Benefit has a new boxed blush coming out for spring. It’ll officially release in early 2012, but it’s available today for a one-day flash sale on BenefitCosmetics.com (bonus: use code HERVANA to receive a free Total Moisture mini with your purchase), Sephora.com, Ulta.com, and Bloomingdales.com (free shipping with code FREESHIP11). Benefit is on Pacific Time; Bloomingdales is on Mountain Time; I’m not sure about the other sites.
The new blush is called Hervana (her + nirvana), and “innocent” is really the best way to describe it. It’s a shy, light, pale, “frozen” pink, best for fair-skinned ladies. I don’t usually swoon for pink blushes, but this is so pretty and so natural on my cheeks (a very subtle pink flush with a subtle satin finish) that I actually really like it, especially for cold, colorless winter. It also has an enjoyable sweet floral scent.
Benefit gave me the opportunity to swatch Hervana for your shopping-preview pleasure, and it’s been raining continuously for the last four days. I took this photo under the awning of my garage.
Hervana looks like it might be closest to Thrrrob (which I don’t own, but I’ll try to get a comparison photo for you).