August 22, 2018

Too Faced It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder Review & Swatches

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2 stars out of 5

Too Faced Tutti Fruitt It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder ($30) in Banana Cream is a new banana-scented setting powder that acts to blur imperfections while setting makeup to a flawless finish. I’m not sure this can exactly be called new because there was a Too Faced I Want Kandee Banana Pudding Brightening Setting Powder that launched with Kandee Johnson’s I Want Kandee Collaboration for Fall 2017.

I actually didn’t like Banana Pudding at all. I felt it was too dense, dry, and difficult to pick up with a powder brush. I had hopes it would set my concealer but sadly, it just didn’t quite work out for me. I do know a lot of people that really liked it but I think there are far superior loose banana powders out there that are not only formulated better but are also cheaper such as Ben Nye’s Banana Powder.

This is why I was a little worried about purchasing Too Faced Tutti Fruitt It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder but I was hoping the formula would turn out as great Peach Blur Translucent Smoothing Finishing Powder. I really enjoy that formula! It leaves my skin look so flawless.

Too Faced It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder comes housed in a really cute gold plated compact that has a banana face plate. As with the entire Tutti Frutti Collection I’m really taken back at how nicely they presented this makeup. The packaging is adorable! Inside you’ll find a mirror with a cute little smiling banana with a hula skirt. Even the powder itself is printed with little bananas (don’t worry they don’t disappear when you swipe your brush through them). The powder is Made in Italy and has a sweet banana scent that’s quite subtle and generic. It’s not strong at all and I didn’t smell it during application.

I took the liberty to compare the ingredients on the discontinued I Want Kandee Banana Pudding Brightening Setting Powder which can be found below:

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Silicoaluminate . MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77242), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

And here are the ones for the Too Faced It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder:

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch/Zea Mays Starch, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Silicoaluminate, Aroma/Flavor, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salicylic Acid. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

I also did a price and size comparison. Both are $30 however, It’s Banana Setting Powder is larger at 0.37 oz compared to Banana Pudding which is 0.32 oz. Aside from a few changes the formulas are very similar and both contain talc and silica although you’d never know since both are a drier powder formula. I thought It’s Bananas was even more dense compared to Banana Pudding and the texture quite a bit drier and difficult to pick up with my brush. The shade is a bit lighter compared to Banana Pudding which was a warmer yellow. This shade is a more pastel lighter yellow but didn’t leave a pasty or white cast on my face. I didn’t attempt using it under my eyes which I did do with Banana Pudding. This formula was simply too dry for this area. I did however, use it all over my face to set makeup. I’ve been a little oily lately and this did a fairly good job mattifying my skin without being too dry. It also really did smooth my skin and made it look nice and flawless.

However, the drier texture makes it really, really hard to pick up with a brush. You really have to sit there and swipe across the powder several times to get it to pick up the powder. That’s disappointing. I thought about it a little and the texture can work to some advantage as if it was silkier and more powdery that might result it too much application if you’re heavy handed whcih would mean you’d end up looking quite chalky. So, perhaps on some levels the dryness might work out for you. Personally though, I do wish it was better formulated compared to Banana Pudding as the texture really needs improvement in my opinion. However, if you liked Banana Pudding you might just get on fine with It’s Bananas.

Too Faced It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder is beautifully presented I just wish the formula was as great as the packaging. Too Faced yet again launches a powder that I felt was a bit to dry but it does show improvements in the fact it does smooth, curb oil, and does so without making the user pasty nor does it adhere to drier areas or leave behind a powdery finish.

Where to buy

Ulta Too Faced

Too Faced It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder is a new brightening banana powder that can be used to blur the appearance of imperfections while setting makeup. In my experience with the product it’s a lot like the Banana Pudding Brightening Powder that was launched with the Too Faced I Want Kandee Collection from last year. It’s quite dense and dry but did provide a nice smooth finish on my skin without adhering the drier areas however, the difficulties with picking it up with my brush couldn’t be overlooked.

Pros

  • Anyone looking for a powder that smooths and curbs some oil without adhering to drier areas but doesn’t mind a drier, denser textured powder.
  • Anyone who enjoys cutely packaged makeup!
  • No white cast or pastiness.

Cons

  • Dry, denser, difficult to pick up with a brush.

Who

Too Faced It’s Bananas Brightening Setting Powder might be a great pick up if you want a powder that smooths and creates a flawless finish so long as you don’t mind the drier, dense texture of the powder that proves a little difficult to pick up with a powder brush!