Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Benefit - Bella Bamba

Bella Bamba is Benefit's latest boxed powder (other well known ones are, among others, Hoola and Coralista). This one is a blush, a beautiful pink blush with shimmer, or as they say on the Benefit website, "a 3D brightening pink face powder".

The colour is not to bright, yet brightening, and the shimmer is not over the top. The powder comes with a brush, and although it is slightly better than the old brushes (Benefit has new packaging for their boxed powders now), then the brush is still not very good. It can be used, though.

Does this give me a 3D effect on my cheeks? Well... it definitely is dimensional. I'm not sure about the 3D, but the shimmer does give it a very pretty effect.

The packaging has 3D effect, and is very pretty (it's hard to catch the effect on camera, but above is my try :)

A closer look of the colour. Some have used this as a contour colour, even around their forehead... which I really do not recommend. It is a very pretty blush colour though, and I can see it working beautifully on both lighter and deeper skintones. However, I really don't like all the fallout that you get from this blush. I barely have to touch the blush with a brush (even a soft brush), and then tons and tons of powder fall off the brush. This is for me a major minus. Not only does it waste a lot of product, but it also makes everything very messy.

I had to post two swatch picture, because here you can see the shimmer to this colour, whereas on the next picture... see a more accurate picture of the colour. I do really like this colour, and it wears very well.

Product (65%) - 8/10
Value (10%) - 8/10
Would I repurchase? (15%) - 7/10
Packaging (10%) - 9/10 (I like having a mirror, and the brush can be used in case of an emergency ;)

Overall - 8/10
Love, Miss Diorista


  1. I think Bella Bamba may be the best boxed blush Benefit offers--- it looks so pretty in your swatches too! (Boo on the fallout though)

  2. @Dovey - I agree, it's lovely, but the fallout is just a big minus... This would have been a straight 10 if it hadn't been for the fallout!


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