November 28, 2016

Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder A Replacement for My Ben Nye Banana Powder?

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Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder is currently gearing up to potentially take the place my beloved Ben Nye Banana Powder! The question here is, will it be a good replacement? Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder is a new Spring 2017 created exclusively for use under eyes. This weightless, tinted loose powder is available in three shades (Yup, there’s a banana yellow shade called Golden).

I’ve actually never been a strong supporter of setting my concealer with powder because I have drier eyes. One day, I tried it though and buffed it gently under my eyes after concealer application using a soft, bushy blending brush. Every since that day I was hooked. It really does set concealer for all day wear plus it brightens up the entire area. There’s been some fails here though like Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder that never quite worked for me, nor Sephora’s Bright Set Loose Finishing Powder. I do love Besame’s Brightening Powders to do this job but I must admit since my beloved Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder got discontinued I mostly use Ben Nye’s Banana Powder for this job! The yellow powder works well to set my concealer and brightens up my entire eye area.

Now, let’s see how the Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder stands up!

Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder was created exclusively for under eyes and promises to give you a younger, more awake appearance. It was also designed to be paired up with the new Kate Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme to give an extra brightening boost. I immediately ordered two pots of this when it launched yesterday as I have a feeling it’s going to be great!

Shades include:

  • Petal (powder pink brightens light skin tones)
  • Peach (powder pink brightens light skin tones)
  • Golden (banana yellow universal & brightens deep skin tones)

Anyone order these? I can’t wait to try them!

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  • trina

    Just bought the pink because it brightens up my face and gives me a nice healthy glow. Can’t wait to get this. I have the translucent and love the formulation so no doubt I will love the pink!!

  • Cheryl

    I was curious about this product, as well as the Besame brightening powders. I currently use the It Cosmetics bye-bye pores or the BareMinerals mineral veil in the peach/brightening shade to set concealer under my eyes. Both seem to leave a dryer finish to my skin. Is there any difference, to your knowledge, between what I have been using and the Ben Nye or Besame powders? Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      Personally, I find Bye Bye Pores a little drying on my face and under my eyes! I have used Mineral Veil under my eyes and haven’t had issues! It might be the brush you’re using! Get something soft with floppier bristles and sweep a little under eyes. The Ben Nye is very silky, very thin, and very brightening 🙂 Besame’s Powders are a little thicker, if you can call a powder thick, but soft and silky and nicely brightening as well. I think you’ll find both of them considerably different from what you’ve been using!

      • Cheryl

        Thank you! I use a real techniques Setting brush to tap a little bit of powder over my concealer, and then dust it off. I will probably give the Ben Nye powder a try. Thanks again!

          • Cheryl

            I have a couple of eye shadow blending brushes by it cosmetics, elf, and real techniques. I will give a smaller, but equally floppy, brush a shot and see if it makes a difference with the bareMinerals. Thanks again!

          • Isabella Muse

            Def try it! I know I can’t use a big brush to apply powder under my eyes because my eyes are dry so a dusting is all I do and it works perfect. Let me know how you do! No thanks needed 🙂 I didn’t do anything at all!