Ben Nye

Benjamin Nye was an American makeup artist who worked in Hollywood for decades, from the 1930's to the 80's. He founded his cosmetics company in 1967. The company produces a large range of professional cosmetic & special FX products used in TV, Stage, Performance & Film* They are based in Los Angeles, CA and the products are available to consumers and professionals worldwide. *Source: Wikipedia

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Powder -Ben Nye -Luxury Powder : Rose Petal


Having golden brown skin and very warm undertones, I like using the rose petal powder when I want my complexion to look more neutral. This finely milled blend of talc and cornstarch is so soft and light, it barely feels like anything on the skin. It's the perfect product for setting primer prior to applying my foundation and helps take any foundation from medium to buildable full coverage. If it's summer, I add an extra light t-zone layer on top of my foundation prior to setting it with a matching color powder foundation. Then it takes my combination skin a full 6 hours before needing to blot and my makeup survives a 12 hour day. At just under $17 US for 1.5 ounces, this is a steal.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Loose Powders -Ben Nye -Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder


I bought this because of the antiperspirant properties of this face powder. I have facial hyperhidrosis; I am a copious and perpetual Sweaty Betty. It is triggered by many things, most of all by social anxiety. I had a job interview at Macy's cosmetic counter coming up, and knew I'd end up being a sweaty mess and blow it if I didn't do something. So I bought this and another antiperspirant product called Sweatblock. I used the Sweatblock at night twice in a row, and it helped, but didn't fully stop the sweat. Now enter Ben Nye neutral set...I baked my entire face with this powder after my MU application, then hosed myself down in UD setting spray. I didn't break a sweat the entire interview, I was cool as a cucumber! My face looked a tiny bit powdery, but it was better than sweaty! If I use this like a regular face set, aka a light dusting, it looks invisible. Btw, I'm pretty sure I got the job and it really is because of the confidence of not having to sweat the sweat that this powder has bestowed upon me. Will forever purchase!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Crème -Ben Nye -Creme Foundation

on 6/27/2018 1:02:00 AM

I use the Japanese in winter and Lite Chinese in summer - not as foundation as it’s quite thick, but as undereye concealer. Incredibly easy to work into the skin (I use my fingers) and lasts all day with a light application of setting powder. I’ll buy these forever.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Pressed Powders -Ben Nye -Color Cake Foundation

on 6/11/2018 6:40:00 PM


Oh. Oh my. Oh. My. God. HG alert. This is what $14? I have probably 200 bottles of high end, low end foundation, you name it. Do you have oily skin? This stays on all day, is so easy and leaves skin with a semi matte finish and by the end of the day I'd say satin. I apply with a damp beauty blender and set with loose powder or not, up to you. The colors apply/set to a lighter shade than the pan. I'd say I'm NC20-25 in Mac. I got barely beige ( perfect winter shade) and Japanese ( perfect summer shade). But I'd even venture to go Shinsei light or Shinsei fair. This is amazing, looks natural and you gotta try it!

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Misc Beauty Tools -Ben Nye -LiquiSet

on 2/11/2018 8:53:00 AM

I mixed it in my glycerin and aloe juice mix that I use as a setting spray (that I use regularly without irritation). I only used about 1/2 teaspoon of it for 3oz of fluid (glycerin & liquid). It smells less horrible than the pure liquid. But it made my skin burn and sting both diluted (as in the spray, I may try it with less and see if I tolerate it) and undiluted.

The smell out of the bottle is horrible, just unbearable. For me the smell alone is a deal-breaker. As is the skin irritation. I was hoping this would be a good mixing medium or liner sealer. Maybe I'm using it wrong?

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