo/oily skin. I don't find it too powdery or chalky at all. And at $7 for 4 oz - what a super bargain! UPDATE: I spoke too soon! @#$%^!! It made me break out. Now I have very sensitive skin, so it was just too good to be true. However, I'm not changing my score, because I still think it's a fabulous powder and everyone should try it, esp if you don't have senstive skin. It just doesn't work for me. Here are the ingredients; i'm still trying to figure out what made me break out: talc, zinc stearate, corn starch, rice starch, iron oxides (color), diazoludinyl urea, propylparaben, methylparaben, and fragrance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
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).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Loved this on my skin
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
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!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I dont know what to say- without the reviews here I never would have discovered this line. I just received my powder last night and used it this AM for the 1st time. I have oily skin and have not had to touch up one time today and it is 2pm. This is my HG.Not to mention the way it makes my look. And dont get me started on the low low price this is the best kept secret. Thank You MUAers
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I purchased this and other Ben Nye products based on reviews here. I am in love with the line. The packaging isn't fancy or cute, but functional on all the products. I tried T.Leclerc a while back and liked it but hated how expensive it was. Ben Nye is so much better. Soft, lightly pigmented, finely milled powder that isn't as drying as T.Leclerc. It feels luxurious on the skin and really sets my makeup. The color is lighter than I expected, but doesn't cast a chalky finish. I am so happy I found this. I bought mine at CostumesGalore.com, they accidently sent me Buff instead of Banane, Sue at costumesgalore was so nice to send me out the replacement free of charge and let me keep the Buff. I am lucky because I like to mix the two shades for a tiny bit of rosiness to make a healthy glowy shade for my skin. I love it so much I bought another 3oz shaker bottle and sent samples to all my girlfriends.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Wow. Got this powder, mellow yellow and mellow orange concealers yesterday. Used the yellow to cover blemish redness, orange for under eye circles, then this powder over my face. My skin looks closer to being flawless than it has in a long time, even though I'm nor wearing foundation (yay!). HG powder!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
WOW!!! The HG of all loose powders!!! Beautiful super-soft texture, super-absorbent without being drying, complementary warm yellow color. And dirt cheap at $10 in a shaker bottle for 1.5 oz! Can you top that!
I can't believe that a product like this existed for so long without me knowing about it! I got this at Act One in Oakland, CA at a costume shop and the cery wonderful and chatty little lady who owns it - thanks so much Miss Lucille (^_^) - told me oodles about this product. She's been carrying Ben Nye for as long as she has had her shop (40 years) and the Ben Nye folks have been in business for over fifty years. BN was one of Max Factor's chemists and headed the makeup department at a major studio (I can't remember which one) back in the day. The products are made in Germany and are used by professional makeup artists who work on theatre and film actors. The makeup is made to withstand hot lights and won't melt or get oily, which is great, as a problem I have with a lot of foundations is that they slide around on your face and become greasy when it's hot or humid.
Banana is a nice warm yellow and I find that it is nicer than T. LeClerc in that it isn't as drying and the color is more golden toned, instead of pastel like T LeClerc. Besides, I think T LeClerc is more fitting for Caucasian tones. I am Asian - MAC NC20-25/Stila 30-40 watts/Prescriptives Yellow Orange - and this color works fabulously for my skin. I also just took a look at Sage's website and this is considered a "safe cosmetic" i.e., doesn't contain any acne-causing ingredients. What more can I ask for besides that and a grape-flavored lollipop!
I can't say enough about this product. I will have to be on the lookout to try more Ben Nye goodies in the future...