Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre Luxury Powder Review

Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre Luxury Powder

bennye luxury powder

What The Company Claims About The Product:
Ultra-neutral powders with superior matte & subtle finishing. Often compared to French powders with silky fine textures. Visage poudres are translucent with a just hint of colour.

Shades Available:



Price = 7 dollars + shipping , so it would cost around INR 600


1.5 OZ/ 42 gm.


The powder comes in a simple, plastic shaker bottle. The sifter holes at the top help in easy dispensing of the product.




My Experience with Ben Nye- Banana Visage Poudre – Luxury Powder:

For anyone who is deep into pro/artistry makeup, Ben Nye cosmetics needs no introduction. You can also check their website here. Ben Nye’s Banana visage poudre is immensely popular and one of its most raved about product by makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts/bloggers. I came across like zillion reviews on it going all gaga- mad about it and thus I had to get it too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
This is basically a loose powder or a setting powder, which can be used to set makeup/foundation. The slightly yellow-toned powder works well on most skin tones, but it is an absolute treasure for people with yellow skin tone, one major reason I like this a lot!!!!

The texture of the powder is extremely fine, lightweight, silky, feels really soft to touch and blends like a dream. It gives a decent semi-matte finish to my face without making it look cakey and does not alter the shade of my foundation too. I notice that it imparts a slight glow to my face sans greasiness. The powder has no fragrance/smell at all, which is an added bonus for me. The quantity you get is a lot and I am sure that even if I use this everyday, it will last me for another 2 + years. The only flaw/sad part about the product is the packaging. I find the shaker bottle not so convenient to use. I dispense some product on my front hand, then apply it with a brush. I wish it came in a wide pot with sifter holes, so that I could just dip my brush into it directly. I am sure I will end up transferring this powder into some other convenient to use packaging in some time 
Overall, I like this a lot and it has become my HG loose powder as of now 

Pros of Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre

:yes: Ultra fine texture, soft and blends beautifully on to the skin.
:yes: Sets the foundation/makeup well for good 4-5 hours.
:yes: The powder suits all skin tones as it goes translucent and is great for yellow toned beauties .
:yes: Doesn’t impart a cakey look to the face.
:yes: Gives a subtle glow without any greasiness.
:yes: Suits normal, combination and oily skin and controls oil/greasiness well.
:yes: Safe to be used by sensitive skin , caused no allergies/pore clogging/break outs.
:yes: Has no fragrance/scent at all.
:yes: a little goes a long way, so 1 jar would last for at least 1-2 years.
:yes: Decently priced.

Cons of Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre

:no: The packaging is not convenient to use.
:no: Ben Nye products are not easily available in India.
:no: Contains starch and parabens which sometime aggravates acne .

IMBB Rating:

4 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*

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130 thoughts on “Ben Nye Banana Visage Poudre Luxury Powder Review

  1. Great review, jomol, really love this :-* :-* :-*

    In fact the Ben Nye product is a dupe for the T.Le Clerk Banana powder, tuned for make up artistry needs. The original from T.Le Clerk is a loose blotting powder (also available in the pressed/compact version) which should only be used by beauties with oily skin, since the blotting effect dries out and this is not recomended for normal or dry skin, but very helpful for finishing oily skin make-ups.

    The ingredients of the T.Le Clerk powder are not better than the Ben Nye ingredients:
    Talc, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Zinc oxide, Octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, Cetyl acetate, Lauroyl lysine, Nylon-12, Zinc stearate, Cyclomethicone, Magnesium myristate, Acetylated lanolin alcohol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl stearate, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance) [+/- (May contain) Mica, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 77491 (Iron oxides), CI 77492 (Iron oxides), CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 77947 (Zink oxide)]

    Regarding the price of both products it might be better to mix an own blotting powder from silk dust and banana powder :makeup: – it avoids the parabens which really are nothing I would put on my face.

    1. hi tatjana, i did read that ben nye powder is a close dupe of t .le clerk powder πŸ™‚
      I am glad u liked the review… :victory2: :victory2:
      i absolutely love this powder a lot, and thanks for the mixing with own blotting powder tip :waytogo: :waytogo:

    2. Great review, indeed.
      I apologize for writing: jomol
      instead of Nupur
      7:41 a.m. here, need coffee first I guess.

      I used to make my own “banana” powder from
      – powder from heat-dried bananas
      – silk dust (silk powder)
      – rice powder
      – silica
      – mica, iron oxide pigments

      works great for blotting.

      1. :lol2: ok, I thougt I was still sleeping :lol2:

        Both of the products, the T.Le Clerc and the Ben Nye product are well working products and itΒ΄s really a shame that they are not produced without parabens. There are some mineral brands offering banana powders as well – these powders are without parabens.

        The good thing about making own banana powder ist that you can choose the colour you want to make. You only need the mentioned ingredients and a electric coffee mill (best are the mills for moccha, very small/dusty particles) – and alcohol or spirit of wine to keep the mill in hygienic condition.

        1. You are very welcome :-*

          Self-made often sounds like a lot of work but itΒ΄s no big deal at all.
          And you have full control over the used ingredients, you can create colours fitting every skin tone and so on. Last but not least you save a lot of money.

          1. i was reading the other day on how to presss your own makeup, n it was sooooooooo interesting….. m defntly going to try a LOT now…thnkx again :thanks: :thanks: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

              1. Yes, I have sme e/s palettes here, also a few blushes and other stuff from Ben Nye, like the waterproof colours for professionall atristry. I did not use Ben Nye prodcuts very often, I prefer Make Up Forever, MAC and other brands – because of the better ingredients. I also have stuff from Illamasqua here but the ingredients are really :yuck: So I do not use it.

                1. i got a few e/s too, thy work well, πŸ™‚
                  i bought the neutral set powder, tatoo cover/concealer, liqui set πŸ™‚
                  the good part abt them is tht thy r like really decently priced :victory2: :victory2: good for beginners/makeup enthusiasts who can practice first with all dis and then get thr hands on better stuff like MUFE/MAC

      2. Tatjana….I am sorry for that goof-up….the author is actually Nupur….actually, I couldn’t change the author’s name, so I had to wait for Rati…..:)

        1. no worries jomolay :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:
          i toh told u tht day also dat i wont mind if u let ur name be thr…i get seee such gooooooood comments πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          1. He he Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiii……..I like my name on your posht because…..of you know what…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  2. Hawww I tho was just kidding telling that lipgloss recipe…and there is an actual banana home-made powder recipe 😐 😐 Furfurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….we should take our night-night discussions seriously and make some money

    1. radheyyy…wen i waas reading d recipe tatjana told, i swear i was thinking abt u…. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      ur right, aaj raat se we talk business…n we make monies….n then we buy chanel :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
        :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
        thnku tatjanaa :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

        1. ohh, i thot u slept off…… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
          plz delete delete delete it(above comment) jomo/rati/sanjeev….
          radhikaa is me beshtttttt fraanddddddd :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  3. Rads…I have lots of aethkya loose powder at home………I wil make my own mask and sell it in dollars :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. I too have banana powder at home and loads of it, we can make it together and sell it in UK, US and France.. Enthu parayunu? :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. Hardly.
        You need first do buy the license to sell it in Europe, means: For every single product one license. You have to take care of the high quality standards here as well.
        Also you cannot sell it by sending it from India, if the product does not fit the EU quality standards for cosmetics it will not leave the duty/control p., but will be destroyed by duty office.

        1. :nababana: :nababana: … I will use it by myself.. Not planning to sellanywhere aftr hearing this.. :yikes: :yikes: .. (Kidding) .. Thank u Tajana for the information, one day or the other i may start my own brand.. Then i will surely contact u for my help.. (its a dream, dunno if it will happen ever :teddy: :teddy: …)

          1. The borders are of iron here when it comes to this.
            I asked a business partner who was in India for two months to send me some some Kohls (Lakme and a few others).
            They carry the print: NOT FOR EXPORT (like lots of products in India carry this print).

            Next thing happened:
            The khols arrived at Frankfurt airport duty centre and were destroyed imi.
            The duty centre sent me a bill, I had to pay for the “handling and destroying” – 38 Euros. I mean, I knew that the procedure is like that. Just wanted to see.

            1. Which means that those products are not of export quality or briefly saying it wont meet the quality standards.. I am heart broken to hear that.. We Indians are using these products religiously and hearing that it doesn’t meet the quality standards made me really sad…

              1. ItΒ΄s not every time a lack of quality.
                Often itΒ΄s only that the quality ist not proved the required way.
                These procedures are expensive and not every brand can afford them.

                F. e. I have some products from Sh. Hus. which were sent by Rati via a friend who was in Delhi. I really donΒ΄t think there is anything wrong with the quality of these products. But the international agreements, european standards and Indian prescriptions force the brand to declare them as “not for export”. This could mean: The quality does not fit the european standars. But very often it just says, that brand has not the money for:
                – proving the quality (special procedure required)
                – buying the licenses (which is the same vice versa, means: the european and US brands have to buy this licenses for the Indian market, too. Also India has a huge duty/tax rate because they want to attract the brands to produce in India. Same in China.)
                – and, for organic brands: paying the certification required for organic products (per every single product produced)

                  1. Tatjana,

                    yeah actually i personally feel that there are not strict quality standards regarding cosmetics here in India. Some brands dont even bother to provide full list of ingredients. Most of the time only main ingredients are mentioned ” the ones that’d attract the customer” . Probably when you see the full list of ingredients the ingredients mentioned on the tube may constitute only 1 percent of the entire product. That said a lot of companies are not shying anymore to provide the full list of ingredients so the change is happening but there is a long way to go. πŸ™‚

                    1. I really think the Sh. Hus. products are of very good quality.
                      They have few export products as well, guess they only can afford to pay all the required stuff little by little.

                      I met two amazing guys from France on a organic fair this February.
                      They launched an organic hair prodcuts based in France with products made in India, since the traditional hair care formulations are amazing. They founded a cooperation in India (Fair Trade), got the raw materials certified by the highest international standards (great for the partners in India as well, organic agricultre is the best for everyone living there, no pesticides etc) and were ready to launch the brand in Europe.

                      Then they spent the most time and money on import prescriptions, proving procedures and organic certifications of every single product. The products are really amazing – but it was a long, long way to the permisson of selling them in the EU.

                    2. On the other side:
                      Yes, there are brands who do not bother to sell poison, so to say.
                      But I donΒ΄t think these are the brands which will succeed in the future πŸ™‚ – not in India, not in Europe or elsewhere.

                  2. Yea, i completely agree with Rati.. Its good to make strict laws regarding the cosmetic products, at least they should mention the full list of ingredients… I personally doubt many reputed brands whom they call completely herbal and crap. How can a product completely herbal without any kinda preservatives.. I wish Indian Govt pass a rule regarding this and every product must fullfill some minimum standards like the amount of parabens and harmful chemicals and they must clarify full ingredients with percentage they used.. Like Rati said Long way to go :waytogo: ..

                    1. wow, Tatjana that’s really good to hear. πŸ™‚ We do have some awesome stuff here, especially ayurveda. I just feel someone really needs to really launch it in a big way for people to accept it. Fo rest essential is one brand but since the prices are high not many people buy it. And prices play a huge role in india. I dnt know where are we heading to actually but I think en’d end up somewhere good.:)

  4. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri….hamka maafi deydo :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: ….yeh hamesha Nupur ke posht par hi kyon hota hai :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

      1. haaaaaaaaaaaan…..Nupuri clicks so big big goody good pics………………. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  5. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri…..:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

  6. Great review, Nupur… :waytogo: :waytogo:
    I never knew such thngs exist.. And Thank u Tatjana for the tips to make it πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ …
    Nupur is it a daily wear or a party wear? Sorry for my ignorance.. :shame:

        1. Thank u Nupur, i want a loose powder for everydaywear with no shimmer.. :methinks: :methinks: .. But i want somethng with no parabens.. I think i can make it in home from Tatjanas tip… :thanks: :thanks:

  7. oh…urgent gossip i hab to tell you radsu…but since you are keen to take punga……I will keep the gossip to myself…i tell to nupurrrrrrrrrrrriii :puchhi: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:

          1. this is not about the belan story….this is real gossip…well if you people are not interested :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:


            1. buhhahhahahahahhahahaaaaaaaaaaaa………..
              i wont write mirror from now on….
              we ll just use dis smiley-> :preen: :preen:
              :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
              me come wid u to the mental haaspital, we both giggles piggles all d time n get permament membership thr :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

              1. belan story n mirror mirror story is top secret…. we no share :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:
                :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
                :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      1. hihihihi aaj na subah se no light at home. so i came running running to office. morning mein chali thi afternoon mein pahunchi. :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :tongue:

    1. your welcome parita :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
      you can easily get this on ebay global easy buy :victory2: :victory2:

  8. hey this looks good! i have a pale yellowish complexion and my stupid revlon colorstay foundation makes me look white! my face n body color just don’t match. πŸ™

      1. Thank you nupur!!! :-* :-* i think you sent the eyeshadow link by mistake, but i found your review on the CS yellow corrector…sounds like i wont have to throw away my foundation after all! yayyyyyy!! :yahoo:
        m so glad that there are other people with yellow skin too! πŸ˜› hehe

        1. oh right, i wanted to giv u the link to yellow corrector πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
          u shud try somthing of this sort…u get such correctors in kryolan too πŸ™‚

      1. nupur….this is kind of similar to the ponds sandal radiance powder i reviewed a couple of days back…only this one is finer comparatively…..n has a few shades to choose from…but the price is very less… ?:)

  9. noopuri totally off topic but can you suggest me a good face mask which is easily available in market..I am finally getting well but skin bichari has gone through a lot πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          1. Aise hi waala face pack to get a good feeling is getting very oily oily πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

            You know something strange happned,after I startd using lotions for chicken pox,it cleared my acne too,like not even one breakout since the past 3 weeks..if only I knew this before,I spend so much on dermatologists for acne :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

            1. ohhh aisey hi u want 😐 😐 😐 😐
              i read here himalwya neem wala is good for oily skin…
              but i tell u i prefer home made packs any day ovr thz outside ones :victory2: :victory2:
              i m usinf forest essentials one thes days n i like it a lottt!

              1. I also want forest essentials 😐 😐 😐
                Oh yaa the himalaya neem pack is really nice ,I use it a lot :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

                Radhikaaaa I am all okay now :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
                got a 2 week holiday..what more could I ask for πŸ˜€

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  11. wow nuu.. mujhe dekh ke normal powder lgaa to b used after bath types. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†
    but nhi ye to face ka loose powder for makeup nik;a n vo bhi itnaa badiya vala.. :thumbsup: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :happydance:
    gud gud review :whistle: :whistle:

  12. meko bhi chahiye..yeh ya mattify wala…!!! u know ben nye u get in beauty centre now… moi happy.. :woot: :woot: :woot: but filhaal kangaal… par loongi main jald hi… :jog: :jog: :jog:

  13. hey good review, i have heard a lot about the banana powder by ben nye. Wanna give it a try for real. Can you tell me is it available in India? Mumbai to be precise. Thanks =)

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