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on 11/12/2015 11:09:00 AM
More reviews by Intermission
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I got a small tube of this product to set my makeup on a daily bases. I used it back when Ben Nye was a hyped brand among youtubers. The quality is pretty good considering the price but I gave up on Ben Nye after I realized the it clogs my pores and causes me to break out...no surprise there given how cheap the product actually is.This past Halloween I pulled the powder out in order to set a full "day of the dead" face makeup..... It didn't work. The makeup smudged and it also the "translucent" powder lighted the black parts of the makeup. I did layer a good amount of powder since I was going to spend the night wearing it... but after only a few hours it failed to hold up.Disappointed in the results when used as its actually meant to be used...for heavy cosmetics.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
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 7/27/2015 10:26:00 AM
More reviews by pmburk
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
This powder is a MUST if you live in a hot climate. I live in north Texas where summers are very hot & humid. I have tried tons of powders, including Rimmel Stay Matte and most HD silica powders, and this is the *only* one that truly sets your makeup with a matte natural finish and really lasts. It does contain aluminum as an anti-perspirant, but I have not had any issues with that so far, no breakouts or irritation, and I use this powder at least 5 days per week. It doesn't completely stop sweating, but it does definitely minimize it (I tend to get sweaty around my hairline first). I do have to touch up a few times during the day, but overall I am very pleased with how well this wears. It's a stark white powder, but it blends in easily and doesn't cake up, even if you use quite a bit. Honestly though, a thin well-blended layer is probably all you will need. The finish is matte, but not heavy "dollface" matte. It's very natural & sheer, particularly if you blend well. I am pretty fair-skinned (NW15), so you may need to blend more extensively if you have a deeper skin tone. The packaging is boring, unattractive & not easy to work with, but I just decanted the entire bottle of powder into an empty powder jar I had at home and problem solved. Overall I highly recommend this, especially if you live in a hot climate.
on 7/16/2015 7:40:00 AM
More reviews by maddiekruchinsky
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
i have EXTREMELY oily skin and this only lasts on my skin for like an hour or two so that's sad :( but it feels good on my skin and it diffuses light and blurs imperfections and makes my skin look 10x better. it doesnt cake up no matter how much i put on. would definitely repurchase as a touch up powder. still looking for that supremely mattifying powder for my oily skin though. for people who are normal - oily, this would definitely work for you
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 6/9/2015 10:56:00 PM
More reviews by pinkvixx
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Although I HATE the banana powder, I really like this neutral set to set my concealer. It does not leave me drying or patchy. & specially it does not leave a white cast under my eye. Great product!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 5/31/2015 5:35:00 PM
More reviews by freyahaseldine
Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium
Love this product for setting foundation for a long period of time. It can be used for any skin tone and is one of the cheaper Ben bye powders at £10.50 for 3oz! I just wished the would change the packaging so you don't have to pour some out. The same goes for all Ben bye powders, unless I'm missing something but shouldn't they Be in a large shifter pot style packaging .......
on 5/13/2015 9:32:00 PM
More reviews by SophiaSopapilla
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Best setting powder ever. I used NYX and ELF setting powders prior to this-the main ingredient in those is silica which works well. The first ingredient in neutral set is talc so I wasn't sure how this would compare but It actually wears better because it stops my face from sweating/getting too oily and breaking down the makeup. I don't get cracks or fine lines at the end of the day and my makeup looks better for longer. Bought a big jar of this off amazon for a good price. It doesn't take much-just a light dust over the face, I focus more on the T-zone and places I get oily, then I follow up with setting spray. I would wait and apply your mascara AFTER you put this powder on-otherwise I had issues with it getting in my mascara before it completely dried it making it looking powdery.
on 3/3/2015 11:02:00 AM
More reviews by Zeeoe
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This powder is excellent at setting foundation, causes no pattchy dry bits and does not effect your foundation colour at all (so long as you don't use too much). Yet somehow it creates a sort of flawless look. Can be used for subtle contouring in areas you want to highlight but not wanting to look greasy (forehead etc). Use quite a dense brush and deliberately pat on too much powder, leave for a bit then gently brush off excess. Nice and cheep too. Lovely.HOWEVER if you have acne you really can't us this everyday. It's okay for nights out or special occasions but will brake you out if you use it everyday. So sad cause it's really beautiful.
9 of 12 people found this helpful.
on 2/28/2015 12:11:00 PM
More reviews by tisahanifa
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
HG. Amazing amazing! This powder is life changing for me because I've never used a setting powder/translucent because they usually clog on me + cause breakouts, but this stuff just sets all my makeup and makes it stays the whole day. I never thought my oily skin will ever ever experience a non greasy day but with this!!!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
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