Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Beauty Review 2012: Get A Heavenly Glow With Benefit!

What can I say except that I'm a sucker for packaging. Luckily, the functionality and packaging of Benefit products are usually on par. Spring is when my skin starts to look its best again. It's fresher and more luminous looking and mostly thanks to beauty brands launching products around the same time that give you the perfect natural "glow". 

Benefit Sun Beam ($30 CAD): Looking sun-kissed makes everyone look healthier don't you think? I love a lot of Benefit's liquid highlighters and stains and Sunbeam is right up there with the rest of them. This golden highlighter gives you a perfect sun-kissed look especially when mixed with your favourite bronzer. Dab it on the high planes of the cheeks, brow bone, and down the nose for a truly glow-y look. If you're normally oily, just dab in one or 2 areas max. Darker-skinned beauties might prefer this golden highlighter more than something pearly or champagne. 

Benefit Hervana ($36 CAD): Do you believe in karma? I truly believe what comes around goes around! Put your halo on and get a heavenly flush with Benefit Hervana. The box includes 4 shades - lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose, and berry delight - that you swirl together for a perfect orchidblossom flush. On me, the combined hues give me a more soft berry-pink flush which I love. My swatch photo doesn't do it justice. I think berry and plumy shades are universally flattering and give your skin a healthy pop of colour. The overall finish has a subtle sheen, but not an overpowering shimmer which is nice. And can I say, I am loving the flip box packaging it comes in with mirror over the older boxes. It's a bit more kit friendly and not as bulky. The design of the box powders are fun to collect if you love cute packaging. I own almost all of Benefit's box powders. A definite must-have for Spring for me! 

Benefit Hervana blended to not blended swatch.

What are your favourite products that give that "heavenly glow"? 

Both products are available at Sephora locations and 

Products were sent for editorial consideration and I truly love them!


Anonymous said...

i want these ;-)

Chic Studios NYC said...

Sunbeam looks great! Temptu carries amazing highlighters as well:)

EmmaBanana said...

Ahh, I've been looking out for Benefit Sunbeam to try! Not so sure about Hervana though...I keep swatching it in-store, and have never been impressed. Too purple for me :/ xxx