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Hi beauties!

I decided to continue my Oh-My-Blush! installment featuring one blush at a time. Now I can’t promise how regular this installment will be as I’ve already cut down gazillion of blushes in my collection so I will try to make it a weekly thing 😉 The blushes that I have right now are my favorites so don’t judge me if I sang praise to the heaven for these blushes lol. I’m biased that way.

Benefit Bella Bamba

Benefit Bella Bamba

So to kick it off I’m gonna present you with Benefit Bella Bamba! Shake that booties to samba rhythm! Oh I just fail miserably trying to make things rhyme. Bella Bamba belongs to Benefit’s Box ‘O’ Powder range. I used to have Dandelion and Georgia but those two were too sheer for my liking, so I ditched them. Oops sorry, I swapped them away :P. I can faintly remember I had a hard time to decide whether I should take this baby home or Coralista. I was attracted more towards this blush just because the packaging was too gorgeous to pass, gawd I’m a sucker.

According to Benefit, this is a 3D brightening face powder. Look at the box, it even says 3D pink. Honestly I have no idea what 3D pink means *baffles*. To me, Bella Bamba is strawberry pink with gold shimmer. Benefit suggests to apply this on the cheeks and *lo and behold* dot at the hairline. Dot at hairline? Have you ever seen people putting PINK on their hairline. No, thanks, I’ll just stick to the traditional way of applying blushes.

Left: Swatch, Right: Blended

Left: Swatch, Right: Blended

How Benefit Bella Bamba looks on me

How Benefit Bella Bamba looks on me

Mind you, unlike other Benefit Box ‘O’ Powder mentioned above, Bella Bamba is fairly pigmented. It’s not as pigmented as NARS blushes but a light hand is still needed if you don’t want to overdo your blush. So please be careful. I usually use stippling brush for application as it’s easier for me to control the amount of blush placed on my cheeks.

Benefit Bella Bamba after 10 hours

Benefit Bella Bamba after 10 hours (please excuse the shiny face, I had to use flash)

On me, Bella Bamba sticks like a leech. It stays on whole day with minimal fading. My skin is on the drier spectrum so blushes usually stay put throughout the day. I still can’t vouch for oily-skinned ladies. Maybe I should ask my sister to put this on and see how it fares (Dang how come I never thought about this??). I shall update this post once the experiment’s done ;). Priced at USD 28 it’s not exactly cheap but considering a little goes a long way I can justify the price hehe. I won’t repurchase as this blush is gonna last me a lifetime, or maybe two.

Where can you get this? I’m not sure whether Benefit Cosmetics is available in major cities in Indonesia, please let me know if any of you ever encountered one. Even if there isn’t any at the moment, Sephora’s coming to Jakarta pretty soon I heard so it will be available at Sephora. You can also find this at IndoMakeup, where I got mine. I’m not affiliated to IndoMakeup but I found their service to be excellent.

Ah I’ve been blabbering too much. To conclude, Bella Bamba is a pretty strawberry pink with gold shimmer which looks awesome on fair to medium skintone. It lasts all day long so one box could definitely last me ages.

Oh here’s the ingredients for those who are concerned 😉

Benefit Bella Bamba ingredients list

Benefit Bella Bamba ingredients list

Watch out for the next issue of Oh-My-Blush!

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Yes ladies, I still am struggling on my exam preparation yet I just can’t neglect my blog, aye? 😀 This post is going to compare four different bronzers that I have. Instead of reviewing them one by one, I decided to put them all in one post ;). Beware though, this post will be a picture heavy one. Teehee~

Just in case you can’t read what I typed in the picture (which I’m pretty sure you can’t lol), I will re-write the products’ names. On the top left is The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Bronze. The one on the top right is MAC Style Warrior Bronzing Powder in Solar Riche. On the bottom left is the ever famous Benefit 10 and beside it is Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer in Baked Bronze.

Why bronzers? I am not a snow-white fair 😛 My skin is considerably fair-medium, but I am dead pale. Unless I let myself being baked under the sun, only I can show up the healthy baked flush. Anyway, I believe that’s pretty damaging to my skin, so it ain’t happening. Instead, I opted for blush and bronzer to perk up my look :D. I don’t like looking pale with obvious blush, so a little touch of bronzer will help me out A LOT. Besides, my arms are not as light as the rest of my body (I wear long pants everyday) so toning down my skin tone is pretty necessary. Hence, all the bronzers… lol

Here’s where the nightmare begins..

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Let’s take a break from mascaras.. lol Let me present you…

Price: USD30 at BeneFit’s website

What it claims: You rebel, our bestselling defiantly different tinted moisturizer with SPF 15, now comes in a brand new “lite” shade specifically formulated for fair-skinned rebels. You rebel lite casts just a hint of tint. And just like her big, defiant sis, you rebel lite is loaded up with soothing aloe, antioxidant Vitamin E & Vitamin A for soft, supple skin. So glow wild!

Size: 50ml

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Price: USD19 at www.benefitcosmetics.com (I have no idea how much it retails in Malaysia. Anybody?)

What it claims:  Our deep-blue-violet mascara enhances your eyes: blue appear more blue; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes more lush green. It’s new and it’s totally for you. Go big, go BLUE!

Size: 8.5 g 0.30 oz

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