High Street HD Banana Powder


Those of you who are avid make up fans will have probably heard of it or used it before. To explain, banana powder is a setting powder usually used to set concealer under the eyes and highlight the face. If you hadn’t guessed already, it has a yellow hue which is used to brighten, correct redness and give you a more illuminated look.

Since Kim Kardashian’s contour and highlight technique went viral a few years back, banana powder has become increasingly popular. It can be used on pretty much all skin tones and leaves a matte finish, so it’s perfect if, like me, you suffer from an oily t-zone!




Concealer ( This is one of my holy grail products!)- SPACE NK

Banana Powder- BOOTS


One of the most popular banana powders used is by Ben Nye and comes in a loose powder form, which you can buy online ( when it is in stock that is!!). However, I’ve found a dupe from NYX that will do a similar job, at a fraction of the price and can also be found on the high street.

NYX HD Finishing powder comes in a compact and  so saves you from the disastrous effects of loose powder finding their way onto everything ( especially if you’re an all black outfit kinda girl!).

It’s silky in texture, leaving skin looking smooth and brightened with a veluntitled-designvet like finish. Apply with a small fluffy brush or beauty blender to set under eye concealer and also highlight down the bridge of the nose, middle of the forehead and chin.

A little tip from me, when applying  concealer and setting powder apply in a triangular shape, as shown to the right, as this helps to brighten and lift the entire eye area!

I’ve been using this powder for a few weeks now and I can definitely recommend it. It helps to increase longevity of my makeup throughout the day, brightens and leaves a HD like finish which makes skin look flawless! To be honest, for £5.50 you just can’t go wrong!

You can hear more about my favourite Nars Concealer mentioned in this post, over on my Instagram


Katie x


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