Benefit Majorette Blush - Review and swatches
April 27, 2015
Here is a review of a very spontaneous purchase! I really like Benefit, but I tend to steer clear of buying a lot of their products in Australia because they are soooo expensive (I mainly just buy the gift packs). However I do have a shopping list of products that I want to buy from the Benefit website (where you can order Benefit at US prices). One thing I can now tick off my shopping list is the Benefit Majorette Blush.
Aaaanyway the whole reason I decided to start this post with that little spiel is because I saw someone post on facebook last week that there were some discounted products at the Myer Melbourne Benefit counter. I managed to get my bf to pick this blush up for me before all the discounted products had sold out. Normally this retails for $51 in Australia ($28 on the US website), but I bought this for $25.50! Bargain!
Let's start with the packaging. This comes in a cute, albeit very bulky and childish looking, compact that looks a little like a marching band drum. Part of me really likes this packaging, but another part of me things it could get lost amongst a child's Polly Pocket collection.
The packaging is cardboard, but it is a very sturdy cardboard. The orange part on the inside of the compact is plastic, which adds to the stability of the packaging. What I like most about the packaging is that it has a nice mirror in the lid and it has a magnetic closure.
You also get a Tips and Tricks which pretty much says that you can use this on it's own to "amplify your natural flush" or you can use it as a base to boost your powder blush.
The ingredients list for all those who may be interested...
Onto the product. You get 7g of product and it is formed nicely in this dome with a pretty design in the pan (this design gets worn away very quickly). I would liken the texture of this blush to a firm clay... it feels firm, but you can easy pick up product if you rub your finger on the pan. This also has a nice sweet orange scent, which reminds me a lot of the Orange Lip Smacker. You can smell it while you are applying it, but it doesn't linger on the skin.
I didn't mention this earlier, but this is a cream blush... I am not generally a fan of cream blushes, but I really do like this formula. It has an almost silicon feel which helps it blend evenly onto the skin. This also has an almost cream to powder finish, so it doesn't feel sticky and it doesn't disrupt any makeup underneath it.
The colour of the blush is lovely! It's a very universal soft peach shade that might look orange in the pan, but it does apply more pink on the skin. You can see from the photo above that you can blend this out very easily and evenly. You can easily use your finger or a stippling brush to apply this, and it is surprisingly pigmented, so you don't need too much product. The longevity of this blush is pretty good, but not amazing. I could see this on my cheeks at the end of the day, but it was quite faded. If you wanted better longevity you could easily layer a powder blush over the top.
Pretty much everything about this blush is a positive! The colour, the pigmentation, the texture, the application are all great! The only negatives are the price, the bulky packaging and the fact that this only comes in one shade (that really doesn't concern for me much because the shade is lovely, but it might bother other people)... some people might also see the scent as being a negative. Also it is worth noting that Benefit is not cruelty free.
I think I have finally found a cream blush that I really like and am happy to wear on a daily basis!
Have you tried this blush? What did you think?