Benefit Bella Bamba Review, Swatches, Photos
Benefit Coralista is sheer perfection and my favorite boxed blush from the brand without any doubt. I seriously thought they could not improve on an already awesome product or release anything nearly as good. Last year, Sugarbomb released and I knew it would never compete with Coralista for me and I was right, def did not come even close.
Flash forward and Benefit Bella Bamba crosses my path and after a single glance I knew that this might be a worthy contender for Coralista.
A new shade of watermelon blush from Benefit!
You need it. Simply put you need it if you’re a big fan of Benefit boxed powders, you need it if you love Coralista, you need it if you love bright pops of gorgeous blush on your cheeks.
Yes, you need it.
It’s amazing. I didn’t think I’d ever say that something could be better than Coralista but truly Bella Bamba competes with and even beats out Coralista for my favorite boxed powder from Benefit of all time.
It’s gorgeous simply put.
At first glance I think myself and many of you were of the mentality it looked ALOT like Coralista. Perhaps a bit pinker but not too big a change. Well, I’ll say this, next to Bella Bamba, Coralista is actually not as loud and as popping as we thought! Coralista is in the realms of a bright coral shade where as Bella Bamba is a shade of peachy, watermelon pink. I think I’d like to call it what many NARS Orgasm fans have always wanted but never really got from the shade. It’s sizzling, popping, and oh so vibrant. It’ll light up even the most dull of complexions and leave behind a pigmented flush of delicious peachy pink that lights your entire face up! You have no need of dramatic eye makeup or lip colors when wearing this, a simple dab of this will create a beautiful glow that you won’t have need of other products to look completely and beautifully made up in a healthy, natural way!
It’s majorly pigmented and will work well for most any skin tones since the shade builds up incredibly well. You can go for a heavy hand and have a super pigmented set of flushed cheeks or just lightly dust into place for a soft glow. It’s very versatile. I even tried a dab on my lids and it works fab as a shadow!
Coralista has a fruity scent to it and maybe I’m nuts but I think Bella Bamba sports the same scent…but don’t quote me, maybe I’m experiencing phantom scents here.
The blush blends well, applies easily, and just lights up my face! Absolutely adore it and think it falls into the YOU NEED THIS realms!
I do not like the flip top box design sadly. I prefer the old box design which has a detachable lid. The lid is now attached and it drives me batty keeping it open when I’m apply as it tends to flip closed. I prefer the old design and hope they bring it back for new boxed powders. I do like that they included a mirror now though, wicked!
- Anyone who adores Coralista.
- Anyone who loves a sizzling shade of blush!
- Darker or olive skin types (anyone can take advantage even those with darker skin since this is major pigmented).
- Anyone who desires a beautiful glow that will ease dullness and leave behind a healthy, natural flush of peachy pink!
- NARS Orgasm fans (if you’ve been disappointed in the subtly of Orgasm, Bella Bamba has none of the same issues!)
- You’re loco if you find anything not to like about this!
Huge rave for Benefit Bella Bamba. This is a gorgeous blush and just incredible all around. I was VERY pleased with it! If you’re a fan of NARS Orgasm you’ll absolutely love this as this feels like a beefed up version of that shade with way more pop, sizzle, and pigment! Although it’s a Spring release, it will work easily into the Summer! One of the best things about it would be the fact you can pretty much do away with eye and lip makeup and just concentrate on buffing a little of this on cheeks for a really fantastic, made up look with minimal effort.
I never thought that Benefit would create anything that could compete with my beloved Coralista but Bella Bamba beats it out in aces.
Absolutely adored this!
Big hearty Muse Approved for purchase!
You need it!
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