Matching Lips To Cheeks with Benefit’s Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Plush Lip Glosses

When I first saw a picture of the Benefit lip glosses that complements their bestselling box o’ powders, oh I was excited all right. I have a box of the Bella Bamba blush, and I couldn’t wait to try its complementing lip gloss out.

Benefit Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

One of the lip glosses landed on my desk for review one day; lo and behold, it was the Bella Bamba! After counting my blessings for hitting a small jackpot, I rushed to take some pictures of the lipgloss and immediately ripped the packaging off.

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba Ingredients

Matching Lips To Cheeks with Benefit's Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

The Bella Bamba Ultra Plush lipgloss is a sheer bright watermelon on the lips. It even tastes like a watermelon slice, with a hint of vanilla. If I piled on a tad too much lip gloss though, the taste tends to border on artificial vanilla candy. It’s not too bad, but it’s not really my thing.

The lip gloss does not exactly have the same shade as the blush. The lip gloss has redder tones compared to the pinkish blush. It’s a good thing too, because wearing them together doesn’t make it matchy-matchy.

Matching Lips To Cheeks with Benefit's Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

What I like about the lip gloss is that I do not need to wear a lip balm prior to the gloss. Very seldom do I wear lip colour without a lip balm first. The plush gloss is emollient enough to skip the lip balm altogether.

Benefit Cosmetics Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba

The colour does not last long on the lips though, so reapplication during the day is a must. Other than that and the slightly artificial taste, I like it. I love the Bella Bamba blush, and the lip gloss did not disappoint.

Matching Lips To Cheeks with Benefit's Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

Bella Bamba on the cheeks and lips. Not too matchy-matchy, right?

Benefit Ultra Plush lip gloss come in 6 shades – Bella Bamba, CORALista, Dallas, Dandelion, Hoola and Sugarbomb, and retail at AU$29 each. If you are a fan of any of these complementing box o’ powders, you might want to check the lip gloss out. It’s not as matchy-matchy as you might think 😉

Benefit Ultra Plush lip glosses is available at MYER stores nationwide.

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16 comments… add one
  1. beetrice

    hahaha I have the same set! 😛 love the gloss finish, but as you said it doesn’t last long.

    PS: swipe a bit of gloss over the Chanel La Raffinée I got you! 😉 surprisingly pretty!
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    1. Tine

      Beetrice: Oooh good idea, I’ll try that out! 😀

  2. Paris B

    Mmm pretty! 😀 I got Coralista and personally I’d not get another because I find it blah and the sweet smell gives me a headache >.<
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    1. Tine

      Paris: Yeah, I found the sweet scent a bit cloying and not really to my taste (ahem). But it does look good on the lips. Ahh choices choices 😛

  3. Nikki

    I love the texture and how moisturizing these are! At first, I’m not a fan of the scent but so far, I’m used to it as I like pulling this out for retouch especially midday when my lips get super dry
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    1. Tine

      Nikki: They are moisturising, aren’t they? I’m surprised I don’t even need to have lip balm on before this. Looks good on the lips too. Still find the scent cloying though 😛

  4. plue

    have yet to open my glosses! i got it in sugarbomb n dallas, and bella bamba gloss looks quite pink on you, i thought it be more coral than pink when swipe on~
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    1. Tine

      Plue: That’s what I thought too. It looked a bit orangey when I swatched it, but it’s a lovely rosy pink on the lips. Did you get yours on the Benefit US website or in Malaysia? How much are they selling it in Malaysia?

      1. plue

        I got it off when xin asked if anyone wanna tumpang order, so i guess it’s the US website. Malaysia selling for RM60 if not mistaken, so the price is quite close to the US ones.
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  5. gio

    That looks very pretty on you. It’s a shame the gloss isn’t more longlasting though.
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    1. Tine

      Gio: Yeah, it is a shame. Oh well, I suppose it’s quite typical of conventional lipglosses. They just don’t last that long.

  6. Ling

    I think we have differing tastes in lip gloss. I actually love the taste of this and couldnt stop licking it off my lips 😛
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    1. Tine

      Ling: Hahaha it’s not so much my thing, but glad you like it! 😀

  7. missylois

    It looks really pretty on you! Too bad I prefer my lip gloss less glossy and more matte. And since I apply lots of it and it’s gonna be on my lips, I like it natural and organic too. You could give Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom a try too, it’s my favourite 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Missylois: Now that Liptember’s coming in Sept (Burts’ Bees initiative), you know what, I’m going to give your suggestion a try! 🙂

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