Tuesday, 19 June 2012

BOOM! It's Benefit BELLA BAMBA


I know that people go mad for benefit’s blushers, but they’ve never really interested me. I had Dandelion years ago, it was pretty but nothing special, not the kind of product I had to repurchase when it ran out, plus I’m not a fan of the cardboard box or that useless little brush. BUT I was in the airport last week with two hours caking myself in Duty Free cosmetics and perfumes and look what I left with...

A sweep of this in the airport at 3 am brightened my face right up... I HAD to have it. They describe it as 3D pink, and I can see where they’re coming from. Laced with shimmering gold undertones it creates the illusion of sculpted cheekbones. It’s certainly multi-tonal and multi-dimensional, the kind that makes you turn your head up and down, left and right in the mirror to see it from all angles.
It’s a true medium pretty pink, but has a peachy-pink look when it’s on your cheeks, well mine at least. It’s very buildable, one sweep gives a pretty wash of colour and sheen, but a few sweeps can transform and chisel the cheekbones. I think it’s a great evening blusher, I wore it most nights on holiday. When swatched on your hand, it’s not super pigmented, but it shows up on my face very well (much more than Coralista which is more subtle) even with a tan.



This blush could be the love child of Benefit’s Coralista, Orgasm by Nars and MAC’s Dollymix. In the pan it reminds me of Orgasm, but it’s more pink like Dollymix and has the sparkle and sheen of it’s sister Coralista.


Like I said, I’m not a fan of the packaging, but there’s a couple of small improvements for Bella Bamba. Firstly there’s a flip-top box with a mirror, making it easier when you’re “on the go” and less likely to lose the lid and the brush has a new curved finish making it more cheek friendly (still does anyone really use the brush?)
Benefit blushers retail for £23.50 in the UK, I paid about £17 in duty free. They're usually a very generous size, Coralista for example is 12g, compared to MAC's standard 6g... it’s a lotta blush for your money. BUT Bella Bamba is a much smaller 8g (feeling the pinch at Benefit are you?) still, more generous than some and a little does go a long way!
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10 comments:

  1. might have to get one of the blushers or bronzers when I am at the airport.
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    xxx
    Peaches

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  2. Never really been a fan of Benefit's blushers as the price just turned me off so much, but this one looks gorgeous! xo

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    1. Thanks Eves. Yes they are pricey, I never thought they were worth it but I do LOVE this one x

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  3. I've never been tempted by this until now, it looks amazing on you! xx

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    1. Thank you Abbi Fay. It is a lovely blusher, probably looks better in the flesh than in the pics x

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  4. Very good description! I never look at Benefit blushers but may pick it up if I see a smaller size:)

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  5. Sorry, but can you tell what you use for your eyes makeup? It's look nice, fresh.

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  6. Wowww i am so loving the effect, which highlighter you used its look so fresh

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    1. I'm not sure honey, it was a long time ago. I think just the blusher, plus I had a tan x

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