Friday, April 22, 2011

ABAD Day 5: Benefit Bella Bamba//"每日一胭脂"系列 第五天: Benefit Bella Bamba

Bella Bamba by Benefit is the featured blush for ABAD project Day 5. I've tried so hard to like this blush but I just couldn't. I know there are many ladies out there who like Bella Bamba but I've given enough trials for it. What doesn't click just won't click...ha.

"每日一胭脂"系列來到第五天, 今天介紹的是Benefit 的 Bella Bamba. 在下很努力的去喜歡它但真的不行. 我知道有很多女士們都喜歡它, 我亦給了它數次機會, 但不夾就是不夾...哈

There's a mirror housed inside the box, Bella Bamba is said to be a watermelon pink with 3D effect.

盒內有鏡子, 是Benefit紙盒包裝的產品裡的第一次. Bella Bamba 被形容為'西瓜般的粉紅色', 有3D修容效果.

Blush powder is not fine, glitter is chunky:

粉末很粗, 閃粉很大粒:

After 3 swipes....(speechless because it doesn't really show up)

掃了3 下 (在下實在無言, 完全沒有顏色)

After 5 swipes...

Intensity: Pigmentation is LOW
Finish: Glitter finish, the glitter is pretty chunky
Price: $28 USD, same price as before but product amount was downed from 12g to 8g. Mirror inside box.
Lasting power: 5-6 hours max
Repurchase: Honestly I"m disappointed in this, what do you say?
Overall thoughts: I've been collecting Benefit boxes of powders and this one is a letdown (pigmentation-wise) albeit the pretty holographic packing. I had to swipe 4-5 times just to get it show up. Plus I don't see where that 3D effect can be seen. Seriously I don't need that mirror to be housed inside, please give me the extra 4g of product back!

效果: 有金色閃粉的, 頗大粒
價錢: $28 USD, 和以前一樣價錢但份量比以前少4g .V.
持久度: 約5-6小時
回購: 老實說我是頗失望的, 你說呢?
總評: 我有用開Benefit 胭脂盒的, Bella Bamba 令我很失望. 即使包裝很holographic, 但上色度其低. 我掃了4-5下才在面上顯色. 3D修容效果? 不見得有. 還有, 我寧願不要那塊盒內的鏡子, 還我那4g product!

What is A-Blush-A-Day (ABAD) Project?
Project ABAD was started by Elaine, Jolyn and I. On each day, each of us will present a different blush (old or new) we used each day (so that's 3 x 30 = 90 blushes), with swatches done either on face or on hand, and a short review. For my list of 30 blushes to be used in this project, click here. Don't forget to head to Elaine's and Jolyn's blogs for daily blush surprises!什麼是"每日一胭脂"系列?
我們三個(Elaine, Jolyn 和我)每天會介紹當日使用的胭脂, 3人 x 30 = 會介紹總共 90 個胭脂 (新與舊), 配以試色圖(於手上或面上), 再加短短的用評. 本人於未來30天會使用這些胭脂. 去Elaine, Jolyn 的blogs看看她們在用那個胭脂吧!!


  1. Wow, I'm surprised that it's not pigmented for you. I find it quite pigmented that I have to be careful so that I don't have clown cheeks. I actually really dislike the cardboard packaging that it's in.


  2. :( Shame it's not pigmented, it looks like a really nice shade in the box.
    I only have Coralista :) although I'm not a huge fan of the box packaging...


  3. there were many raves on this product but i trust your review. :) i haven't tried any benefit blushes. will have to see this in real life haha! =)

  4. Bleh.. Hate blushers that aren't pigmented

  5. I haven't tried this but I am so glad I read your review because I don't like glitter chunks in my blushes. I prefer matte or sheen finishes. More of a bummer that pigmentation is so low!!

  6. So pretty! But too bad it barely shows up and you need to layer it just for a pop pf color. :P

  7. What a pretty blush colour, a pity you mentioned it is rather sheer. I've been interested in Benefit's boxed powders for the LONGEST time ever but I don't think they justify the price tags (SGD65 here) because I've tried Georgia and Dandelion and they are super sheer too:( Even though getting directly from USA is cheaper (~SGD33), it is still pricey for a blush that looks like nothing when worn.

  8. OWW I'm liking this blush on you! : D

    Thanks for your comment! Haha, I always panic early when it's about my beloved pepsi <3 I got some more yesterday tho, so I'll be good for another week or so ; D Haha!

    I highly doubt that I'll EVER get anymore MAC than you.. than ANYONE who's a pro blogger on here D: I'm such a n00b compared to all of you!
    I do love everything I have tho! : D Sadly I can't use my Pro Longwear foundation until I get a darker tan! >_<" I probably should've gotten an NW instead of an NC.. but my veins are green! D: and.. I have yellow undertones.. it's just. The NC seems VERY yellow on me >_<"

  9. Dear! 5 swipes!! *gasp!
    I didn't get this. Thanks to your review! Leeming killed! :D

  10. I don't like this. Watermelon red is not a good color for me, even as Benefit's BOXOPOWDERS are super sheer, I hate having to blend out a color that will suck if I just give it too much. I'll look like I have red rash I kid you not :(

  11. Thanks for your thoughts on BEnefit Bella Bamba!
    I've heard lots of raves about this product, and actually wanted to pick it up myself to see what's the fuss about, but now after reading your review, I might skip on it! ;)

  12. I'm really surprised this blush isn't very pigmented. Benefit usually has pretty good pigmentation. It's still really pretty though :)

  13. this is surprising, you have fair skin, it should show up on you! :P thank you for the review jenni, now i can cross this off my BeneFit list. ;) im trying to cut down on my shimmers now. i dont know if its just a phase or im getting too old for it. LOL xD

  14. Too bad it isn't pigmented. but it's such a pretty peachy pink shade which I really like.

  15. HAHAHA GIVE YOU THE 4g backs!!
    i can sense your wrath *cuuuteeee

    always find benefit packaging is blahh too dimensionized!bulky!chunky

    the same for those beautiful creaseless cream shadow! HEAVY jars!


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