Review: Benefit Majorette and Dandelion Blush


Unless you've been living under a rock with no wifi (I know, rocks don't have wifi but work with me here), you will have heard about the brand new launch from Benefit Cosmetics: Majorette. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I'm a bit of a Benefit fan girl so I was over the moon when this very special package arrived at my door. 

As well as my own pot of Majorette, as well as a box of Dandelion, I had my very own personalised mug. Since my parents decided to make my full name Becky, I've had to live my whole life without personalised gifts (or worse, gifts emblazoned with Rebecca because "it was the closest they had"). Honestly, having a mug with my real, full name on is the most exciting thing for me! It also has a cheeky man in the shower and a cute majorette sneaking a peek! (Have you spotted what I've spotted?)

Majorette

Majorette comes in a sturdy plastic pot, which I really like. As much as I love the Box o' Powders, I worry about them being crushed in my bag. No such worries with this packaging! It has a handy mirror on the inside of the lid too, so you can apply it on the move.

In the pot, the cream blush has a coral-peach shade, which applies pretty much exactly the same shade on my skin. The consistency is fantastically creamy, so it blends well, and, although it's fairly subtle at first, it's easy to build up to as bold a look as you like. My favourite thing, however, is that it smells like watermelon (although the actual scent is peach and pomegranate, it smells like melon to me!). As soon as I'd applied it, I was running up to Rich saying "Smell my face!" I don't know why this pleases me so much, but I guess it's not a bad thing to smell fruity!

I don't often wear orange-based blushes, so this is quite a new experience for me. Since most of my lipsticks are pink, they tend to look a bit clownish with this blush. I'm still experimenting with the perfect nude shade to complement my cheeks. 

Dandelion

Back in 2009, I nearly purchased Dandelion, but decided it was too subtle for me. Since then, it is the only Benefit blush I hadn't tried, so it was on the top of my list. How perfect that I was sent this box! 
Like all of the Box o' Powders, Dandelion is contained in a card box that, while sturdy, I still prefer to keep in the safety of my home rather than stuffing into my bag. When I do decide to venture out with it, however, there is that convenient mirror on the inside and the small brush which, while not the most effective brush out there, is certainly handy in a pickle.
As I suspected all those years ago, Dandelion is very subtle. However, as I have pale skin, it still shows on my cheeks, even if I have to layer it on a bit. The powder consistency applies well and stays put throughout the day, and the pretty pink shade is more in my comfort zone. I maintain that Benefit's blushers are the best on the market. 

Psst, by the way, do you want to know a secret? You can use Majorette under any blush to give it a little zhoosh. Ok, that wasn't really a secret. Tell everyone! 

20 comments:

  1. Both of these are gorgeous, Dandelion is very subtle but suits you :) I've never had a personalised gift either. I get 'special daughter' a lot.

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I would always get "they didn't have your name". Gee, thanks!

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  2. The Majorette packaging is so much cuter (and more practical) than the boxes. It looks lovely :)

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  3. Both of these products look so beautiful on you - I'm rather envious! x

    Lola and Behold

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  4. Looks really nice! I do quite like me some benefit too but havent tried any of their blushes yet! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | Palette Giveaway

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  5. I think both shades look wonderful, Becky! So glad you finally got a mug with your name on it :D

    www.natillie.com

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    1. Thank you Natalie. The mug made me so happy haha!

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  6. LOVE the combo of the two at the end! I love wearing and layering multiple blush shades - I like to set MAC cream blushes with Inglot powder ones and buff those babies right in. Benefit only opened a counter in my town relatively recently, so I'm yet to go and have a good play with their stuff - but now I really want to try both of these! Thanks for sharing girl xx

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    1. I'd never thought of layering until I got this, so I think I'll have to experiment a bit more.

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  7. Majorette comes in such a cute compact and you look pretty in both the blushes! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Thank you so much. I love the compact!

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  8. I must live under a rock because I have no idea what you're talking about...

    You look cute though and that's all that matters. X

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    1. You live in the cupboard under my stairs.

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  9. Sneak a PEAK?? Shame on Benefit, haha! Thisnlooks gorgeous on you, both colours combined especially!x

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    1. I wondered if anybody else would notice this haha!

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