Thursday, February 23, 2012

blush crush: benefit hervana

benefit hervana blush

Saw this blush a few weeks again and was lamenting that fact that I really shouldn’t splurge. So imagine my excitement when my sister came home with it! Anyway, Hervana (her + Nirvana, eeee) is, an ‘orchid-blossom blush for a heavenly flush of enlightenment’ Sounds cute huh? I think I agree, it’s natural, beautiful and I feel very pretty wearing it!

The product, which was launched in Australia just this month, follows on from Sugar bomb with the swirl of different colours. This one has four shades; lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rise and berry delight. I love the effect of all four swirled together and there is something about actually swirling the blush around that I love.

The shades in Nervana are quite different from my staple blushes which is a good thing. I mainly go for your more peachy tones or brighter pinks but this one almost has a cool pick, mauve undertone which is really flattering (especially for those pale skinned ladies!). With winter coming up I think it will add a great pop of colour but still with a muted, angelic look.  It has the slightest amount of shimmer but nothing over the top so it’s definitely day time approved.

Onto the packaging. For those benefit blush buffs you will have noticed the lid is not completely removable like most other benefit blushes. This is my first benefit blush with the new box and I am a fan. Hoping they eventually change all the packaging over. Even better is the new brush which although is still not ahhhmazing, it a hell of a lot better than the old one and you might actually want to use it, especially on the go. 

in action 

I am a fan of this little box. It's not like any other in my collection and makes my cheeks feel oh so pretty, hehe. 

So what are your thoughts? Will you be rocking Nirvana or are you going to give it a miss. Personally I am a complete sucker for Benefit blushes!


  1. I usually am a complete sucker for Benefit boxed powders and a few of them are my staples!!

    i swatched this one whilst i was in debenhams the other week and i just didnt fancy it!! It is so pretty tho so am sure at some point i will give in haha

  2. oh such lovely colours... it looks lovely on you too... great post xo

    pebbz |

  3. @Steph - I completely know what you mean about swatching it and not being keen. When my sister bought it home and swatched it I wasn't that fussed but after using it totally grew on me.

    @pebbz - Thank you!

  4. I really wanted this, but I'm not a fan of pink on my cheeks, as they are naturally very red, so I tend to go for brownish blushers. x

  5. @Angelica - I generally am drawn to blushes that aren't pink but I seriously think this one would suit you. It's not overly pink. You should check to out :)

  6. Such a gorgeous colour, I don't think it would show up on me though. Looks great on you x

  7. I saw the first pic and thought it was a box of condoms....funny how they don't think about these things at the time of designing and making packaging.

  8. I always love benefit's blushes/powders. Best packaging too, must check Hervana out!

    xx Raez