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|
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