Between the heat and humidity of this region, chances are that your makeup kit already contains a setting powder or setting spray. Or both. But there’s an alternative that not nearly enough women seem to possess: banana powder. It had its proverbial 15 minutes of fame a few years ago, when it was believed that celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic used the version by Ben Nye on Kim Kardashian. Spoiler alert: he didn’t. However, it hasn’t changed the fact that professional makeup artists swear by this yellow-hued unsung hero.
Today, Rodial boasts an iconic iteration of the multitasking must-have, so we went straight to the source of course, tapping Maria Hatzistefanis for more information. The beauty guru and founder of Rodial recently spoke with The Gaggler about how the pandemic (read: endless hours of self-evaluation on Zoom) has led to a sudden boost in the popularity of the brand’s Banana Lowlighter. Not only does its sheer formula create a “lit from within glow”, but it’s also ideal for brightening and colour-correcting dark circles due to its warm, yellow undertone. But this 101 session is about the best-selling Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder by Rodial, which wins rave reviews every time.
New to banana powder?
Here are five fast facts that you need to know, as told by Maria Hatzistefanis herself.
“The banana powder by Rodial is a triple-milled, super soft powder with a hint of yellow. It works to set makeup, set concealer, blur the skin, and create a natural highlight.”
“The hint of yellow in the Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder ensures that there is no flashback, which you can find with many setting powders. Also, it does not leave a white, chalky finish on the skin. The banana powder really brightens and adds a glow for a more natural look.”
“Banana powder helps to keep makeup in place during high humidity whilst reducing shine. It’s perfect to carry on the go so you can top up throughout the day, especially on top of makeup in key areas such as the T-zone, under the eyes, and the chin.”
Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder, PRP AED 265, available at rodial.co.uk
“The Rodial Banana Powder is very neutral and designed to suit all skin tones. Some other brands have made theirs quite yellow, whereas ours is very subtle, allowing it to be used on all complexions – not just those with yellow or olive undertones.”
“Using banana powder both before and after using concealer really helps to lock your undereye makeup in place. Also, make sure you pair it with the Rodial Banana Lowlighter for extreme brightening and complexion enhancing.”