Friday, January 20, 2012

AMW Reviews: Benefit's Bella Bamba Blush

"Para bailar bella bamba...
Para bailar bella bamba...
se necesita una poca de gracia..."

Come on, you have to admit it that I had you singing on top of your head!    Who can stop me from being so corny?  The name, is just so gorgeous!  Bella Bamba....but let's not fall in love with the name or packaging and start getting professional, how does this really fair and who needs this?  

(I hear a lot of "mes") :P

Benefit's Bella Bamba says ---
Amplify cheekbones and create the illusion of sculpted features with this 3D watermelon blush. Laced with shimmering gold undertones, Bella Bamba takes eye-popping pretty to the third dimension...you'll never use traditional blush again!

Ingredients: TALC, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE (CI 77002), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), BORON NITRIDE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, LECITHIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TIN OXIDE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, LIMONENE, BHT, RETINYL PALMITATE, CARMINE (CI 75470). N° 05361/N

Size: 8.0 Net wt. 0.28 oz.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Free brush is quite nice to use.
  • Personally, I like the boxed packaging is something I like because it helps save environment.  (I know some people doesn't like this though).
  • Pigmented deep pink shade with tiny specks of gold that's not too huge.
  • Pigmentation can be controlled by applying more.
  • Can look good on any skin color.
  • Color lasts for me.  Oily skin may need re-application.
  • A little goes a long way! (using the right brush)
Cons
  • Price!  
  • The box and the way we need to put back the plastic cover between the blush and brush plus the cover may be a con for others.
Overall
This blush reminded me so much of Nars Orgasm but has the Bella Bamba has a deeper shade.  I think the only similarity between this and Nars Orgasm is the tiny gold speckles that gives an instant "lift" to your overall look!  

The Benefit's Bella Bamba blush is pigmented and gives a nice healthy glow from fair to dark skin.

Tips 
  • Wash the free brush that comes with the Bella Bamba.
  • I prefer using the free brush for a more defined blushing.
  • Use a big powder fluffy brush for a very natural flush.
  • Using the free brush would be much better as compared to regular blush brush as the free brush that comes with the box can grab more pigment as compared to synthetic blush brush.
  • Always keep the "plastic cover" to prevent accidents and ruin your blush.
  • Like Benefit Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook to be updated with promos and tips.
Will I repurchase?
Not the same shade but will definitely repurchase Benefit blushes.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Blush lovers.

Where to purchase and how much?
International Benefit site costs $28.00 + tax, locally, you can purchase this at Benefit Boutique for Php1,600 (approx $37.00)

Benefit's Bella Bamba



Swatch on hand without base


Applied using the free brush on cheek
The color does come off differently depending on the skin tone.  Mine came out a bit deep coral shade while others may find this to be more on the dark pinkish side.
Have you tried Bella Bamba?
Do you like it or not?
Which Benefit Blush shade is your current favorite?

Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!



20 comments:

  1. wow..its very very pretty shade...

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    1. I agree, the shade is very flattering on a lot most people!

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  2. hahaha, love your intro! napapakanta ako! naku, nahahalata ata ang age natin? anyway, the blush looks really pretty! :)

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    1. uuuuyyy! kaw naman, super duper duper bata pa tayo non no!!! hahahah :P

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  3. I've been wanting this blush actually! Such a pretty color and the box is so cool xD

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    1. the colorful box for me looks wonderful on top of the dresser but of course for traincase, it uses up much space sometimes! But it's ok, worth the effort :)

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    1. *sniffs sniffs* I can't seem to sniff any scent coming from it! hahahha :)

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  5. I don't really like the packaging that much tbh, but the shade is gorgeous!

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    1. I know some doesn't like the packaging, I'm glad I'm ok with it :)

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  6. I LOVE!!! I should get this too! but then again too much make up na hahaha... like the shade really it's super perfect on you!

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    1. thanks for liking the shade sis OO hirap ubusin pa naman especially if you don't use this on gigs :)

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  7. nice review!!! they got a new one now which is the hervana...it's really nice too!!!


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    1. I was able to swatch it and its really pretty I should say!

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  8. I have this and I couldnt get it to show up on me, considering I have fair skin :( all I get is shimmer... shucks any tips?

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    1. Sis do you use the brush that comes with the packaging?

      If yes, have you tried scraping off the TOP portion muna? (Scrape as in with heavy hand and grab as much pigment).

      How old is your Bella Bamba na? Baka na dried out lang yung top portion! I see this as not "light" as compared to other Benefit Blush and I've used this to really fair, Chinese skin, ok naman :)

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  9. i agree, looks very much like nars orgasm, now the choice is the less expensive one which most likely would go to benefit haha!

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    1. hahaha you know what? i can't seem to finish any of these blush so I guess it's worth the investment, as long as you pick the color you would use on a daily basis :D

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  10. i got this when every1 was into bella bamba. too bad i got my sonia kashuk cosmetic bag a month ago,ung colors ng packaging is starting to fade.ugh! i dont recommend it storing in one big cosmetic bag na walang compartments.i loved this one to death and till now,i havent made a dent! compared to tarte,this one lasts about 5 hours on me.the tarte amazonian clay,only 2 to 3 hours.now im eyeing hervana.but its darn too expensive here in the phils!
    ayen852002@yahoo.com

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    1. Ah really? I'm just trying out Tarte and I'm excited to compare the longevity of these 2! I used to think Tarte is like the longest wearing blush available in the market! So I guess it's Benefit huh? :)
      thanks for your feedback!

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