Care for a Karma Boost? Try Benefit Harvana!

by xin on February 20, 2012

Benefit has launched a new box powder sometime last year – Hervana after the Bella Bamba, some of us snapped it up during the one-day sale sometime before the official launch.

Benefit Hervana Blusher

I have had it for a while, but it is always not the first blusher I reach out to.  I love the quirky name – if only it really helps to boost karma!

I like the matte laminating on the box, at least I suppose it won’t be scrapped off as easily as the glossy box of Bella Bamba if you store it in a makeup bag together with other tools.

Benefit Hervana Angled Brush

It comes with an angled brush, which I think it feels slightly softer this time, it’s good for traveling use, but if at home, I will use a blush brush.

Benefit Hervana Blusher Inside

With a windmill-swirl print, it’s almost a love at first sight <3

It’s very sheer with one swipe, but you can definitely build the color up with more strokes.Each of the color is really sheer on its own, hence you will have to swirl your blush to combine all colors together.

I won’t be showing you any swatches on hand as it’s almost invisible on hands.

 

hervana

In my picture above, I was on a heavy hand as I wanted the color to show up on picture. In real life, the color was 40% more intense.

Slowly, I think I have grown to like the color. It’s not sickly sweet pink, it’s pinky-coral and it’s very easy to handle if you build the color up slowly.

It’s a good traveling blusher as it can match any eyeshadow, from nude to smoky!

Have you tried Hervana, and did you like it? ;)

Price: USD$28 (About RM130+ locally)

Availability: www.benefitcosmetics.com and Benefit counters

 

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Nikki February 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

Wow, I didn’t think it’ll show up that pretty on skin!!! I thought it’ll look like a “highlighter” ..now I want one!!!
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xin February 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

the color can really be quite intense if you build it up!
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plue February 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

it’s on my wishlist! :D

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xin February 21, 2012 at 9:23 am
beetrice February 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

looks great on you :) the brush doesn’t work for me though cos I can’t pick up a lot of even colour, will stick to a blush brush for this.
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xin February 21, 2012 at 9:27 am

it’s not the best brush out there, but not too shabby for emergency use ;)
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gio February 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

That looks great on you! Love the packaging too.
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xin February 21, 2012 at 9:28 am
Jyoan February 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

It was on my wishlist until I tried it at the counter. I think it’s too pink for my liking, despite the tinge of coral.

Given the pretty windmill swirl, I expected a lot more, but it ended up looking like a regular drugstore pink, and I decided to give it up. Was not an easy decision because I’ve been waiting for months for its release! hahaha.

But yes, I envy that it looks nice on you!! =D
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xin February 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

it’s not a very unique shade, in fact you can easily get blushers like this in similar tone. it’s more of a ‘want’ than a ‘need’ ;)
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dom February 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

looks so pretty! i think i missed out on this one :(
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