Any time you began to see the end is in sight for a product, you have to ask yourself the question, is it worth repurchasing? In the case of my beloved Hervana blusher, the answer is a resounding yes but the high price tag meant that I began to have a cheeky peek around the internet to see if there were any amazing dupes out there before I splashed the cash.
My eye fixed on a few sites which named Rimmel’s Match Perfection Blusher in Medium as a high ranking contender so, seeing it was only a touch over €8 on ASOS, I ordered it and crossed my fingers. So now with both in my hands, I’m able to take a proper peek and see who will win the fight for the best everyday blush.
On first inspection, they’re both very pretty products. I loved Benefit’s cute cardboard packaging and the nice accompanying brush. Rimmel’s blusher is far larger, has a see through screw on top and no accompanying brush. Hervana is made up of 4 different complimentary colours which, when blended together, create a peach pink natural flush. In fact it’s the most natural and pleasing day time blusher I’ve used and since I was gifted it in May, it’s all I’ve worn apart from when I’m reviewing other blushers.
Rimmel’s Match Perfection in Medium has three colours in a fancy embossed design which appear similar but lean toward pink more so than the peach shades of Hervana. When swatched, the Rimmel blusher felt a little grittier and had a lot of fall out when I ran a blusher brush over it. But once I tapped off the excess, the two are remarkably akin if not exact. There’s a difference in the colour, Hervana definitely has a peachier edge, but on my cheeks, the two looked very similar, so much so that I went the full day with one colour on each cheek and I could only tell the difference when I really looked for it. At €8, I have to say the Rimmel blusher is a brilliant buy and I’ll happily use this now. Saying that, I really do love Hervana and it’s quality so if I had the extra cash, I’d have no qualms with buying it again.
So is it the perfect dupe for Hervana? It’s incredibly close and the smaller price tag means I can forgive it for where Hervana exceeds it with packaging and the lack of fallout. Overall, I love it and actually prefer it slightly to Hervana, and if you want a cheaper alternative to Hervana, or want a similar look without the price tag, it’s well worth the €8 to try it out, you won’t be disappointed!
If you’re interested, this blusher can be bought from Rimmel stands nationwide or from ASOS.