Wearing Benefit Bella Bamba Boxed Blush and Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Gloss
Ever get a hankerin’ for easy-to-apply sheer glosses in shades that match your favorite Benefit boxes blushes?
If you do, Benefit’s latest launch might be of interest.
Why? Because it’s Ultra Plush.
The six $16 shades that comprise the Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses match some of the lines bestselling boxed blushes.
The Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses
- Bella Bamba: a sheer, bright watermelon
- Dandelion: a soft pearly pink
- Coralista: a sheer coral
- Hoola: a shimmering golden nude
- Dallas: a dusty rose
- Sugarbomb: a shimmering pinkish nude
Officially, they arrive at Benefit counters, stores and Sephora next month, but I’ve heard whispers about it being stocked at some Sephora stores early.
Here’s a brief look at three of the upcoming shades…
From the left: Hoola, Dandelion and Bella Bamba
Swatches from the left: Hoola Boxed Blush, Hoola Ultra Plush Gloss, Dandelion Boxed Blush, Dandelion Ultra Plush Gloss, Bella Bamba Boxed Blush and Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Gloss
Wearing Hoola Boxed Blush and Hoola Ultra Plush Gloss
Wearing Dandelion Boxed Blush and Dandelion Ultra Plush Gloss
Gotta say, I really like the texture. They feel comfy on my lips, and I like that they’re non-sticky, especially since it’s been so incredibly windy here lately.
They also have a summery fruit punch flavor and scent that’s juuust right, and I’m definitely diggin’ the packaging.
Okay, but what about how they look? Well, they’re certainly sheer…which I’m okay with. I do like sheer lip glosses, but I think Hoola and Dandelion look more or less alike on my pigmented lips.
Still, I think these could turn out to be good purse glosses because they are so sheer, and consequently easy to apply without a mirror. All three add super soft color and shine, but I wish Benefit had given them a tad more pigment.
PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Benefit counters, stores and benefitcosmetics.com next month (allegedly seen at some Sephora stores early)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,