If you’ve heard of the word banana powder but haven’t been able to figure out what exactly it is, we’re here to help you figure it all out.
Banana powder was originally made by artists as a universal setting powder to suit all skin types, absorbing oil and any colour disfigurement. It’s also called translucent powder by some people. Banana powder is actually a golden yellow colour powder that was started by celebrities. It was one well kept Hollywood secret that has now become viral and everyone has started adding it to their beauty routine.
Banana powder application:
The best thing about the powder is that it’s the easiest thing to use. It’s super silky, fine and is to applied once you’re through with putting in your concealor and foundation cream.
The steps for this are quite simple:
- Use the banana powder with the help of a brush and dust it all over your face. To bake this look on your face you need to apply the make up to your face and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Use a make up sponge for it and let it liberally stay under your eyes. Let it absorb all extra oil that comes on your face all day. This prevents the concealer from looking like wrinkles under your eyes and getting into the fine lines zone and highlighting it.
- Banana powder came as a revolutionary force in the time where make up came out with a thick mineral oil coating. This was considered to be a necessity, but now make up products have a matte formula with a silicone base and are predominantly oil free.
To understand how these banana powders work you need to know about how translucent and pressed powders work but the banana powder is kind of a hybrid between both of them and it takes away all the excess oily shine from your face. All you need to do is, apply your base, let the powder sit and then finish your look. This is how baking works.
The colour of the powder
The colour of the powder is very important as well. The yellow tint in this powder does magic by covering any dark circles, undereye discoloration and brightens eye make up significantly. This powder works great on olive, golden and yellow undertones, making their skin colour look unblemished. It’s not ideal for ivory skintones because it turns the neutral skin yellow. It’s also not supposed to be used on rosy skintones. There’s honestly no hard and fast rule. It’s just that banana powder tends to neutralize the redness in a red tone face, giving a very orange look to the entire face. So basically you won’t be neutralizing anything.
When it comes to darker skintones banana powder is a blessing in disguise because you’re mix the deadly combination of ebony skin tones with the magic powder. So if you’re on the darker side, no make up product is as good as banana powder for a flawless finish. You can buy banana powder through MyGlamm along with Pose Collection, Manish Malhotra collection and more.