BeneFit Cosmetics • Bella Bamba • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like this blush a lot: I like the smell (even though i do not like it as much as the smell of coralista), i love the color (because it has absolutely no peachy tone) and i adore the shimmer. the shimmer is not chunky at all or glittery, it just gives your cheeks this pretty sheen without being too obvious.
The only con is (in my opinion), that it is a bit too pigmented for my taste. So if you use bella bamba for your first time, just be careful to not overblush.
All in all, it's a great blush (if you can afford it) and has a pretty good value compared to other high end brands like nars.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like this blush...I think it has a little bit of shimmer or glitter...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this blush. It's a very pretty, shimmery, watermelon pink shade. It's just the right shade for my very fair skin...not to dark or too light. It's very smooth and not chalky like some blushes, and it blends easily. A little bit goes a long way for me, so it will last for a long time. The only think I don't like about it is the brush that comes with it. I just use a spare blush brush. It's also a little pricy, but I will definitely buy again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
On me, 'Bella Bamba' looks very similar to how NARS 'Orgasm' looked on my skintone except that 'Bella Bamba' has less of a golden shimmery sheen. It does have a slight golden shimmer to it, but not as intense and glittery like the 'Orgasm' blush. It's very pigmented and has great staying power on my skin. It adds just the right amount of sheen without looking like I've sprinkled glitter everywhere. The downside is the packaging - would rather have it in a pan or something more practical then a cardboard box. Plus, it is pretty expensive for such a small amount of product and find that this colour is pretty dupable with other blushes so that's why I have checked 'no' to repurchasing. The brush that comes with it is quite soft, but I still prefer to use my own brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Best. Blush Ever.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I purchased this blusher just under a week ago, and I'm loving it! I also have Coralista (which I adore) and Bella is already on the same level as that. It's a beautttiful medium, highly pigmented pink with gold. A little goes a long way with this, it gives me the perfect healthy glow, the kind of glow your cheeks get on a cold winter's morning, and looks great on NC15, fair skin although it would look great on any skin tone, I think olive, tanned skin would look amazing particularly. The finish to Bella Bamba isn't matte, it gives a nice sheen, glowy effect instead, which I actually prefer, it's actually reverted me from matte blushes! Although glowy, the blush won't make your skin look oily or over done if applied with a light hand. Only gripe is the new packaging from Benefit, I find the flip-top lid quite hard to open to be honest and it sticks alot, so no good if your in a rush! The brush is cute but isn't ideal for applying blush but could be used as a contour brush perhaps, it's a little flat for blush and doesn't blend great. Also, the content of the blush has been SIGNIFICANTLY reduced to about 8g (I think!) what's up with that Benefit?! And yet the price still remains the same! Bring back the old packaging, boo. But the compact mirror in the lid is helpful if your on the go but everything else isn't good. Also loving the new '3D' holographic box, very unique like all Benefit producta without being too cheesy. Overall, I lurrrve the blush and product itself but new packaging is a no-no!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Very pretty color! Not as bright as it looks in the box. Looks good on my pale, warm-toned skin. No complaints. :-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wanted this blush the second it was released then somehow talked myself out of it. I picked it up a month or so ago and I really like it. I'm not over the moon in love with it like I am some other blushes but I enjoy it. It's a watermelon pink with gold sparkles, I see no sparkles on my fave though. I didn't really like the "box" part of the Benefit blushes when I first got into them but now I really think they are cute. This one specifically has the magnetic top which is nicer than the old style. I do find when I use my Nars Yachiyo brush to apply there is quite a lot of loose powder inside the box after swirling, but it doesn't seem to be a chalky blush on the face. I would most def buy this blush again, it just adds the perfect pop of pink on my cheeks!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So, I have to edit my review. This will be my first and so far only HG product. When I tried this on my bare face, I was unimpressed. I guess my face kind of looked unbalanced. When I did my makeup and put this blush on, I was blown away. My cheeks looked perfect. I'm not one for glittery blush, so I was kind of nervous. In the pan, this blush looks like it would be a disaster. Somehow it worked and looked natural. The shimmer and glitter was much more subtle than I thought. One of the best things about the blush is the lasting power. I still had blush on 10 hours after I had applied it. I love this and will buy it again when it finally runs out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I generally don't like blusher, I have acne scaring on my cheeks and I worry that the blusher just brings out the redness in my skin, but I saw this and just fell in love with the colour. I absolutely love it, definitely my HG, it gives a lovely warm tone, I use it across my cheek bones instead of on the apples of my cheeks and it contours my face really well, the brush is so good for applying it in this way. I've had it for over 2 months and I still have loads left, I can't see it running out any time soon. It's so smooth, not cakey or flakey at all, and it doesn't wear off or go patchy. And, of course, the packaging is typical for Benefit - absolutely adorable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was my first blush! It is a beautiful pink blush, very shimmery (I use it when I am going out at night, not very suitable for work). Stays on forever, comes with a brush which is pretty cool. I use this brush to apply, and then a blending brush (BB) to blend it in better. I like the packaging, it is very attractive and easy to carry in a handbag. Unfortunately, it costs AUD52, which is pretty expensive for a not-high-end blush. But still, I haven't regretted the purchase. I have had it for aaaaages and I've barely made a dent in it, so I get the impression I won't have to buy again for a very long time.
Basically, if you want a pink blush that gives you a wonderful glow, get this.
*EDIT* I ended up getting rid of this, because it is actually not that great in comparison to a lot of other blushes in my collection. It was nice as a starter-blush, but I've since moved on to better things
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Searching for the perfect blush has been very, very time consuming. Now that I found it I don't know what I'll do with all my free time. This is the perfect peachy-pink blush for me. To me it is Orgasm dialed down a notch and Deep Throat amped up a smidge and just a tad bit pinker. I love that it leaves a healthy sheen on my cheeks rather than a glittery glow. I don't know what I'd do if it were ever discontinued, really, I love it that much. I'm a fan of Benefit's boxed powders in general. I just wish they were packaged differently. It does bother me to shell out $28 for a product that looks banged up after a week of use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love everything about this blush except for the brush that it comes with. (It looks cute but I wouldn't recommend using it) I got this 3 months ago. I was just walking around Nordstrom when I saw this cute boxed blush- which I wasn't supposed to buy--but I did. The lady explained like it was 3D or something like that which pushed me even more to get it. I'm not regretting I got this at all! The shade is just perfect on my skin. I would like a matte blush but this is just WOW.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is GORGEOUS. I do enjoy the high pigmentation. It means less fuss and more product. It is though easy to overapply. Unlike tints, just dab off with a tissue, i say! I think it may be more pigmented that Coralista? But it is truly an exceptional effort by Benefit. An amazing colour, with a divine watermelon-ish scent and the best packaging yet! NOT A FAN OF THE FLIP-TOP LID AND THE SMALLER/REDUCED POWDER AMOUNT (compared to other benefit powders).
STOP TRYING TO RIP US OFF BENEFIT, ITS DISGUSTING!
But all in all, a fab little product and my HG Blush. Very well marketed too. As far as im concerned, many go ga-ga over NARS blushers, but lets see them match this baby!
Will most certainly repurchase and recommend to everyone who loves a little liveliness on their cheeks (the great this is that you can play this blush both up and down). Works a treat with the slant powder blush brush from Benefit!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this for free from my sister in law. She had won a gift basket from Macy's Benefit counter and she had no use for it so it became mine! :P I don't really like or dislike this blush. When I first applied, I ended up WAY too sparkly and pink. I like the smell of the blush, but that's about it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I absolutely ADORE this product! Many shades of blush donít work well on my medium, somewhat tan skin. Pink shades often look clownish and deeper maroon shades look too dark and sallow. The Bella Bamba is the perfect blend of coral and gold Ė it makes my whole face look vibrant and alive.
I purchased it at a yard sale Ė they were selling the unopened container for only $5 Ė score! When Iíd seen this product at Ulta, they didnít have a tester & I was hesitant to purchase thinking it was too sparkly and pink. My skin has some acne scarring, which sparkly blush always accentuates Ė but somehow the Bella Bamba actually helps conceal it!
What I love most? The gorgeous glow it gives to my face. Never have I found a blush that makes me look as alive and awake. Even on mornings when Iím exhausted and zombie-ish, the Bella Bamba gives my face an instant lift. I also sweep some of it across the crease of my eyes, and it brightens up my face even more.
The only reasons it didnít get a full 5 star rating from me? First, the color fades too quickly. I have a feeling this is due to my insanely oily skin, as almost all non-waterproof cosmetics fade within 4 hours of application on my skin. Even when I use makeup setting spray, the Bella Bamba still fades too quickly. Second, the packaging is boxy and difficult to carry along for touch-ups. I sooo wish they would develop this same product in either a travel size or a flat portable compact, because itís something I would love to take with me everywhere!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This does NOT cost $40 (USD anyway) as one reviewer claimed below, and it really isn't hard to open. I think companies factor in average intelligence, not stupidity, when designing for ease of use. The brush is an improvement over the older version. I like the watermelon scent.
It is more sparkly than anything else, at least on my olive skin. It's a bit tricky for me to get a real deep pink color to show up, since I get distracted by the shimmer.
I was drawn to it because the color seemed so vibrant, along the lines of Coralista.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Love it! Though i would def say if you want a subtle look use a seperate blusher brush as the one included is like a trowel it also catches on the blusher so ive chucked mine. But this colour really wakes up my skin tone. The coral pink makes my cheekbones look awesome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
While I love Coralista, I like Bella bamba...it is actually surprisingly pigmented and very shimmery (which I have no problem with) but I dislike the smell. It is a strangely fake fruity smell, which is kinda sad because I really like the way Dallas and Coralista smell. But, it's not a breaking factor since you only smell it as you're applying it and then it's gone.
I dont like the new packaging and am sad that Benefit is changing them all but I am also not the type to carry around blush. I just apply it in the morning and go.
With Benefit blushes, I find that they actually last me all day anyway which is unusual, most blushes fade and disappear within 4 hours on my oily skin and Ive tried all kinds, powders, gels, and creams.
I do think that Bella bamba gets darker on me as the day wears on, whereas I have not found this to be true for Dallas and Coralista.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
BeneFit has its ups and downs, but I do still have a love for the brand itself (yes, I am easily drawn in by cute packaging), so I thought that I would give this blush a try. Simply put, I love it. The color of the blush itself is a really nice punk, and looks subtle and natural on the cheeks. It also has a few gold flecks in it, which can go either way in a blush. Here, I think it works very well; there's just enough to give that pretty luminescence, but also not so much that it looks tacky when applied. The brush supplied by BeneFit is also surprisingly good quality, although I still prefer my blush brush from the Body Shop, as the supplied one is a bit wide for applying blush.
This is also a long-lasting product; I do not have to reapply at all during the day. That's not to say that it doesn't come off easily (I've yet to see a blush that doesn't anyway). And as always, BeneFit went that extra mile with the packaging and the whole "boxed power" gimmick. But overall, it is cute.
As with any product, though, I do have my qualms with Bella Bamba. My first is, of course, the price. I do believe that you pay for what you get, and that it's worth the money. Still, 40 bucks a pop is a bit much. My second issue is the packaging (yes, I know I said I loved it, but hear me out). To start out, it took me a good 10 minutes to be able to open this for the first time. Perhaps this was just out of stupidity, but nonetheless, it was very hard to get open. I ended up misshaping the slightly flimsy box in my efforts to get the thing open the first time, and after a few days it still takes me a few seconds (but maybe that's just me). But that brings me to my second point, which is that the box is hard to close properly. The problem is that when I am shutting the blush's box, the side of the box which is supposed to close outside the compartment that the blush is in comes down inside said compartment inside, which results in the corners of the box cutting into the blush. I have an irritating little dent in my blush now (and it's not just that rush of annoyance when I open the box to see such an imperfection, it's also that I have lost some precious and expensive blush). In short, the packaging is cute but poorly designed.
All in all, this is my favorite blush on the market.