Saturday, December 10, 2011

Benefit Hervana Blush: Review & Swatch!

Benefit is releasing a new blush next month, called Hervana. I had the opportunity to snatch it up during its one day flash sale on Sephora/Ulta/Benefit.com, and am SO glad I did!


This powder is a pinwheel of four colors: cream, peach, pink, and berry. When just looking at this in the box, it's hard to tell what the actual color you'll get is. When I first looked at this in person, I was a little disappointed. I thought maybe the cream color would be too overpowering and make this blush really light/chalky looking. However, I was very wrong!


Once swirled together and on the skin, this is a gorgeous peachy pink matte shade. It flatters my skintone perfectly! And after all of the frosty/shimmery powders Benefit has (Coralista, Sugarbomb, Bella Bamba...), I LOVE that this is matte, as that is what I prefer anyway. This color actually reminds me a lot of MAC Pinch O' Peach blush.


Here is a comparison with two of Benefit's other blushes, Throbb and Bella Bamba. As you can see, both Throbb and Bella Bamba have shimmer. As far as darkness goes, I would say Throbb is the lightest of the three, and Bella Bamba is the darkest.

Hervana, Throbb, Bella Bamba

As with all Benefit Boxed Powders, Hervana comes with a flip lid, mirror, and brush.


Another thing I wanted to mention is the smell... this smells amazing! It has a sweet floral scent. Apparently, this blush is good karma too!




Overall, I think this is a fantastic addition to Benefit's Boxed Powder line. They didn't have a good matte pink, and this is the perfect fit. You can purchase this in January for $28 wherever Benefit products are sold!

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison

21 comments:

  1. It's such a beautiful color! :)
    Is the brush any good?

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  2. ohh thats a pretty color <3!
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  3. I am so happy to hear Benefit finally out of a matte pink shade! Thanks Allison!

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  4. my skincare/beauty wishlist keeps getting longer! ha.

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  5. LOVE the colour....totally unexpected!! I want one! :)

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  6. I'm so glad you mentioned this on twitter last week, I managed to snag on off of Sephora.com and I love it!

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  7. I really want to have this one! *.* It's gorgeous!
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  8. I'm in loooove. Looks beautiful, definitely going on my wishlist!

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  9. This is definitely a GORGEOUS color! This will complete my Benefit's Boxed Powder collection :) .. unless they decide to come out with another one haha

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  10. I can't wait to try! I'm so happy it's matte!

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  11. It looks so gorgeous! I would totally get it!

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  12. UnderthefluroescentsDecember 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    i want a benefit blush so bad! i wish they had a rosy color. what is a good rosy blush, anyone know?

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  13. It looks really pretty, I'm not too thrilled about the floral scent. :-P

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  14. Can't wait for this to be to be released, I love Benefit Box Powders.

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  15. CosmeticIntelligenceDecember 11, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    I didn't want this at first but I'm beginning to get very tempted!! I don't like the pinwheel design at all though, kinda looks cheap to me.

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  16. I really wanted Bella Bamba but I could be swayed towards this now - not sure about the packaging though.

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  17. benefit's sugarbomb box blush is quite rosy- you should check it out!

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  18. I'm always afraid to get Benefit blushes because they are priced so high!

    Could you do a review on your favorite matte blushes? (any brand). I have such a hard time finding matte blushes.

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  19. I would totally wear it, I have coralista and Dallas, I think I will add this to my collection!

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  20. the first swatch of Hervana I saw leaned more on the cool side, so I didn't think it would suit my skin tone. But looking here, it looks much more neutral, and now I want it, unlike before I would have said pass. It's very pretty.

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  21. could you please do a swatch of hervana against pinch o' peach?? i'd really appreciate it!

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