New releases from Benefit are always exciting and the Benefit Majorette Booster Blush; the newest addition to Benefit’s extensive makeup line is no exception. Majorette £23.50* is described as being a ‘Booster Blush’ that boasts a cream to powder finish. When I read that Benefit were releasing a cream blush, I was excited as I love a good cream blush as I find them more flattering for my dry skin. Benefit have so many powder blushes that I’ve often wondered why they’d never ventured into cream blush territory, so I hope Majorette is the first of more cream blush releases to come.
Benefit have opted for a new style of packaging for Majorette, in a circular compact shaped like a Majorette’s drum which is seriously cute. I’ve seen a couple of bloggers say that the new packaging is plastic when it’s not.. it’s made of card, with a plastic scalloped centre. The packaging is lightweight and compact, but it feels substantial enough to protect the blush inside if you were to carry it around in a makeup bag.
Inside the drum inspired packaging there is a mirror within the lid, but there isn’t an applicator as Benefit recommend applying the blush with your fingertips. The compact closes shut with a magnetic mechanism which is strong enough to not have to worry about it opening accidentally in your makeup bag.
The blush itself is domed, with a pretty sunburst pattern embossed into the blush. One of Majorette’s endearing qualities is that it’s Peach and Pomegranate scented which smells amazing.. just like a tropical smoothie. If you have sensitive skin that reacts to scented skin or makeup products.. fear not, as the scent doesn’t transfer to the skin.
The Benefit Majorette Booster Blush cream to powder finish description is spot on, and you get the best of both worlds – the easy application of a cream blush, but the longevity of a powder blush. In terms of shade, Majorette looks like quite a bold orange in the pan, but on the skin it’s a much softer pinky coral that I imagine will flatter all skin tones.
You can choose to wear Majorette as a subtle flush of colour, or you can easily build it up for a bolder effect. Application is so quick and easy, by dabbing my fingertips or my beauty blender into the blush and then onto the apples of my cheeks until I’ve got my chosen colour intensity.
Benefit have marketed Majorette as being a Blush Booster in that it can be used as a base for other blushes to ‘amplify your flush’. At first I did think that it was probably a gimmick but it really does add depth and dimension to other blushes by applying Benefit Majorette Booster Blush as a base with your chosen blush layered over the top.
I’m really enjoying experimenting with different blushes.. my particular favourite to team up with Majorette is Illamasqua’s Katie. By wearing Majorette layered under a powder blush, it helps to lock the blush in place all day long with absolutely no fading and when worn alone it lasts for around five hours.
Ever since I got my hands on Benefit Majorette Booster Blush nearly three weeks ago, I’ve used it nearly every single day as I love it so much.. I’d even go as far to say that it’s my favourite Benefit blush so far, which is a pretty bold claim.