It’s no secret that Bellamianta has been one of my favourite tans since it blew up the market in 2016. Bellamianta is manufactured in Ireland and as ye know, I love to champion Irish businesses on Holy Chic. What I adore about this tan is that is gives a golden olive tone finish so your tan looks natural, like you’ve come back from an amazing holiday, as opposed to the obviously ‘fake’ look. The luxury brand boasts a revolutionary range of products, with formulas ranging from mousse to lotion to liquid and instant tan, products for prep and applicator mitts amongst others. To catch up on my previous Bellamianta reviews, click here.
This week ,three more products were added to the Bellamianta family and I was lucky enough to attend the launch event. In the stunning surrounds of Cafe en Seine on Dawson Street, Bellamianta owner Linda Stinson was joined by brand ambassador and Queen of Love Island 2019, Maura Higgins for a glittering gathering.
Flawless Filter Body Makeup
The new Flawless Filter is an instant, full coverage body makeup that promises to smooth imperfections, pores, stretch marks, blemishes and even out your skin tone. It comes in two shades; Light/Medium and Medium/Dark and I was lucky enough to receive one of each in my goodie bag so I’ve swatched both below.
Bellamianta’s Flawless Filter can be applied using their Luxury Tanning Mitt and buff it in to the skin in circular motions for a smooth, streak-free finish. This product is also suitable for your face, hands and feet when applied sparingly. The makeup dries almost instantly and the results are immediate, leaving your skin looking bronzed and glowing. Flawless Filter can be layered over a false tan or you can use it on bare skin for a natural glow. I personally love an instant body makeup as I’m currently having laser hair removal sessions so I avoid developing tan at all costs, so instead I’ll use an instant tan almost daily, to take away the Casper-esque look!
Aside from giving an Instagram filter finish to the skin, a great thing about using Flawless Filter on its own is that it washes off just as easily as it applies. So you won’t be left scrubbing this tan off for days on end; just wash off with an exfoliator and your skin is ready for a fresh layer or for a developing tan. Flawless Filter retails for e25 in stockists nationwide and on bellamianta.com
Illuminating Bronzing Powder
Bellamianta also launched a brand new Skin Perfecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder, or in other words, a Must Have! Again, a bronzing powder is something that I use everyday, on my neck and décolletage. So I know a good one when I try it and this one is nothing short of stunning.
The powder is packed with tiny gold pigments that reflect light and give a super golden glowing finish. The ultra-fine pigments enhance your skin’s natural undertones and it blends evenly in to your skin, or applied over tan. This means you won’t look sparkly, like you’ve been dipped in glitter, but instead glowing, perfectly polished and Bella Bronzed. The Bronzing Powder retails for e21.99 from stockists nationwide and on bellamianta.com
Bella Babe Maura
Aside from the launch of 3 new Bellamianta products, another highlight of the event was meeting the stunning Maura Higgins irl. Maura has been a brand ambassador for Bellamianta since February 2018 and she recently shot to a stellar level of fame across the UK and Ireland having appeared on Love Island.
Known for bringing the phrase “fanny flutters” to a whole new audience, this was Maura’s first event since leaving the villa and everyone wanted a piece of the Longford model. She looked beyond stunning in a gold two-piece and gold heels, styled by Laura Mullett, and her signature smokey eyes and flawless skin was made up by Leah Mas Makeup.
Maura revealed that she didn’t go without Bellamianta for the whole time she was on Love Island and that she had the entire range of products with her in the villa. This was much to the delight of fellow islanders as she said everyone was using it, “they loved it” – Anna used the Bellamianta Liquid Gold, (one of my desert island products!) on her face every night, Maura revealed!
She came across so lovely, genuine and down to earth – what you saw on Love Island is what you get and it’s no wonder that she is as popular as she is now.
I’ve got a secret to let you in on…
Die hard Bellamianta fans will remember last Christmas they collaborated with Boots and launched an 8 piece Glowgetter kit, pictured below, exclusively with the health and beauty retailer. It was a massive hit and had absolutely everything you needed to stay flawlessly tanned over the festive period. Well I can reveal that Bellamianta will team up with Boots again this September 2019 with a brand new Glow Gorgeous kit!
It will be exclusively available in Boots and it’s stocked with 8 different products to last years kit, including the Rapid Self Tan Mousse, Gradual Moisturiser, Triple Action Glycolic Scrub, Luxury Tanning Mitt, Luxury Exfoliation Mitt, NEW Flawless Filter Body Makeup, NEW Illuminating Bronzing Powder and an exclusive gold handle Kabuki Brush to apply the Bronzing Powder that will only be sold as part of the Glow Gorgeous kit. This is definitely one to keep an eye out for, whether you need to start dropping hints for it at Christmas or it would make a brilliant present for someone that loves their tan. I managed to get my hands on the kit last year and I’m so glad I did as they sold out in Boots store nationwide, the price made it ridiculously great value, so definitely keep your eyes peeled come September!
Bellamianta is a clean, nutritious, luxurious tan brand and I can 100% stand over that, like I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, it’s been one of my favourites for a long time. If you haven’t tried the range, or are looking for a change, I would highly recommend trying their nourishing, hydrating products. And to get you started, I have a little discount – get 15% off at bellamianta.com with the code BELLA15.
It’s great to be back in the swing of writing blog posts so hopefully I’ll be back with a few more over the coming months. Big thank you to the BellaBabes Linda and Amanda, and the PR angels Valerie and Roisin for inviting me to the Bellamianta event, it was such a great evening! I’m looking forward to trying the new products this weekend and will update this post with some images, so keep the eyes peeled!