Product Review | Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder
Product Review | Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder ($27, Ulta)
Product Details (from Ulta's website): Dermablend's Illuminating Banna Power, classic loose setting powder, now in a brightening banana shade with a luminous finish. Illuminating Banana Loose Setting Powder is a translucent setting powder flawlessly that sets makeup, ensures smudge and transfer resistance and enhances makeup wear for up to 16 hours. Formulated with pearls, it provides a warm luminous sheen that's never flat and never ashy. Great for all skin types and tones, Dermablend's Illuminating Banana loose setting powder makeup blends smoothly to brighten complexion with a luminous finish and blurs the look of imperfections leaving skin looking flawless.
Review: I am all about anything illuminating or dewy - whatever makes the skin naturally radiant, I am all for it. Powders tend to make the skin slightly matte. Since I have normal skin, I do not need anything that will make my skin less glowing. I do not think this is a new release, but just as some of the products that I review, this is new to me.
The packaging is a glossy black and white box with white and silver typography. The jar is made out of plastic with a shiny black cap. The product is dispensed through the tiny holes and there isn't a contraption to control the powdery mess so this is not a product that you take when you travel. The powder is finely milled and it feels very smooth and soft. It is easy to apply and it does provide a nice sheen on the skin. It is long-wearing and it is a nice soft banana shade. Some banana tone powders tend to leave a mustard color cast underneath the eyes for people with medium to deeper skin tone with warmer undertones. This powder does not do that. It brightens the under eye area nicely. I recommend this product especially if you are looking for a fairly priced setting powder and if you have normal to dry skin this will leave your skin looking refreshed versus extremely matte and dry.
UPDATE: I recently mixed my mini-sized Laura Mercier Glow Powder with this powder and made it even more radiant. You do not have to do this but I think it is a much better powder since the glow pearls on the Laura Mercier powder tend to be slightly golden. Now it is a perfect mix.