Thursday, 26 January 2012

Benefit Hervana Review

Benefit 'Hervana' Blusher, £23.50 for 8g.

A new release and a new addition to the Benefit powder blushes, Hervana is a 'good karma face powder' to suit all!
The packaging is very appealing, with pinks, lilacs and blues with a 'heavenly' theme and is in the standard cardboard box that Benefit blushes are sold in. The title of the blush is supposed to have incorporated 'Her' and 'Nirvana' to produce 'Hervana'. I don't really like all the gimmicks etc behind Benefit products and wish they would just concentrate on the product inside rather than the marketing of it!
I have noticed over time that Benefit have changed the boxes from being a lid you remove to a flip lid, containing a mirror. In the process of doing this they've decreased the amount of product you get for your money- very cheeky! Blushes that used to be 12g are decreasing to 7 or 8g. Hervana is 8g, which is still generous if you were to compare it to a NARS blusher which is £20 for 4.5g.
I also think the brush deserves a quick mention- before now Benefit box brushes have been too square, personally I never use these brushes but a lot of people would, and it's nice that they've moved onto an angled brush for better application.


In the pan the blusher looks like an ice cream swirl of four different shades; an apricot peach, berry pink, a pale rose pink and a pale lemon- cream. There are teeny tiny specks of shimmer that transfer onto my skin a little. The colour it shows on my skin is a strawberry pink colour, very lifing to the complexion.

In the photo above I've placed it next to Sugabomb, another one of Benefit's blushes, for reference so that you can see the colours. Sugabomb shows as a subtle, glowing peach pink with shimmer on my skin, whereas Hervana is showing up deeper and more pink in colour.



This colour is a gorgeous pink that will definitely become a go-to for me. I like the powdery consistency of Benefit blushers, it makes them blendable and the colour buildable. Would recommend!

Will you be buying this? What's your favourite Benefit blusher?

14 comments:

  1. I so want this! I love the colours & the packaging is gorgeous.

    xoxo.

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  2. looks super pretty on you :)
    will definitely give it a swipe when I'm at the counter.

    x

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  3. Looks really lovely, ya cant beat a good pink blush.
    xo

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  4. Gorgeeousssss colour! Can't wait to get this
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  5. The packaging is always so pretty with Benefit! It looks lovely on you! :) xx

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  6. I've been trying so hard to resist buying this! I think a purchase will be inevitable though. Looks gorgeous on you!

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  7. I really need to buy this when I've been paid! It looks so pretty!

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  8. i love the way you do your blusher looks really pretty
    x

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  9. I've been eyeing this boxed powder since its release but I'm not fully convinced yet for some reason! It could be that I don't own any of Benefits boxed powders so I don't know where to begin, lol! Thanks for your fabulous pics & your take on the product. It is helpful as I ponder what choice to make!
    <3 Angie

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  11. I have been thinking about buying the sugar bomb blush for a while now, but I really like the hervana one too. oh decisions! I own the dandelion blush by benefit, but it's just way too light on me. Which one do you recommend for everyday use? the sugar bomb or the hervana?

    I love your blog by the way!!

    XO Livy

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  12. I want this so bad, I think it looks so dreamy!! hurry up payday :) xx

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  13. That looks like a really pretty color :)


    <3,
    Dana

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  14. Gorgeous , I might have to relent and pick up this blush.

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