My last experience with a translucent powder was enough to put me off them for life. I bought Corn Silk Translucent Powder after seeing it pop up in magazine after magazine (I didn't understand the relationship between magazines and advertisers a decade ago) when I was younger. It did absoultely nothing for my skintone and left me looking very ashy.
I kept hearing about Ben Nye' Banana Visage Poudre last year and all the feedback was positive, especially amongst darker skinned women so I instantly knew it was a product I needed to try out for myself. I managed to hunt some down on good ol' Ebay a few months ago and just aswell too, as it was a no-show at the London IMATS on both stalls I found to be selling Ben Nye.
I'm not a fan of the packaging and would have preferedr to see it come in a wide pot with a screw-off lid. The sieve makes usage quite awkward and the cap is too small for you to dip your powder brush into to pick up product. I end up shaking it into my MAC loose powder lid instead. Texture is similar to that of talcum powder and finely milled and a pale yellow colour - lemon like, but lighter. This is generally used to set foundation but can also be dusted under the eyes to catch eyeshadow fall out, and then swept away.
For those who have read the hype surrounding this, you can get it from Screenface and other theatrical makeup companies. Banana poudre suits all skintones, but as a lot of traditional translucent powders show up ashy on dark skintones, this is a better alternative.
Who owns this and how are you making it work for you? I'm frustrated that I have this 'wonder product' in my possession that I can't get the most out of? Which brush do you use to apply it with. Hit me up in the comments box with suggestions or this will end up in a blog sale.