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Benefit Majorette Blush Review and Swatches
I wasn’t a majorette in high school. Or a cheerleader. Or any semblance of peppy. Fortunately, high school is long since past and that alone is something to be cheery about. Hooray!
You know what else you can be cheery about? Benefit Majorette Blush – the brand’s latest cream blush. Benefit’s tagline for this blush is “Pep, Poise & Popularity” and while I’m not sure a blush can deliver all of those things, this one certainly tries.
When I first heard about Benefit’s latest blush, I swooned. I craved. I longed for it. Imagine my delight when I received it for review. My first impression is that this is a blush worthy of your desire.
Y’all have probably heard the term “packaging inspiration”, but the compact this blush is housed in is packaging inspiration. Like, cover your eyes, NSFW, clutch the pearls, prepare to be scandalized, packaging inspiration.
The Benefit Majorette Blush ($28) magnetic compact looks like it belongs on a vanity table circa 1958. It’s retro at its best in shades of peach, cream, and gold. Where the compact seals, girly scalloping is featured. Very cute.
The edges have gold detailing and the top of the compact features a vintage-looking Majorette logo with a baton going through it and a tiny gold majorette. This compact makes me want to go out and buy a vanity table just so it has a worthy place to sit.
Inside this to-die-for compact is a generous mirror and a gorgeous, pinky peach cream-to-powder finish blush embossed with a sun/flower design that really continues the packaging inspiration the exterior started. If I could have owned this blush in high school, I would have been a majorette or anything else you wanted me to be.
The product itself smells like “pom pom peach & pomegrate”, which translates to a cheerful, vaguely fruity smell that doesn’t really smell like peaches or pomegranates, but is nonetheless delightful.
Majorette is a matte, opaque peach (this doesn’t read very pink on me) that blends like a dream and really wakes up my complexion. For those of you that prefer a cream blush that dries to a powder finish, this needs to make your wishlist. As an oily skinned gal, I prefer a powder finish if I can find it because it adds to the longevity of the blush.
This product did not disappoint – I got 5 hours of wear time alone and 8 hours when I set this with a little powder. Again, HOORAY! This blush made me feel so darn cheerful and peppy, all that was missing was the baton or pom poms.
Fun tip: Top this cream blush with Benefit’s Bella Bamba or Dandelion to pull more pink out of the shade or try Coralista to pull more peach and to extend the wear time.
we heartsters: Were any of you ever a majorette? And have you tried Benefit’s latest blush offering?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush