Friday, 22 April 2016

W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder

I have been eyeing up the Ben Nye banana powder ever since it exploded onto the beauty scene, but I couldn't justify it at that price when I wasn't sure if it would suit me or if I would even use it. Then I spotted W7 were doing a "dupe" for it. The first day I seen it in a shop I didn't pick it up, and by the time I went back to buy it, it had sold out...everywhere. How typical. About a month or so ago I spotted that it was back in stock in Cara Pharmacy so I ordered one. 

I have been using this mainly for setting under my eyes and brightening. I don't think I am brave enough to put this all over my face, although I'd imagine for counteracting redness this would help. I can only really use this when I have a decent bit of tan on as otherwise it is too dark for my pasty skin. But for under the eyes, with tan on- it does a decent job of keeping my concealer where it is meant to be and it offers brightening properties. 

As you can see from my swatch, it doesn't look overly yellow but has a vibrant vanilla undertone. If you are looking for something to brighten up under eye circles or even to brighten up your complexion I would recommend you give this a go. It is under €5 so you can't really go wrong! If you see it, snap it up because it always seems to be sold out!


  1. I have tried the Ben Nye Banana Powder and found it was far too dark and really shows a yellow cast, it seems more suited to darker skin tones. I have now just ordered this one from Ebay after reading your post!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  2. This sounds really lovely! Thanks for sharing, I have tried the NYX banana pressed powder and wasn't a fan it left a really bright yellow cast on my skin that I had to furiously blend away with my foundation powder. Now, I am too scared to touch it again. Great post, and I love the name.

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  3. Ah this sounds fab, it's always great to find a more affordable dupe! I'm super pale though and don't use fake tan so it's probably not for me. Thanks for the review!! :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  4. I may have to try this out sometime! Thank you for the review x

    Liz ~ Dreaming of Diamonds