Monday, 28 February 2011

Product Review: Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Blush

As many of you will know I'm an absolute Benefit junkie, but I'm especially in love with their blush boxes.  I naturally got really excited when I found out they were bringing out a new blush box, Bella Bamba and naturally I headed straight out to pick one up! 


What struck me first about the blush box, was that it looked totally different! Instead of the lid coming clean off it folds open. At first I really was not sure about this, and did not get on with it, but once I stopped thinking about it I've realized that I quite prefer it! Also, I always have to carry a mirror around with me to use with my blushes, but the new Bella Bamba box had a nifty little mirror in the lid. Not great for doing your makeup with, but just perfect for touch ups on the go! 


Bella Bamba claims to be their first 3D blush to sculpt and highlight. I don't know much about the sculpting, but I think that the powder does sculpt and highlight, and is much better than any other conventional blushes from Benefit. I find it has more pigmentation than any of the other Benefit blushes, and I'm so in love with it I hope they bring out the same formula in some less bright and strong colours, because at the moment I can only use it as a colour highlight as I have such pale skin! In truth I really, really love this blush and I will be buying it again! 


As the girl at the Benefit counter pointed out to me when I tried it, Bella Bamba also includes a new shape fluffy brush, which with its curved edge and softer bristles I find to be a big improvement on the old ones. With all my other Benefit blush boxes I use a different brush, but I use the Bella Bamba brush with this blush! 

left to right: Coralista, Sugarbomb, Bella Bamba

I swabbed Bella Bamba (far right) on the back of my hand for you to all see, and next to it (to really show the pigmentation and brightness of the colour to you) the other two Benefit blushers I have to hand, Coralista (the colour I was previously using to highlight) and Sugarbomb, my base blush. I will not be replacing Coralista and using Bella Bamba instead of it in future!

*edit 14/05/11* I have hit the bottom of this blush and I have found that though it costs the same as all the other Benefit blush boxes, just get just under 50% less as it is held in a shallower pan. 


What was the most recent piece of makeup you bought? 

19 comments:

  1. This sounds fab, I will definitely be heading down to the Benefit counter :) what colour would you say it was? The colour seems to vary wildly from peoples photos but if it was more corally, I'd definitely buy it I think!

    Maria xxx

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  2. woaahh i love it :)
    and i havnt bought any make up recently, dont wear much of it haha

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

    x

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  3. I wonder how it would look on my skin tone? I wish there was a Benefit here so I could try it out!

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  4. I may have to look into this when the sun starts to shine again :) x

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  5. I think I have a lot of new nail polishes, (I won them in the giveawa) but I was ill so didnt have time to go pick up the parcel :) Hopefully I'll go soon, yaay! :) I never really use blush, I always feel like a doll when I do, because I don't even know the proper way to do this haha! But I should learn to use it properly, shouldn't I?

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  6. I actually just tried out that same box at Sephora! I loved the color actually!

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  7. Looks like a great shade! My latest beauty purchase, Nars mascara - love it! :)

    Luv,
    Friend in Fashion
    www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  8. it really does loook lovely, im forever hunting for the perfect blush

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  9. I love benefit!! Thanks for the review.. I must try this :)

    KF x

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  10. i recently bought the NARS pink lipstip and i love itttt....wearing it on my blog right now if u wanna see

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

    follow if u like what u see?

    xoxo

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  11. I use only one particular makeup; eyeliner, so MAC eyegel is the latest makeyp I bought!

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  12. I really should start using blusher! You've inspired me - thanks! x


    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  13. I went to the Benefit counter to try it on. My mum absolutely loved it! It stands out really well.

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  14. I've been looking for a new blush to upgrade from my Covergirl one, although I do not believe that I have come across this one in Canada yet :( Great review!

    M.

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  15. eep you make me want to run out and buy this! thanks for the swatches, im going to go swatch it myself now.

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  16. Oooh I love Benefit blushes - they always smell so heavenly!

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  17. this looks so interesting , might give it a try :) great review xoxo

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  18. Iv been wanting to try bella bamba for agggesss...
    Thanks for adding it to my blush guide :)

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