Benefit Majorette Cream Blush

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benefit-majorette-blusherrr Have to hand it to Benefit for always taking simple makeup concepts and elevating them through their limitless imagination and quirky packaging! I mean, who would think of a baton-twirling marching band dancer as a concept for their new cream blush formula? I’ve had Majorette for a while now but only got to pen down my thoughts recently. benefit-majorette-blush-2benefit-majorette-blush-3


Cream Blush
First things first I’m the realest, I haven’t tried any of Benefit’s famed boxed powder blushes. *GASP* The box packaging just didn’t appeal to my “I easily ruin non-plastic/metal compacts” ways. My Naked 1 and Lorac Pro palettes are non-living testaments to that. But when I heard rumors from the beauty world (even before this was launched) that the brand was releasing a blush totally different from their boxed powder ones – packaging and formula-wise – ecstatic would be an understatement.
So on to the product — Majorette * is a cream-to-powder blush encased in a beautiful round compact with a small mirror and magnetic closure. It has a slight peach and pomegranate scent, nothing too overpowering, though. The texture is a soft moussey cream that blends into a velvety, incredibly smooth powder-like finish. Reminds me a lot of my favorite cream-to-powder formula which is Chanel’s.
Benefit Majorette is a beautiful peach shade. It’s one of those peaches that doesn’t turn pinky-peach on me (unless I’m flushing pink cheeks prior), which I appreciate – because who needs another pinky-peach blush, right? My only qualm is that when this is blended, it sheers out to almost nothing so you have to pile on a lot more to get it to really show. Probably not as much as my swatch below (left) because that’s my clumsiness in action (accidentally dipped my pinky finger deep into the blush).
Benefit actually recommends wearing this as sort of a blush base and topping it up with a powder blush. That way, the powder blush is enhanced and becomes more vibrant – kinda like upping the saturation level in VSCOCAM or any photo-editing app. Great for when you have powder blushes that are weak and sheer because this can bring them to life – but for when you like to wear blush alone, this may disappoint you in pigment aspects.
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Final Thoughts
If you have a ton of cream blushes in your arsenal, I’m sure you don’t need another one. I do recommend Benefit Majorette, though, for those who are new to the cream blush game and would like to try one of the best cream-to-powder finishes in the least intimidating way possible (I mean, look at that cute-but-not-too-cute-it’s-annoying packaging). The sheer level of pigment comes to the rescue sometimes when I feel like I just want a natural-looking flush without having to do the whole makeup shebang. Having said that, I feel like this is made for the makeup minimalists – the slap-and-go, don’t need a lot of makeup on ladies.
Anyone who has tried Benefit Majorette already? Do share below 🙂
*This is a PR Sample sent by brand for editorial consideration.
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  1. Coco
    December 1, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Gorgeous blush and great review <3 Your images look amazing btw x

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you for the sweet words Coco!! :*

  2. December 1, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    Will probably skip this because I’m don’t need more blushes but I love the colour! I really like sheer blushes most of the time. 🙂

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:15 pm

      Same here – I’m a sheer blush lover too!!

  3. December 1, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    This is such a cute little blush I am sure this is going to be a pain to show up on the cheeks! I have Chanel Presage which from the swatches online looks very similar to this one.. 🙂


    • December 5, 2014 / 5:16 pm

      Yes, I’ve heard from friends with complexions a shade or two darker than mine that this doesn’t show up quite well – unless layered on 🙂 And yessss, Presage looks similar – a bit more saturated though. But the formula is very similar 😉

  4. December 1, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Nice review and nice pics! Majorette has been on my “to-try” list forever, so I might give it a try at some point! Sounds nice for every day when you don’t want to put much effort or colour in your face.

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you Carla!! And yes, you totally got it – it’s definitely made for those ‘no-effort’ a.k.a lazy days 🙂

  5. Lily
    December 1, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Love this shade on you, Shari 🙂 I love cream blushes, but I’m always debating whether to get more. It’s nearly impossible to hit pan, but cream products die so much faster! Hahaha third world problems..

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:18 pm

      Hahahaha Lily!! Third world problems indeed!! I share your sentiments! :)) Hope baby boy is well!! And that you’re getting enough rest 😉 (what am I prattling on about, this is your 3rd child so this is like a walk in the park already 😉 )

  6. December 1, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    What are you talking about, ‘don’t need another cream blush’? Of course I do! This one is soooo pretty 🙂

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:19 pm

      It’s such a gorgeous, subtle shade with a beautiful finish 🙂 So yes maybe you do need another cream blush babe 😉 LOL!

  7. December 1, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    haven’t tried but do like the packaging though slightly too bulky for me. for whatever reason i don’t think i have a proper peach shade! i seem to have lots of bold pinks though…

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:20 pm

      I’m all pinked up in the blush dept too. So a peach shade (a true one!!!) is always welcome 🙂 I think NARS Gina and Dior Coral Cruise are my two others true peach/tangerine/non-pink :)) TF Love Lust can look a bit pink on me sometimes.

  8. Raven Ang
    December 1, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    I was able to swatch this and try it on, but alas, it didn’t look the best on my skin. I tend to gravitate toward deeper berry-toned blushes. They seem to look best on my skintone. I must say though, that the packaging doesn’t seem the most practical. Way too bulky to lug around for touch-ups. Does it hold up well? Cream products and the weather here do not get along…

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:22 pm

      Ahhhh yes, the deeper berry-toned blushes – gurrrl, TF Narcissist blush would be the best for you!! :* And yes, it’s quite bulky to lug around for touch-ups but it does last a good 5-6 hours on me, not the whole day though 🙁 And that measurement of longevity is in an air-conditioned place most of the time. 😐

  9. December 2, 2014 / 1:47 am

    I’m so glad that someone else is not too fond of the original box packaging – for that reason alone, I’ve never thought of splurging out at one of the boxed blushes. I’ve heard quite a bit of this new blush and it looks lovely, but after reading your review and how you said that it practically sheers out to nothing upon blending, idk, another Benefit product I’m hesitant on. :/ Shame really, as it’s so pretty, and you look absolutely lovely with it! xxxx

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:35 pm

      It’s a sheer blush but the formula is beautiful – I love cream blushes that are velvety and powdery in finish 🙂 If this had another shade, I’d probably pick it up because the formula is really nice!! It’s worth a swatch 😉 But yeah, heads up on the pigment! And thank you Daphne!!

  10. December 2, 2014 / 2:19 am

    It’s a beautiful color. Benefit’s packaging is enough to get me to buy their stuff. Although, it is a hit or miss (as with any product by any brand). I think it looks great on you 🙂

    Aissa // tea in january

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:40 pm

      Glad to know you are a fan of the packaging, Aissa! 🙂 They are very quirky and imaginative!!!! 🙂 I love their vision about makeup – it’s nothing to be SO serious about, y’know? And they embraced that wholeheartedly and executed it perfectly!

  11. December 2, 2014 / 3:48 am

    Hey Shari, while I really like this on you, I think I’ll pass because it’s not that pigmented! I don’t like INSANELY pigmented blushes (because I’m afraid I’ll fail to blend them out properly), but I don’t like it when I have to layer too much, either! I have only tried Coralista from Benefit and I didn’t like it. I know many love the “glow,” but I think it’s just too frosty!

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:45 pm

      I haven’t tried any of the boxed blushes but I love how Rockateur looked 🙂 And I do like this for its sheerness but that’s because I am a fan of barely-there blushes :)) I know right, whats the point! HAHA

  12. December 2, 2014 / 8:57 am

    It being marketed as a “blush booster” just confused me, and would explain why it sheers out so much. I didn’t understand such a pricy product’s purpose being to “help” your other blushes. They definitely should have just made it a more pigmented, standalone blusher as the colour truly is stunning.

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, babe!! I appreciate it a lot and yes, it’s a gorgeous peach shade that should’ve been a bit more pigmented so it didn’t have to be a booster 😉

  13. December 2, 2014 / 10:52 am

    I like this solely for the packaging, it’s too bad it comes out as sheer to none. 🙁 I heard great things about the Bourjois Cream blushes though, have you tried those? 🙂

    Catpacking | Beauty & Travel

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      It doesn’t come out as nothing, Pauline hehe 🙂 It’s just a sheer blush compared to the pigmented ones 🙂 But no, havent tried the Bourjois cream blushes – sadly, we dont have Bourjois here. But I’ve tried their powder blushes and those are hella pigmented !!! 🙂

  14. December 2, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    I love the shade of this! So up my alley. It looks pretty on you! xo

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you Jenn!!!

  15. December 2, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    This is my favourite blush at the moment. The colour is exactly the shade I want. But I am so sad to have ruined the pretty design, by using the cream haha! 🙂 Great product!

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Glad you’re loving it, Sam!! And yes, the shade is a beauty on its own 🙂 I hate having to ruin it too 🙁

      • December 10, 2014 / 11:47 pm

        Mine looks like a mess now. I love it so much though 🙂

  16. December 3, 2014 / 5:21 am

    I really like the scent of Majorette and it’s one of the reasons I bought it besides the super adorable packaging. 😀 It applies pretty pigmented on me, though, but that also maybe because I pack on a little more than normal people do for an everyday makeup. Haha.

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:49 pm

      I think I’m just not putting on too much:)) WOOPS. I’m a light blush wearer so I guess I wear it sheerer than most. I do love the scent, too!! It’s not the annoying,cloying kind 🙂

  17. December 3, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Jared Bailey used this on me during our one on one sesh and I fell in love with it! Kaso I still haven’t gotten myself a compact 🙁

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:49 pm

      If it looked gorge on you, you should’ve gotten it girl!!

  18. December 3, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    I’m a sucker for mousse anything, and the scent sounds absolutely yummy. Adding this to my wish list!

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:50 pm

      This is definitel worth a swatch and a sniff, Jill!! 🙂

  19. December 3, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    I love the formula and color of this! It’s beautiful and long lasting, and I agree, it doesn’t turn too pick on me either! It’s perfect for a subtle blush look to give a bit of life to the cheeks 😉 Looks amazing on you! 😉 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • December 5, 2014 / 5:51 pm

      Ahhhh so glad you love it, Gyudy!! : Im sure it looks great on you!

  20. Replica
    December 7, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    That looks great on you, I’ll have to check this out 🙂

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