Until recently, make-up has always been one of the world’s most inaccessible things but with the proliferation of bloggers, many of make-ups mysteries have been demystified.
With that said, there is still a lot we don’t know, but thanks to word of mouth and the internet; you learn something new everyday.
Which brings me to today's lesson: have you ever wondered how the internet’s most on fleek girls keep their make up popping for long periods of time? Two words:
Now (if you don’t already know what it is) you’re probably like what the ...?
In addition to setting make up, the powder acts as a color-corrector for redness of the skin and keeps oil at bay. No joke. I suffer from slightly oily skin and the first time a make up artist set my face in banana powder for a TV appearance it stayed perfect THE WHOLE DAY. I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. I felt like Kim K and I filled up my phone memory with selfies and snapchat videos.
Despite it being called banana powder however, it is not made from bananas. The name has more to do with the colour of the powder.
And don’t be put off by it’s yellowy tinge either, banana powder is such a miracle product because it works for people of all skin tones from all races.
The best places to apply it would be on your T-zone (under your eyes and on the bridge of your nose) and on your chin using either a powder brush, a powder puff or a sponge. I suggest dusting it on with a power brush and then blending the powdery residue.
For the best results, I suggest a practice called baking, which means; dusting the powder onto the aforementioned areas and leaving the powder on your skin for about 10 minutes to allow it to set while you do other things and then blend what’s left on your face until it is no longer visible.
Banana powder is currently widely available online and in some stores and ranges between R74,00 and R480 (if you want the same brand that Kim K uses).
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