Great British Bake Off – Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Banana Powder

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Baking with Banana Powder.  Now, I’m not talking cake here, I’m talking about one of the latest make up trends on social media that everyone still seems to be going bananas for. 


If you don’t know what baking is, it’s a method that has been stolen from the drag community who have been doing it for years.  The way to bake is to apply a thick layer of powder on your face to bake on your face for 10 minutes. When dusted off, the powder has set onto your face leaving a flawless finish that will last all day and all night. 


Talking about queens, Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses it on her, just check out her Instagram page, she loves it… and lets face it, if the queen of contouring is baking, its definitely a thing. 

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So, without the help of a drag queen or makeup artist, is it possible to bake at home? I went down to the Rodial Skin Lab at Harvery Nichols to find out.

Rodial makeup is just as good as it’s skincare, their contouring powder is popular with all of the Kardashian sisters and the Skin Tints are amazing. Like their skincare products, the company are always on the forefront of beauty trends, creating innovative, and cool products that actually work.

I don’t do contouring, so this concept of baking was a little scary for me. In the end, it it worked out great and was so easy to use. The new Instaglam Banana Powder is yellow toned, so not yellow. The colour is so versatile, and the  shade will actually suit a whole range of skin tones to compliment the full contouring look. The formula corrects redness and pink undertones, whilst neautralising blue under eye circles. It can be used on your whole face to set your makeup and contour using the baking effect where it acts like a highlighter. It stays on all day minimises fine lines and doesn’t look heavy.

All you do is brush it on under the eyes to form a thick layer. You can apply it under the cheekbones, brow bone, and on the chin if you also wish to go for the Kim K look.  Leave it on while you are doing the rest of your makeup and then brush it off.  Blend it i with the rest of your makeup and you’re done.  It leaves an amazing flawless finish unlike something you would get from a cream concealer because it doesn’t melt or get stuck in fine lines. It’s a really natural and subtle way to cover dark circles and imperfections because it leaves a soft smooth and creaseless look that lasts all day.

Available from Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols

£52

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