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What on Earth is Banana Powder?

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What is banana powder? An awesome multi-tasker that we all need.

You’ve probably heard of it, and secretly wondered what is banana powder?! Banana powder makeup was originally developed by professional makeup artists as a universally flattering setting powder to diminish the look of fine lines, absorb oil and colour correct discolouration. Also known as banana translucent powder, its actually a yellow/golden tone that is flattering on all skin tones. Made famous by Kim Kardashian and her makeup artist, banana luxury powder is one of those Hollywood beauty secrets that has made its way to the mainstream and you should add it to your beauty routine.

How to use banana powder

The beauty of banana powder is that it is super easy to use! Banana loose powder is super fine and silky meant to be applied after your concealer and foundation.

3 simple steps- how to use banana setting powder:

  1. Simply use a fluffy powder brush and dust it over your whole face.
  2. To “bake” your makeup, add a liberal amount of the banana setting powder under your eyes with a makeup sponge and let it sit for 5 minutes. The heat from your face will set the concealer.
  3. Last step, dust the powder off your face with a powder brush

You’ll find that it helps to set your makeup so that it lasts longer while at the same time working as a mattifyer to cut shine and absorb excess oil that crops up throughout the day. It also helps prevent your concealer from creasing and settling into fine lines.

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FAQs about banana setting powder

We want you to have everything you need to know about banana powder, so lets review the benefits:

What is banana powder used for? What does banana powder do for your face?

Banana powder is used to colour correct and give the skin a warm highlight, reduce shine, absorb excess oil, set makeup for longer wear and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

What skin tone is banana powder for?

Banana powder has a yellow/golden tone that is universally flattering. It can be used for all tones but is best for complexions with olive, golden, or yellow undertones.

Can you use banana powder to bake your face?

Absolutely! This is what made banana powder famous- it sets the makeup while at the same time lightens and highlights the area.

Where do you apply banana powder?

Banana powder can be applied over the entire face in a light dusting or used in higher concentration under the eyes, nose, cheek or anywhere that needs brightening emphasis.

Is translucent powder the same as setting powder?

There are lots of terms out there that make this confusing. Also, there is some overlap between what the products actually do. Translucent powder is powder without any pigment to give it colour. It can be a setting powder used to create a matte look and to set the makeup for long wear. It can also be a finishing powder which is usually an extra-fine powder used after a setting powder to blur the fine lines/pores and is typically most useful for photographs.


Ready to give it a try? Here’s a list of the best banana powder to check out

  • Dermaflage D-Shine Banana Powder $13.00
  • Bellapierre banana setting powder $35.00
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder $13.50
  • NYX Banana Powder $8.95
  • Makeup Revolution Banana Powder $8.00


But all banana powders are not created equal! Before you buy, look for a nice golden hue (some are too white & chalky) and check the ingredients for harmful skin irritants like talc and parabens (Methylparaben, Propylparaben). D-Shine by Dermaflage is a banana setting powder formulated without talc and parabens, click here to learn more.





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