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!
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 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.
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!