Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bella Bamba Blushorma!

Hello Lovelies!

SNOW DAY! Well the snow day was declared for all classes from noon and after. And what time was my class? 10-12! Boo! So I missed out on the fun!

But who says playing with makeup isn't a fun girlie snow day activity?!

Time for a review on Benefit's latest edition to their Box o' Blushes, Bella Bamba!


"Amplify cheekbones and create the illusion of sculpted features with this 3D watermelon blush. Laced with shimmering gold undertones, bella bamba is taking eye popping pretty to the third'll never use traditional blush again!" - Benefit's website

Well, we have been addicted to 3D lately, so it only makes sense to make a 3D blush! Once HD TV caught on, so did HD makeup. Now with 3D TV making a splash, its obvious our makeup needs to 3D quality!



This is my first Benefit blush and oh my goodness! I don't think it will be my last! It is so velvety and rich and just feels a little extra luxurious when compared to my other powder blushes! It has its little gold sparkle but no fall out!

The pigmentation is awesome, if you wanna go wild and do a bright pink some days and a lighter pink on others, you can!

It is a beautiful watermelon pink! It reminds me of a much pinker version of NARS' "Orgasm". I've worn it everyday since I picked it up, because like I mentioned before, it can be both subtle or dramatic.

In box color

On the left is a straight up swatch, and on the right its blended out


I think what Benefit is known for are their boxed blushes. Cute little boxes with a mini brush inside, making it convenient to travel with.

This is my first Benefit blush but I have heard a lot of boxed blush lovers discuss the new packaging. Other Benefit blushes have a detachable lid and no mirror, while Bella Bamba has an attached lid and mirror.

But the complaint many have made? Same price as the other blushes but less product?! Bella Bamba has 0.28 oz while the others boxed blushes contain 0.35 oz.

But the same price? I can imagine the reasoning being the attached lid and the added mirror. But who knows! The mirror is a nice addition but is it worth less product?

Otherwise this packaging is adorable and colorful and holographic! The little brush is okay for travel but I don't think I'll be using it everyday, its a little too wide for my taste!




The Bella Bamba blush can be found at Sephora,, Benefit counters,, anywhere Benefit can be found and retails for $28.

Let me say that when compared to higher end blushes like NARS and MAC, this price is on-par with the price/product amount ratio!


Overall, I am loving this blush! I was worried I'd look super red because of my fair skin with pink undertones but nope! I already have my eye on some other Benefit blushes! It feels great, looks great and is super cute!

Great product! And definitely recommend it! I think it will flatter any skintone!


Have you tried this blush or other Benefit blushes? Lemme know!

♥ Chelsea

1 comment:

  1. Benefit blushes are amazing!:D

    I like Coralista and Dandelion.:D

    ***** Marie *****