Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

If you were using Benefit Bella Bamba, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

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22 thoughts on “What would you pair with Benefit Bella Bamba?

  1. Eli

    A vibrant rosy gloss

  2. Bella Bamba doesn’t like much colour beside itself, so I would choose light colours for the eyes (MAC Copperplate and To The Ball), and a nude lipstick like MAC Jubilee.

    eyes could look like this:
    face similiar to this (here I used The Balm Hot Mama):

  3. Margot

    I would pair it with just a little brown eyeliner and mascara;no eyeshadow. then also i would use a nude lipstick with a sheer pink gloss

  4. Ashleigh

    i use it for my everyday makeup, neutral eyes, pink lip and coralista as a face powder/ bronzer

  5. Vanessa

    Neutral face to offset the bright cheeks Bamba gives
    Lips- Nude (Revlon ‘Soft Nude’ or MAC ‘Creme D’ Nude’)
    Eyes- Too Faced Natural Eye ‘Classic Eye: Silk Teddy, Push up, Erotica’

  6. Shannon

    A pink gloss, gold eyes (like UD Twice Baked wirh Smog) and winged gel liner!!! :)

  7. Julie

    I would do a champagne eye with lots of lashes and a sheer, pink-toned lip.

  8. Liz

    I’ve had this a few weeks and have paired it successfully with just about everything. It just *works*.

  9. Hannah

    I would pair it with Bronze on the lid, Smut in the outer corner to darken, and Dazzlelight on the tearduct with Brule to highlight. I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately, and I love it! I’d probably pair it with a neutral lipstick like Marquise ‘D and Love Nectar lustreglass :)

  10. anonymous

    Face: MUFE HD primer 5 (blue). MUFE HD foundation

    Eyes: UD primer in Eden. Thebalm Shady Lady shadow in Marissa (pearly champagne golden peach) over the lid to just above the crease. MUFE shadow 92 (matte purple) on the outer V. Giorgio Armani Translumenence Quad teal just inside the purple. UD Shadow Pencil in Clinic (deep green) along the upper lash line. UD 24/7 liner in Binge (blue) along the lower lash line. L’Oreal Voluminous Definition Mascara. MUFE shadow in 3 (matte eggshell) to highlight & inner corner.

    Cheeks: Benefit Bella Bamba. Korres Bronzer Sunglow Light to contour. UD Urbanglow cream highlight in Moonshine (opalescent) just along the top of the cheekbone right under the end of the brow line.

    Lips: MUFE lip pencil 14C (light rosewood). Revlon Berry Rich lipstick (medium rosy nude). Lorac Multiplex 3-D lipgloss in Intermix (metallic rosy-golden-peach).


  11. Giosi Derleth

    i heard this blush was super pigmented and shimmery…so i probably wouldnt want to use shimmery eyeshadows…probably a really nuetral look…and a nude lipstick with a gloss that has a little bit of color

    • anonymous

      it looks very bright and coral and shimmery to me, thinking simple neutrals the eyes and mouth would get lost and they’re the key features (expression etc) we notice. i tried to think creatively how to get a full look that shows off the blush without letting it overwhelm the features. dunno if I had any success since I don’t own bella lol

      blue primer should offset any redness, nice clean canvas with MUFE foundation. matte primer, then use pearls & matte shadows in bold complimentary colors arranged to make whites look whiter, lids match undertone of blush, plus a contour & liner add a little color and definition so they don’t get lost. lips get a neutral medium berry to give them color & definition, plus a gloss that pulls the lip in line with the eyes & cheeks.

  12. Bethy

    I am wearing this today! It is a beautiful natural color on me with NC37 skin.

    Bella Bamba on cheeks
    MAC A Little bit of Sunshine blush in the hollow of cheeks for contour
    A sweep of MAC By Candlelight on the temple/cheek (I promise, it’s NOT shimmer overkill!)
    UD 24/7 Binge on top lashline
    mix of UD 24/7 Binge & UD 24/7 Electric on bottom lashline
    UD 24/7 Midnight Cowboy on tear ducts
    L’Oreal Carbon Black Double Extend Mascara but only the mascara part, not the extend.
    Buxom Michelle lip gloss

    It sounds like a lot but is very minimal all together imo.

    • anonymous

      would love to see a pic of that, sounds interesting. I think I’d have gone w a more matte/pearl shadow but love the strong complementary color so bamba doesn’t take all the attention. (although depends on face shape– Cher can get away with making her cheek bones the focus of her look… *jealous*)

  13. Soley

    I would pair it with stilas Kitten e/s and mac underage gloss! :)

  14. Pamela

    I had Bella Bamba but returned it…it was way too shimmery and pigmented for me and I’m a NC35/40. It’s pretty but I just cant feel right wearing it with my oily skin…I felt I had to blend pressed powder on it to tone it down…too much trouble. I haven’t had good luck with Benefit products.

    • anonymous

      I passed on buying it because I don’t care for shimmery cheeks because I like a really bold lip. I did like the challenge of coming up with a way to make it work without the shimmer & color being too strong.

  15. Katie Coleman

    I also purchased this at my Sephora, but ended up listing it for swap on MUA. I really didn’t care for all the sparkle. The color on my NC20 skin was barely visible unless I applied A LOT which ended up making me look kinda clown-ish. Turns out I’m just not a big fan of Benefit’s blush boxes after all :0(

  16. Miranda

    i did my basic face routine. i added hoola blush all over to make the the blush look less severe on my very pale skin. i put mac’s all that glitters all over the lid, satin taupe in the crease, and brule as a highlight. i lined my top lashline with urban decay bourbon eyeliner. i used BadGal lash mascara. for lips i used Hue lipstick with a sephora ligloss in purple red over it

  17. Queentut

    I would mos def pair it with a brown smokey eye and maybe NARS Super Orgasm lipgloss! PRETTY!

  18. Queentut

    From here, Bella Bamba reminds me a bit of NARS Orgasm or even the Super Orgasm (minus the glitter). Am I right? What are the dupes for this? It looks beautiful, but I’m afraid I already own it’s twins! Thanks!