Benefit Coralista v Bella Bamba: Comparison Swatches

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ever since I featured Bella Bamba on my blog, I've been meaning to swatch it next to Coralista, just to show the difference between the two. So finally, after much ado, here are comparison swatches!

Benefit Coralist Bella Bamba

Bella Bamba was released early this year, and Coralista was released quite a while back - possibly a year or more ago. Benefit seems to have cut down on the amount of product product they give in the blushes though. Coralista gives you 12g/0.42oz of product, Bella Bamba gives you 8g/0.28oz of product. That's like, cutting down the amount of stuff inside by a third!

benefit bella bamba coralista 1

Bella Bamba and Coralista look pretty different in the pan. Coralista is a lot more, well, coral with a side of pink, while Bella Bamba is pink but with just the slightest hint of warmth. Both of them have similar shimmer - small particles of shimmer that aren't too much or unwearable. I guess there isn't really a need to swatch them to show how different they are, but well, here are swatches anyway.

benefit bella bamba coralista swatch

L - R: Coralista, Bella Bamba

Although Coralista looks like it would be brighter in the pan, Bella Bamba is actually the brighter, more pigmented colour on. It's a gorgeous warm pink that is beautiful, whereas Coralista is a bit more muted. I have and love both, and I think that both are pretty universally flattering on most skintones. If you had to choose just one, it probably boils down to whether you want a coral or a pink blush.

(Only Bella Bamba was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. Oh wow I am totally in love with these colours and packaging. :D

  2. Thank you for this review! I love the packaging of Benefit blushes and have heard so many good reviews on them as well. Maybe some day I can pick these up for myself. ^^

  3. i have coralista and i love it. thanks for the review

  4. I have both of these colors and I love them so much . Bella Bamba is such a pretty addition to the collection !

  5. Oooh Bella Bamba looks awesome! I haven't been impressed by it in the past, but it looks much better than Coralista :O

  6. I've heard of a lot of raves about the Benefit blushes... Bella Bamba is such a pretty color! It will surely go well with my skin tone!

  7. I'm always comparing these two, but in the end I think I've come down on the side of Coralista!


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