Review: Benefit Hervana


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 Β£23.50, which is the usual price for a Benefit face powder, but at the moment you can get Β£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


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Emma-Louise says:

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

  • Fran Leanne says:

    wow…I want it! And you are stunning!


  • Maisy says:

    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 πŸ™‚ xxx


  • Hollie says:

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

  • DawnieP says:

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


  • Julia says:

    This looks pretty on you, suits your lipstick too.

  • Sweet Monday says:

    Oh I love that you've done a review on this πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™ might ask for this for my birthday in a couple of months! x

    sweet monday

  • 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

  • Alyse says:

    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

  • jimmi lou says:

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

  • Caroline says:

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

  • Marta says:

    It looks so beautiful on you! Love it πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Leanne Marie says:

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

  • Angelica says:

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

  • Chelseyxlou says:

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


  • Raz says:

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

  • monicaalicee says:

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

  • Stagg says:

    nice mix of colours in the blush and i love the bit of sparkle too πŸ™‚

  • daisychain says:

    I so want to buy this!

  • lucillejoy says:

    I love the look of this! Such pretty packaging and it looks a gorgeous colour on you

  • Lauren-Ella says:

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

  • Kfedland says:

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

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

    Rosie x

  • Charlotte says:

    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

  • Lesley says:

    Ooh I love that! It's so pretty. πŸ™‚

  • Cherry says:

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

  • Claire says:

    You look gorgeous, so does the blush, it's definitely on my wishlist πŸ™‚

  • Laura says:

    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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