At this point in my life I probably don’t need another banana or yellow setting powder in my life but somehow, I’ve becoming terribly addicted to them. My addiction started with Skin Food’s Salmon Dark Circle Powder and later on in life I discovered the joys of the Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer Kit which includes a yellow setting powder.
I think both of those items taught me that even though I have dry under eyes I could still set my concealer with powder. If you use just the right amount of powder you can not only set your concealer for long, strong wear throughout the day but also, you have the potential to brighten up your entire eye area. I tend to navigate towards “banana powders” or yellow powders since yellow acts to neutralize darkness. But as with any powder you can easily over do things so remember a little goes a very long way.
I’ve tried a lot of different yellow powders lately since the contouring game is so strong in the beauty world lately. I’m really loving Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder which is ridiculously affordable, generously-sized, and beautifully textured but I admit I tend to migrate back to my beloved Ben Nye Banana Powder after trying out other brands.
Speaking of trying something new….
Milani Make It Last Setting Powder ($11) just launched in four shades for the Spring 2018 and yes, they have a banana shade! Milani markets this as a fine loose powder to seal in makeup and extend the wear with light-reflecting pigments that diffuse finer lines and imperfections and also, to give you that soft-focused flawless look. It also absorbs excess oil.
There’s also a Radiant shade available which will not only set makeup but also, provides a touch of luminosity.
I’m looking forward to try it out and seeing how it measures up against my beloved Ben Nye formula.