La La La Bella Bamba Blush by Benefit! Swatches, Photos and Review

Benefit's Bella Bamba!

Sometimes I feel torn about Benefit products.  I wanted to love Dallas, but it was muddy and unflattering.  I wanted to love Dandelion, but it was pale and chalky.  I wanted to like Sugarbomb, but it was really shimmery for my tastes.  I liked Coralista, but it didn't really go with everything I owned.

Then came Bella Bamba.  We are more in tune than the best tango dancers.  This is the perfect shimmering pink blush for my skintone.  The improved packaging also makes things handier.  The rounded brush makes application easy, and the mirror makes it so much easier to apply.

Thank you Benefit for making the perfect blush for summer.   Warm eyes, neutral eyes, cool eyes... it all seems to work. 

Benefit's Bella Bamba - packaging is an improvement!

A pretty watermelon pink.

3D effect?  Not sure what that means, but I love how it looks on.

Swatched lightly with brush (left).  Heavily with sponge (right).

On the face.  I forgot I had this necklace.  :)

Benefit's Bella Bamba is $28 for and is available at, and Benefit's website.

Benefit Triple the Glossy! Swatches and Review - Holiday Gift Guide

$18, an Ulta exclusive (a $54 dollar value)

Continuing with our Holiday Gift Guide Series (see the tab up top!), we're taking a look at Triple the Glossy! set by Benefit.  A set of three full sized lipglosses priced at $18 (the price of 1!), an Ulta Exclusive.  I love Benefit's blushes, creaseless cream eyeshadows, so I thought I would give this a try.  The value was definitely an incentive; it's like buy 1 get TWO free.

I picked up two different versions of the kit to test the range of colors and applications.  I believe that there were three different varieties, but I cannot confirm that on Ulta's site.
 I picked up two of these packs.
I plan to break these up and give away to friends!

Both had easy to wear shades.
Doe-foot applicator.
Kit 1: contained left to right: Fresh Squeezed, Almost Famous, Friends in High Places
Fresh Squeezed: a soft, pearly pink
Almost Famous: a sheer golden nude bronze

Friends in High Places: soft dusty shimmery rose
The texture of these were more balm than gloss.   There is a high shine finish, but the product doesn't have a gooey, tacky, sticky texture like MAC Lipglass.  These lipglosses felt more like Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Colors, which are stick form.  Those who hate sticky glosses like Lancome Juicy Tubes might find these as a nice alternative.

These colors aren't super pigmented, but I don't think that it's their intention.  These glosses are just a yours-lips-but-better type of thing.
All very wearable for most skintones.

 The second kit:  Kiss You, Zone Out, Who Are You Wearing?

These kits are perfect for giving as a gift, splitting up for stocking stuffers or keeping one for yourself and giving the others away.

 Kiss you: soft shimmering fuchsia with micro gold shimmer

 Zone Out: extremely sheer beige gold gloss. 
This one would be great on top of holiday reds!

 Who Are You Wearing? A bright party pink, very sheer, just adds a little juiciness to your lips.

 This set was much more sheer, with less shimmer, than the other kit.  These colors would probably suit someone who wanted to use them on top of lipstick or by themselves more as a balm.

The texture of these is brilliant.  You have to try them on.

To Review: 
Pros: GREAT value!  $18 for 3 glosses (3 for the price of 1) not bad!  Easy for breaking up and distributing as gifts or trying several colors of this range.  Soft, smooth, non-sticky, moisturizing texture.  Very wearable colors.
Cons: Not for those who want extreme color payoff.  Avoid if you don't like their "apricot-lychee" scent (I didn't mind).
Overall Rating: A