Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder ($8) is a mattifying, bright yellow powder that sets foundation, reduces shine, and corrects redness or pink undertones while brightening skin. I’m a massive fan of Ben Nye Banana Powder so imagine my surprise when I saw how incredibly similar Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder was to it. I decided I had to try it out for myself considering the price is nearly 50% less than Ben Nye’s formula.
Take a look at my review below.
I’ve been spending a majority of my makeup life trying to recapture the joy of Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder. I tried and love Besame Brightening Vanilla Face Powder and Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder but the powder I come back to the most for setting my concealer is Ben Nye’s Banana Powder. I love how light, silky, and brightening this powder is. I don’t use it on my face but merely under my eyes to set my concealer and to brighten up my entire under eye area.
I was surprised and shocked Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder which comes in a similar odd shaped bottle as Ben Nye’s. This talc-based powder also has a lot of the same ingredients but they aren’t spot on dupes for each other in terms of texture and ingredients even though the packaging is very, very much alike. This bottle holds 1.5 oz of powder and I always find it rather challenging to shake out the powder so I tend to depot it into a sifter pot. I still have my Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder pot and sprinkle my Ben Nye powder into it. In the case of the Makeup Revolution formula I had an empty travel sifter pot handy so, I poured some of the powder into that pot. My suggestion, don’t try using this directly out of the packaging as the bottle is large with a smaller lid which proved awkward to sprinkle the powder into.
This is actually considerably more yellow and pigmented compared to Ben Nye’s formula. Ben Nye’s is a lighter paler yellow where as Makeup Revolution is a more buttery yellow. I find Ben Nye’s formula a little silkier in texture where as Makeup Revolution’s formula is a little thick and more powdery but not chalky. I’m kind of used to the thinness of Ben Nye’s formula and prefer it over a thicker powder. This isn’t to say that Makeup Revolution doesn’t work as good. It does. It’s quite pigmented and brightens up my entire area without making it look pasty. It also sets concealer beautifully well and if you are using on your face the formula is smooth and even without adhering to flakier areas on my face.
Mmm! It’s not going to take the place of my beloved Ben Nye Banana Powder but Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder is no slacker! It gets the job done, it’s cheaper, and way easier to find now that Makeup Revolution is sold at Ulta compared to Ben Nye’s formula which is a little more challenging to locate in my experience.
Get it now at Ulta.com.