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Beauty bloggers are going crazy for this makeup setting powder from Penneys

A dupe for the tricky-to-find Ben Nye Banana Powder! Happy days.

IF YOU SPEND any time in the beauty corners of the internet, you’ll have heard of ‘banana powder’ at least once.

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Ben Nye Banana Powder (so named for its pale yellow colour) is a translucent setting powder, originally designed for use in drag, stage and theatrical makeup.

It’s since been co-opted by makeup artists for setting under eye concealer and foundation on oily skin – and for those who really want their makeup to last, “baking”:


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At $15, the powder is affordable, but not very accessible here in Ireland.

That’s where Penneys steps in – ever on the ball, they’ve brought out their own version for €4, and beauty bloggers are going mad for it.

Talk about knowing what the gals want. Some are even giving it ‘holy grail’ status:

Ps range from Penneys are doing a banana powder 😍 cant go wrong for 4€ dying to try it!! 🤗

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If you’re interested in getting your hands on some, you better act fast – it’s flying off the shelves already. May the beauty gods be in your favour.

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