Saturday, 9 July 2011

Benefit Bella Bamba

If money was no object, I'd happily buy every Benefit blusher going because of how pretty they all look. But as they're quite pricey (and smaller than I thought), I limited myself to one. After swatching all of them whilst avoiding the sales assistant that was circling around me, I decided on Bella Bamba. Benefit describe Bella Bamba as a "3d watermelon blush laced with gold undertones."

With my general love of pink blush I expected to really love this but in actual fact, I don't really. The colour doesn't suit me, I just feel like it's a bit too bright and pigmented for my skin. It will maybe look better if I have a bit of a tan (fake or hopefully otherwise!). I can't really see the gold in it, or the "3d" effect.

I love the packaging which comes with a mirror and a little brush too. However the mirror is a bit pointless as it gets dusty quickly and because it's encased in the box it's a bit hard to see yourself in it. The brush is too stiff as well, I feel like it wastes a lot of product and that it picks up too much, which means my cheeks look a bit too pink! As a few other people have mentioned this is 8g of product whereas most of the other Benefit blushes are 11g which I think is a bit disappointing for the price. It is fairly longwearing though!

I don't think I'll be buying another Benefit blush, I think I'm going to repurchase the Pixi Lumi Lux palette that I've ran out of, I preferred the colour and the effect of that, plus I managed to find it a bit cheaper on Ebay than it is in Boots.


  1. I was just going to say Bella Bamba seems to be the smallest blush out of the range! Cheeky considering they haven't lowered the price..

    I want to try Coralista but I'm worried that I'll dislike it when it's actually on my face or it won't suit me. xo

  2. I had issues with the colour of this not suiting me either. It pulls too red in a really unflattering way. Coralista is much better in my opinion xx

  3. It's annoying because I swatched all of the Benefit ones and on my hand this seemed like the best idea - I wasn't keen on Coralista but might have to give it a go!

  4. I have tried quite a few of the benefit blushes and i find they aren't as good as they should be considering the price, however the packaging is very alluring. Have a look on qvc and check out the laura geller blushes .. they are amazing! ... ps. i love the design of your blog :) adashofblusher newbie blogger xoxoxo

  5. I'm going to get it next FF!
    thanks for sharing!


  6. I got this blusher in April and I have to say the colour does take a long time to get used to. Its good if you want your cheeks to be the focal point other wise you need a really good brush to blend it in with. The brush which comes with it as you said it picks up way to much product.


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