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?