I have been changing my blusher this past month and my choice was one of the products I got last summer but had never even opened .
The only reason I actually opened this was because someone had said over on twitter that this was being discontinued although many were begging for it not to be and I remembred that I had it in my drawer ready for review .
My problem is , when I get new products , I dont actually try them out straight away , Ii place them into a huge box along with other new items that have not yet been opened or tried ready to take pics of untill it is actually time to give a whirl but some things tend to stay in there a little longer as I try to work through oldest to newest on a list , unfortunately this one slipped the net and was still hidden in the box of new products and untill the lady mentioned it over on twitter , It had never even been swatched.
What Was I thinking ?
This should have been used way before the past month, in fact it is now my must have blusher in my makeup bag and I am loving it so much I even take it with me out and about in case I need to top it up .
Now I know this is not sold seperately no more buy you can get hold of it by buying the Hot 2 Trot Set on Benefit for only £18.80 (which is fantastic considering the blushers sell for £23.50 usually), good thing about that is that it comes with a Cha Cha tint which I also have and will share my thoughts with you another time.
I have to say this is my first ever Benefit blush that was not added to a beauty book or set and I was quite amazed at the reaction they had before I have them a go myself , then I knew why there was such a good rating for them.
What they say about this -
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!
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
Bella Bamba has that new flip top lid which keeps it all neatly together and for me makes life a little easier so I am not rushing around looking for lost lids which I am terrible for losing .
I know I am not the only one !
The Blusher comes with a cute soft feather blusher brush which I do actually use considering most brushes I have received before this in blushers are never usually any good so I am happy to see they had a fabulous brush that actually works with the product .
Also with a mirror included this is a great addition to carry in your handbag for top ups and easy use.
The blush is gorgeous on my skin tone, I think it actually compliments me more than the usual pink shades I have used previously .
Having a watermelon pink shade with fairly pale gold shimmer it sculpts my cheeks without any effort at all.
I like that I can build this shade up to a more dramatic tone if needed but for my every day look this is as subtle as I need it to be .
I actually think this would suit most skin tones not only fare skintones but also the deeper, darker ones to and although it has a mass of shimmer the pigment is great and it stays well on the skin .
I have found it stays on my skin for a good 6-8 hours without a setting spray .
Here is me wearing the blush , I have no face base makeup on today as I am struggling with very dry patchy skin so letting it breath but you can clearly see it is a lovely natural shaded blush .
You do not need a lot of this product , I feel this is one of those blushers that will go a long way for a long time and I for one have it as one of my most loved blushers , just a shame its not going to be around much longer .
What do you think about this blusher, will you be grabbing it while you can ?