Sunday, 11 January 2015

BENEFIT HERVANA REVIEW




Hi lovelies! I have another review for you all today, and surprise surprise, it's a Benefit product! By now, most of you will know that I have an undying love for all things Benefit, it's a brand that not everyone gets on with but it's a brand that 100% works for me. Today, I'm going to be talking to you all about the gorgeous 'Hervana' Box O' Powder. I've seen a couple of reviews of this product here and there, but I don't think this blush is getting the hype that it deserves. Benefit's Rockateur blush was (and still is) massively hyped after its release and rightly so, but what about the other pretty little box o' blushes that Benefit has to offer?

Hervana was one I'd actually given a miss on purpose, purely because I don't like to buy into gimmicks and that's exactly what I thought the swirled colours on this blush were. The colours are a creamy highlight shade, a peachy toned shade, a dolly pink and a pink/ purple berry. For a start, berry is just not me, in any shape or form, so I was unsure of this. However I swatched this in store and i was shocked by how beautifully the colours blended together, so I was thrilled when my boyfriend picked it up for me as a Christmas present - turns out he does pay attention when I'm looking for hours at the makeup counters!

I can now honestly say that this has actually replaced Rockateur as my favourite blush of all time. I was proven totally wrong about the swirly shades being a gimmick, as with a quick swirl of your brush, they blend together perfectly and create the most beautiful neutral toned baby pink shade, with just the tiniest amount of shimmer, making it a perfect every day blush. If you're really careful or use a very small blush, you can mix together the peach and cream shades to create a gorgeous, subtle highlight shade. Due to the darker berry shade being in there, this can be built up to a stronger colour when you've got a tan, or are going out/ going to be taking lots of pictures, but it can also be used with a light hand for a very subtle flush too. I can say without a doubt this is the most versatile blush in my entire collection. 

This is a super soft powder so it goes on very smoothly with not a hint of chalkiness. It stays put very well too, I generally use Benefit's Hello Flawless Powder underneath, so it could be that the two, being from the same brand are made to work well together, or it could be the blush alone, but either way, I'm incredible impressed with how much wear I get out of this before it starts fading away. Personally, I feel like this would work on most skin tones, due to the different shades, however this is definitely a pink toned blush so if that's not your thing, then this definitely won't be the blush for you. While it is buildable, it's definitely not a dark blush shade, so while I think it would work on darker skin tones, it may not show up as much as it does on fairer skin. 

Overall, if pretty pink blushes in cute little boxes are your thing and you want a blush that has highlight built in and can be built up, then this is definitely one to try out. At £23.50, Benefit blushes definitely aren't the cheapest out there, but in this case, I do think you get what you pay for, as the quality is out of this world and a little goes a long way. Also, you can often get discount codes on sites like Look Fantastic or Feel Unique to get Benfit products a little cheaper!

What do you think? Do you like Benefit blushes? Which is your favourite?

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23 comments:

  1. The boxed blushes by benefit are so cute! I don't even wear blush and I want it :o

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  2. I love Benefit's blushes. My favourites are Hoola and Sugarbomb. xo

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. It seems like a perfect natural, everyday blush:D
    I have been wanting to try the Rockateur but I'm scared the shimmer is going to be over-dramatic.
    Thanks for sharing this, def gonna give this blush a try soon <3

    xo
    colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

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    1. Rockateur is quite shimmery but with a light hand it can be more subtle. This is definitely great if you want something a little more every day though! xx

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  4. Hervana is the reason I then tried Sugarbomb, Coralista, Hoola...I loved it from the first use! Two years later, it is still my daily blusher!x

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  5. This does look really beautiful :) I got the Cheeky Spot blusher tin for Christmas and it's literally the best thing ever! Shame this shade isn't in the mix xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love the gorgeous swirl of colours!
    Renee x

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  7. I really need to try one of these boxed blushes, this shade looks so pretty! x

    http://www.prettythingsbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Benefit do some of the best blushers, my favourite are Hoola and Coralista. This looks gorgeous however x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I'd love to try their blushes especially the dandelion one but this one will be looked at as well.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  10. I have yet to try a benefit blush tbh, this sounds lovely tho x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  11. It's fab! I think it'd bee a great one to start out with! Xx

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  12. Dandelion is gorgeous, it was my first benefit blush and it's fab for a subtle everyday blush x

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  13. Coralista is one of the few I have yet to try! Definitely want to pick it up soon! Xx

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  14. I'm SO annoyed with myself for not picking up e cheeky sweet spot tin, so jealous that you got one! Xx

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  15. So prettying! Definitely brightens up a dull morning!! Xx

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  16. Ooh definitely try to get your hands on one, you won't regret it! Xx

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  17. I think it's defintiely going to be my go to for a long time, such a gorgeous shade! Xx

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  18. Rockateur is quite shimmery but with a light hand it can be more subtle. This is definitely great if you want something a little more every day though! xx

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  19. Sugarbomb is a stunner too! I reviewed the sugarlicious set a while ago and definitely want the full size when that runs out! Xx

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  20. It's be a great starter blush if you wanted to just have one for special occasions! Xx

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  21. Gosh, the one you used is so nice!

    I haven't got any, hopefully I'll buy one soon x

    http://belongstosan.blogspot.com/

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