BeneFit Cosmetics • Bella Bamba [DISCONTINUED] • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm torn about bella bamba. It's such a gorgeous medium watermelon pink but has a lot of gold glitter. I do like shimmery blushes, but not glittery. The glitter is very similar in size to nars orgasm (which I had and swapped mostly due to the glitter) Once applied the shimmer/glitter is more subtle, but is still visible on the skin.
Packaging wise, the lid is now attached and it has a mirror (which I like). I do worry about the lids coming off in my purse. However, they reduced the size of product you get and are charging the same price which is disappointing. Benefit has confirmed they are going to this new packaging with lid attached/mirror instead on all the boxed powders in the coming year.
I know a lot of people dislike how sheer some of these boxed powders are, a lot of the shades only will show up on pale complexions. Bella Bamba however is very bright and super pigmented, so if you normally have a hard time getting Benefit's boxed powders to show up on you this one will definitely show up. I find this one to be even more pigmented than coralista and I have to be careful to use just barely a touch of this to avoid over-doing it (nw10 for reference).
I have decided to keep this as I do like the color a lot, and I do find it unique, in fact I really don't have anything at all in my collection that is similar to bella bamba and I have a large blush collection. However, I probably won't repurchase it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I really like this - it's a watermelon pink with fine gold shimmer. I don't think it's glittery at all. It's very pigmented so I only need to use a small amount. It smells nice too! The only thing I don't like is that it's less product than the previous boxed powders but it costs the same.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I really like this color. In my opinion, it's not glittery, but it does have shimmer. It isn't really overwhelming, and it's pretty- a light gold. I would like it better w/o. I do think that it would be suitable for most skin tones.
The color it self it nice, a watermelon like described. Very pigmented, more than I expected. I hate the new box only because when I closed it the first time the left side got caught and put a huge dent in the corner of the blush, so be careful!
Recommended... but the box is what really got me. But hey, the brush it comes with is better!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought Bella Bamba sight unseen after reading about the description---watermelon pink with shimmer. I like Coralista and Dandelion but wanted something with more punch. This is a nice bright watermelon pink to be sure---good for warm and cool tones with great pigment. It gives my cheeks a nice flush that looks natural BUT---lots of gold glitter, not shimmer which I much prefer. I'd say it is much more glittery than Coralista (which I think is more shimmery) and like Nars Orgasm in the glitter particle size.
The gold glitter is very noticable especially in natural day light. I am so disappointed-it would be a wonderful color except for that IMO. If you have no glitter issues then this may be for you. It should work on all skintones but definitely try it first if you are on the fence on glitter. On to hunt for a similar color with shimmer for a nice glow:(
The packaging is different from other Benefit powders because the top is attached. The joint of the top/box may prove to be an issue after a while b/c it is paper but having an attached top is a nice change. Size wize the box is the same as other powders too but I believe you get less product. The more rounded brush is a step up too but I like to use the ELF blush brush. Overall I rate this a 3 because I like the actual blush color but am just not a fan of glitter.