Beauty Reviews

REVIEW: AUSTRALIS BANANA POWDER

April 29, 2016

I watch a lot of beauty videos on YouTube and the majority of them love Banana Powder (most of the like the Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder). I wasn’t too sure about it because obviously a lot of YouTubers are paid to talk about products, but when Australis released their Banana Powder I thought I’d give it a try! I’m going to try and do more single product reviews in the future, so I hope you like this.

Australis is one of my favourite brands. I talk about them in almost every post I made. I even did a big Australis review post a few months ago. I was really excited that they decided to take the Banana shade from their contour kits and make a huge, separate product!

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What is Banana Powder?: Banana Powder is a finely milled setting powder with a hint of yellow to it. Because of the slight yellow shade, people find that it works well to set concealer under the eyes. The most common use of the banana powder is highlighting under the eyes and in the T-zone.
How do you use Banana Powder?: Everyone has their own way of doing their makeup so I thought I’d share how I use this banana powder in my everyday makeup routine.
Step 1: Usually I don’t wear foundation if I’m having a good skin day, I just wear concealer. I use LA Girl Pro Conceal in the shade medium beige to cover spots, then use the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade 20 Sand under my eyes, on my forehead, on my chin, down my nose and the tip of my nose. I then blend it all with the pointy end of a damp Real Techniques Sponge.
Step 2: Rub the flat end of my Real Techniques Sponge in the Banana Powder and put it over the places I put my Maybelline concealer then I let it sit on my face for about 30 seconds.
Step 3: Using a large powder brush I set the rest of my face with my Savvy Finishing Powder and dust off any excess Banana Powder.

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Would I buy this product again?: 100% yes! I absolutely love it. And I’m assuming a lot of other people love it too because they are always sold out. My favourite thing about Banana Powder is that it is perfect for my skin tone. Translucent setting powders make my skin look really white and horrible, but this powder sets my face and brightens my skin! I have really bad dark circles under my eyes and most of the time concealer isn’t enough to cover it, but this powder completely hides them and makes me look so awake. I

AUSTRALIS BANANA POWDER: ★★★★★ | $14.95

Have you ever tried Banana Powder? If you have, what is your favourite brand?

Kayla x

24 Comments

  • Reply RIDE OR DIE MAKEUP • KAYLA LOVES September 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    […] BANANA POWDER I’ve written a whole blog post on this product, which you can read here, so I don’t really need to say much about it. It is my go to powder for under my eyes and […]

  • Reply AUSTRALIS HAUL • KAYLA LOVES May 24, 2016 at 7:59 am

    […] anything about the Banana Powder in this post because I recently wrote a review which you can read here. Priceline recently had a sale and a lot of the Australis range was $10 so I thought I’d give […]

  • Reply mainy - myrealfairy May 3, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Hi there, I hadn’t heard of it before so thanks for raising its profile for me. It’s always worth seeing what else is out and about there.

    mainy – myrealfairy

  • Reply Jade Lloyd May 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I have never heard of this but do need under the eye help, I am really fair so have always just stuck to very very, ill looking pressed powder. Love hearing about new things #KCACOLS

  • Reply Savannah May 3, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Hmm, I’ve never heard of banana powder before, but this sounds sooo interesting! I have the same problem as you with many foundations, and find they just completely white me out. But, if I go a shade darker, it’s orange face-so it’s really a struggle for me. Definitely going to be looking into giving this a try-thanks so much for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold May 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

      I hope it works out well for you! Thanks for reading! x

  • Reply Madeline May 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I’ve never heard of banana powder before! I was really intrigued when I saw the title of this blog post, so thank you for explaining so well what it is and what it does, I’ll keep an eye out for it now! x #KCACOLS

  • Reply Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) May 1, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve never tried it but it does sound great – I could really do with something to help hide the black bags at the moment! x #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold May 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      It’s so perfect for hiding dark circles! I love it!! Thanks for commenting! x

  • Reply Someone's Mum May 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t wear make up at all (well, only once or twice a year!) but this looks like a really useful product and so reasonable. Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS. I hope you can come back again next Sunday 🙂

    • Reply Kayla Arnold May 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      It’s such a great product and an amazing price! Thanks for reading! x

  • Reply Sarah May 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    #KCACOLS

  • Reply Sarah May 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I might try this – I’m quite olive and a lot of normal setting powders make me look chalky! #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold May 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      That’s the problem I had and this doesn’t do that! Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Sarah May 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I might try this – I’m quite olive and a lot of normal setting powders make me look chalky!

  • Reply laura dove May 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I have never heard of this, and I agree I thought it was something to eat also, but this looks great!! #KCACOLS

  • Reply Emma May 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Fab products, they look amazing 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Reply Jen @ Practical, By Default May 1, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Well, I am really glad I read this post. I was trying to figure out what exactly was banana powder? Something to eat? For shakes? As you can see, I am slightly food obsessed! But it’s for your face!! So cool. Thank you for introducing me to it. I’ve never even heard of this brand. Sounds like it would be a good product to have on hand for the future. Great Review! #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold May 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      I thought the same thing the first time I heard of it haha! Thanks for reading!

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