I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while, but unfortunately I have not been able to. New found respect has emerged for bloggers who write a post or two a day!
My first impression of the blush in real life was ooh, it might be a bit too light and purpley for me, as some Benefit blushers have been too light, such as Dandelion. The box itself was awfully cute but my favourite bit about the blush was the smell, I don’t know how to describe the smell but does have a sweet like smell to it. But I have found my Coralista blush also has a really nice smell to it, so maybe it was meant to be like that!
The packaging feels sturdy and I like the fact that they have carried on including the little mirror as some of the old bush powder boxes don’t have the little mirror inside. However for 80g £23.50 is pricey, and is definitely in the high end price range but because Benefit blushes have made a bit of a reputation for themselves I can see why it is so popular!
I was told that you can use the individual shades in the blush as eyeshadow, and the light creamy white colour as a highlight under the brow bone, and I can see that working however I haven’t tried it out yet. Will need to do that sometime soon because it would be interesting to see the colour pay off as an eyeshadow. I really do like the colour layout, as I can choose the intensity of the pink and depending where I swirl the brush, I can make the pink darker or lighter.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the brush that comes with Benefit powders, as I find it doesn’t distribute the colours well on the cheek. Benefit seemed to have listened to the complaints, as they have now made the brush slanted however I’m still using my good old blush brush to apply with, as I feel it does a much better job! (Sorry about no image of the brush, it completely skipped my mind to take one!)
(With flash and not much natural light)
I was really pleasantly surprised by the blush to be honest, even though I was dying to get it I wasn’t 100% sure that it would suit me, and was worried it would be too purple. However it goes on my skin as a nice pink flush and not look as I have plastered lots of blusher on!
Without flash and in natural light
This blush reminds me of an Estee Lauder blusher that I have been lusting over for such a long time, called Plum Nuance. The colour is pinky purple, and now I’m glad I didn’t buy it as Hervana does the job just as well. I really like the pigmentation as it isn’t as pigmented as Bella Bamba, and for me that is a good thing as I can afford to put quite a bit of blush on before it goes a bit over the top! It does look quite natural which is a definite plus.Overall, I am really pleased with this blusher, and it was a pleasant surprise that I would get along with it so well. After seeing pictures and swatches emerging over the past month, I started having a few doubts think a) it’s going to look to purple on me and b) it is going to be too light for me. I’m really glad that I have given Hervana a chance as now I am definitely a convert to it!