Review: Benefit Hervana

30.1.12

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I've been after a new blush for ages and was going to treat myself to Benefit's Bella Bamba, but when I noticed the new Hervana blush was available on the website I decided to order it instead. Benefit describe it as a "good karma" face powder which gives a heavenly flush of enlightenment. I don't know if I'd go quite that far, but it certainly is a gorgeous and natural looking blush which I really like. It's a very girly kind of colour and looks lovely with neutral makeup, but would also be great if applied with a slightly heavier hand for a night-time makeup look. I think it's a very versatile shade which would suit most skin tones.

The powder itself is made up of four different shades: a purple, a dusky pink, a coral, and a peachy-neutral. They combine well together to create a perfect pink 'barely-there' kind of glow. There is a slight shimmer to the powder in the palette, but once it's applied it doesn't look glittery or over the top at all. As it's such a natural looking effect, it was quite hard to photograph but trust me, it looks lovely in real life!

I also preferred the design of the box to the old style of Benefit face powders. Hervana comes in a box with a hinged lid and small mirror inside, plus the slightly angled brush is actually quite good at applying the product so there's no need to take a separate blush brush with you if you're away from home. Hervana costs £23.50, which is the usual price for a Benefit face powder, but at the moment you can get £5 off with one of the Diet Coke voucher codes. It might seem like a lot but I really do think it's worth it as they last forever and are really good quality. I've had the Dallas powder for about 2 years now and I use it pretty much daily, but you can hardly tell it's been used!

Overall, I would definitely recommend Hervana, especially if (like me) you're not really a blush person and are a bit scared of looking like you've just had a hot flush. Not a good look. But this gives a really pretty, subtle, and natural glow without looking overdone and I think it's going to fast become on of my favourite beauty products!

Have you tried Hervana yet? What's your favourite blush?

Gillian x

28 comments

  1. Such a lovely colour, I'm kinda scared of blush too so this seems great. Love your blog X

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  2. wow...I want it! And you are stunning!

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  3. Lovely looking blush! I'm always a bit put off by Benefit blushers as they're so pricey. I love Thrrrrob and 10 which are the only ones I have but I'm scared to waste money on anything a little more adventurous in case I end up never using it! Having seen how gorgeous it looks on you though I think I'll be brave and take the plunge :) xxx


    Maisyetc.

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  4. It looks gorgeous with your eye colour. Pink blushes look like they really suit you:) Great post

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  5. That's really pretty I've used dandelion for years and I love it too!

    Dp
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  6. This looks pretty on you, suits your lipstick too.

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  7. Oh I love that you've done a review on this :) I love the Benefit blushes! I use either coralista or thrrrob every day. I really want this one now. I've always been a big fan of their packaging but this one exceeds the rest, it's so pretty.

    My friend used to work for them and get such amazing discount but sadly no longer :( might ask for this for my birthday in a couple of months! x

    sweet monday

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  8. I haven't tried it yet but on your cheeks it reminds me so much of my Dainty blush from Mac, it's really pretty and flaterring on you Gillian x

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  9. It looks so divine on you that it makes me want to buy it. You have a perfect complexion for this blush hue! It makes me want to pick one up. x

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  10. Its so pretty, it does look really shimmery in the box but not on!

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  11. this is such a pretty colour & it suits you so well! goes very nicely with your lippie too ;) i still can't decide whether to get this or bella bamba, they're both so lovely! xx

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  12. It looks so beautiful on you! Love it :) xxx

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  13. This looks so nice. I want it so badly but really do not need it! x

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  14. It's looks lovely on your cheeks, I think that Benefit blushers are worth the price. This is on my wish-list :). xx

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  15. I love the look of this! Looks like it gives you a real nice glow...think I'll be looking out for it!

    xoxo

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  16. Lovely colour! I want to be able to afford Benefit make-up so badly. Perhaps fewer shoes are called for? Beautiful pictures as well.

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  17. I really wanted to get this! It looks so pretty :) I have a similar blog, could you maybe follow back? I could really do with some followers <3 Thanks means a lot xx

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  18. nice mix of colours in the blush and i love the bit of sparkle too :)
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  19. I love the look of this! Such pretty packaging and it looks a gorgeous colour on you

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  20. This is actually the only benefit blusher I've been tempted by-its just so pretty! x

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  21. Gillian, your face is literally perfection. YOU ABSOLUTE BABE.x

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  22. Oh it looks perfect on you! I wish I could get this, and Bella Bamba!

    Rosie x

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  23. I'd never even heard of this before I saw this post.. but it looks so cute! i may have to invest in some x

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  24. Ooh I love that! It's so pretty. :)

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  25. Love the look of this, I don't think I could bare to start using it and mess up the pattern!

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  26. You look gorgeous, so does the blush, it's definitely on my wishlist :-)

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  27. I have just order benefit powder time lover as it has 3 lighter shades as I am quite pale skinned! i do love the look of this though but as cherry said i wouldnt want to mess up the pattern!
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