Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder VS Ben Nye Banana Powder : DUPE?!

My last post was a first impression review on the Makeup Revolution Luxury banana powder (which you can read here if you missed it) and it made me wonder how it would compare to the world renown Ben Nye banana powder.

The Makeup Revolution is more accessible to those in the UK as it is stocked in Superdrug stores where as the Ben Nye is only available online. As far as i’m aware the Ben Nye is also slightly more expensive, depending on of course where you buy it from. I bought both powders for £5 each, but I believe some Ben Nye stockists charge more.

To compare them I applied Ben nye to one half of my face and Makeup Revolution to the other to see how they lasted through the day.

If you would prefer to watch a video version of the demo and lasting power you can watch it here;


Makeup Revolution;

Talc, Aluminium starch octenylsuccinate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Ben Nye:

Talc, Zinc; Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben


Both powders apply exactly the same, they settle into the skin almost instantly without leaving a cakey finish or any excess to brush off. They brighten the under eyes, reduce redness and combat shine. I found both of them to leave a silky soft finish to the skin and have a blurring affect on my blemishes and acne scars.

Both powders apply well with either a beauty blender or brush. I find best to use a beauty blender to set concealer under the eye and a powder brush across the face. As I have combo skin it can be a struggle to find a powder which can reduce shine but not attach to dry patches, which both these powders did.

I find some drugstore powders to set under the eye with a visible yellow tint and a stark contrast where the powder ends and your highlighter or bronzer starts. I am VERY happy to say that the Makeup Revolution does not do that, it brightens the under eyes but you can’t see where you’ve applied the powder.

Flash Photo Test;


No differences and no flashback! 👍🏽 Looks flawless

If both these powders had no label I wouldn’t be able to identify which is which. Personally I’m not a massive fan of this packaging as it can get messy and can be difficult to pick up product on a beauty blender and a large powder brush. It is small enough to travel with  but not the best packaging to use as your on the go touch up.


I normally touch up in the middle of the day but because I was so busy I didn’t get a chance. I found I was equally oily on both sides of my t-zone but my cheeks and chin had held up well on both sides. Despite being oily across the t-zone I did find both powders held up well as using other powders and not touching up I’ve found my t-zone to be a lot oiler. My undereyes were exactly the same as first applied, it had moved a bit due to me crying from laughter, but it hadn’t settled into any fine lines or creased.

Overall Views

I love both powders and find them both to do exactly the same thing. The only difference I found was that the Ben Nye had slight pinker undertones but nothing considerably different.

Whilst you can find the Ben Nye for the same price as the Makeup Revolution it is a lot more accessible  in the UK and ideal if you need it on the day. I have sensitive acne prone skin and I haven’t found my skin to react to this or cause a breakout. If you have oily skin I do believe either of these powders will do well on maintaining it for a good part of the day. Definitley a WIN from Makeup Revolution!

Have you guys tried this powder? How did you find it?

If you guys have any more requests on reviews or comparisons you would like to see, please leave a comment and i will get to it!

Purchase: – Makeup Revolution (Tam Beauty/Superdrug have sold out, but Makeup revolution are selling on amazon, is slightly higher than the standard price) – Ben Nye Banana Powder



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