Review & Swatches: Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in “Bella Bamba”

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Benefit
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

This dazzling lip gloss drenches your lips in brilliant shine and a burst of juicy color that’s never sticky. Loaded with crystal brilliance, color glides on smooth. Just one stroke will give you glimmering, shimmering lips!

Benefit has just released 6 Ultra Plush Lip Glosses, which complement 6 of the company’s most popular Box O’ Powder Blushes. You can view swatches of all 6 colors, including images of each color applied to the lips, here.

This review is specifically for the shade Bella Bamba–a sheer bright watermelon color.

Packaging: 9/10

This gloss comes in a soft, plastic tube with a slanted, plastic applicator.

Quality: 8.25/10

Bella Bamba looks like a bright, mid-toned watermelon in the tube. On the lips, the color is transparent, but does tint the lips a sheer pink-red color. This color leaves a slightly glossy finish.

The formula is extremely emollient, has medium thickness, and brings moisture to your lips. The gloss feels soft and smooth and isn’t sticky. Even after the gloss has come off, it leaves behind a protective layer on the lips, helping to keep them moisturized after the gloss has faded.

The gloss has a sweet smell, but it isn’t strong, so even people sensitive to scents should be able to wear this gloss.

You get about 1-2 hours of wear before the product wears off.

The effect Bella Bamba gives to the lip isn’t dramatic, but it is noticeable–similar to Coralista. But I do wish it were more like the Bella Bamba blush color, which has shimmer in it. Overall, I’m disappointed by the color payoff, especially since Benefit claims this gloss with give you a “burst of juicy color” and “crystal brilliance.”

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This gloss glides onto the skin easily and evenly. The sheer color allows you to apply it without needing a mirror.

Price: 9/10

For $16.00 you get 0.5 ounces of product. This is the average amount of product you’d expect out of a tube gloss and a mid-range price.

Final Grade

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba Box Packaging

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba Applicator

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba Swatch

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Bella Bamba Applied


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Trihydroxystearin, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate. [+/- May Contain : CI 12085 (Red 36, Red 36 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21, Red 21 Lake, Red 22 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet)]

Yves Rocher Creator of Botanical Beauty

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