Finding Mr. Bright & Bella Bamba!

By | March 19, 2011

Hello my lovely ladies! How are we all? I hope you’re all having a good week – the weather is truly amazing today (summer is totally coming our way!). On Thursday I was invited to a Benefit event in the launch of their new product ‘FINDING MR. BRIGHT‘ along with a sneak peak into their skincare range. I’ll show you all the skincare range in a separate post as it could get a very lengthy to add into this one & have way to many pictures for anyone’s liking!

We got there & I decided to play around with their lipsticks as I’ve heard so many great things about them. I was so SURPRISED to how soft & balm like their lipsticks felt! I’m addicted to summery, bright colours recently so had to swatch a couple of corals!

I love this combo – I would have put it on my lips but I already had a Costa Chic on already & we were soon whisked away downstairs to their preview of their first ever interactive YouTube video along with a SNEAK PEAK into their skin care range. We saw a quick demo of how & where to apply the products inside Finding Mr. Bright along with meeting various members of the Benefit marketing team. The marketing manager was HILARIOUS!

They had the cutest Benefit cupcakes for everyone to eat once we all headed back upstairs. Not only did they look good but they tasted SCRUMPTIOUS! I had 2 :)

We were all sent away with a cute little suitcase-looking goodie bag with Finding Mr. Bright & some samples of their perfumes.

RRP: £28.50 available HERE.

I personally have quite a few Benefit products but not any of their cult ones – which this includes so I was really EXCITED to try them out :) Here are Benefit’s 5 tips to finding Mr. Bright…

All 4 MINI products are inside a lovely & bright box. Here we’ve got Girl Meets Pearl, Posie Tint, High Beam & Erase Paste. Here we go with the swatches dolls!

The ‘Posie Tint’ can stain – so be aware & be sure to blend quickly!! I’m not much of a highlighter girl but I do prefer ‘Girl Meets Pearl’ due to it’s subtleness. I was very impressed with Erase paste. I got it put in me during the event & it instantly brightened the skin underneath my eyes!! Most of my concealers just cover up but I find that this somewhat ILLUMINATES the skin – without it looking shiny/shimmery (if that makes sense?)! Overall, I think Finding Mr. Bright is a perfect kit for those who are always on the go or like a little touch up during the day. It’s the PERFECT combination of products to give you a brighter complexion :) But I wouldn’t recommend it for those who use these products religiously – as I don’t think it would last you very long!

I caved in & got myself their most recent addition of blusher, BELLA BAMBA! I had seen it many times & have had my eye on it for a while now. After getting it applied to my cheeks I knew I had to have it!

It’s one of the most STUNNING golden-pink blushers I have seen in a while! It’s got 3 dimensions of pink to brighten, sculpt & define your face. It’s described as a 3D PINK. With it’s gold flakes inside – it does most of the contouring for you! Since I’m going on holiday this year, I thought it would be the perfect blush to take with me :) It also smells like watermelon & sherbet - YUMMY!

You can see the little gold flakes in the blush! It looks much pinker on your cheeks. I’ve actually been wearing it every day since… Yes even today, sitting at home with nothing to do LOL!

In flash you can see the effect of it even more! I was stuck between Bella Bamba & Hoola. But, Hoola is definitely next on my list of things to get :) Lisa, who is the head MUA at Benefit, said she wears it EVERYWHERE. This includes it as an eye shadow & even on her lips!!

Bella Bamba & Costa Chic on my lips… & Bella Bamba on my cheeks!

Yep you guessed it! I had it tried out on my lips. LOVE it! It totally gave a golden coral look to my already Costa Chic lips! I wouldn’t wear this on a daily basis but definitely if I’m going out somewhere :) All in all the event was lovely! I’d like to thank the entire Benefit team for such a wonderful event. Even the MD popped down – it seemed like the whole team was there, like a big family! Again, it was lovely to meet all the bloggers there too…

(L-R) Me & WANDE.

(L-R) SRIYA, AMINA, Me, GULNIT, TASS & SANA.

Look out for my post on their skincare range! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. I’ve had such a hectic week & just cannot wait for Wednesday, as the boy is back from his holiday :D

P.S – Check out Benefit’s interactive video & upload your own ending for your chance to WIN a year’s supply of Benefit cosmetics & a chance to appear in their next video!!

  • http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.com/ Promise

    The lip colours you swatched at the top, are gorgeous…x

    http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.com/

    • Kaushal

      I’m totally loving brights recently x

  • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate

    lucky girl! i keep seeing the benefit girls at work with these, i want! xo.
    gh0stparties.com

    • Kaushal

      It’s a very good product to have – but wouldn’t recommend it for a daily thing as the products will run out faster x

  • http://tugbaseckin.blogspot.com/ Tugba Avci Seckin

    I’m craving the blush soooooooooo much :) Will need to buy it soon or I will die :D

    http://tugbaseckin.blogspot.com/

    • Kaushal

      LOL – I didn’t need it, I WANTED it! Hehe, it’s honestly a gorgeous golden pink blush x

  • Sriya

    That blusher is defo perfect for when you go on hol :D It looks fab on your lips!
    Lovely post :) xx

    • Kaushal

      It will literally be on my every evening! LOL x

  • Lucy

    Bella Bamba looks amazing! Definitely going to have to buy this now! Also lusting after hoola! Can I just ask what foundation you use, your face looks flawless but you can still see your freckles! Whatever it is I need it! X

    • Kaushal

      One of the MUAs dusted it on my face & it gave me such a lovely holiday colour! Aww, I used a mixture of Nars Sheer Glow & MAC’s tinted moisturiser as I find Sheer Glow too heavy – but thank you so much for the compliment, it’s all thanks to Nars & MAC lol x

  • http://www.trulymadlybeauty.blogspot.com Aysh

    Aww hope you all had a fab time at the event hun! Looked fab & you all look so lovely :) I really do have a soft spot for Benefit products, recently got Coralista & love it! Also totally adore High Beam & Moon Beam, use them almost everyday! lol! I really wanna try their lippies now after your swatches, they look gorg! Haha love the idea of using blush on the lips! would’ve never have thought to! :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

    • Kaushal

      I even had Bella Bamba dusted onto my eye lids over a grey colour & that looked fab too!! I have a soft spot for Benefit too, I can’t wait for their skincare range to come out :) Coralista looks like a lovely colour too but I got sucked into the Bella Bamba hype hehe :) Oh gosh, their lipsticks are so, so smooth! A less watery texture I’d say compared to the YSL lippies – very balmy! x

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel

    I’m obsessed with Benefit and can’t wait for the skincare range! I’m more of a cult product user, so no, I don’t think that the kit would last me very long!

    • Kaushal

      That’s definitely true! Although if you travel often then I find it easier to have mini sizes (I hate travelling with heavy luggage, especially when I love taking loads of make-up with me LOL) I’ve got some swatches of their skincare range will I’ll blog about early next week :)

  • http://umakefashion.blogspot.com/ joan

    i want some cupcakes and the orange mac lipstick you’re holding! ;)

    • Kaushal

      I could of had about 10! LOL that’s Costa Chic – lovely coral colour x

  • http://www.afullbeat.blogspot.com Beverly

    i just ordered hoola & was on the fence about bella bamba but i think u got me sold on it =] MUST BUT TOMORROW =]

    • Kaushal

      You’re gonna LOVE Hoola & ofcourse Bella Bamba – let me know what you think of it doll x

  • roshni

    You all look super gorgeous! I wish i went but my mum is banning me from going out too much until my exams are over – so unfair! I’m loving Bella Bamba on you xx

    • Kaushal

      Aww, next time for sure!! Thank you – I’m so glad I got it! Next definitely has to be Hoola! x

  • http://Pinksweetsz.blogspot.com PinkSweetSz

    i really wish I coulda met you all!! Last time you wasnt there!! aah Looks like you had a great time though x

    • Kaushal

      Aww, next time doll! x

  • http://ktcyrus.blogspot.com kuki

    I absolutely adore bella bamba. I bought it on the first day, but then I found out that Benefit uses ingredients that have been tested on animals! It broke my heart into a thousand pieces! :-(

    • Kaushal

      Oh no! Really?! :( x

      • http://ktcyrus.blogspot.com kuki

        Its what I heard by many. Next time you go to a benefit event please could you ask them if the ingredients were tested on animals? I also stopped using my favourite badgal mascara! :-(

        • Kaushal

          Oh no!! That’s awful – I hope they change this xx

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    • Kaushal

      Thank you hun! Of course I will :) xx