Monday, 1 September 2014

Benefit Majorette - Review


Today I have for you the newest release from Benefit cosmetics, if your are a regular reader you'll know what a sucker I am for Benefit makeup so when I spotted it on Saturday (which was the actual release date) I had to go over and have a quick play. The lovely lady who works at the counter (who actually knows me by name now), spoke a bit about the product to me and popped a bit on my cheeks..i was pretty impressed to say the least - hence the purchase.

The first thing you'll notice with majorette is the really cute kitsch packaging that benefit do oh-so-well. Its a really sturdy plastic case/pot that has a magnetized close to it and the shape of this strangely reminds me of a macaroon. The middle of the pot has a pretty peach scalloped design, then when you flip it open it reveals a little mirror - a plastic cover for the product so things don't get messy, and a handy little "tips and tricks" fold out guide.


 

Then you have the product itself - The embossed design on the top is super pretty, and makes it look a bit more special I think, its one of those things I will be sad about when it rubs off!

Benefit describe Majorette as a peach/pink coloured cream-to-powder booster blush, which can be worn alone or with another blush on top to boost the colour. This sounds rather different to me as I have never heard of a product before that you can put under a blusher to boost its colour..is it just me?, plus I will say - I cant see no hint of pink in this, it seems like a true peach to me.

I have used this product by itself and with a blusher over the top and its brilliant! I really love how natural and brightening it looks on its own. All I use to apply this is my fingers, I just pat it on to the apples of my cheeks and blend out a bit to give me a healthy flush.
Then when I tried it under a blusher it made everything a lot more intense and slightly warmed up the shade too, this is going to be great for Autumn.


Left - Majorette swatched heavily   Right - Majorette blended
Left - Swatch of  Benefit Box Blush in Rockateur   Right - Benefit Majorette with Rocketeur over the top
As you can see Majorette is definitely a cream blush with a powder finish, it applies like a dream as it literally feels like velvet to touch. It blends super easy so I think this product would be brilliant for any of you who are a little scared of cream blushes, plus if you still don't like using it you can pop your blush on top to just use it for that intensifying part.
The above picture shows how it can certainly make your blusher pop with just a bit of Majorette underneath, its pretty clever because if you have a blusher at home that your not to sure of - put a swipe of majorette under and it may make you think differently.
This Cream blush is also a completely matte peach shade which makes it much more versatile.. it literally makes my blusher last all day long.
Now I also have to mention how ahhhh-mazing this smells - its a very peachy/apricot scent..its just beautiful.

Benefit.co.uk - £23.50

I can see myself experimenting with this to see what changes it makes to other blushers in my collection, its a pretty interesting little product don't you think?

Have you tried Majorette? What do you think of this ? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x
 

38 comments:

  1. It's really lovely! And it's so easy to use.. I use my fingers but I'm sure a stippling brush would be just as good x

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  2. The packaging is so adorable! And it looks really good - Going to give it a try this week but unsure if it's going to suit my skin tone! Soon find out... And what you say about the local benefit counter knowing your name - it's the same here haha. Terrible isn't it?!



    www.hdotxo.blogspot.co.uk
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  3. Isn't it just! Yea have a little look, I think you'll be surprised as I think it may suit most people ya know? Let me know what you think ;) .. Oh haha how funny! It just says something about is don't it, she's always like how do you know so much about the products xx

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  4. I hope so! I'm a benefit fanatic too. The packaging is so different to all their other powders as well! It looks so pretty :)
    Haha mine was the same, I knew about one of the new releases before her - perks of the blogging world ;)

    xo

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  5. I haven't tried very much of Benefit's makeup, though so much of it is on my wishlist! I think I'll have to add this to it as well, it looks wonderful!

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  6. I'm sure it will :).. The only thing I haven't been a fan of is the push up liner and the they're real mascara and so many people love them.. They just I smudge like mad on me! Haha how funny I had to explain that I did blogging and that's why i knew ;) deffo a perk because we sound like professionals haha xx

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  7. Awh thanks for your comment! It's so pretty, even on it's own it gives the perfect about of colour xx

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  8. Yeah I'm with you there, I have a mini sample of the push up liner to try but not sure if I'm going to like it. Not too keen on They're Real any more either, used to be a big fan then all of a sudden it done nothing.
    Haha definitely! It's good to be social :)
    xo

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  9. The photos are incredible! This blush looks lovely and the packaging is so cute. I've not tried anything Benefit has to offer and I don't even know why!

    Jodie | La Lune Song

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  10. Awh thanks so much! It's so pretty isn't it.. Benefit do amazing packaging. Have you not, ooh you need to get on it girl deffo start with a box blush 😉 xx

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  11. It really is pretty! I'm never sure which one to buy because I'm torn between them all! Which one do you recommend for a benefit newbie like me? xx

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  12. Ooh well I love the Rockateur blush which Is a beautiful rose gold shade and hoola if you like a bit of bronze ... I use hoola for contour as it's lovely and matte and don't look muddy- I did a review of rockateur here if you want a read http://www.classicrouge.com/2014/07/benefit-rockateur-blush-review.html?m=1 xx

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  13. My bank balance is not going to be happy with me! I think I need hoola and rockateur in my life along with majorette. They're all so beautiful xx

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  14. I love the packaging on this! Im really not a fan of cream blushers though :(

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  15. It's lovely, aw really how come? I never used to be but now I love them xx

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  16. Ive just never got on with them. I end up looking like a clown :')


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  17. Awwh bless ya! Well majorette is so natural looking and easy to work with you may like this one;) ..xx

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  18. This is so beautiful! I want it so badly xx

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  19. This looks so interesting! I love the colour xx

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  20. Zoe you are such an enabler :') Stop it hahaha! xx

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  21. such a pretty product! I'm a sucker for nice packaging haha x

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  22. It's really lovely, you should give it a go if you like cream blushes xx

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  23. It's pretty nifty isn't it :) yea the colour is so pretty xx

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  24. Ahh benefits packaging is amazing most the time but this has to be at the top!

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  25. Ooh this looks so lovely - so very tempting! (Am trying to hold out till I go to the states in Oct as benefit is a bit cheaper there,but don't know if I'll last out on this one!)

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  26. abeautifuldelight7 September 2014 at 19:40

    oh this looks and sounds amazing! I am seriously scared of cream blushers even though I own quite a few now, I just can't use them haha so this would probably be great to ease me into them, I love your comparison with the blush on top, fab post as always babes xx

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  27. I'm definitely getting this! Looks great!

    Jess | www.0ldtricks.com x

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  28. Love this review! I agree with you, it looks like a true peach but it's not a bad thing :) I love how you described the finish so I will surely have a look at it in person! xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  29. How cute is this! It looks great, and sounds lovely!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  30. It's pretty isn't it! The packaging had me on this as it's so cute! Well if you wait till then... Then good on you, I'm far too impatient haha! Xx

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  31. Oh yeah i remember you saying.. This is seriously fool proof and so easy to use, I think you'll like this one Abbie! Awh that's so sweet thanks you beaut xx

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  32. Awh fab ! Hope you like it, let me know what you think xx

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  33. Thanks so much! It is very peachy isn't it, no nothing wrong with that at all. Thanks for your sweet comment , let me know what you think if you give it a go xx

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  34. Isn't it just! It's really lovely actually, you should check it out if you go to a benefit counter :) x

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  35. I'm just writing an ever-growing American beauty shopping list!

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  36. Don't blame you! Top of my list would have to be the Lorac pro palette it looks beautiful xx

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  37. I find that powder blushes can sometimes fade on me after a few hours, so this seems like a really good product to make it stay put during the day. I love the packaging! x

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