How To Use Banana Powder | Makeup Tips | Maybelline

WHAT'S BANANA POWDER USED FOR?

It's not fruity and it's not fragrant—but it is fabulous. Banana Powder has been taking over IG and YouTube lately thanks to the rising popularity of "baking" your makeup, aka strategically setting your face in place with translucent setting powder. It's a professional makeup artist secret to achieving flawless, shine-free skin—especially in flash-heavy photos.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BANANA POWDER AND TRANSLUCENT POWDER?

Despite its name, the yellow tint of banana powder is actually super-subtle, and works with natural undertones to warm skin up. (Important to note: yes, it works on all skin tones.) Whereas some loose setting powders can make you look chalky and powdery, especially in the unforgiving flash of a camera, banana powder goes on flatteringly natural-looking.

HOW TO USE BANANA POWDER:

There are a few ways to to use it: 1) like traditional face powder: Take a powder brush, dip into the banana powder, and swirl lightly all over your face. Or 2) you can use it to set your concealer and absorb excess oil: dip a concealer brush directly in the powder and dust it anywhere you applied your concealer. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to absorb any excess oil, then brush off excess powder with a clean brush. It's also great to layer over concealer on dark circles—the yellow tint of it counteracts any purplish tint.

WHAT'S OUR BEST BANANA POWDER?

Just out, our brand new Lasting Fix Banana Powder, Loose Setting Powder is a sheer, micro-fine, yellow-toned face powder you dust on after applying your makeup. It does several things at once—creating a soft-filtered effect on skin, locking in makeup for all-day wear, warming up skin tone and also brilliantly cutting shine. It's like an invisible, amazing magic trick. Once you start using it, you become hooked because it's just that rare makeup step that really does make all the difference.

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