Benefit cosmetics fans reunite! Meet Majorette Booster Blush — a brand new peachy coral cream blush that will give your cheeks the healthiest-looking flush and glow in one easy step!
You can always count on Benefit for the cutest and most eye-catching packaging! :) Majorette is no exception. The cream blush is housed in a round cardboard packaging that reminds me of a marching bass drum! :D The scallop-edged top and bottom lids separate in the middle and the whole unit closes through a magnetic closure. There is a full-sized mirror on the underside of the top lid. The blush itself is dome-shaped and has a sunburst design on top of the dome. The design is not permanent, though, and will disappear as soon as you swipe your fingers across the blush. A clear plastic removable cover is also included (how very thoughtful!) to protect the blush from damage and/or drying out.
Majorette has a lovely fruity smell that Benefit describes as a “pom-pom peach & pomegranate” scent. :D The fragrance is quite strong but it dissipates very quickly. The compact also comes with a small Tips & Tricks folded leaflet with instructions on how to use the blush to achieve its maximum boosting effect!
Majorette is a peachy coral blush with a cream-to-powder formula. The cream texture is on the dry side (think Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel, not Stila Convertible Colors) but it feels really smooth and velvety on the skin. The consistency is really light and may I say cheerful; it's not thick, heavy, or tacky in any way. Once applied on the skin, the formula transforms to a silky powdery matte finish that provides a nice flush of color and a hint of healthy radiance.
The peachy coral color compliments my skin tone really well. It brightens up my whole face nicely especially when applied closer to the center of the face. It is not super pigmented (though it may look glaringly bright in the pan) which only makes it even more versatile to use. You can wear it sheer for a soft flush of color or layer for more oomph!
Benefit suggests using your fingertips to apply for best result and I agree! You can definitely use a makeup brush but I personally just use my fingers for a quick and easy swipe-and-go application. The great thing about Majorette is it does not require effort to diffuse hard edges! The texture is so blendable that it literally takes only seconds to apply and blend out! In my portrait photo below, it only took me 5 seconds to do each cheek! :)
Majorette can be worn so many ways: on bare skin, over foundation, or over powder. I personally like to apply it as a final step over powder for the softest, most diffused result. One thing worth noting is it tends to catch and cling to dry spots, so make sure your skin is well moisturized before application!
Majorette can be used as a booster to “boost” the intensity of your favorite powder blush, too! I have swatches below to show you how each Benefit Box o' Powder Blush looks alone and when layered over Majorette. The undertone color of the blush may shift slightly due to the warm orange hue of Majorette but otherwise the intensity is significantly increased. When worn layered, the blush wear time is also extended by several more hours. Majorette alone wears approximately 5-6 hours on me (over setting powder) with very minimal fading at the end of the day.
I absolutely adore and highly recommend Majorette! :) It is one of the best cream blushes I have in my collection. Superior texture and performance with excellent blendability and wear time, I have nothing but major love for it. :)
Have you tried Majorette? What's your favorite cream blush formula?