If you like to keep up with the latest and greatest in the beauty world then you might have already seen yellow or “banana-toned” setting powders popping up in stores.
These powders include cult-brand NYX’s Color Correcting Powder in Banana and e.l.f.’s High Definition Powder in Corrective Yellow, as well as a whole range of other yellow-toned powders that can be found throughout Sephora.
So why is there a sudden abundance of yellow-toned setting powders everywhere? Well, it’s most likely thanks to makeup-artist-to-the-stars (most notably to contour queen Kim Kardashian) Mario Dedivanovic who revealed that one of his go-to products was the Ben Nye Banana Powder. It was a revelation that launched hundreds of YouTube tutorials and a bunch of reproductions from other brands.
So what exactly is yellow setting powder and why should you use it? Yellow powder is a colour corrector that is supposed to cover dark circles and minimise redness. When it’s time to set your foundation and concealer, setting the area under your eyes with a yellow powder rather than a regular translucent powder will do a much better job of masking any dark discolouration. This is great news for anyone with hereditary dark circles that they just can’t seem to sleep away. It also gives the skin a much brighter and glowier look, which is perfect if you love to contour.
Be warned though, Mario Dedivanovic did reveal that he thinks these yellow-toned powders aren’t suitable for lighter skin tones. So before you click to buy, make sure you do your research on what will work for your skin. Those with lighter skin might do well to stick with pink-based products like Benefit’s Erase Paste.
Browse through some of the yellow setting powders on sale now.