Friday 24 May 2013

Ben Nye Luxury Loose Powder In Cameo - Review

Hello Lovelies

You have probably heard of the Ben Nye Media Pro Luxury Loose Powder, as it is famously known for being the face powder Kim Kardashian uses, well has applied by a personal MUA no doubt, however the shade used on Kim Karsashian is Banana and 'Banana Powder' is fast becoming a sought after product amongst the beauty world.

I first heard about this powder after reading an article all about the famous Kim Kardashian and her also famous highlighting and contouring routine, in the article it said the powder didn't settle in fine lines or cake on the skin, I have used the MAC Blot Powder for a few months now and it is great but sometimes can settle into my fine lines and look a tad cakey depending on the foundation I use with it so I was interested to try this powder out and test it's claims. 

The Ben Nye powder is a very finely milled loose powder in two shade ranges with different shades in each shade range, the Bella shade range is for light to medium skin tones and Mojave shade range is for medium to dark skin tones. I chose Cameo as it seemed the closest to my skin tone, I ordered the powder from Guru Make Up Emporuim on line, it was £7.50 for 42 grammes or 1.5oz of product. 

Ben Nye Media Pro Luxury Loose Powder in Cameo rrp £7.50 (42g)

I have been using the loose powder to set my under eye concealer and also my foundation for the last two weeks and I have to say I am in love! It is without a doubt the best loose powder or even face powder of any kind I have ever used, it doesn't settle into any fine lines, it doesn't cake it is amazing. I have extremely dry skin and the powder doesn't cling to any dry patches I have. The powder is described as a silky translucent powder that provides a matte finish with a hint of colour, I would say this is a very accurate description. 

Cameo is the perfect shade for my fair skin, I am quite shiny probably because I have to use a rich moisturiser due to my skin being so dry and this powder matifies my skin perfectly. 


Cameo Blended out
You can't see it as it's such a good match

The only thing I don't like about this powder is the opening of it, it is basically holes in the top of the container so I have to be really careful when I use it so I don't use too much, I usually tap a bit out into the lid and use it that way, dipping my brush into the lid to pick up product. But that is the only bad thing about this powder it is amazing and I would highly recommend trying it to anyone, you won't be disappointed at all. 

The holes in the top of the container

I will definitely be repurchasing this powder, but think it will take me a while to use up this one as a little goes a very long way, the powder is available from Love Make up here but they were out of stock in Cameo when I ordered mine. The powder is also available in larger sizes but again the size I ordered was the only size available to order. 

Have you tried the Ben Nye powder? What are your thoughts? What are your favourite powders?

Thank you for reading, much love as always,

Zoe x

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