Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMW Reviews: Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder + Giveaway

Hi everyone!  Today, I will be sharing a review on a Ben Nye "look-a-like".  Though this may be compared to Ben Nye Banana Powder a lot of times, the Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana powder has unique qualities that I want to share!  

Of course, the best part about this post?  10 lucky AMW readers get to try this powder as well!  Thanks Absynthe for this as I like my readers to try out the products I tested and see for themselves how it would work for their skin type!


The product is housed in regular loose mineral powder packaging, sealed upon purchase and has manufacturing date printed for your reference.

Absynthe says ---This silky fine formula feels weightless, natural and smooth on skin. Controls unwanted shine all day. Softens the appearance of imperfections, fine lines and pores. Makes you instantly, the Prettiest Happy Girl. It has Ultra Cooling Sensation, A remarkable loose powder that gives ultra cooling effect, keeps skin feel fresh and sweat free. Perfect for Philippines humid weather.


Net Weight: 10g



AMW says ---
Pros
  • Talc free and paraben-free.
  • Has aloe vera for skin care.
  • Has a nice cooling effect perfect for our hot and humid weather. 
  • Adjusts to any skin tone.
  • Sets makeup really well minus the obvious Powder-y finish.
  • Controls oil until 4-6 hours depending on how oily the user is. 
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Works for all skin types  I have very dry skin yet this powder does not dry up my skin.
  • No white cast even with direct flash.
  • Has a bit of "brightening" effect.
  • Price.
Cons
  • As to any loose powder, this is a bit messier as compared to regular pressed powder.
Overall
A universal "setting powder" that works for all skin types!  The unique part about this is the cooling effect which is perfect for our hot and humid weather. 

Tips

  • If you are too lazy to carry your own brush, use the free powder puff to "set" your makeup or for retouch but be careful to blend the powder properly.
  • Use "patting" or "dabbing" motion to set areas that tend to oil up easily (ex. T-zone area, sides of the nose).
  • Since this powder has a cooling effect, be careful not to get close to the eye area.
  • If signs of irritations occur, STOP usage immediately.
  • If you have normal or dry skin like I do, set only on areas that needed "brightening" effect.  Example: Undereye area, t-zone.
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?
For all skin types who likes to set their makeup. 

Where to purchase and how much?
10g for Php389.00

Related Links 
Instagram and Twitter: @absynthebeauty

Photos


Packaging
Sealed and comes with a nice powder puff for retouch.

The shade is almost the same as Ben Nye Banana Powder but looking closer, it is a tad bit lighter.

Banana powder applied on my wrist.
The color disappears if blended well.

I wore Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder on a busy weekend and I didn't go for any retouch and I look fresh and makeup looks okay all day! (Note: I have normal/dry skin)

Now here's the exciting part!  Thanks to Absynthe Beauty 10 lucky AMW readers get to win their own full sized 10g pot of Banana Powder!  Follow the simple mechanics via Rafflecopter below.  Contest is open to Philippine residents, winners will be notified via email.  Prizes will be shipped by Absynthe Beauty.  Contest starts today ends August 31, 2014.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


So true as the packaging says, Happy Girls are indeed the prettiest so please keep that happiness overflowing!

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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinion 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

39 comments:

  1. I would love to try this Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because I have a very oily T-zone, and I still can't find the perfect oil-control powder. Hopefully, I will have a Eureka moment with this!

    To make my makeup looking fresh, I usually apply long-wearing products, and blot the excess oils throughout the day. I rarely pile on powder to prevent cakey face.

    Hope to win! :)

    Juvy Ann Lazo
    juvyann.lazo@gmail.com

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  2. Michelle Grace Magramo
    fhrayzie@gmail.com

    I want to try Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because I like trying out products that stays long on the face. I also want to experience the cooling effect because I have never encountered a powder that does that. I find it really appropriate for the weather here in the Philippines.

    What I do to make my makeup looking fresh all day is I use minimal products only then I spritz on a setting spray. Oil blotting sheets are also my bestfriend. :)

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  3. Camille Eulogio
    camillep.eulogio@yahoo.com

    Banana powder? I haven't heard of that and it's a must try!

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  4. I want to try this because I want to have a powder that sets make up well without the powdery finish. Hopefully, this could also be good for my oily skin because I tend to retouch every now and then to cover up the oily parts to keep me looking fresh all day.

    caren estillero
    caren.estillero@yahoo.com

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  5. I always wanted to buy a loose powder but always end up buying a pressed powder. I would love to try this time!

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  6. I always wanted to buy a loose powder but always end up buying a pressed powder. I would love to try this time- Magnolia Perez Sulat email add- Magnoliaperez2@yahoo.com

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  7. Princess Buenviaje
    princess_buenviaje@yahoo.com

    i want to try Absynthe Banana Powder for my face because of it's unique ingredients it should worth a try:)

    My make up is just simple and nude.

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  8. sherry ann gole cruz
    khryza1022@yahoo.com
    i want to try Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because,im really curious about the product and i think this will be the solution for my oily face
    for me to keep my makeup fresh all day,i always reapply powder and lipstick!

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  9. Arra Morta
    naked_cannibal@yahoo.com

    I want to try Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because I believe that it will make my skin as luminous as Ms. Nikki:) As for now I make my makeup look fresh by using little makeup and using earth tones, as the easiest way to look fresh is to look natural:)

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  10. To keep my look fresh, I use blotting paper and MAC blot powder. I want to try the Absynthe Happy Girls Are the Prettiest Banana Powder to see if this will be a good but cheaper substitute to the MAC powder.

    Faye Go
    fayekaren@gmail.com

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  11. Anna Liza Razon
    zhielle168@yahoo.com

    I want to try Absynthe Happy Girls because im curious about the product. Want i love about this product is that it has brightening and cooling effect which im looking for a make-up. Yay! Excited!

    To keep fresh all day, i just use powder and blush on because with this kind of weather i dont want to feel sticky. So just a simple retouch is okay. ;)

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  12. Czarina Dee (jazztracey)
    Czarina.dee@gmail.com

    I want to try this absynthe beauty powder because i have the ben nye but i think its the culprit for my recent breakout. I was using it as a primer before foundation. I hope this one doesnt break me out. :)

    Sooo for now, im back to keeping my face fresh for only about 4hrs with makeup setting spray. :p

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  13. Mary chua
    Marygracechua108@yahoo.com

    I've heard a lot of raves about banana powders, but i just can't get my hands on them. So this giveaway is like heaven sent because i've always wanted to try it! I just can't wait to try Absynthe Happy Girls' Prettiest Banana Powder!

    During my regular school days, i quickly touch up my face in the middle of the day by using a mini kabuki brush and the mineral makeup powder foundation i use :)

    Love how the Absynthe Banana powder is paraben-free! :) would also have my face try for the first time loose powders if il win this! :)

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  14. Anne Marie A. Celso
    dutchfairyph@gmail.com

    I want to try the Absynthe Happy Girls Are the Prettiest Banana Powder because its made from natural ingredients that are very good to our skin. I have an oily t-zone area and I think this banana powder can help me with that problem.

    What I do to keep fresh all day? I usually use blotting paper to remove the excess oil in my face. Then I use my favorite mineral make-up to matify my face. :)

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  15. Aileen Barcarse
    adizonb@yahoo.com

    i'd love to try the Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because of its cooling effect that you mentioned. To keep looking fresh all day, i also use blotting paper.

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  16. Astra C. Alegre
    A_C_E_@hotmail.com

    I want to try the Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because I like the fact that it can be used for all skin tone.

    I really don't use a lot of makeup everyday. My style is to keep it light and simple.

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  17. leilani sonza
    leinette@yahoo.com

    I would love to try this because I have really sensitive skin :( So I really do not use any powder on my face :(

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  18. Kimberly Camille Tiu
    purple_kimy37@yahoo.com

    I want to try it out so that I would be able to keep the shine from my face away. I just use powder and lipstick as my make up essentials

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  19. Clai Lao
    maclaricezlao@gmail.com

    I want to try the Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because it has a nice cooling effect.

    I just make sure I retouch as needed. Not too much but just right amount of make-up

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  20. Cy Valencia
    cyvalcy29@yahoo.com

    I want to try it because I have a very oily face and with Absynthe's Happy Girls are the Prettiest banana Powder, I can lessen the shine on my face.

    To make my makeup looking fresh, I blot my face with blotting paper. I always apply powder whenever I feel sticky.

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  21. Dana Salazar
    dana_salazar@yahoo.com

    I wanna win this Banana Powder because. sadly, I don't have the right product to keep me looking fresh all day. There are too many powders out there and I dubbo which one to pick so I stick to the good ole' Johnson's Baby Powder. :P

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  22. i want to try Absynthe Banana Powder for my face because of its unique and i want to try this

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  23. I love the banana powder. When contouring, I find it compliments my skin perfectly to give a flawless finish. The powder acts as a highlighter, when contouring applied on top of blended concealer; predominantly under your eyes, the bridge of your nose and your forehead!! :>

    Riyalyn Gatdula
    raingatdula@gmail.com

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  24. I would really love to try banana powder! Heard of Ben Nye but it's just too expensive for me, this would be the best alternative for me! I keep my makeup fresh by brushing off powder on my T-zone!


    Katrine Lao
    katrine_lao@yahoo.com

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  25. Fati Recede
    fatirecede@yahoo.com

    I want to trey this product because I heard a lot of reviews about banana powder. I find it expensive and I always wonder why most girls are making banana powder their holy grail when it comes to setting powder. So I think it's time for me to try it myself. (if I win) lol ;)
    I reapply powder to keep my makeup look fresh all day and drink lots of water to keep me hydrated :D

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  26. Maria Fe Manlapaz
    grumpybearfe@gmail.com

    I want to try Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder I am really curious about the cooling effect and i want to try a setting powder. I always use pressed powder foundation and when I read/heard about setting powders it got me curious because it caters to all skintones. To freshen up my make up i blot first to remove the oils then pat a little powder foundation on face.

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  27. Nina Lugti-Mergilla
    mclugti@yahoo.com
    I would love to try the Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because when I became a mom I seldom have time for touch ups. I need a powder that would keep me oil free and fresh the whole day. Plus I want to try the cooling effect of this powder . It would be perfect for our very hot weather. Thanks!

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  28. Mariel Alyana Abrantes
    azumarile@gmail.com
    I haven't tried using any powders on my face (even baby powders) since I am relatively new to makeup. I'm really curious about the banana powder hype. I am actually contemplating whether to buy one or not. To keep my makeup fresh all day, I start with a good base, my skin. I wash my face with a gentle facial cleanser then use toner, apply moisturizer then last would be my BB cream. I strongly believe that when you have good skin, makeup doesn't need to be hassle. I also use face mist whenever I feel like my skin is looking dull. Thanks! :)

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  29. I would love to have one because of it's good reviews.This is just what I need in my kikay kit ;)
    Jessila Gines
    jessilagines_jelai@yahoo.com

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  30. yen morales
    yenmorales1981@yahoo.com

    i'd like to try it coz i tend to produce oil so much that no makeup will set in my face for even an hour.

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  31. Claire Sereno
    mayee_xin@yahoo.com

    I am not really a fan of powder since it causes my whiteheads and blackheads to come out. I want to try this product if this can minimize the break out of my blackheads and white heads, I would certainly buy. I'm on the haunt for the powder that can control my breakout and oil in my face. My make up routine is just simple. I use facial foam, then an age miracle cream and then some make-up on. I'm a light make up user and I don't tend to retouch a lot.

    I would love to try this!

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  32. I would love to try this Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because I got an oily skin. Now I am using a mineral foundation and keeps dabbing blot paper in a while.

    Henley Tabal
    purplishness@gmail.com

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  33. I want to try Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because so far I haven't really one that really sticks to me. This might be it :)

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  34. Joanne Faye Adriano
    joannefaye@gmail.com

    I really want to try Absythe's Happy Girls are the Prettiest for the longest time.
    I've been following Absythe on facebook for a long time now and I really love what they stand for and that their products are all safe and all-natural. I can't believe they are local too! I got excited when the powder came out because It's really hard for me to find a powder that will be good to my skin. It's also interesting because it says that it has a cooling effect and aloe vera which I think I will benefit from because my face get hot fast, and when it does, some old red acne marks show up. I have sensitive oily combination skin and since I'm out of mineral make-up, I just use some rice powder for babies on my face for freshen up.

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  35. Leilani Gamboa
    killboredom08@hotmail.com
    I would like to try Absythe's Happy Girls are the Prettiest because I believe this is one of the best quality product in the market. I believe this is the right product for my oily skin. I just use blotting paper to keep the oiliness out of my skin all day, haha.

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  36. Maria Christina Gumatay
    istin_21@yahoo.com

    I only use baby powder to keep my face freshen myself. That's why I want to try Absythe's Happy Girls are the Prettiest so that I can give my face some pampering it deserves by using one of the best powder product!

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  37. Erika Fukuda
    aikerdeco@gmail.com
    I would love to try Absythe's Happy Girls are the Prettiest because I'm trying to inch myself away from products that have paraben and talc. These ingredients are not healthy for my skin which goes against my hopes of aging gracefully, beautifully.
    I am currently using a makeup primer to keep the oil at bay throughout the day. :)

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  38. Reena Domingo
    reivehn@gmail.com

    I want to try this absynthe's first ever talc free beauty face powder as they say that it is better than ben nye banana luxury powder. Maybe these product will suit my skin type as i have a combination type of skin (dry and oily).

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  39. Paula Romana Alagao
    whitsplash14@yahoo.com

    I want to try Absynthe Happy Girls are the Prettiest Banana Powder because I haven't find the right powder for my sensitive skin that gets easily dry. Perhaps this product is the answer! :)

    I keep my makeup looking fresh all day by spraying mist and applying powder. :)

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