Getting my ‘Bella Bamba’ on

I’m really loving the latest addition to the Benefit blusher line. Hardly surprising, I’m already a big fan of the various other shades (coralista is almost certainly my no1 blush and I love Benefit/Hoola for bronzing…).

Bella Bamba is a ‘watermelon pink’ with a golden shimmer that is described as a 3D powder, I don’t really get the 3D thing but I adore the colour of this blusher. It’s a healthy pink and the shimmery gold makes it look very pretty – if you like a bit of shimmer, a-al Nars Orgasm, then check this out.

Having been introduced to it at an event held a couple of weeks ago, I got to see it applied to a range of skin tones and can honestly say it suited every single one – and looked different on each one too! Of course, on paler skin you do need a slightly lighter hand but I think it looks gorgeously glowy and lasts all day long with no need to touch up.

I have been using this colour almost daily for the past couple of weeks and already know it will become a staple in my collection – really recommend trying it out, whatever your skin tone.

Close up of me wearing Benefit Bella Bamba

Also worth a mention is the new packaging design, I kinda like it and kinda don’t – I didn’t have a problem with the box design. Yes, it was bulky but for some reason, I quite liked it. Post-redesign the box is still pretty bulky but a tiny bit smaller (with a smaller amount of product too apparently). The inclusion of a mirror is ok – but still not a mirror size I’d use. But I do like that the Benefit bods are thinking about these things a bit!

**The Small Print**
PR sample.



  1. dani@callitbeauty
    February 2, 2011 / 8:15 am

    i swatched this when it first came out and it’s GOOORGEOUS! can’t wait to pick one up 🙂

  2. February 2, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    I skipped this thinking it might be a bit scary on pale skin. It looks lovely on you! I might have to go and have a look next time I’m near the counter 🙂

  3. February 2, 2011 / 1:06 pm

    This is on my (ever increasing) Wish List. I think I like the new packaging, it mixes it up a bit. 🙂

  4. Ev
    February 2, 2011 / 5:41 pm

    i heard it smells like watermelon, is that true?

  5. February 2, 2011 / 6:06 pm

    This looks lovely on you, but I do wish benefit would bring out a more hand-bag friendly version of packaging. Will definitely try a swatch next time I’m in Boots 🙂

    xx xx

  6. February 2, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    The color looks pretty on you. Yes, the packaging is a little loud, but it’s competitive.

  7. February 8, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Oooh, i saw this the other day and thought it looked a bit like Nars Orgasm! I think it looked like a louder Orgasm (Ooh-er)! Thank you for posting this, I think i’ll definitely give it a go next time i’m out.

    Would love you to check out my blog and let me know what you think?


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