Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Shopping My Stash: Benefit Hervana

I've had Hervana for ages now but have probably only used it a couple of times..I know, sinful. The reason for this was that while I liked this blush, I didn't feel like it was doing a huge amount for me. I don't like to have to work too hard with my blusher, I feel like it should just do the job without too much of a hoo-hah. That's right, I said hoo-hah. 

Benefit Hervana

Anyways, I've seen a lot of positive reviews of this lately so I said I'd give it a proper chance and I popped it on today, with surprising results. Firstly, it's very aesthetically pleasing. I mean, look at it close up:

Benefit Hervana
Swirly.

I mean, seriously. That's just stupidly pretty. The economy may be doomed but at least we've got fancy looking make-up, am I right? Don't answer that.
The box comes with a mirror in the lid and a little slanted brush, although I'm not sure most people use them, they probably are handy for travel purposes. I do worry how well the actual cardboard box will hold up however.
So in there you've got four shades that you swirl together with your blusher brush and apply for a "heavenly flush of enlightenment" apparently. The four colours- lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose and berry delight are designed to blend together perfectly and I would definitely agree with that. It also has a fairly noticeable scent to it- like sweets. Once it's on the cheeks, it looks like a very pretty, natural pink with a light iridescence. 

Benefit Hervana

So I'm converted. It is a very lovely blush, pink and pretty and definitely no fear of anyone mistaking you for a scary clown when out and about. It's subtle, is what I'm trying to say. What I didn't like about it originally is that I felt it wasn't pigmented enough but on reapplication, I found that building it up a couple of times with a light hand produced the desired effect.
The downside is of course the price. This'll set you back around €28.68 HERE on look fantastic. I think that may be slightly better than in store and it's certainly better than Asos. While, yes, that is fairly pricey for a blush, especially given the fact that there's a recession on, as aforementioned, it will last you donkey's years (technical term). I've had blushers from Benefit that I've used practically daily that kept going for over a year so I'd expect the same from this.

Have you tried Hervana? Are you a fan of Benefit's blushers?
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32 comments:

  1. Love this blush on you!! And you are gorgeous, them cheekbones! Stunner! ;) will be adding this to my to get list!!

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    1. Aw thank you Sarah! You'll give me a big head! Xx

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  2. Looks lovely on you, I put this on again today, it's just such a good blush! Having had it over a year now, I can tell you the cardboard actually holds up surprisingly well!

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    1. Good to know! Thank you! It is lovely alright.x

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  3. It looks gorgeous (and so do you obvs). I had the same issue with Sugarbomb, I loved it at first then went off it because it didn't seem to be doing much, gave up on it and tried the Bourjois cream blush. I gave the Sugarbomb another chance thought last week, and I think I've fallen in love with it again!

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    1. Aw thanks Gail! I've heard good things about sugarbomb actually, it looks lovely too.

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  4. This blush looks so lovely on you!! I love this blush, one of my favourites from Benefit! I love going through my makeup to find long forgotten items - it really is a bit like shopping :P

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I'm always finding things that I forgot that I had! I should do it more often- I once bought the same mac lip glass that I already had at home in a drawer..doh!

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  5. I haven't tried this blush but everyone seems to really like. It's now been added to the wishlist xx

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    1. Excellent! Glad I could be of enabling service! X

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  6. It looks lovely on you! This has been on my list of things to buy for ages but blush is the one thing I may actually have too much of! You may be persuading me though :)

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    1. Thank you! Oh sure I have a stupid amount of blush, I can't help it though, I'm drawn to it!

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  7. I am ashamed to say I've never owned a Benefit blush :/

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    1. I don't think they're the best out there by any means, there's a lot more affordable options, I just went through a phase a few years ago of being all "benefit blushes, oooh!!" Etc. ;)

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  8. I've never been drawn to this blush but it looks really lovely on you. I'm addicted to Coralista!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I like coralista too, lovely shade! x

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  9. It's so pretty on your absolutely stunning cheekbones! I've never tried this blush before will have to check it out the next time i'm at the Benefit counter x

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    1. Thank you so much! Definitely worth checking out! x

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  10. Let me tell you a funny story. I haven't tried this but saw it frequently mentioned on the likes of Beaut.ie. For some reason I thought the blush was called 'Havana' but that people called it 'Hervana' as if pronouncing it in a funny accent as some kind of 'in' joke I didn't get. Months afterwards someone posted a photo of it and I saw that it was legitimately called Hervana. The shame.

    Benefit products never wow me enough to justify the price!

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    1. Ha ha ha! That's brilliant! :D
      I know what you're saying and to be honest I wouldn't spend that on it now either, just purely because I have seen what that price will get you from another brand.

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  11. I have this blush but haven't used it in ages, I think I got a strong scent from it, can't remember but it is very pretty!

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    1. It doesn't smell that strong once on the skin, it's probably just me being hyper sensitive! ;)

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  12. thank's for your information and i really like for your share

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  13. Its really pretty on you. Benefit blushes are so cute, its hard to choose one when you are standing in front of them all.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I know what you mean, I used to buy them or got them as presents a lot a few years back so I've tried most of them, they do tend to be very pretty just a bit pricey I guess!

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  14. That’s so gorgeous on you Chloe!

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  15. I'm a big hoola fan but after this review it would be great to try this shade! I've got a benefit gift set for my bday and went for hoola blush cos I knew I liked it! Next time I'm trying this!

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  16. Stunning on you! I've been resisting since it came out, but I still really really want it! :/

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  17. Hmm... this post gives me an urge to buy some pretty make up. I really don't need anything at moment, but it is nice to have something pretty...

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