In a world where banana powder reigns supreme, one size actually does not fit all and you have plenty of options when it comes to locking in your makeup and making the most out of your highlight. I’ve asked around and browsed Youtube land in order to find the most loved loose setting powders that you can use for your highlight or your entire face.
Ben Nye Powder
When it was revealed some odd years ago that Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic used Ben Nye’s Banana Powder to set highlighted areas of her face, the beauty world went crazy and hasn’t recovered since. Granted, banana powder can look good on darker skin but only if used in smaller amounts and even then it still depends on your skin tone and undertones. If you use this I would recommend simply pressing the powder into the skin with a sponge in thin layers rather than piling it on all at once and baking with it. If you bake with this it’ll probably leave an ashy/grey cast and a bit of flashback and it’ll be harder to blend out.
For reference my skin tone is around an NW45-47 and I prefer to use Topaz as it’s warmer and a few shades darker. For a slightly more highlighted look, I like to layer Banana on top of Topaz so that it’s not too light. Shades like Sienna, Coco Tan, Beige Suede and Nutmeg are some of the few other colors that you can try for brightening your face a little that aren’t ashy and cool-toned like Banana. The best part about Ben Nye powders besides the wide range of colors, is how cheap they are! You can get samples from eBay to start off or you can buy some from camerareadycosmetics.com. Do not limit yourself to banana powder ladies, there’s hope and options for all of us.