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I am not Benefit's hugest fan as I think some of their products are a bit too 'funky' for me, however one of their products that I do love is their range of blushers. I recently needed a new blusher and when browsing the Benefit range spotted the 'Bella Bamba' blusher.
The Bella Bamba blusher is a bright pink shade and has little flecks of gold through it. Like all of Benefit's blushers, this one comes in a little square box. When you lift up the lid, the inside of the lid has a handy little mirror and the box contains the blusher and a little brush. I found the brush itself a bit useless as it is far too small. I prefer to use my own brush with this blusher.
When I swirl my brush in this blusher, the brush easily picks up the product. It applies well to my face and blends easily, not requiring much effort. This blusher is lightly scented and you can smell a nice fresh smell when you are applying it. The colour when applied to my face is similar to how it looks in the box, pink and bright. This blusher is not a subtle one and is noticeable on your face. I like the look of bright blusher but for those of you who prefer a more subtle or discreet look, a different shade would probably suit better.
Generally speaking I will save this blusher for evenings out or when I am going somewhere nice as I think it's a little bit too bright for everyday wear especially at work. The blusher is long lasting and at the end of a full day/evening I find that it is still noticeable on my face and does not require topping up. I have sensitive skin which is easily irritated but I have had no problems with this blusher, therefore I think it's safe to say it is suitable for all skin types.
This blusher costs £23.50 from Benefit so it is a more expensive product than many other blushers. I personally think it is worth it for such a high quality product which lasts longer and needs fewer applications than other cheaper blushers. From personal experience I have discovered that you can find "cheap" Benefit blushers online on sites such as eBay, however 9 times out of 10 these are fake and are of poor quality and can contain dangerous ingredients. I therefore now stick to buying Benefit items from reputable retailers!
Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
i loooove this blush! It reminds me of NARS orgasm blush. It gives a really beautiful glow and it suits any skin complexion. The packaging is lush too, easy to put into your bag and has a mirror for touch-ups on the go. The formula is silky and blends really easily, little product is enough as it's very pigmented.
After reading lots of rave reviews, i decided to take the plunge and purchase this blusher!
The finish it gives if a light shimmery pink with gold particles of shimmer, although in the pan this looks very bright i find that with a light hand it is a lovely pink buildable colour.
I think that this blusher may be better on medium to dark skin tones and could be a tad too bright for very pale skin tones.
What i also like about this blusher is that it is scented! A fresh fruity smell which although is a strange concept to have a scented blusher, is a nice thought all the same.
The packaging is fun and holographic although i think when the product gets low it will be difficult to get out from around the sides.
The price of this blusher is pretty pricey, i think its around the 21 pounds mark, however would recommend it. Although i would like to try NARS deep throat so not sure if i will repurchase.
I can't believe I paid £23.50 for a blusher but the store assistant gave me a free makeover beforehand and I guess I was sold!
The packaging is gorgeous. The blushes comes in the usual cardboard box style (a popular style for Benefit) and you simply open and close the lid at your leisure. However, it doesn't come open by itself as it's magnetic - so I was told! The blushes comes with a small brush but I prefer to use a larger brush as it swirls it around better then. It's also a "flat" brush and I dislike using "flat" brushes.
The blusher itself is very pink and girly. It's a little bit heavy and "in your face" for daytime use, so I tend to wear it in the evenings when i'm going out. It's a little too expensive to wear for work anyway! The blusher looks great on and it really highlights your cheekbones. It's easy to apply and it's easy to remove at the end of the day. It can be applied straight over foundation and/ or primer and it looks great with Benefit Foundation as the two really go together. The blusher lasts ages too as a little goes a long way and I rarely have to top it up as it lasts all day (or all night in my case!).
I would recommend this blusher. It's not the cheapest blusher on the market but it's excellent quality and it's suitable for ALL skin types - even sensitive skin. It's also ideal for paler complexions as it adds a little warmth to your skin. I could go on all day describing why this blusher is so brilliant but I haven't got the time!
I love the name too - Bella Bamba :)
I got this a few weeks ago after being really impressed with Benefits 'Hoola' Bronzer. I use blusher daily however find the one I use during the day to be a bit too subtle for use in the evening and when I go out, do decided to buy this one from Benefit for use in the evening,
I bought it from the Benefit counter in Boots and it cost £23.00. I'm well aware of how expensive that it, and would never usually spend so much on a blusher, but I knew it would be a good one and intended it only for occasional use so knew it would last a while.
Like the other Benefit blushers and bronzers this comes in a little heavy duty cardboard box. This particular one is mainly purple and pink colours, also with some oranges and has a metallic effect. It looks very girly and cute, however I felt the packaging looks slightly cheap for an expensive product like this.
The box opens and closes easily and the lid is magnetic so it won't come open randomly. There is a little mirror inside which is useful and also comes with a mini brush which fits inside the box. As with the brush that came with my Benefit bronzer, I immediately threw this brush away as I don't like using such small brushes to apply blusher and found the brush to be quite hopeless!
In the box the blusher looks very pink which is exactly what I wanted, I just hoped it would look equally as pink on my cheeks. I could also see little gold shimmery particles in the powder. I'm pleased to say that after only applying a small amount of the blusher I found the colour came out really well and looked just like it did in the box. The colour is very pink and is definitely more suited to evening use, I think it would look a bit unnatural or over the top during the day time.
I don't usually like shimmery blushers however because this was one to use at night I was really pleased it had this effect. The shimmer is very subtle so doesn't make you look glittery or shiny, instead it gives a natural healthy looking sheen that prevents your make-up from looking too heavy and gives the pink colour a more natural edge.
The best thing is that the colour is so strong you don't have to use too much, this not only means the blusher will last longer but also that you don't actually have to wear as much make-up on your face meaning it ends up looking more natural by avoiding that caked on effect, and also is better for your skin! It does mean you have to be careful how much you get on the brush in the first place though as you could quite easily end up looking like a creepy doll if you applied too much!! (Or like you'd applied your make-up in the dark!!) I would advise starting off with the smallest amount and building it up if required.
I've used this blusher on a few nights-out now and it always stays on really well and I've not had to bother re-applying it. However at the same it washes off easily enough using face wash and doesn't stain the skin in any way. I have normal skin and haven't found this to irritate me in any way, however I'm not sure how more sensitive skin types would react to it.
I'm really happy with this purchase and can say that although it is expensive, it is worth it as the colour is very strong and real to how it looks in the box, it is easy to apply, lasts well on the skin and can be used sparingly so should last well in the box. The colour is quite vivid and shimmery, so in my opinion it is a better one for night time use rather than during the day, however this would be down to personal taste.
Benefit Bella Bamba Blusher / 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 dimension...you'll never use traditional blush again / Brush included.