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on 9/18/2018 6:00:00 PM
More reviews by KillerKungFuWolfBitch
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
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.
on 8/9/2018 12:01:00 PM
More reviews by hnbhgm
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
It really is translucent but it gave me an overly powdery/ unnatural look after a few hours even when I set it really well. I even used a setting spray on top of the powder so that it will sit well on my skin. TBH my makeup looks better with just the setting spray. IDK what went wrong. I really wanted to like this.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 7/1/2017 6:02:00 AM
More reviews by mincedmeat
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I bought it because I wanted a translucent powder, as I'm very pale with a strong yellow undertone and I was sick of coloured powders which had the wrong undertone/shade and ruined my makeup. This is not translucent. It's not completely stark white, but it is white and noticeably alters the colour of my makeup.It's not mattifying, either. It actually causes me to become slightly shiny all over my face after about 2 hours, which is especially strange since most of my face is not oily at all. It's as if I never applied powder to begin with.
on 3/15/2016 7:21:00 PM
More reviews by MissLerina
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
PROS- finely milled- translucent- looks natural - does not alter color of foundation CONS- packaging COMMENTS: Oil control is no better than most powders, but aside from that it's a great no-color powder to set your makeup. I bake with this and it doesn't settle into any fine lines. It works beautifully and does not alter the color of foundation. I transfer this into another container because the packaging sucks, but the product is great.Will repurchase.
on 8/20/2015 11:09:00 PM
More reviews by girlygirl15
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Doesn't do a thing, looks invisible, not sure what the difference is between this and baby powder...
on 7/31/2015 5:51:00 PM
More reviews by Pinkice107
Skin: Combination, Other, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
I have the banna powder and it is great no complains at all i love it and the price isnt over the top like it can be with some other powders
on 5/6/2014 2:07:00 PM
More reviews by smkmacca
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm so glad I got this powder, it's amazing !! I bought this, the luxury powder in buff and translucent powder in fair and I love them all. If you suffer from an oily t-zone like me then try this little tip... After letting moisturiser sink in, I shake a little neutral set powder on a big powder brush (either Liz Earle large powder brush or Real Techniques powder brush) and buff into my nose, chin and forehead. Then I apply Bourjois CC cream (another amazing find by the way), touch up with concealer if necessary but I find using the neutral set powder as a primer really helps with the coverage of my base, then I powder with either the luxury powder or the translucent powder, quite heavily in fact as they never seem to look overdone no matter how much I apply, then my usual bronzer (if I decide to) and blush. I then take a teeny tiny amount of neutral set on a sheer finish powder brush by Bobbi Brown and lightly dust my nose and chin again and honestly my skin is matt but glowy and pores are airbrushed into oblivion with no white cast. This keeps my nose and chin shine free for about a good five hours and really stops any separation of my base around the creases of my nose. I have an obsession with face powder, especially loose powder and I have tried so many, Chanel was my No 1 until I tried Ben Nye powders and I have to say I'm thrilled. I ordered the 49 gram shaker jar of this for only £4 (30 grams of Chanel loose powder cost me £32) and I plan on purchasing the 226 gram size jar of neutral set, the luxury powder in buff and the fair translucent powder as soon as possible, they're that good. The neutral set powder contains an ingredient to help with perspiration. Even this wee size will last me ages and is good for travelling as it's not bulky. I just wish I'd tried these sooner and will never be without. I personally like the packaging as I just shake the powder into another loose powder lid when applying. All Ben Nye powders are talc based but that doesn't worry me in the slightest. Amazing powders especially for the price and I love the subtle talcum powder smell. It's worth trying anyway, the worst that can happen is you lose a few quid, (you can always pass it on to someone else) and I've personally wasted much more trying products that don't hold a candle to this. Big thumbs up from me :)
9 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 4/29/2014 1:28:00 PM
More reviews by Nene2012
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Edit: i am heartbroken this breaks me out like crazy. As soon as i put this on, my face starts stinging and by end of day, i feel painful pimples developing. I am not downgrading it because it works wonders if you are not allergic to it. I have the other colors and they work fine on my T-zone so there must be one ingredient in the translucent that does not agree with me. I guess i'll have to go back to my expensive mac prep+prime. Works very well: controls oil and adds no color. But if you have dry skin be careful. Will cause dry spots on dry areas. I only use this On my T-Zone because i am very dry on my cheeks and jaw line. If you have oily skin, you will LOVE the ben nye translucent powders.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 1/15/2014 2:55:00 PM
More reviews by beccagolightly
Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Other
I've had this in the 49g pot, have had it for just under a year and have barely made a dent. It goes on beautifully and doesn't alter your make up colour at all. Makes everything stay put throughout the day and is oh so very cheap.
on 11/29/2013 8:15:00 AM
More reviews by Emma13
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
This is a good powder. It performs as well as higher-end products, and for significantly less money! It's a bit hard to come by, unfortunately but theatrical products shops should stock it. I've used a number of expensive powders in the past, including Giorgio Armani (loved it, though it had a slightly shiny finish), Becca (very good, great shades), Dior (very good) and Chanel (did not like it as it darkened my makeup and was too peachy). This is just neutral and translucent - no colour, no coverage. I like having one powder that is simply sheer. Will update regarding how it performs (oil control etc.). P.S. Some reviewers are concerned about parabens; actually, the Chanel powder also has these - I would guess all powders do, since they are very common preservatives. They are present in infinitesimally small amounts in skincare, and I seriously would not worry about them. Skincare and cosmetics do not absorb through your skin anyway. (According to Paula Begoun, "In-vivo testing demonstrated parabens [in skincare were] 10,000 times weaker than naturally occurring phytoestrogens, such as those found in the foods and medicines we consume every day.")
15 of 18 people found this helpful.
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