Star’s Yellow Matte Powder – A Possible Dupe for Ben Nye’s Banana Powder?

Star’s Yellow Matte Powder

I love trying lesser-known makeup brands. I came across Star's Yellow Matte Powder when I was just browsing through Jabong. This looked a lot like Ben Nye’s Banana powder so wanted to try this out. Let see how good or bad this makeup brand and in particular, this makeup product is.

 I have not seen a Banana Powder in real life, so will be referring to BeBeautilicious’s post on the same.

Product Claim:

Star’s translucent powder endows your makeup with a natural and aesthetic skin shine. Applied for glamorous/gorgeous look and a final polishing of makeup.

Star’s Yellow Matte Powder

Star’s Yellow Matte Powder

Price and Quantity:

Rs 250/- for 25 gms




Before I talk about this product, let me express my thoughts on this brand.

My Thoughts on the Brand:

I feel that the brand has a huge potential as they are coming up with the not-so-common- products like Yellow corrective powder, concealer and contouring pallets at an affordable price in the Indian market. They have come up with other makeup stuff like primers, eye shadows, bronzing powder, lip rouge, blusher, lipsticks, lip gloss, cream eye shadows, gel eyeliner, translucent powder and makeup brush sets. I'm not sure about how good they are, but their products are interesting.

My Thoughts on this Product:

Well… the product claim could use some major language editing. No offense meant here, it’s just a bad copy irks me.

The product comes in a sturdy tub packaging. It has a sifter to control the flow of powder. My advice is, don’t take off the protective sticker that comes on top of the sifter. Instead, make couple of holes in it. This lets out little powder at a time. I found that if the tub is tossed around when travelling a lot of powder comes out and it gets messy. The packaging is nothing fancy but it does its job.

This powder, like it claims, is mattifying. So beauties with dry skins should stay off this product or moisturize really well to counteract the matte feel. Also, make sure your skin is properly exfoliated as it highlights flaky skin.

The yellow tone looks overtly bright in the container, but doesn’t look like that on my skin. I love how it brightens my face. You can use this powder to highlight and set your under eye concealer.

Like I said I haven’t seen Banana powder, so here’s a pic from BeBeautilicious blog. The consequent image is that of this product. See for yourself how close it is to the Banana powder. You can check out the review on Ben Nye’s Banana Powder here.

Ben Nye Banana Powder Review


When using foundation, I use this powder to highlight my face. When going foundation free, I use it all over my face to give a shine-free look. You only need a small amount for the job, so expect it to last a long time.

I have used this powder in this FOTD. Check it out.


  • Sifter is present to control the amount of powder
  • Give a matte look
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Affordable price
  • Brightens face


  • Can be bought from online only
  • Highlights flaky skin.


I really like this product a lot and will surely repurchase this again.

Still not sure how close it is to the Banana Powder. So beautifies who have used it, please try the Star’s product and let me know if it is indeed its dupe or not.

Do you think this is a dupe for the Banana powder? Do let me know your thoughts on this product?

Note: I went back to look for this product in Jabong but couldn’t find it. Here are some Star’s product in Flipkart instead. I’m really looking forward to try their concealer palette.

  • Anna

    Hi Sudhaa , thanks a lot for reviewing. will give it a try. These products are available on snapdeal also.

    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      You are welcome, Anna. Will check out snapdeal too.

  • IWOWDskincare

    So this highlights dry patches I guess banana powder does that too. Striking similarity! You have found and great dupe really 🙂

    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks, Ankita!! It really brightens my face.

  • Mariyam@TheMidnightBeauties

    Ben Nye banana powder is quite famous in West! This dupe would highlight yellow toned beauties. Thanks for sharing this product. 😊

    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      Thanks for commenting, Mariyam!!

  • Swathi Bhat

    It does look like dupe. I want to try this now 🙂

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    • Sudhaa Gopinath

      Do try and let us know, Swathi 🙂

  • Sangeeta

    This looks a lot like the BenNye Banana powder.

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