Benefit Cosmetics Hervana Face Powder Review, Swatches and FOTD

Packaged in a cute lil’ purple box, Benefit Cosmetics‘ latest Hervana Good Karma Face Powder is a gorgeous orchid-blossom blush that promises to deliver an enlightened flush.

Benefit Hervana Face Powder

Inside the box, you will find a small mirror on one side and an angled brush in a matching purple color sitting on top of the powder on the other.

The powder itself is made up of four complementary colors swirled together in a pinwheel design.

Lucky Shell is a light beige with shimmer.
Divine Peach is a warm peach with gold shimmer.
Heavenly Rose is a warm medium pink.
Berry Delight is a cool-based pinkish plum.

The individual shades are TINY (most likely too tiny to be used on their own), so swirling them together is the way to go. When swirled together, it gives off this soft, peachy pink glow on my NC30 skin that is satiny and not at all frosty – perfect even for those with big pores, fine lines or textured skin! The powder also wears pretty well with a good five to six hours without fading.

The biggest surprise was the angled brush. From my past experiences, most brushes that come with eyeshadows or blushes tend to lack quality and feel rough. Not this one! This feels semi-soft on the skin and works so well with the powder I actually find myself using it.

Thumbs up!

Benefit Hervana Face Powder
Benefit Hervana Face Powder
Closeup of Benefit Hervana
Benefit Hervana swatches
Wearing Benefit Hervana Blush

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Benefit Hervana Face Powder is available at, and Ulta for $28.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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