A loving review of the newest Benefit blush
I’m going to give this lil’ box of happiness the Packaging Porn title as well. You might be thinking “Really? A cardboard box?!” To which I’d answer: have you taken a look at this cardboard box?
Besides updating their packaging (adding a hinge to the lid and a mirror), Benefit went all out with the printing of these. A holographic overlay gives the box a kaleidoscopic, multidimensional effect; fitting for a blush described as “3D” (more on that in a minute). And the art on the box? Feathers, sequins and lace. Yeah, it may not be subtle, but it’s all kinds of fun!
And I haven’t even got to the beautiful watermelon pink blush yet!
So, what is a 3D blush exactly? Benefit says that Bella Bamba will “amplify cheekbones and create the illusion of sculpted features.” I do see what they mean. The combination of the bright color and the gold shimmer does really make your cheeks pop. It also has the effect of a blush with a highlighter applied over it. Which seems to me to be different than a blush with highlighting shimmer in it. Or am I just blinded by love? Let’s look at the pros and cons…
• Beautiful, bright color with subtle, yet noticeable gold shimmer.
• Very different from Benefit’s other blushes. In fact, I don’t have another blush like it in my whole collection.
• A fun “packing porn” award worthy box
• A delicious scent that makes me smile (it reminds me of Smarties!)
• Light skinned gal will need to apply lightly or risk having cheeks that are too 3D!
• $28 does hurt a tiny bit…
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. The price is easily overlooked for a blush that’s unlike anything I own!
How about it readers, anyone else in love with Bella Bamba?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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